Medical Education: University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio (1996-2000)
Residency: Loyola University Medical Center (2000-2006)
Fellowship: Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia - Urologic Oncology (2006-2007), University of California, San Francisco - Trauma and Reconstructive Urology with Dr. Jack McAninch (2007-2008)
Currently: University of Washington Medical Center/Harborview Medical Center
Associate Professor

Contact Info:

Phone: (206) 744-3292
Fax: (206) 744-3294
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Biography

Dr. Bryan Voelzke is originally from Texas and attended Baylor University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Biology.  Following medical school, Dr. Voelzke received his MD at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Voelzke then moved from Texas to Illinois to complete his urology residency at Loyola University Medical Center.  He has also completed a masters degree in Public Health-Epidemiology at the University of Washington.

Following residency, Dr. Voelzke completed fellowship training in urologic reconstruction and genitourinary trauma under the mentorship of Dr. Jack McAninch at the University of California – San Francisco Medical Center. The aim of the fellowship was surgical reconstruction of the lower urinary tract, which includes male urethral stricture disease, male stress urinary incontinence, adult hypospadias, rectourethral fistula and skin grafting following genital infections. The trauma component of the fellowship occurred at the local level 1 trauma hospital, San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Voelzke served as clinical instructor at this busy level 1 trauma hospital and covered urologic trauma the duration of his one-year fellowship in San Francisco.

Dr. Voelzke practices at the University of Washington Medical Center. Since joining the Department of Urology in 2008, Dr. Voelzke has been remained actively engaged in both clinical and academic urology.  Dr. Voelzke is a board certified urologist and an active member of the American Urology Association and Genitourinary Reconstructive Society. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His clinical practice is located at Harborview Medical Center, a hospital in the University of Washington Medical Center network. Harborview Medical Center serves as the only Level 1 trauma center for Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. In additional to being a high volume trauma center, it is also a regional referral center for men with urethral stricture disease, stress urinary incontinence, rectourethral fistula, adult hypospadias, Fournier’s gangrene, and radiation damage to the lower urinary tract.   

Regarding academic research, Dr. Voelzke was awarded a five-year career development award from the University of Washington in 2010. The award has allowed protected time so that Dr. Voelzke could complete a MS degree in Public Health-Epidemiology. Using knowledge gained from the degree, Dr. Voelzke has also authored papers on genitourinary trauma and male reconstruction. His current research focus is the use of patient reported outcome measures (i.e., questionnaires) before and after urethral stricture surgery. He is currently working with a multi-specialty team to develop a condition-specific questionnaire for men with urethral stricture disease. The development of this patient-centered questionnaire will enable physicians and patients to better understand the impact of urethral stricture surgery.

Dr. Voelzke is a founding member of the Trauma and Urologic Reconstructive Network of Surgeons (TURNS). TURNS is composed of reconstructive urologists across multiple academic centers that collaborate in the study male urologic reconstruction and urologic trauma. TURNS is the first and only clinical research network of its kind in the field of male reconstructive urology and genitourinary trauma. This research network is designed to prospectively collect data from each site to provide a larger cohort of patients for analysis of both surgical and patient reported outcomes following urethral stricture surgery, male stress incontinence surgery and a variety of other conditions. By combining de-identified patient data across multiple academic centers, the members of TURNS will be better able to conduct important clinical studies that would otherwise not be possible. This type of collaborative research effort is essential to advancing the field of male urethral reconstruction.