• Karl J. Kreder



  • James A. Brown, Christopher S. Cooper, Karl J. Kreder, David M. Lubaroff, Michael A. O'Donnell, Victoria Sharp

Associate professors

  • Elizabeth B. Takacs, Moshe Wald

Assistant professors

  • Sundeep Deorah, Brad Erickson, Amit Gupta, Kathleen Kieran, Danny Lee, Ken Nepple, Lyse Norian, Doug Storm, Chad Tracy

Professors emeriti

  • Bernard Fallon, Charles E. Hawtrey
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Urology encompasses the subspecialty areas of urologic nephrology, oncology, and endocrinology; male reproductive physiology; erectile dysfunction; neurourology; pediatric urology; urinary tract stone and infection, including endourology; laparoscopic and robotic urology; trauma and reconstructive urology; urodynamics and female urology; diagnostic urology; and urinary tract obstruction.

The Department of Urology offers instruction in all of these areas to M.D. and graduate students and provides continuing education for the delivery of urologic care.

M.D. Student Training

The Department of Urology cooperates with several University of Iowa basic science departments to educate first-year M.D. students in the relationship between urology and the basic sciences. It collaborates with the Department of Microbiology in teaching and research concerning immunology of genitourinary cancers and renal transplantation.

In the second-year M.D. course, MED:8215 (050:165) Foundations of Clinical Practice IV ICD, the department presents illustrative lectures and demonstrations related to diagnosis and treatment of genitourinary tract diseases.

Third- and fourth-year M.D. students take Department of Urology courses that provide experience in all areas of urology. The department's selective two-week clerkship covers the fundamentals of these areas through experience in outpatient clinics and inpatient units at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center as well as in daily interactive teaching seminars. Fourth-year M.D. students can take advanced elective courses of intensive study in any of the urologic subspecialties.

Continuing Education

The department offers continuing education activities throughout the year for urologic and family practitioners. These activities are conducted by the senior staff, whose interests include pediatric urology, reproductive physiology, urologic oncology, urinary tract stone (including endourology/laparoscopy), and prostatic diseases.


The department has earned international recognition for its studies of prostatic diseases. The urological laboratories conduct research and offer instruction in experimental oncology, cellular immunology, and infertility.


URO:8301 (079:104) Clinical Urology2 s.h.
Work in urology unit, clinic; responsibility for patient care, working with residents.
URO:8401 (079:108) Advanced Clerkship in Urology4 s.h.
Experience as integral member of urological staff, junior resident level.
URO:8402 (079:109) Advanced Clerkship Pediatric Urology2,4 s.h.
In‑depth study of pediatric urology topics. Prerequisites: URO:8301 (079:104). Requirements: M.D. enrollment.
URO:8403 (079:115) Urology Oncology2,4 s.h.
Multispecialty exposure to diagnosis and treatment of patients with current and newly‑diagnosed urologic malignancies. Requirements: M.D. enrollment.
URO:8404 (079:117) Female Pelvic Floor Dysfunction2,4 s.h.
Requirements: M.D. enrollment.
URO:8496 (079:110) Individual Study and Researcharr.
Preclinical or clinical projects; may include research presentation, collaboration on a publication.
URO:8499 (079:999) Urology Off Campusarr.
Individually arranged by students with department approval.