University of Wisconsin–Madison

About Us

Message from the Chair

Since the 1920s, the Urology Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has had the tradition of providing technologically advanced urologic care for the people of Wisconsin and beyond. Today, we retain the principles of the past and have moved our efforts toward providing state-of-the-art urologic care for present and future generations.

Our highly acclaimed 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. Our Department consists of all major subspecialties, including Urologic Oncology, Endourology, Men’s Health, Pediatric Urology, Women’s Pelvic Wellness and Andrology/Infertility programs.

We have recruited nationally recognized surgeons and leaders in many urologic specialties and the Department includes 20 full-time faculty and nearly 100 full-time staff who support our mission of Innovative Research and Outstanding Care. The Department has been consistently ranked highly in U.S. News and World Report’s Top Hospitals. Finally, the majority of our clinical urologists are ranked in U.S. News and World Report, Castle Connelly America’s Top Doctors, The Best Doctors in America, or Madison Magazine’s Best Doctors in Madison.

The Department of Urology has a strong multidisciplinary approach to basic, clinical and translational research. This has led to novel treatment options in areas including urologic oncology, urolithiasis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, male and female voiding dysfunction, urologic reconstruction and infertility. Our commitment to scientific education has resulted in significant public health services grant funding, now ranking us 15th in country for Urology Departments in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.

Translational research continues to be enhanced with a robust outcomes research program and quality of life program. We have a longstanding reputation for comprehensive training of urologic residents and fellows and the teaching of medical students. Our Department’s educational mission is to cultivate future leaders in urology and to provide medical students, urological residents and fellows with advanced exposure to cutting-edge urologic techniques, research and patient care. The new, comprehensive simulation program further enhances this opportunity for all of those involved.

I invite you to learn about all the details of our clinical expertise, clinical research programs and educational opportunities here in Madison, Wisconsin!

Stephen Y Nakada, MD, FACS, FRCS (Glasg.)
The David T. Uehling Chair in Urology
Department of Urology


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