Hunter Wessells, MD
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Anthony Atala, M.D.

Hunter Wessells MD, FACS


Hunter Wessells is Professor and Nelson Chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.


Dr. Wessells specializes in genitourinary trauma, reconstructive surgery, and erectile dysfunction. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Georgetown University and urology residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After completing a fellowship in Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery and Trauma at UCSF, Dr. Wessells was a member of the faculty at the University of Arizona from 1995 to 2000. He joined the Department of Urology at the University of Washington in 2001, serving as Chair since 2008.


Dr. Wessells is Program Director of a Fellowship in GU Trauma and Reconstruction based at Harborview Medical Center and a NIH T32 Training Grant in Benign Urology. He leads an NIH funded research program investigating the risk factors and genetic susceptibility to diabetes associated urological complications. His professional service includes the AUA Legislative Taskforce for Urotrauma, AUA Guidelines Panels for Urotrauma and Male Urethral Stricture, Chair of the NIDDK sponsored Urinary Stone Disease Research Network, and as a Trustee of the American Board of Urology. He is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Impotence Research.


An avid outdoors sportsman, Dr. Wessells rows a single shell, enjoys open water swimming in the Puget Sound and maintains an organic vegetable garden.