Our Mission

The U-M Department of Urology exists to cure or reduce suffering from urologic disease and disability through comprehensive urologic education of the next generation of leaders in urology within a milieu of exceptional innovation, and collaborative urologic care and research.



The U-M Department of Urology is home to a multidisciplinary group of physicians and scientists who all share a common purpose: understanding, treating — and curing — a wide array of urologic diseases and conditions. Our expertise lies in the depth of our medical education, clinical care, and scientific research programs, which are organized around the following divisions:

Clinical Divisions

Research Divisions

VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System


Meet the Chair

Ganesh S. Palapattu, MD, FACS

Department Chair, Urology

George F. and Sandy G. Valassis Professor of Urology


April 28, 2020

ScopeMD Podcast on Telehealth

Dr. Chad Ellimoottil, Assistant Professor of Urology joins ScopeMD to discuss the evolving role of telehealth.

April 23, 2020

University of Michigan Hospital receives $649,000 to expand telehealth

Dr. Chad Ellimoottil, Assistant Professor of Urology, along with Drs. Larry An and Grace Jenq led a grant application to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand our video visit capacity and provide remote patient monitoring for patients with COVID 19.

January 20, 2020

Michigan HOPE Symposium

Impacting HOPE Collaborative Presents Michigan HOPE Symposium and Concert for HOPE