Sarah Psutka MD, MSc

University of Washington

Sarah Psutka MD, MSc is an Associate Professor of Urology in the Department of Urology at the University of Washington. She holds a co-appointment at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and is a member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Consortium. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University and urology residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed a Society of Urologic Oncology Fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the Mayo Clinic, and concurrently obtained her Masters’ in Clinical and Translational Science. She previously served as the Director of Urologic Oncology at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County with a co-appointment as an Assistant Professor in Urology at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, prior to joining the faculty of the University of Washington.

Dr. Psutka’s clinical efforts focus on minimally-invasive and complex open urologic oncology, with a particular interest in advanced kidney cancer, particularly venous tumor thrombus, testicular cancer, and bladder cancer.  She leads the urologic oncology program at Harborview Medical Center and is the Associate Program Director of the UW Society of Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program.

Dr. Psutka’s research focuses on the study and development of personalized, comprehensive risk stratification measures in patients with advanced urologic malignancies. She leads research funded by the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network to study the integration of comprehensive geriatric assessments, body composition, and psychometric capital assessments in patients with advanced bladder cancer with a focus on patient-reported outcome research and development of prehabilitation interventions. She leads multiple clinical trials and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Urologic Oncology Clinical Trials Consortium and the SWOG Clinical Trials Survivorship Committee. She is the Senior Editor for the Urologic Oncology Section of the AUA Core Curriculum, is on the Editorial Board of Bladder Cancer and is an Associate Editor for European Urology. She was a founder of the Society of Women in Urologic Oncology of which she is the current President.