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Chair, Department of Urology
Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Stephen Nakada, MD, FACS

  • Urology
Stephen Y. Nakada, MD, FACS


Stephen Nakada, MD, FACS, is an urologist at UW Health and chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Nakada offers comprehensive care for adults with genitourinary conditions. He diagnoses and treats people seeking kidney stone medical management, provides preventative support and surgical intervention and improves the quality of life in former kidney stone patients.

Dr. Nakada cares for patients with chronic urological diseases through surgical innovation. He specializes in the latest treatments and techniques for removing, fragmenting and mitigating pain and suffering from stone disease.

Dr. Nakada’s passion for his work extends to his research. His contributions to studies on stone treatment and prevention as well as assessments of new technologies for urinary stone diseases can be found in 250 scientific publications.

Recently, Dr. Nakada was named president-elect of the American Urological Association.

When he is not at work, Dr. Nakada enjoys golfing, reading and spending time with his family.

I'm interested in providing our patients with the most recent breakthroughs, especially from a surgical standpoint. My hope for every patient is that they can live with the highest quality of life possible.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Practice locations

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Urology
Medical School
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY
  • Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
  • University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
  • University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Adrenocortical Cancer
  • Bladder Stone Removal
  • Cystoscopy
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
  • Genitourinary Cancer (Bladder, Kidney, Prostate, Testicular)
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Kidney Endoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Uroflowmetry

Research and publications

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.