University of Wisconsin–Madison

WALID FARHAT, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Chief of Pediatric Urology; Professor (CHS)

Specialties: Pediatric Urology

farhat@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-0475

UW Medical Foundation Centennial Building
1685 Highland Ave
MADISON, WI 53705-2281

Education

  • Clinical/Research Fellowship, Urology, the Hospital for Sick Children/ University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1998-2000
  • Observer, Urology, the Hospital for Sick Children/ University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 1997
  • Residency, Urology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 1992-1998
  • MD, Medical Degree, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 1988-1992
  • BSc, Biology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 1985-1988

Clinical Specialties

  • Reconstructive Pediatric Urology
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery in Children

Research Interests

  • Genitourinary developmental biology
  • Laparoscopic, single port and robotic surgery
  • Urinary bladder tissue engineering

With a research background in urinary bladder tissue engineering and developmental biology, Dr. Farhat’s lab examines mutant animal model genitourinary developmental anomalies.

Dr. Farhat’s current work is heavily collaborative with the UW Department of Psychology (https://psych.wisc.edu/staff/auger-anthony-p/) and includes investigating the intersection of hormonal milieu, early life stress, and epigenetics interaction in order to predict social development and mental health risk. The overarching intent of this collaboration is to understand how hormones and puberty blockers, irrespective of anatomical anomalies, could influence adolescent brain development and endocrine systems. This research will allow us to understand the overall impact of hormones, its relation to anatomy and overall mental health and well-being.