Department of Urology

Full Faculty

Inclusive | Innovative | Inspirational

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.


Education & Training

Our programs aim to produce tomorrow’s best urologists. Residents, fellows, and medical students from the University of Minnesota and other top medical schools work and train beside our outstanding doctors and researchers.



Our research strives to find solutions to some of life’s most complex conditions, diseases, and disorders. From prostate cancer to chronic pain, our faculty members are driven to finding cures and treatments for our patients.

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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. 


Aliabadi-Kazim Scholars Program

The aim of the Aliabadi-Kazim Scholars Program (AKSP) is to provide an opportunity for underrepresented in medicine (URM) individuals, particularly from programs without urology residencies, the chance to gain exposure to urology to consider it as a career choice. The program will also provide coaching on applications and interview skills, with the goal to increase the numbers of URMs from diverse backgrounds in urology.

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Hologic-Sponsored Functional Urology Clinical Study

Congratulations to the team, Dr. Nissrine Nakib, Siobhan O'Toole and Bethany Marlette, for their successful navigation / negotiation of a new industry sponsored pivotal clinical study of functional urology / OAB!

The pivotal trial - TRANSFORM OAB - is a randomized, single-blind, sham-controlled, multicenter, prospective study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Hologic’s trigone radiofrequency ablation device for the treatment of urgency urinary incontinence. The RF technology was "home grown" at Amphora Medical, right here in the MN medical device 'ecosystem' by two MSP-based medical entrepreneurs. Amphora was founded in 2011 and acquired by Hologic in 2019.