Rob Sweet, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Urology

Rob Sweet

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Nick Newman

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  • Institute for Prostate and Urologic Cancers
  • Kidney Stone Clinic

Associate Professor, Department of Urology

Urologic Surgeon

University of Minnesota Medical School

University of Washington, Seattle, WA (General Surgery, Urologic Surgery)

University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Health Policy, Simulation Sciences)

I strive to provide humanistic, technologically advanced, data-driven, but personalized care to each and every one of my patients.


Dr. Rob Sweet received his medical degree (alpha omega alpha) from the University of Minnesota in 1997. After a urology residency at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2003, he became Attending Physician/Acting Assistant Professor of Urology and held a 2-year Scholarship in Simulation Sciences from the American Foundation for Urological Diseases (AFUD). In 2004 Dr. Sweet co-founded the Institute for Surgical and Interventional Simulation (ISIS) at the University of Washington. He currently holds the positions of Associate Professor of Urologic Surgery and Director of the Medical School's Simulation Programs.

Dr. Sweet practices Urology with a focus on robotics and endourology and his lab is actively engaged in simulation projects including the development of a human tissue property database, advanced real time and predictive modeling of human tissue and tool interactions, and delivery systems for the dissemination of simulation technologies. He has leadership positions in the area of simulation within the American College of Surgeons, the Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and the American Urological Association.

Professional Associations

Board of Directors, Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, American Urologic Association Laparoscopic and Robotic Committee, Director, Medical School Simulation Programs


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