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Mission Statement

There are three parts to our mission in the Department of Urology at Indiana University School of Medicine:

  • We strive to provide the finest medical care available for the treatment of urologic diseases.
  • We strive to develop innovative approaches to the care of urologic patients and to contribute to our understanding of urologic diseases through clinical and laboratory research.
  • We provide this care in an environment which fosters the development of physician and medical student education.

- Michael Koch, M.D.,
  John P. Donohue Professor of Urology
  Chairman, Department of Urology


General Information

HospitalsThe Department of Urology currently has 19 full-time physicians with specialization in the areas of adult and pediatric reconstructive surgery, urologic malignancies, male and female incontinence, male sexual dysfunction, urinary stone disease, endourology, laparoscopy, minimally invasive surgery, and pediatric urology. It is most well known for its contributions to the understanding and treatment of testicular cancer, urinary tract reconstruction, and for innovative approaches to the surgical treatment of children with congenital bladder disease.

Founded in 1887, the Department of Urology at Indiana University School of Medicine is one of the oldest urology departments in the country (Legacy). It is based in Indianapolis, Indiana on the campus of Indiana University and Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Adult urologic care is delivered at Indiana University Hospital, Eskenazi Hospital, Methodist Hospital, and the Roudebush VA Hospital. Pediatric Urologic care is provided at the Riley Hospital for Children.

In 1996, Indiana University Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children, and Methodist Hospital merged to become Clarian Health Partners, now the largest provider of health care in the state of Indiana. In 2011, Clarian Health Partners changed it name again to IU Health