Hunter Wessells, M.D. became interested in a career in medicine while pursuing his BS degree in Psychology at Georgetown University, where he also earned his MD. Dr. Wessells completed general surgery and urology residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia before completing a fellowship in Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery and Trauma at the University of California, San Francisco. A Professor of Urology in the University of Washington School of Medicine, he was appointed Chair of the Department of Urology on July 1, 2008 and holds the Nelson Chair in Urology.
Dr. Wessells is a surgeon, researcher and expert on urogenital trauma and erectile dysfunction. He has served on national and international professional and government committees including WHO International Consultations on Erectile and Sexual Dsyfunction and WHO Consensus Conference on Genitourinary Trauma. He served as a member of the Urological Kidney and Genital Development Study Section of the National Institutes of Health, is Chair of Task Force B of the American Board of Urology/American Urological Association Examination Committee and currently is a member of the Advisory Committee for Urology of the American College of Surgeons.
An avid outdoors sportsman, Dr. Wessells rows a single shell, enjoys participating in summer cycling climbs on Mt St Helens and Mt. Ranier, and maintains an organic vegetable garden.