John Thomas Stoffel, MD

Chief, Division of Neurourology & Pelvic Reconstruction, Urology
Lapides Family Research Professor, Urology
Professor, Urology


Dr Stoffel is Professor of Urology and Chief of the Division of Neurourology and Pelvic Reconstruction (NPR) within the University of Michigan, Department of Urology.  He completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Lahey Clinic, followed by a fellowship in female/neuro/reconstructive urology at the University of Michigan.  He is an active clinician and surgeon and his clinical and research interests include urinary incontinence, neurogenic bladder, and complex abdominal reconstructive surgery.   He has received several grants, both federal and industry sponsored, to study these topics and written over 110 papers, invited articles, and book chapters on these topics.  He recently edited a textbook on neurogenic bladder, Urologic Care for the Patient with a Progressive Neurologic Condition.

He is certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS) and a member of the Society of Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) and the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons (GURS).  He currently is president of the Neurogenic Bladder Research Group ( which is a collaboration of researchers from across the United States and Canada who study and publish quality of life outcomes in neurogenic bladder patients.  He has chaired national white paper work groups on Chronic Urinary Retention and Pre-Operative Surgical Care and been a committee member for Practice Guidelines and Quality Improvement/Patient Safety for the American Urological Association. 

Areas of Interest


Urology, Neurourology


Neurogenic bladder treatment outcomes, urinary incontinence, ureteral reconstruction

Clinical Interests

Male and female urinary incontinence; stress incontinence, overactive bladder; Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Myleomeningocele; neurogenic bladder dysfunction; reconstructive urologic surgery; complications of prior surgery in the urinary tract, urinary fistula/urethral diverticulum.


Medical School or Training

  • Washington University School of Medicine, 1997


  • Massachusetts General Hospital Lahey Clinic, Urology, Burlington, MA, 2003


  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, (Edward McGuire, mentor), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2004

Professional Organizations

  • Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction
  • University of Michigan Reed M. Nesbit Society
  • American Urological Association
  • Michigan Urologic Society (President)
  • International Continence Society
  • International Neurourologic Society
  • Neurogenic Bladder Research Group (President)

Board Certification

  • Urology
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