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Find information about the Department of Urology at IU School of Medicine, including education programs, clinical care and faculty research.


Trusted leaders in genitourinary surgery

Founded in 1887, the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Urology is one of the oldest and most trusted urology departments in the country with world-renowned clinicians, educators and researchers in the areas of testis cancer, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, pediatric urology and stone disease as well as other urologic subspecialties. The department is most well-known for its contributions to testicular cancer, urinary tract reconstruction, the surgical treatment of children with congenital bladder disease and advanced stone treatment. Researchers in this department also pioneered focal treatment of prostate cancer with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and were the first to publish on HIFU in the United States. The department is one of the first to offer this treatment through its clinical partnership with Indiana University Health.

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IU School of Medicine Department of Urology

Patients travel to Indianapolis from all over the world to benefit from surgical breakthroughs in testicular, bladder and prostate cancer care as well as pediatric reconstruction and stone disease treatments that IU School of Medicine Department of Urology faculty physicians provide.

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two residents examine a testicle sample in surgical skills lab


Renowned surgeons, high surgical volume and diverse hospital settings makes IU School of Medicine an appealing training choice.
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The urology team is making practice-changing breakthroughs in urologic cancer, pediatric reconstruction, stone treatments and other areas.
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IU School of Medicine urologists use a patient-centered approach to improve urologic health. Research breakthroughs and the latest clinical trials enable unparalleled care.
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1887 Urology Department Founded
20 Number of Adult Urology Faculty
8 Number of Pediatric Urology Faculty

Urologic Surgery Residency Program

The urology residency program at IU School of Medicine Department of Urology offers a broad spectrum of urology experience in a five-year program through a department that is consistently rated among the top 20 urology programs by U.S. News & World Report each year. Urology residents rotate through two adult academic hospitals, the state's largest children's hospital, a large city-county facility, a Veterans Administration hospital and a large private hospital to gain experience in all aspects of urology.

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Michael O. Koch, MD

Chair, Department of Urology

Koch became chair of the Department of Urology in 1998. His clinical, academic and research interests focus on bladder and prostate cancer.

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Chandru P. Sundaram

Dr. Norbert M. Welch, Sr. and Louise A. Welch Professor of Urology

Sundaram is the director of the urology residency program and director of the minimally invasive surgery program.

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