Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Urology

The Department of Urology uses a comprehensive approach to educating and training urologic specialists and researchers - and to patient care. Our nationally recognized adult and pediatric programs - and faculty - are sought after by physicians and scientists for their expertise.

At Vanderbilt, we believe in collaboration. Our faculty enjoys the camaraderie of a family in a cohesive working environment that brings together clinicians and academic professionals with unique perspectives. Our department embraces diversity and includes many female urologists who are forging new paths in the world of urology.

Our divisions cover all aspects of adult and childhood urology, including:

When it comes to patient care and research, we partner with colleagues in other departments to deliver the best health outcomes. Our team regularly works with physicians in cardiology, gastroenterology, and gynecology, as well as engineers, biostatisticians and public policy experts. Our Global Health Initiatives allow us to learn from colleagues in Africa while testing - and sometimes redesigning - our procedures and equipment in low-technology environments.

We leverage all of these partnerships to drive continuous improvement and quality outcomes in health and wellness for men, women, and children with urologic conditions.

Patient Care

If you need care for a urologic condition, you'll get world-class from Vanderbilt faculty and access to the most advanced treatments.

Find us at the Vanderbilt Urology Clinic.

Education and Training

Vanderbilt is the premier training site for physicians who want to be clinical and research leaders in urology. Our globally recognized faculty and collaborative programs improve patient outcomes and care by teaching tomorrow's urologists and continuing to educate today's doctors.

Learn more about our residency program and fellowships and other educational opportunities.

Our Chairman's Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Urology. This website is for physicians, prospective students, patients, and partners to discover how we're improving lives through research, education and clinical care.

Our faculty members are national leaders in all aspects of urology and are part of one of the largest academic clinical facilities in the country. As a result, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of the highest volume hospitals for urologic surgical procedures.

I invite you to learn more about our research, our residency and fellowship programs, and our people.

David F. Penson, M.D., M.P.H, M.M.H.C
Chair, Department of Urology


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