Joseph Pariser, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Urology

Joseph Pariser

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
Department of Urology
MMC 394 Mayo
8394A (Campus Delivery Code)
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Traci Trotter

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Additional Locations

Clinic Sites:
  • Institute for Prostate and Urologic Cancers
  • Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Assistant Professor, Department of Urology

MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

University of Chicago Hospitals

Fellowship in Trauma & Genitourinary Reconstruction, Detroit Medical Center

Fellowship in Genitourinary Reconstruction, University of Minnesota

BS Pennsylvania State University


Dr. Pariser is an Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Minnesota. He received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University and his M.D. from the University of Chicago. He completed urology residency at the University of Chicago and a genitourinary reconstructive surgery (GURS) fellowship at the University of Minnesota. He had additional fellowship training in genitourinary reconstructive urology at Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Pariser currently serves as the Associate Director of the University of Minnesota’s genitourinary reconstructive surgery (GURS) fellowship.

Dr. Pariser's clinical interests include urethral stricture, male urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, adult buried penis, genitoplastics, urinary diversion, ureteral injury, urinary fistula, neurogenic bladder, urologic congenitalism, and gender-affirming surgery. He is very active in clinical research and highly published. He is a member of the Neurogenic Bladder Research Group (

Dr. Pariser prides himself on providing the highest level of care to tackle challenging reconstructive urology issues for patients who have been turned away elsewhere or were not aware of all surgical options. When counseling patients with difficult urologic conditions, he makes it a priority to thoroughly and clearly discuss the benefits and risks of different management strategies and surgical approaches. He utilizes robotic and other minimally invasive approaches whenever possible.

Dr. Pariser was critical in the development of the surgical component of the University of Minnesota’s Comprehensive Gender Care Center. He continues to perform a high volume of primary and revision gender-affirming genital surgeries including orchiectomy, vaginoplasty, revision vaginoplasty (including peritoneal), phalloplasty complications and implant surgery.