Tracy M. Downs

  • Urology
Tracy M. Downs, MD, FACS


Dr. Downs is a urologic surgeon and fellowship-trained specialist in urologic oncology. He performs specialized surgery for complex cancers of the genitourinary tract, including robotic cystectomy and other minimally invasive procedures. He has a special interest in the treatment of bladder cancer, and directs the UW Bladder Cancer and Intravescial Therapy Programs.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Urology

Practice locations

  • University Hospital - Urology
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-4757
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  • 1 S. Park Clinic - Urology
    • 1 S. Park St. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 287-2900
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Urology
Medical School
  • University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA

Urologic Oncology, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, 2003

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA


  • Orthotopic Neobladder
  • Urinary Reconstruction Surgery
  • Robotic Prostatectomy
  • Robotic Cystectomy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Nephrectomy
  • Genitourinary Cancer (Bladder, Kidney, Prostate, Testicular)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Research and publications

Dr. Downs has a joint appointment with the UW Carbone Cancer Center where his translational research focuses on discovery of molecular and urinary biomarkers for bladder cancer and his clinical research focuses on developing new therapies for genitourinary cancers.