University of Wisconsin–Madison

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

A majority of our fellowship trained faculty are represented in Best Doctors® in America, Castle Connolly Top Doctors, and Madison Magazine Top Doctors.

We have assembled a broad range of specialty-trained urologists who perform thousands of complex and unique procedures each year, but we measure our success one patient at a time.

Our department has a dedicated and experienced team working to ensure the best possible patient care every day while remaining focused on identifying new treatments and cures for current and future generations.

Urology Leadership

Stephen Y Nakada, MD, FACS, FRCS (Glasg.)

Chairman, Department of Urology; The David T. Uehling Chair in Urology

Specialties: Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, Stone Disease

nakada@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-1359

David F. Jarrard, MD

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs; Professor of Urology; John Livesey Chair in Urologic Oncology; Associate Director, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Specialties: Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, Urologic Oncology

jarrard@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-0759

Daniel H. Williams IV, MD

Vice Chair for Education; Urology Residency Program Director; Associate Professor (CHS); UWMF Professor in Clinical Urology

Specialties: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Male Factor Infertility and Sexual Health

williams@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-4563

David R. Paolone, MD

Vice Chair for Regional Urology; Associate Professor (CHS)

Specialties: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Male Factor Infertility and Sexual Health, Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery

david.paolone@uwmf.wisc.edu

(608) 287-2900

Wade A. Bushman, MD, PhD

Vice Chair for Research and Academic Affairs; Professor of Urology; Robert F. and Dolores K. Schnoes Chair in Urologic Research

Specialties: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Female Urology and Voiding Dysfunction

bushman@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-5440

Urology Faculty

Tracy M. Downs, MD, FACS

Professor (CHS)

Specialties: Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, Urologic Oncology

downs@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-9534

William Ricke, PhD

O’Brien Center Director; UWMF-Professor of Urologic Research Director of Research

Professor of Urology

rickew@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 265-3202

E. Jason Abel, MD, FACS

Associate Professor (CHS)

Specialties: Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, Urologic Oncology

abel@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-4563

Sara Best, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)

Specialties: Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, Stone Disease

best@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-9534

Sean P. Hedican, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)

Specialties: Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, Stone Disease

hedican@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-9534

Sarah E. McAchran, MD, FACS

Associate Professor (CHS)

Specialties: Female Urology & Voiding Dysfunction and Urogynecology

mcachran@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-4563

Tudor Borza, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

Specialties: Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, Urologic Oncology

borza@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-5440

Dan R. Gralnek, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Specialties: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

gralnek@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-0720

Alison C. Keenan, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Specialties: Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, Pediatric Urology, Stone Disease

keenan@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-0720

Brian Van Le, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Specialties: Male Factor Infertility and Sexual Health

leb@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-5440

Kyle A. Richards, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Specialties: Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, Urologic Oncology

richardsk@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-0759

Ruthie Su, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Specialties: Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, Pediatric Urology

su@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-0720

Andrew K. Graf, MD

Professor (CT)

Specialties: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

andrew.graf@uwmf.wisc.edu

(608) 287-2900

Craig J. Kozler, MD

Assistant Professor (CT)

Specialties: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Male Factor Infertility and Sexual Health, Stone Disease

kozler@urology.wisc.edu

Christopher M. Manakas, MD

Assistant Professor (CT)

Specialties: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Female Urology and Voiding Dysfunction, Male Factor Infertility and Sexual Health, Stone Disease

manakas@wisc.edu

(608) 263-9534

Advanced Practice Providers

Ashli Breitbach, NP

Nurse Practitioner

breitbach@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-4757

Susette Thompson, PA-C

Physician Assistant

thompsos@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-4757

Anne Walsh, PA-C

Physician Assistant

walsh@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 287-2900

Ann Byrne, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

byrne@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-6420

Jennika L. Finup, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

finup@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-6420

Patricia Thaker, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practioner

thaker@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-6420

Researchers

Dale E. Bjorling, DVM

O’Brien Center Co-Director; Associate Dean of Research School; of Veterinary Medicine

Professor of Surgical Sciences

bjorling@wisc.edu

(608) 263-4808

Kristina Penniston, PhD

Senior Scientist

penn@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 265-9797

Staff

Christina Brugger

Medical Program Assistant Senior

Administrative Assistant to Drs. Jason Abel, Sarah McAchran and Daniel Williams

brugger@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-4563

Stephen J. Hall, CPA

Department Administrator

hall@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-9032

Barbara J. Lewis, RN, MS

Urology Simulation Education Program Director

lewis@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-1363

Wally Longo

Director of Development

wally.longo@supportuw.org

(608) 262-0043

Tricia Maier

Program Assistant Supervisor Advanced

Administrative Assistant to Dr. Stephen Nakada

maier@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-1359

Denise A. Mussehl

Educational Programs Manager

mussehl@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 265-2910

Tiffany Nickel

Communications Specialist

tnickel@ortho.wisc.edu

608-265-8695

Shana Peterson

Medical Staff Assistant

Administrative Assistant to Drs. Wade Bushman, David Paolone, Dan Gralnek and Brian Le; George M. O’Brien Center Administration

peterson@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-5440

Stevie Riddle

Medical Program Assistant Senior

Administrative Assistant to Drs. Sara L. Best, Tracy M. Downs and Sean P. Hedican

riddle@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-9534

Allegra Roberts

Medical Program Assistant Senior

roberts@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-0759

Julie Rowe

Pediatric Urology Division Coordinator

Medical Staff Assistant to Dr. Alison Keenan and Dr. Ruthie Su

rowej@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-0475