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J. Stuart Wolf, Jr., M.D., FACS


Northwestern University Medical School


Residency, Urology
University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship, Endourology
Washington University


Stuart Wolf, M.D., FACS, is associate chair of clinical integration and operations, chief of the Division of Surgical Subspecialties and professor for the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.

After receiving his M.D. from Northwestern University, Wolf completed urology residency at UCSF and then an endourology/laparoscopy fellowship with Ralph Clayman. He joined the University of Michigan in 1996 and over the ensuing 20 years he served as the director of the Division of Endourology, the director of the endourology/laparoscopy fellowship and the associate urology department chair for surgical services.

In 2016, he assumed his current role as associate chair for clinical integration and operations of the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care at Dell Medical School. Wolf has served on the executive committee of the Michigan Urologic Society and the board of directors of the Endourological Society. He formerly chaired the AUA Practice Guidelines Committee and is the inaugural chair of the AUA Science and Quality Council. At the University of Michigan, Wolf received the Silver Cystoscope Award for Urology Residency Teaching Excellence three times (1999, 2002 and 2005).

He was appointed the inaugural David A. Bloom Professor of Urology in 2006. The Department of Urology awarded him the Faculty Service Award in 2011 and the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2012. He was inducted into the League of Educational Excellence of the University of Michigan Medical School in 2015 and that year he received the Program Director’s Award from the Endourological Society. In 2010, Wolf was elected to the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons.

In 2018, he started a six-year term as a trustee of the American Board of Urology. Early in Wolf’s career, he garnered extramural funding for basic science research but then his interests moved to clinic research. His most recent work focuses on urinary calculi, kidney cancer, upper urinary tract obstruction and a variety or quality improvement and patient safety topics.

An author of more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and videos, and more than 150 invited publications, Wolf has served on the editorial boards of 11 journals. His scholarly work has been recognized by awards and/or research grants from the American Foundation for Urologic Disease, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Endourological Society, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, and the AUA and 2 of its Sections. He is currently ranked number 84 in the field of Urology (all-time) on the Microsoft Academic Author Analytics website.

Professional Affiliations
  • Endourological Society
    Board of Directors, 2009
  • 12 American Urological Association
    Chair of Science and Quality Council, 2014
  • 18 Society of Academic Urology
    Board of Directors, 2016
  • Texas Urological Society
    Board of Directors, 2018
  • American Board of Urology
    Trustee, 2018
Awards & Honors
  • Silver Cystoscope for Teaching Excellence
    University of Michigan, 1999, 2002 and 2005
  • David A. Bloom Endowed Professor of Urology
    University of Michigan, 2006
  • League of Educational Excellence
    University of Michigan, 2015
  • Program Director’s Award
    Endourological Society, 2015
  • American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons