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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. He is listed in Best Doctors in America, Castle Connelly's Top Doctors, and Madison Magazine's Top Docs. 

 

Dr. Nakada has authored or coauthored 250 scientfic articles and he has edited 9 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 Past President of the Endourology Society and the American Board of Urology.  He is currently a member of the the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, among other societies. 

Specialties

Clinics

University Hospital
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University Hospital
(608) 263-4757 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

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 Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Internship University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Medical School University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY

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

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
Streeper NM Galida M Boltz S Li S Nakada SY Raffin EP Brown DR Pais VM Chan JYH Scotland KB Chew BH Penniston KL Is Stone-free Status After Surgical Intervention for Kidney Stones Associated With Better Health-related Quality of Life? - A Multicenter Study From the North American Stone Quality of Life Consortium. Urology . 2021 Feb;148:77-82
[PubMed ID: 33290774]
Tapiero S Limfuco L Bechis SK Sur RL Penniston KL Nakada SY Antonelli JA Streeper NM Sivalingam S Viprakasit DP Averch TD Okhunov Z Patel RM Chi T Pais VM Jr Chew BH Bird VG Andonian S Bhojani N Canvasser NE Landman J The impact of the number of lifetime stone events on quality of life: results from the North American Stone Quality of Life Consortium. Urolithiasis . 2021 Jan 6;
[PubMed ID: 33409555]
Quarrier S Li S Penniston KL Best SL Hedican SP Jhagroo RA Nakada SY Lower Socioeconomic Status is Associated With Adverse Urinary Markers and Surgical Complexity in Kidney Stone Patients. Urology . 2020 Dec;146:67-71
[PubMed ID: 32991913]
Nguyen DD Luo JW Lu XH Bechis SK Sur RL Nakada SY Antonelli JA Streeper NM Sivalingam S Viprakasit DP Averch TD Landman J Chi T Pais VM Jr Chew BH Bird VG Andonian S Canvasser NE Harper JD Penniston KL Bhojani N Estimating the health-related quality of life of kidney stone patients: initial results from the Wisconsin Stone Quality of Life Machine-Learning Algorithm (WISQOL-MLA). BJU Int . 2020 Nov 18;
[PubMed ID: 33205549]
Lim JRZ Scotland KB Bechis SK Sur RL Nakada SY Antonelli JA Streeper NM Sivalingam S Viprakasit DP Averch TD Landman J Chi T Pais VM , Jr Bird VG Andonian S Bhojani N Canvasser NE Harper JD Penniston KL Chew BH Response to: Khusid, Atallah, and Gupta re: "Metabolic Syndrome Negatively Impacts Stone-Specific Quality of Life" by Lim et al. J Endourol . 2020 Nov;34(11):1209-1210
[PubMed ID: 33197227]
Lim JRZ Scotland KB Bechis SK Sur RL Nakada SY Antonelli JA Streeper NM Sivalingam S Viprakasit DP Averch TD Landman J Chi T Pais VM , Jr Bird VG Andonian S Bhojani N Canvasser NE Harper JD Penniston KL Chew BH Metabolic Syndrome Negatively Impacts Stone-Specific Quality of Life. J Endourol . 2020 Nov;34(11):1203-1208
[PubMed ID: 32689819]
Johnson BA Best SL Nakada SY Tracy C Steinberg RL Thomas L Marien T Miller N Kolitz E Cohen A Pearle MS Lotan Y Antonelli JA Initial Results from the M-STONE Group: A Multi-Center Collaboration to Study Treatment Outcomes in Nephrolithiasis Evaluation. J Endourol . 2020 Sep;34(9):919-923
