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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Bushman is certified by the American Board of Urology. He specializes in female urology, pelvic floor and bladder dysfunction, neurourology, and urodynamics. Dr. Bushman treats both men and women with bladder problems including overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, and neurogenic bladder dysfunction. Detailed information regarding options for evaluation and treatment can be found on the Bladder Clinic portion of the Web site. Dr. Bushman also treats patients with pelvic floor dysfunction.



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

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Urology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Urology
Fellowship University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Residency University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
Medical School University of Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL

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

Dr. Bushman’s research interests include clinical research in bladder and pelvic floor dysfunction and basic research in prostate development and prostate growth regulation.

PubMed Articles
Montano M Dinnon KH Jacobs L Xiang W Iozzo RV Bushman W Dual regulation of decorin by androgen and Hedgehog signaling during prostate morphogenesis. Dev Dyn . 2018 Jan 25;
[PubMed ID: 29368411]
Shapiro DD Goodspeed DC Bushman W Urosymphyseal Fistulas Resulting From Endoscopic Treatment of Radiation-induced Posterior Urethral Strictures. Urology . 2018 Jan 3;
[PubMed ID: 29305945]
Le B McAchran S Paolone D Gralnek D Williams D 4th Bushman W Assessing the Variability in Insurance Coverage Transparency for Male Sexual Health Conditions in the United States. Urology . 2017 Apr;102:126-129
[PubMed ID: 28024968]
Richards KA Cesario S Lim AH Best SL Deeren SM Bushman W Safdar N Utility of routine urinalysis and urine culture testing in an ambulatory urology clinic: a quality improvement initiative in a Veterans healthcare facility. Can J Urol . 2017 Feb;24(1):8627-8633
[PubMed ID: 28263127]
Montano M Bushman W Morphoregulatory pathways in prostate ductal development. Dev Dyn . 2017 Feb;246(2):89-99
[PubMed ID: 27884054]
Bushman WA Jerde TJ The role of prostate inflammation and fibrosis in lower urinary tract symptoms. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol . 2016 Oct 1;311(4):F817-F821
[PubMed ID: 27440781]
Hao L Greer T Page D Shi Y Vezina CM Macoska JA Marker PC Bjorling DE Bushman W Ricke WA Li L In-Depth Characterization and Validation of Human Urine Metabolomes Reveal Novel Metabolic Signatures of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms. Sci Rep . 2016 Aug 9;6:30869
[PubMed ID: 27502322]
Lee S Yang G Xiang W Bushman W Retrograde double-labeling demonstrates convergent afferent innervation of the prostate and bladder. Prostate . 2016 Jun;76(8):767-75
[PubMed ID: 26939943]
Keil KP Abler LL Altmann HM Bushman W Marker PC Li L Ricke WA Bjorling DE Vezina CM Influence of animal husbandry practices on void spot assay outcomes in C57BL/6J male mice. Neurourol Urodyn . 2016 Feb;35(2):192-8
[PubMed ID: 25394276]
Greer T Hao L Nechyporenko A Lee S Vezina CM Ricke WA Marker PC Bjorling DE Bushman W Li L Custom 4-Plex DiLeu Isobaric Labels Enable Relative Quantification of Urinary Proteins in Men with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS). PLoS One . 2015;10(8):e0135415
[PubMed ID: 26267142]
Theberge AB Yu J Young EW Ricke WA Bushman W Beebe DJ Microfluidic multiculture assay to analyze biomolecular signaling in angiogenesis. Anal Chem . 2015 Mar 17;87(6):3239-46
[PubMed ID: 25719435]
Lee S Yang G Bushman W Prostatic inflammation induces urinary frequency in adult mice. PLoS One . 2015;10(2):e0116827
[PubMed ID: 25647072]
Powers GL Hammer KD Domenech M Frantskevich K Malinowski RL Bushman W Beebe DJ Marker PC Phosphodiesterase 4D inhibitors limit prostate cancer growth potential. Mol Cancer Res . 2015 Jan;13(1):149-60
[PubMed ID: 25149359]
Wong L Hutson PR Bushman W Resolution of chronic bacterial-induced prostatic inflammation reverses established fibrosis. Prostate . 2015 Jan;75(1):23-32
[PubMed ID: 25284058]
Colopy SA Bjorling DE Mulligan WA Bushman W A population of progenitor cells in the basal and intermediate layers of the murine bladder urothelium contributes to urothelial development and regeneration. Dev Dyn . 2014 Aug;243(8):988-98
[PubMed ID: 24796293]
Shi X Gipp J Dries M Bushman W Prostate progenitor cells proliferate in response to castration. Stem Cell Res . 2014 Jul;13(1):154-63
[PubMed ID: 24905440]
Wong L Hutson PR Bushman W Prostatic inflammation induces fibrosis in a mouse model of chronic bacterial infection. PLoS One . 2014;9(6):e100770
[PubMed ID: 24950301]
Wong L Gipp J Carr J Loftus CJ Benck M Lee S Mehta V Vezina CM Bushman W Prostate angiogenesis in development and inflammation. Prostate . 2014 Apr;74(4):346-58
[PubMed ID: 24293357]
Lee S Yang G Mulligan W Gipp J Bushman W Ventral prostate fibrosis in the Akita mouse is associated with macrophage and fibrocyte infiltration. J Diabetes Res . 2014;2014:939053
[PubMed ID: 25019092]
Yu M Bushman W Differential stage-dependent regulation of prostatic epithelial morphogenesis by Hedgehog signaling. Dev Biol . 2013 Aug 1;380(1):87-98
[PubMed ID: 23660337]