Training Future Urologists

The Department of Urology Residency Training Program is a nationally recognized program that provides the highest caliber of patient care and graduate medical education.


One of our core missions is to train the next generation of urologists and prepare them for careers in either academic or private practice. Clinical proficiency, integrity and sensitivity to patient satisfaction are paramount. Faculty, residents and support staff remain committed to achieving the highest standards of residency education and training.


We take great pride in our legacy of outstanding residents who are motivated and driven to achieve excellence in clinical skills and scholarly activities. A strong work ethic and dedication to the program have helped us achieve notable accomplishments every year. The foundation of our program is our diverse group of faculty that is committed to excellence in academia.


Residents, led here by residency program director Dr. Daniel Williams, participate in weekly teaching conferences including grand rounds, program rounds and stone and oncology conferences.Department faculty members have achieved national recognition within their fields of expertise. All facets of urology are represented, with areas of excellence in nephrolithiasis, urologic oncology, female urology, neurourology, pediatric urology, male infertility and sexual dysfunction. Faculty are on the leading edge of minimally invasive surgical techniques including laparoscopy, robotic surgery, laser lithotripsy, laser prostatectomy, microsurgery and radiofrequency ablation and cryotherapy of small renal masses.


The UW School of Medicine and Public Health has been innovative and proactive in initiating curriculum and culture changes in residency training. In addition to having a wellrounded clinical training experience, resident physicians have the opportunity to engage in numerous research projects ranging from basic and clinical studies to multidisciplinary quality improvement initiatives that impact patient safety and clinical outcomes.


Our goal is to create an environment that fosters learning and scholarly activity through a rigorous clinical and operative experience, a comprehensive didactic teaching curriculum and involvement in research and new surgical techniques. The Department actively participates in activities of the UW Graduate Medical Education Office and in the Society of Urology Chairpersons and Program Directors of the American Urological Association.


It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome our new residents each year, and it is with a great sense of accomplishment that we congratulate our recent graduates who have contributed so much to the success and progress of our program. With great commitment and dedication to resident education, the Department of Urology continues to meet the highest standards in training future urologists and achieves both innovation and excellence in the program.