[PubMed ID: 32660266]
Loloi J Shingleton WB Nakada SY Zagoria RJ Landman J Lee BR Matin SF Ahrar K Leveillee RJ Cadeddu JA Raman JD Management of Residual or Recurrent Disease Following Thermal Ablation of Renal Cortical Tumors. J Kidney Cancer VHL . 2020 Jun;7(2):1-5
[PubMed ID: 32665886]
Patel SR Witthaus MW Erturk ES Rabinowitz R Nakada SY A history of urolithiasis risk in space. Can J Urol . 2020 Jun;27(3):10233-10237
[PubMed ID: 32544046]
Dresner SL Nakada SY <i>Letter to the Editor RE:</i> Giusti et al., Editorial Comment on: Influence of Lower Pole Infundibulopelvic Angle on Success of Retrograde Flexible Ureteroscopy and Laser Lithotripsy for the Treatment of Renal Stones by Dresner et al. (J Endourol 2020;34(6):660-661; DOI: 10.1089/end.2020.0209). J Endourol . 2020 Jun;34(6):662
[PubMed ID: 32568593]
Dresner SL Iremashvili V Best SL Hedican SP Nakada SY Influence of Lower Pole Infundibulopelvic Angle on Success of Retrograde Flexible Ureteroscopy and Laser Lithotripsy for the Treatment of Renal Stones. J Endourol . 2020 Jun;34(6):655-660
[PubMed ID: 31968995]
Narang GL Wiener LE Penniston KL Antonelli JA Averch TD Sivalingam S Chew BH Bird VG Pais VM Jr Sur RL Chi T Streeper NM Nakada SY Koch GG Viprakasit DP The effect of travel distance on health-related quality of life for patients with nephrolithiasis. Can Urol Assoc J . 2020 Apr;14(4):99-104
[PubMed ID: 31702546]
Witthaus MW Patel SR Erturk ES Nakada SY Rabinowitz R Stones, Space, and Dr. Abraham T. K. Cockett: A History of Urolithiasis and Aerospace Medicine. Urology . 2020 Mar;137:9-13
[PubMed ID: 31812579]
Shapiro DD Wells SA Best SL Hedican SP Ziemlewicz TJ Lubner MG Hinshaw JL Lee FT Jr Jarrard DF Richards KA Downs TM Allen GO Nakada SY Abel EJ Comparing Outcomes for Patients with Clinical T1b Renal Cell Carcinoma Treated With Either Percutaneous Microwave Ablation or Surgery. Urology . 2020 Jan;135:88-94
[PubMed ID: 31585198]
Dreyfuss LD Wells SA Best SL Hedican SP Ziemlewicz TJ Lubner MG Hinshaw JL Lee FT Jr Nakada SY Abel EJ Development of a Risk-stratified Approach for Follow-up Imaging After Percutaneous Thermal Ablation of Sporadic Stage One Renal Cell Carcinoma. Urology . 2019 Dec;134:148-153
[PubMed ID: 31465794]
Iremashvili V Li S Best SL Hedican SP Nakada SY Clinical and demographic predictors of repeat stone surgery. BJU Int . 2019 Nov;124(5):836-841
[PubMed ID: 31166648]
Öztürk M McDermott JC Laeseke PF Nakada SY Hedican SP Best SL Kleedehn MG Management of Indiana pouch stones through a percutaneous approach: A single center experience. Turk J Urol . 2019 Sep;45(5):366-371
[PubMed ID: 31509509]
Stern KL Gao T Antonelli JA Viprakasit DP Averch TD Chi T Chew BH Bird VG Pais VM Jr Streeper NM Sur RL Nakada SY Penniston KL Sivalingam S Association of Patient Age and Gender with Kidney Stone Related Quality of Life. J Urol . 2019 Aug;202(2):309-313
[PubMed ID: 31026215]
Sninsky BC Flamiatos JF Nakada SY The end of "Cutting for Stone"? Using the lithoclast trilogy for cystolitholapaxy on a 4 cm bladder stone per urethra. Urol Case Rep . 2019 Sep;26:100964
[PubMed ID: 31338304]
Ahmad TR Tzou DT Usawachintachit M Reliford-Titus S Wu C Goodman J Antonelli JA Viprakasit DP Averch TD Sivalingam S Chew BH Bird VG Pais VM Jr Streeper NM Sur RL Nakada SY Penniston KL Chi T Low Income and Nonwhite Race are Strongly Associated with Worse Quality of Life in Patients with Nephrolithiasis. J Urol . 2019 Jul;202(1):119-124
[PubMed ID: 30865567]