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Dr. Raj Pruthi

For the third consecutive year, UNC Urology has climbed the ranks of the best Urology residency programs in the country, moving into the #15 spot.

In 2014, Doximity physician network, in collaboration with US News & World Report, announced their first-ever national evaluation of residency programs across 20 specialties. At that time the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Urology Residency was ranked 20th among Urology programs nationwide. This year’s annual rankings were published this week, with the UNC Urology program rising to #15 in the country.

The Doximity Residency Navigator is an interactive tool designed to help the medical students research and compare residency training programs nationwide based on their unique career interests. It combines objective data with 260,000 nominations, ratings and reviews from over 52,000 U.S. physicians.

Dr. Raj Pruthi, Rhodes Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology says,

“We are honored to see this growing appreciation of a reputation for excellence in the eyes of our fellow urologists. This recognition is a testament to the culture of collegiality and innovation that we strive to cultivate at UNC Urology. Our faculty has quadrupled in size over the past decade, but we have stayed true to our mission of excellence in research, teaching, and clinical care.”

Dr. Eric Wallen

Dr. Eric Wallen, Professor and Residency Program Director, adds,

“We could not be more pleased than to see this national recognition of the training program from our colleagues in urology. We are proud to provide a comprehensive training experience, covering all aspects of urology in a diverse range of clinical practice settings.”

UNC Urology has the most providers of any program in the state selected by their peers to be listed among the Best Doctors® in Urology. In addition to the strong commitment to resident education in the program locally, the UNC Urology faculty are national leaders through a variety of significant educational, research and service activities.