90 Years Founded 1932
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Education

With over twenty-five training programs across a myriad of specialties and professions, we are committed to comprehensive and interdisciplinary training for our students, interns, residents, and fellows. Taught by faculty across a rich and diverse pediatric culture, the success of our learners is among our highest priorities.

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Research

Our research builds on more than 100 years of pioneering breakthroughs, including the first successful pediatric blood and marrow transplant, the first infant heart transplant in Minnesota, and the first pediatric cochlear ear implant surgery. We rank eighth in funding from the National Institutes of Health among departments of pediatrics—underscoring our role as a leader in children’s health.

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Patient Care

Every patient is unique, and we treat each one as a priority. Our doctors see patients in our multi-specialty group practice, University of Minnesota Physicians. They pioneer efforts to discover treatments for some of today’s most complex urologic conditions. 

Christopher Warlick

Department Head, Christopher Warlick, MD, PhD

Our department has been at the forefront of urologic patient care, education, and teaching for more than eight decades. Building on our past, we continue to lead innovative efforts in several areas of urology, including cancer, stones, infertility, and pediatric care.

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Message from the Chair

The University of Minnesota Department of Urology strives to be a department that lives Inclusivity, mutual respect, and professionalism. We strive to be a department that is Innovative in our approach to our core missions of clinical care, teaching and research. We strive to be a department that serves as an Inspiration to all who observe us. In short, we strive to be I3. This departmental vision will guide all of our policies and actions moving forward in pursuit of our mission. Our mission is to deliver state-of-the-art urologic care to all patients in a compassionate, respectful manor that honors patients’ dignity, choices and humanity. We will perform research and use data to enhance the outcomes of our patients and strive to set an example for our learners by training them, practicing medicine, and conducting research at the highest standards of science and ethics. While we may not always achieve these aspirational goals, we will work toward them daily. Read more about our efforts.