A Message From the Chair

Thomas Jarrett

We are welcoming an exciting new era in the George Washington University Urology Department. In 2002 George Washington University moved into a new state-of-the-art hospital. In 2006 I became the new Chairman of the Department of Urology. Following 9 years at Johns Hopkins University, I returned to GW where I was professor of urology prior to my departure. In the time since my return, we have added several additional full time faculty members. With this influx of new faculty along with continued support of our many clinical faculty, our surgical caseload has increased incredibly over the last decade.

Our greatest strength, and something I take great pride in, is the great diversity within the program. We are lucky to have full-time faculty trained from multiple institutions around the country as well as an abundance of clinical faculty all of whom provide differing aspects of quality care. Our faculty specialize in care ranging from prostate and renal cancer to pediatrics to incontinence and infertility.

This establishes a wealth of differing clinical and surgical cases for resident education. In addition, the location within Washington DC provides a wide range of patient population, from homeless patients to visiting dignitaries and heads of state, and all provide a wide variation in pathologic disease. The diversity extends to the residents themselves who differ in culture, nationality, and life experiences prior to joining the program, all of which enhances the program's educational experience.

With the wave of excitement and growth we remain focused and committed to establishing a center of urologic excellence with a common goal: to provide competent and personal care to our patients and to train competent and compassionate residents who will become the next generation's clinicians and leaders in the field of urology.

Thomas Jarrett, M.D.
Chairman Department of Urology