Sean Elliott

Professor, Vice Chairman, Director of Reconstructive Urology


Dr. Elliott is a Professor, Vice Chair of Urology and Director of Reconstructive Urology at the University of Minnesota. He directs a fellowship in Genitourinary Trauma and Reconstruction and the Urology Clinic at Gillette Lifetime Specialty Healthcare. He received his M.D. at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and completed a urology residency and fellowship in Genitourinary Trauma and Reconstruction at the University of California-San Francisco. He earned a Master's of Science in Health Services Research at the University of Minnesota and completed the program in leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers at Harvard University's School of Public Health.

Dr. Elliott's clinical interests include urethral stricture disease, male urinary incontinence, urinary diversion, male genital reconstruction and neurogenic bladder including the long-term bladder management of people with spina bifida or spinal cord injury. He directs a clinical and research fellowship in Genitourinary Trauma and Reconstruction, with the goal of training future leaders in this field.

Dr. Elliott is board certified in urology and a member of the American Urologic Association. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the Board of Directors and serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons, the leading academic and clinical forum for reconstructive urology. In this role, he directs the day-to-day activities of the society and guides the Society's long-term vision.

Dr. Elliott is a founding member of the Trauma and Urinary Reconstructive Network of Surgeons (TURNS). University of Minnesota is one of 8 centers that collaborate in the study of patients treated for a variety of conditions in trauma and reconstructive urology. This network is designed to collect centralized data and provide sophisticated analysis of both surgical and patient reported outcomes from urethral stricture surgery, male incontinence and a variety of other conditions. This type of collaborative research effort is essential to moving forward outcome research that is increasingly important in modern medicine.

Dr. Elliott directs a urologic surgery outcomes research group at the University of Minnesota. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Gillette Children's Foundation and the American Cancer Society. His group seeks to improve the delivery of urologic care, particularly in 4 areas: (1) benign prostatic hyperplasia, (2) urethral stricture disease, (3) neurogenic bladder secondary to spina bifida, cerebral palsy or spinal cord injury, and (4) reducing complications of radiation or surgery for the treatment for prostate and cervical cancer.

Meet Dr. Elliott


Research Summary

Understanding the severe urinary adverse effects of pelvic radiotherapyValidating a Claims-Based Method for Assessing Severe Rectal and Urinary Adverse Effects of Radiotherapy

Clinical Summary

  • Urethral stricture disease, Urinary diversion including Mitrofanoff creation/revision and bladder augmentation, Urinary fistula repair, Peyronie's disease, Erectile dysfunction, Ureteral strictures, Male stress urinary incontinence, Reconstruction of male external genitalia, surgical reconstruction of genital lymphedema, Paget and rsquos disease, Penile cancer or trapped penis, Genitourinary cancer



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Lee Ann Knight
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