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Urology Today

Learn more about the innovative research and outstanding care we offer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Urology. Our mission is to provide outstanding care for patients of UW Health Urology, to improve quality-of-life for those with urologic conditions, and to shape the future of urology through education and research.


Message from the Chairman: Stephen Y. Nakada, MD, FACS


UW Health Urology Chairman Stephen Nakada, MD

"For more than nine decades, the Urology Program has had the tradition of providing technologically advanced urologic care for the people of Wisconsin and beyond. Our dynamic program focuses on cutting-edge surgical care for adult and pediatric urologic patients while conducting innovative research and training the next generation of academic urologists."


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Excellence in Patient Care


"Our Department prides itself on offering highly trained expert urologists in their fields, as well as proven, innovative techniques supported by novel research and outcomes above national benchmarks." - Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs David Jarrard, MD


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UW Hospital and Clinics urology researchers

Improving Prostate Cancer Detection


A new test examining DNA methylation has the potential to improve our ability to find cancer and reduce the number of biopsies required to detect it, as well as decrease the need for repeated prostate biopsies, a procedure associated with cost and some risk.


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Pediatric Urology


"Our priorities include partnering with other pediatric specialists to develop team approaches to complex problems, remodeling facilities to better serve our patients, developing educational programs that rely heavily on independent learning and simulation and bolstering the research program." - Pediatric Urology Chief Dr. Patrick McKenna


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UW Health pediatric urology team

Outstanding Care for Pediatric Patients


Pediatric Urology in the Department of Urology at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health continues to evolve to meet the needs of the youngest patients. The care team is growing, facilities have been upgraded and new clinical programs have been added while improving upon the strength of existing ones.


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Urology Research and Training


"People who do medical research do it because they love to ask questions, to investigate, to make a difference in the lives of people. Researchers are people who challenge the status quo. They challenge existing paradigms to create opportunities for new and better treatment." - Vice Chairman of Research Wade Bushman, MD


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Researchers at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Urology

Developing Tomorrow's Cures Today


To improve health as a population, key scientific discoveries must be translated into real-world applications. In the Department of Urology, faculty and staff are committed to discovering how pathogenesis occurs and how to better treat it. Researchers utilize the latest technologies in state-of-the-art laboratories and hospitals to perform outstanding translational research.


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