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; Professor

Specialties: Adult Stone Disease

nakada@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-1359

David F. Jarrard, MD

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

Specialties: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Oncology

jarrard@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-0759

Daniel H. Williams IV, MD

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

Specialties: Male Infertility, Male Sexual Health

williams@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-4563

David R. Paolone, MD

Vice Chair for Regional Urology; Associate Professor (CHS)

Specialties: General Urology, Male Sexual Health

david.paolone@uwmf.wisc.edu

608-262-5440

Sarah E. McAchran, MD, FACS

Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Wellness; Associate Professor (CHS)

Specialties: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology)

mcachran@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-4563

Sara Best, MD

Director of Simulation Education; Associate Professor (CHS)

Specialties: Adult Stone Disease

best@urology.wisc.edu

608-262-5440

WALID FARHAT, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Chief of Pediatric Urology; Professor (CHS)

Specialties: Pediatric Urology

farhat@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-0475

Kyle A. Richards, MD, FACS

Chief of VA Urology; Associate Professor (CHS)

Specialties: Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Surgery

richardsk@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-9534

E. Jason Abel, MD, FACS

Robert F. and Dolores K. Schnoes Chair in Urologic Research; Associate Professor (CHS), Urologic Oncology Section Head, Dyad Lead, University Hospital Inpatient Unit F6/6

Specialties: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Oncology

abel@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-4563

Dan R. Gralnek, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS), Director of HOLEP Program

Specialties: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), General Urology

gralnek@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-0759

Christopher M. Manakas, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS), UW Health Physician Informaticist–Urology

Specialties: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), General Urology

manakas@wisc.edu

(608) 263-9534

Urology Faculty

Vinaya Bhatia, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Specialty: Pediatric Urology

bhatia@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-0475

Tudor Borza, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

Specialties: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Oncology

borza@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-5440

Andrew K. Graf, MD

Professor (CT)

Specialties: General Urology

andrew.graf@uwmf.wisc.edu

(608) 287-2900

Matthew D. Grimes, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Specialties: Genitourinary Reconstruction, Male Sexual Health

grimes@urology.wisc.edu

608-262-0759

Sean P. Hedican, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)

Specialties: Urologic Oncology, Adult Stone Disease

hedican@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-4563

Margaret Knoedler, MD

Clinical Instructor

knoedler@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-1359

Craig J. Kozler, MD

Assistant Professor (CT)

Specialties: General Urology

kozler@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-9534

Brian V. Le, MD, MA

Associate Professor (CHS)

Specialties: General Urology, Male Sexual Health

leb@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-5440

Frank Lin, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

Specialties: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology), Minimally Invasive Surgery

lin@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-0759

William Ricke, PhD

UWMF Professor of Urologic Research and Director of the George M. O’Brien Center for Benign Urology Research

Professor

rickew@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 265-3202

Ruthie Su, MD, MS

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Specialties: Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, Pediatric Urology

su@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-0475

Daniel Shapiro, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Specialty: Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Surgery

shapiro@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-0759

Advance Practice Providers

Ann Byrne, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

AByrne@uwhealth.org

(608) 263-6420

Andrea Christensen, NP

Nurse Practitioner

achristensen@uwhealth.org

(608) 263-4757

Kristin L. Doerfer, NP

Nurse Practioner

kdoerfer@uwhealth.org

(608) 263-4757

Ashli Ellison, NP

Nurse Practitioner

AEllison@uwhealth.org

(608) 263-4757

Jennika L. Finup, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

JFinup@uwhealth.org

(608) 263-6420

Laura Hermsen, PA

Physician Assistant

LHermsen@uwhealth.org

(608) 263-4757

Sara Hermsen, PA

Physician Assistant

SHermsen@uwhealth.org

(608) 287-2900

Theresa Hollnagel, PA

Physician Assistant

thollnagel@uwhealth.org

(608) 263-4757

Katie Melde, NP

Nurse Practitioner

KMelde@uwhealth.org

(608) 824-6160

Dana Perry, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

dperry2@uwhealth.org

(608) 263-6420

Susette Thompson, PA-C

Physician Assistant

sthompson6@uwhealth.org

(608) 263-4757

Anne Walsh, PA-C

Physician Assistant

AWalsh@uwhealth.org

(608) 287-2900

Researchers

Dale E. Bjorling, DVM

O’Brien Center Biomedical Core 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

Development Coordinator

Development Coordinator

brugger@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-0043

Andrew Dallas

Medical Program Assistant-Senior

Administrative Assistant to Drs. Abel, McAchran, Williams, and Hedican

dallas@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-4563

Hannah Dickman

Medical Program Assistant Senior to Drs. Best, Borza, Le, and Paolone

dickman@urology.wisc.edu

608-262-5440

Stephen J. Hall, CPA

Department Administrator

hall@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-9032

Tricia Maier

Program Assistant Supervisor Advanced

Administrative Assistant to Dr. Stephen Nakada

maier@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-1359

Sandra L. Miller

Senior Communications Specialist

smiller@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 265-8695

Denise A. Mussehl

Educational Programs Manager

mussehl@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 265-2910

Anna Peacock

Education Coordinator

peacock@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-1363

Stevie Riddle

Medical Program Assistant Senior

Medical Program Assistant Senior to Drs. Tracy M. Downs, Craig J. Kozler, Christopher M. Manakas, Kyle A. Richards, and Department Administrator Stephen J. Hall

riddle@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 263-9534

Allegra Roberts

Medical Program Assistant Senior

Administrative Assistant to Drs. Gralnek, Jarrard, and Lin

roberts@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-0759

Alexa Rose

Research Specialist

rose@urology.wisc.edu

608-265-9929

Julie Rowe

Pediatric Urology Division Coordinator

Medical Staff Assistant to Drs. Kim and Su

rowej@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-0475

All Faculty, Trainees, and Staff