Richard W. Sutherland, MD

Associate Professor of Urology
Director of Pediatric Urology

Richard Sutherland received his medical degree from the Oregon Health Sciences University and completed urologic residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Sutherland then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Urology at the Baylor College of Medicine. After his fellowship training, Dr. Sutherland was appointed Assistant Professor of Urology at Baylor. While an Assistant Professor at Baylor, Dr. Sutherland completed a Master Teacher’s Fellowship. In 2001, Dr. Sutherland joined UNC as an Associate Professor and Director of Pediatric Urology.

Dr. Sutherland is Board-certified in Pediatric Urology and treats both simple and complex urological problems, including vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, undescended testicles, hernias, hydroceles, and genital reconstruction for problems such as hypospadias or ambiguous genitalia. He has been selected multiple times by his peers to be named among the Best Doctors in America in Urology, most recently in 2013. 

Dr. Sutherland's recent academic work has included the recently completed 7 year NIH multi-institutional RIVUR study looking into the effect of prophylactic antibiotics for vesicoureteral reflux.  He also is working with the School of Medicine to explore the use of interactive classroom techniques during the first years of medical school training.


Fellowship: Pediatric Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1994-1996
Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, 1989-1994
MD: Oregon Health Sciences Center, Portland, OR, 1989


Pediatric Urology

Board Certifications

Urology - Board certified 1998, Recertified 2007
ABU Pediatric Urology Certification, Created 2008/Recertified 2010

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