Department of Urology

The Department of Urology at the Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to the classic academic missions of clinical care, teaching, and research.  With an emphasis on clinical care, the department provides state of the art medical and surgical care for all facets of adult and pediatric urology. Ranked among the top 50 Urology programs in the country by US News & World Report in 2002 and 2007, the department offers fellowship trained physicians with specialty expertise in care across a spectrum of urologic disease processes. The clinical staff of the department also includes many urologists identified as Best Doctors in Milwaukee and Best Doctors in America.

Our adult specialties include: benign and malignant diseases of the prostate, female urology and incontinence, voiding dysfunction, reconstructive urology, sexual dysfunction, infertility, stone disease, minimally invasive surgical approaches to urologic disease, and urologic cancer care.

Specialists in the Pediatric section have focused their practice exclusively in the care of children. Their areas of individual expertise include: congenital abnormality of the urinary tract, voiding dysfunction and neurogenic bladder, and minimally invasive/laparoscopic approaches to pediatric issues.

The Department's teaching and research activities are designed to both complement and support our clinical service mission. Our ACGME accredited residency program ensures that future generations will have access to qualified urologic specialists. Continuing medical education activities are designed to keep practicing community Urologists informed of the latest advances in urologic patient care.

Finally, our research program encompassing both clinical and basic research takes a disease focused, translational, approach to our research activities. The clinical research program is designed to afford patients in Southeastern Wisconsin access to experimental therapies otherwise not available in their community. Basic research activities are designed to provide newer and more effective approaches to disease management for patients with urologic problems.

In summary, the Department of Urology at the Medical College of Wisconsin represents a unique resource for Southeastern Wisconsin. State-of-the-art clinical care, coupled with medical education and research, provide both patients and physicians access to world class urologic care.

Message from the Chair

William See, MD

William See, MD

As the largest academic urology group in Wisconsin, The Department of Urology at the Medical College of Wisconsin serves as a regional resource for patients with urologic conditions. Our fellowship-trained care providers encompass the entire spectrum of patient care needs. From pediatrics to geriatrics, men and women, benign or life-threatening conditions, microsurgical, minimally invasive, to conventional open surgery, our physicians offer un-paralleled expertise for the diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing care of patients with urologic diseases.

As an academic department our mission extends beyond the provision of state-of-the-art clinical care. At both the basic and translational science levels we are advancing the field of urology in ways that will ultimately improve both the quantity and quality of life of our patients. Our efforts in physician education ensure that future generations of patients will have access to the highest quality care available. Finally, we believe it is important to give back to the community through our patient education lectures and our free prostate cancer screening initiatives.

Our growth and success in becoming one of the premier academic urologic programs in the Midwest has been the result of a successful partnership with the multiple members of our clinical, educational, and research enterprise. Our pediatric affiliate, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, our adult affiliate Froedtert Hospital, the Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and our parent organization, the Medical College of Wisconsin, have all contributed substantially to the success of this team effort. Our recent partnerships with Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, and St. Josephs Hospital in West Bend allow patients throughout southeastern Wisconsin broader access to our services.

Relative to many University affiliated academic programs we are somewhat handicapped from the standpoint of name recognition. It is safe to say that our football team will never be in the BCS championship bowl, our undergraduates will never make national headlines for post game antics, and our alumni will never gather en-masse sporting the school colors. Nonetheless we hope that when patients and providers hear the name “Department of Urology at the Medical College of Wisconsin” they will recognize the value of this outstanding regional resource for the care of patients, the education of physicians, and for the advancement of the art and science of urological surgery. We strive to create name recognition one patient or provider at a time.