Message from the Clinical Vice Chairman: David F. Jarrard, MD
The Department of Urology has significantly expanded its spectrum of excellence in patient care in the past several years. We have added practitioners and additional sub-specialization to include all modules of urology. These clinical areas encompass voiding dysfunction, benign prostatic hyperplasia, cancer, stone disease and impotence/infertility.
This expansion has included the continued development of strong multidisciplinary teams that link urology with other medical disciplines to improve the care of complex patients. Nutritional counseling is employed routinely to help prevent and manage urologic disease. Our cutting-edge clinical research continues to enhance the care that we provide to patients.
New approaches to radiologic imaging have revealed better approaches for treating patients with kidney stones. Database analyses have generated new approaches to improving the care of patients with prostate, renal, bladder and other tumors. Developing new technology has led to improved outcomes with better recovery for patients in cancer, voiding dysfunction and other areas.
Finally, we have placed further emphasis on better patient access to improve the overall patient experience. In the past ten years, the volume of urology patients seen through the Department of Urology clinics has tripled as we continue to serve patients in Wisconsin and throughout the region.
The Department of Urology at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health cares for patients at UW Hospital and Clinics, William S. Middleton Memorial Veteran’s Hospital, American Family Children’s Hospital and Meriter Hospital as well as at other local and regional hospitals and clinics. The Department strives to provide our patients with the best possible treatment plan and options by offering a clinic setting that unites several specialties.
Our Department also prides itself on offering highly trained expert urologists in their fields, as well as proven, innovative techniques supported by novel research and outcomes above national benchmarks. In doing so, we work to support our mission of providing outstanding care for each patient and endeavor to improve the quality of life for all those living with urologic conditions.
Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs
John P. Livesey Professor of Urologic Oncology