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
• Seattle Gynecologic Society
• Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists

Selected Publications:

Beck TL, Schiff MA, Goff BA, Urban RR. Robotic, Laparoscopic, or Open Hysterectomy - Surgical Outcomes by Approach in Endometrial Cancer. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2018 Jan 19. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29360514

Urban RR, Ramzan AA, Doo DW, Galan HL, Harper L, Omurtag K, Muffly TM, Sheeder J, Guntupalli SR. Fellow Perceptions of Residency Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29353035

Urban RR, He H, Alfonso R, Hardesty MM, Goff BA. The end of life costs for Medicare patients with advanced ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2018 Feb;148(2):336-341. PMID: 29208368 

Goff BA, Agnew K, Neradilek MB, Gray HJ, Liao JB, Urban RR. Combining a symptom index, CA125 and HE4 (triple screen) to detect ovarian cancer in women with a pelvic mass. Gynecol Oncol. 2017 Nov;147(2):291-295. PMID: 28860006

Martin JY, Schiff MA, Weiss NS, Urban RR. Racial disparities in the utilization of preventive health services among older women with early-stage endometrial cancer enrolled in Medicare. Cancer Med. 2017 Sep;6(9):2153-2163. PMID: 28776947

Urban RR, Smith A, Agnew K, Bonato V, Goff BA. Evaluation of a Validated Biomarker Test in Combination With a Symptom Index to Predict Ovarian Malignancy. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2017 Feb;27(2):233-238. PMID: 27870706

Urban RR, He H, Alfonso-Cristancho R, Hardesty MM, Goff BA. The cost of initial care for Medicare patients with advanced ovarian cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2016 Apr; 14(4): 429-37. PMID: 27059191

Urban RR, He H, Alfonso R, Hardesty MM, Gray HJ, Goff BA. Ovarian cancer outcomes: predictors of early death. Gynecol Oncol 2016 Mar; 140(3):474-80. PMID: 26743531

Urban RR, Swensen R, Schulkin J, Schiff MA. Implementing the flipped classroom on a gynecologic oncology service. J Reprod Med [in press, accepted Sept 2015]

Gogoi RP, Urban R, Sun H, Goff BA. Evaluation of Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) Ovarian Cancer Quality Surgical Measures. Gynecol Oncol 2012 Aug; 126(2):217-9. PMID: 22561039

Urban RR, Teng NN, Kapp DS. Gynecologic malignancies in female-to-male transgender patients: the need of original gender surveillance. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2011; May 204(5):e9-12. PMID: 21354550

Appointments & Practice Locations

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

Appointments:   206.598.8300