Message from the Chair | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Message from the Chair

The Department of Urology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has been highly committed to excellence since its inception in 2006. Our program utilizes the latest in surgical techniques to ensure the best outcomes for our patients, and provides the highest teaching standards in the entire spectrum of adult and pediatric urology.

As the Department has grown, we as faculty collectively recognized the need for diversity and critical thinking to sustain innovation. Our program has attracted talented individuals as we have adopted best practices in recruiting residents and faculty. Equally important is the commitment to diversity which allows all members of the Department to do their best work, to thrive and contribute to the success of our mission. With this approach our Department has seen significant growth and proven that the unique talents and skills of all members together form a more coordinated and complete entity to better meet the needs of our patients, staff, residents, and faculty alike. We are committed to a higher level of teaching for our residents making them well prepared for the professional challenges after graduation. Therefore, all of our graduating residents are able to pursue any career in academic or private practice.

Werner de Riese, MD



Werner T.W. de Riese, M.D., Ph.D.
Department Chair
Department of Urology