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Stephen Y. Nakada, MD

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Chair, Department of Urology
Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Nakada is certified by the American Board of Urology. He is an internationally renowned expert in urinary stones disease (urolithiasis) and urologic laparoscopy. In 1997, he performed and reported the first hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy, in the United States, using a sleeve. In 2001, he was named Chairman of Urology and the first David T. Uehling Chair and Professor of Urology.


In 2003, Dr. Nakada became the 15th Dornier/A.F.U.D. Award Winner for Innovative Research in Urology. He has also been named the 2004 recipient of the Gold Cystoscope Award from the American Urological Association. Dr. Nakada has served on both the Staghorn Stone Guidelines Committee and the Distal Stones Guidelines Panel of the American Urological Association and will Chair the Surgical Stone Guidelines Panel in 2013. He is currently listed in Best Doctors in America, Castle Connelly's Top Doctors, and Madison Magazine's Top Docs.


Dr. Nakada has authored or coauthored more than 200 scientfic articles and 50 book chapters, and he has edited four textbooks. He has served on the ABU/AUA Examination Committee as well as editorial boards for Urology, the Journal of Endourology and Urology Times. Dr. Nakada is the Secretary General of the Endourology Society and he is currently a member of the AUA Board of Directors, the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, among other societies. Dr. Nakada is also a Trustee of the American Board of Urology.



UW Health Clinics

UW Hospital and Clinics
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Other Locations

UW Health Partners Johnson Creek Clinic (Johnson Creek)
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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

Languages Spoken

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Urology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Urology
Fellowship Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
Residency University of Rochester, NY
Internship University of Rochester, NY
Medical School University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1988


Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

Best Doctors® in America 2011


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.


Dr. Nakada's research focuses on pathophysiology of the ureter and all aspects of urinary stone disease. His research is currently supported by the American Urologic Association.

PubMed Articles
Sninsky BC Sehgal PD Hinshaw JL McDermott JC Nakada SY . Expanding Endourology for Biliary Stone Disease: The Efficacy of Intracorporeal Lithotripsy on Refractory Biliary Calculi. J Endourol. 2014 Apr 11;
[PubMed ID: 24617771]
Patel SR Wagner LE Lubner MG Nakada SY . Radiopacity and hounsfield attenuation of cystine urolithiasis: case series and review of the literature. J Endourol. 2014 Apr;28(4):472-5
[PubMed ID: 24228639]
Sivalingam S Cannon ST Nakada SY . Current Practices in Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Among Endourologists. J Endourol. 2014 Jan 31;
[PubMed ID: 24367974]
Sivalingam S Nakada SY Sehgal PD Crenshaw TD Penniston KL . Dietary hydroxyproline induced calcium oxalate lithiasis and associated renal injury in the porcine model. J Endourol. 2013 Dec;27(12):1493-8
[PubMed ID: 24219634]
Jhagroo RA Nakada SY Penniston KL . Shared medical appointments for patients with kidney stones new to medical management decrease appointment wait time and increase patient knowledge. J Urol. 2013 Nov;190(5):1778-84
[PubMed ID: 23707453]
Sivalingam S Nakada SY Sehgal PD Crenshaw TD Penniston KL . Dietary hydroxyproline induced calcium oxalate lithiasis and associated renal injury in the porcine model. J Endourol. 2013 Sep 20;
[PubMed ID: 24053137]
Patel SR Nakada SY . Standing on the shoulders of giants: teaching the history of urology. Urology. 2013 Jun;81(6):1131-4
[PubMed ID: 23726439]
Sivalingam S Nakada SY . Contemporary minimally invasive treatment options for renal angiomyolipomas. Curr Urol Rep. 2013 Apr;14(2):147-53
[PubMed ID: 23378161]
Penniston KL Nakada SY . Development of an instrument to assess the health related quality of life of kidney stone formers. J Urol. 2013 Mar;189(3):921-30
[PubMed ID: 23017521]
Sivalingam S Tamm-Daniels I Nakada SY . Office-based ureteral stent placement under local anesthesia for obstructing stones is safe and efficacious. Urology. 2013 Mar;81(3):498-502
[PubMed ID: 23295135]
Owusu-Ofori K Learned MK Mellon WS Nakada SY . PI3K mediates stretch-induced COX-2 expression during urinary tract obstruction. J Endourol. 2013 Feb;27(2):220-9
[PubMed ID: 22998445]
Patel SR Abel EJ Hedican SP Nakada SY . Ablation of small renal masses: practice patterns at academic institutions in the United States. J Endourol. 2013 Feb;27(2):158-61
[PubMed ID: 22974005]
Penniston KL Nakada SY . Diet and alternative therapies in the management of stone disease. Urol Clin North Am. 2013 Feb;40(1):31-46
[PubMed ID: 23177633]
Patel SR Wells S Ruma J King S Lubner MG Nakada SY Pickhardt PJ . Automated volumetric assessment by noncontrast computed tomography in the surveillance of nephrolithiasis. Urology. 2012 Jul;80(1):27-31
[PubMed ID: 22578829]
Pooler BD Pickhardt PJ O'Connor SD Bruce RJ Patel SR Nakada SY . Renal cell carcinoma: attenuation values on unenhanced CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 May;198(5):1115-20
[PubMed ID: 22528901]
Patel SR Hinshaw JL Lubner MG Lee FT Jr Nakada SY Hedican SP . Hydrodissection using an iodinated contrast medium during percutaneous renal cryoablation. J Endourol. 2012 May;26(5):463-6
[PubMed ID: 22332600]
Patel SR Penniston KL Iwicki L Saeed I Crenshaw TD Nakada SY . Dietary induction of long-term hyperoxaluria in the porcine model. J Endourol. 2012 May;26(5):433-8
[PubMed ID: 21923275]
Patel SR McLaren ID Nakada SY . The ureteroscope as a safety wire for ureteronephroscopy. J Endourol. 2012 Apr;26(4):351-4
[PubMed ID: 22092498]
Patel SR Stanton P Zelinski N Borman EJ Pozniak MA Nakada SY Pickhardt PJ . Automated renal stone volume measurement by noncontrast computerized tomography is more reproducible than manual linear size measurement. J Urol. 2011 Dec;186(6):2275-9
[PubMed ID: 22014818]
Patel SR Hedican SP Bishoff JT Shichman SJ Link RE Wolf JS Jr Nakada SY . Skill based mentored laparoscopy course participation leads to laparoscopic practice expansion and assists in transition to robotic surgery. J Urol. 2011 Nov;186(5):1997-2000
[PubMed ID: 21944138]