Margaret Knoedler, MD, joined the Department of Urology as an Assistant Professor (CHS) on July 1, 2022. Dr. Knoedler earned her medical degree at Tulane University in New Orleans and completed a five-year residency in Urology at UW-Madison. Following her residency, she went on to fellowship in Endourology, also at UW-Madison, under the mentorship of Dr. Stephen Nakada.
Dr. Knoedler knew early on that she wanted to be a surgeon – and after completing several surgical rotations in medical school, Urology quickly emerged as her field of choice. What drew her to the specialty were the “breadth of surgical cases” urologists encounter and the tremendous impact urologists can have on their patient’s health in the clinic.
A Midwest native from St. Paul, MN, Dr. Knoedler “fell in love with Madison and the Urology program here.” She credits the high level of clinical and academic support she received throughout her six years of training at UW as significant factors in her decision to stay.
“I came here for residency and just didn’t want to leave.”
Clinically, Dr. Knoedler’s specialties include adult stone disease, BPH (an enlarged prostate), general urology, and minimally invasive surgery. She is highly trained in advanced procedures, including percutaneous nephrolithotomy, ureteroscopy, and HOLEP – a specialized, minimally-invasive procedure for treating an enlarged prostate.
The primary focus of Dr. Knoedler’s research is stone disease. Most recently, she and her co-investigators compared some of the numerous lasers being used to treat kidney stones, as there are “many new technologies in urology, especially in endourology.” She and her team are “pushing the boundaries and comparing the different kinds of technologies out there” to determine the best options for patients and patient care.
Welcome to the team, Dr. Knoedler – we are so happy you are staying in Madison!