UW Urology WInnovations Podcast

WInnovations is a web series turned podcast featuring interviews with nationally-recognized physicians and scientists from the University of Wisconsin Department of Urology.

Join host Dr. Kyle Richards, MD, as he talks with UW Urology experts and specialists about novel therapeutics, devices, surgical treatments, clinical care pathways, and innovative clinical research being performed in our department.

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Previously recorded video programs

WInnovations Series Host

Kyle A. Richards, MD, FACS

Credentials: Associate Professor (CHS)

Position title: Specialties: Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Clinical Information at UW Health

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For our first episode of season two, host Dr. Kyle Richards welcomes Dr. Victor Nitti, Professor of Urology & Obstetrics & Gynecology, Shlomo Raz Chair in Urology, Chief, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Dr. Frank Lin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology’s Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Section at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, to discuss exciting current and future treatments for overactive bladder.

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Season One

For the final episode of our first season, WInnovations host Dr. Kyle Richards is joined by Dr. Stephen Nakada, Professor and Chair of UW’s Department of Urology, David T. Uehling Chair in Urology, and Chief Administrative Physician, UWMF Practice Plan. Dr. Nakada talks about his leadership experience, what he believes it takes to be an effective leader, and how leadership in medicine has evolved since he was named Department Chair in 2008. Recorded 7/18/2023


In our June episode, Dr. David Jarrard, Professor and Vice Chair of UW’s Department of Urology, John P. Livesey Chair in Urologic Oncology, and Deputy Director of the UW Carbone Cancer Center discusses the prostate cancer treatment landscape and exciting advancements in the field with WInnovations host, Dr. Kyle Richards. They also talk about the UW Carbone Cancer Center’s prostate cancer research Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) award announced last month – an over $11 million federal grant from the National Cancer Institute. Recorded 5/19/2023

Host Dr. Kyle Richards talks with Dr. Jordan Krieger, a chief resident at UW Urology, about her experience at UW, the challenges of urology residency training – and how the department’s program strives to be at the forefront of resident education. Recorded 5/9/2023

Host Dr. Kyle Richards and guest expert UW Urologic Oncologist Dr. Dan Shapiro discuss UW’s multidisciplinary approach to treating kidney cancer – and how these collaborations are leading to exciting advances in the field. Recorded 3/23/2023

In our inaugural episode, host Dr. Kyle Richards talks about innovative approaches for treating overactive bladder (OAB) with Dr. Frank Lin of UW Urology’s Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Section. Walking through the range of treatments for OAB, Dr. Lin describes how he works with his patients to determine what approach is right for them, highlighting some exciting new advances for individuals struggling with this physically and emotionally stressful condition. Recorded 2/23/2023

Overview of WInnovations and Series Preview for 2023

December 16, 2022



Previously Recorded Video Programs

MRI Urodynamics: The Future of Personalized Medicine for BPH

August 26, 2022 – Matthew Grimes, MD presents a 30-minute lecture and Q&A on our novel MRI-based method to simultaneously and non-invasively define the anatomy and function of the lower urinary tract.

Pushing the Envelope in Surgical Education: Producing High Fidelity Models for Surgical Simulation

October 19, 2022 – Vinaya Bhatia, MD presents a 30-minute lecture and Q&A that includes a model for hypospadias education and a discussion of adaptations to make surgical simulation more accessible in a virtual environment.

Innovative Strategies to Promote Diversity & Inclusion in Urology

January 26, 2023 – Dr. Kyle Richard, Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health interviews Dr. Shannon Cannon, Assistant Professor and Director of DEI for the Urology Department at UW. Their discussion explores key metrics and offers insight into strategies to promote DEI in the Urology field.


Using Novel Technology to Improve Outcomes Following Cystectomy

September 27, 2022 – Tudor Borza, MD presents a 30-minute lecture and Q&A on how to leverage novel technology to improve patient outcomes following a cystectomy.


New Frontiers in Laser Technology


November 15, 2022 – Margaret Knoedler, MD presents a 30-minute lecture and Q&A. Dr. Knoedler discusses what new laser technology is available and how you can use it to maximize efficiency and safety in the operating room.