Department of Urology

Our People


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Minnesota is known for offering health care’s “best of the best.” Nowhere is that more evident than in the Department of Urology.

We recruit the brightest doctors to combine their expertise to advance the field of urology. In doing so, we deliver top-notch patient care, provide exceptional training to students and residents, and serve as a leader in researching and developing therapies for urologic disorders.

Our department continues to grow. We have more doctors treating patients now than ever before, which means more personalized, patient-focused care. In fact, when University President Robert Bruininks was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010, he turned to the department of Urology, receiving treatment from department head and world-class surgeon Dr. Badrinath Konety.

Our faculty develop the most skilled new urologists through innovative teaching methods.

Case in point: the simulation lab. Here, Dr. Rob Sweet and physicians build virtual-reality models of patients. Revolutionizing the concept of “hands-on learning,” these life-like simulators help students and physicians practice and refine their skills.

Because we are part of an academic setting, our physician researchers can take a collaborative approach to developing new treatments and cures the most common to most complex urologic conditions.

Partnerships with the Masonic Cancer Center and Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development provide our researchers with the resources necessary to discover the revolutionary therapies and treatments for our patients.
 

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Dr. Badrinath Konety


In Fall of 2009, Badrinath Konety, M.D., M.B.A., joined the University of Minnesota Medical School as head of the Department of Urology.

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Anne Boisclair-Fahey


Anne Boisclair-Fahey is a pediatric nurse practitioner who practices pediatric urology. She is passionate about caring for children with all urologic conditions and about being an advocate for them in the school setting

More Information

Presidential treatment for prostate cancer

When diagnosed with a destructive disease, President Robert Bruininks turned to his own University for leading edge treatment

Treating urologic conditions with robotic surgery

The minimally invasive approach uses the latest in surgical technology and is often ideal for both complex and delicate urologic surgeries.

Broadening perspectives in India

Dr. Shukla made connections and stimulated collaborations abroad

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