Message from the Chair

Raj S. Pruthi, MD

The last 10 years have been very important for UNC Urology.  We have experienced significant growth in the breadth, complexity, and volume of our clinical care.  During this time, UNC Urology has attracted a diverse faculty who have received extensive training at some of the most acclaimed academic and clinical programs in the country.  Because of our high degree of specialization and technical proficiency in applying innovative clinical care, our surgeons are able to treat the most complex of urologic conditions.  For many conditions, we collaborate with physicians from other specialties to create multidisciplinary patient care programs.  These programs combine the expertise of multiple UNC specialists with the state-of-the-art facilities and technologies of the UNC Health Care System to provide our patients with the very best in high quality, cutting edge, compassionate care.

UNC Urology continues to build on our commitments to research and training.  Our research programs have grown and diversified.  We are particularly proud of our partnerships with the renowned Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina (an NCI designated cancer program for over 20 years) and the top-ranked UNC Gillings School of Public Health.  Our commitment to clinical and laboratory research is reflected in our outstanding record of publications, grant support, and presentations at regional, national, and international meetings.

Our residency program consistently attracts the finest applicants available.  The program enjoys the strong support of UNC School of Medicine, UNC Health Care System, and private donors who have made resources available to support our academic activities.  UNC Urology is committed to training world-class clinicians and academic surgeons through its residency, fellowship, and medical student programs; and our faculty and programs have received national recognition for providing superior education and training experience in the art and science of Urology.

We remain committed to excellence, innovation, and leadership and we take seriously our mission to educate, to care, and to discover.  Above all, patient care is what attracted our faculty, residents, and staff to the field of Urology and to our program at UNC - and it will always be at the core of everything we do.

Raj, S. Pruthi, MD
Professor and Chair of Urology