Urology at PNWF
Urologist Dr. Tom Walsh regularly provides consultations and exams for PNWF patients in clinic. Check with your PNWF care provider about Dr. Walsh's office hours.
Dr. Walsh is a UW associate professor of urology whose clinical interests include male reproductive and sexual medicine and surgery. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Oregon, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He then received his medical degree from Northwestern University, where he garnered the highest academic honors and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
Dr. Walsh completed his general and urologic surgical training at the UW, during which time he served as a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Scholar and received a master's degree in epidemiology at the UW School of Public Health. He completed a fellowship in male infertility and erectile dysfunction at the University of California, San Francisco and directed the UCSF Center for Male Reproductive Health before returning to UW Medicine.
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