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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.



Artificial Urinary Sphincter Placement

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Bladder Dysfunction

Continent Urinary Diversion


Female Incontinence

InterStim® Therapy Bladder Pacemaker

Male Incontinence

Neurogenic Bladder


Overactive Bladder

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Performing Arts Medicine - Urologic Conditions

Pubovaginal Sling

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection

Transurethral Incision of Prostate (TUIP)

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)


Urethral Diverticulum

Urethral Reconstruction

Urethral Stricture



Urinary Fistula

Urinary Reconstruction Surgery

Urinary Tract Reconstruction


Video Urodynamics


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

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Urology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Urology
Fellowship University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
Residency Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
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
Bushman W Editorial Comment. J Urol . 2019 Dec;202(6):1238
[PubMed ID: 31469609]
Chinnadurai R Rajakumar A Schneider AJ Bushman WA Hematti P Galipeau J Potency Analysis of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Using a Phospho-STAT Matrix Loop Analytical Approach. Stem Cells . 2019 Aug;37(8):1119-1125
[PubMed ID: 31108008]
Campbell KR Chaudhary R Montano M Iozzo RV Bushman WA Campagnola PJ Second-harmonic generation microscopy analysis reveals proteoglycan decorin is necessary for proper collagen organization in prostate. J Biomed Opt . 2019 May;24(6):1-8
[PubMed ID: 31148435]
Richards KA Cesario S Best SL Deeren SM Bushman W Safdar N Reflex urine culture testing in an ambulatory urology clinic: Implications for antibiotic stewardship in urology. Int J Urol . 2019 Jan;26(1):69-74
[PubMed ID: 30221416]
Maciolek KA Best SL Lopez V Posielski N Knoedler M Bushman WA Jarrard DF Downs TM Abel EJ Richards KA Effectiveness of a transrectal prostate needle biopsy protocol with risk-tailored antimicrobials in a veterans cohort. Urol Oncol . 2018 Aug;36(8):363.e13-363.e20
[PubMed ID: 29887242]
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 May;247(5):679-685
[PubMed ID: 29368411]
Shapiro DD Goodspeed DC Bushman W Urosymphyseal Fistulas Resulting From Endoscopic Treatment of Radiation-induced Posterior Urethral Strictures. Urology . 2018 Apr;114:207-211
[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 W Hedgehog Signaling in Prostate Development, Regeneration and Cancer. J Dev Biol . 2016 Oct 19;4(4)
[PubMed ID: 29615593]
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]