Urban Renata Dept web

Renata R Urban, MD

Associate Professor

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Gynecologic Oncology:
• Gynecologic cancer
• Minimally invasive surgical procedures
• Robotic surgery


Washington, 2011


• Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2009
• Gynecologic Oncology, 2015


• MD Degree
   (Boston University School of Medicine, 2004)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics, 2008)
• Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology
   (Stanford/UCSF Combined Fellowship Program, 2011)

Research Interests:

• Perioperative and supportive care
• Outcomes in medical education

Current Research:

• Combining a Symptom Index with Biomarker Screening in the Assessment
  of Patients with Adnexal Masses


• Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
• American College of Obstetricians and Gynecolgists
• Massachusetts Medical Society
• Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists

Selected Publications:

Gogoi RP, Urban R, Sun H, Goff B. Evaluation of Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) ovarian cancer quality surgical measures. Gynecol Oncol Aug 2012;126:217-9.

Cohen JG, Kapp DS, Shin JY, Urban R, Sherman AE, Chen LM, Osann K and Chan JK. Small cell carcinoma of the cervix: Treatment and survival outcomes of 188 patients. Am J Obstet Gynecol Jun 24, 2010 [Epub ahead of print].

Sokol ER, Urban R. Novel repair of tension-free midurethral sling erosion into the urethra. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. Nov-Dec 2008;15(6):755-7.

Dahan MH, Quintero RB, Urban R. A comparison of letrozole to gonadotropins for ovulation induction in subjects with advanced maternal age: A retrospective pilot study. Fert Steril 2008;90(4):1226-8.

Chan JK, Urban R, Cheung MK, Shin JY, Husain A, Teng NN, Berek JS, Walker JL, Kapp DS, Osann K. Lymphadenectomy in endometrioid uterine cancer staging: How many lymph nodes are enough? A study of 11,443 women. Cancer Jun 15, 2007;109(10):2454-60.

Chan JK, Urban R, Hu JM, Shin JY, Husain A, Teng NN, Berek JS, Osann K, Kapp DS. The potential therapeutic role of lymph node resection in epithelial ovarian cancer—a study of 13,918 patients. British Journal of Cancer Jun 18, 2007;96(12):1817-22.

Quintero RB, Urban R, Lathi RB, Wetphal LM, Dahan MH. A comparison of letrozole to gonadotropins for ovulation induction, in subjects who failed to conceive with clomiphene citrate. Fertil Steril Oct 2007;88(4):879-85.

Chan JK, Urban R, Cheung MK, Osann K, Husain A, Teng NN, Kapp DS, Berek JS, Leiserowitz GS. Ovarian cancer in younger vs older women: A population-based analysis. Br J of Ca;95(10):1314-1320.

Liddiocoat RV, Horton N, Urban R, Maier E, Christiansen D, and Samet J. Assessing missed opportunities for HIV testing in medical testing. J Gen Int Med 2004;19(4):349-56.

Kronfeld-Schor N, Zhao J, Silvia BAA, Bicer E, Matthews PT, Urban R, Zimmerman S, Kunz TH and Widmaier EP. Steroid-dependent upregulation of adipose leptin secretion in vitro during pregnancy in mice. Biol of Reprod 2000;63:274-80.

Appointments & Practice Locations

UW Medical Center 8SE Oncology
Cascade Tower, 8th floor
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195

Appointments:   206.598.8300