Department of Urology



The Department of Urology at the University of Pittsburgh is at the forefront of providing clinical services, innovative treatment strategies, and fundamental research for diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs.
We offer a multidisciplinary approach to care, with our team of nationally recognized clinicians and researchers working together to make available the very latest in diagnostic and treatment options for urologic disease. Through the Comprehensive Prostate and Urologic Cancer Center, we strive to provide state-of-the-art treatments and therapies for those with prostate and urologic cancers. We are nationally renowned for our expertise in highly specialized technologies and minimally invasive surgical techniques, many of which have been developed or refined by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center urologic surgeons.

A Message from the Chair

View a message from Dr. Joel B. Nelson, Frederic N. Schwentker Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology.