Jonathan D. Harper M.D.

Jonathan D. Harper M.D.
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  • English


  • Surgery
  • Urology


Jonathan Harper, MD is an Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is the Chief of Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery, as well as the Endourology Fellowship Program Director.

He joined the UW Department of Urology in 2009 after completing an Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at UCLA. He earned his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and received early election to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his urology residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is board certified and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine recently selected him in 2016 as one of “Seattle’s Top Doctors”.

Dr. Harper’s clinical focus is on minimally invasive kidney surgery, particularly, kidney cancer, stones, and reconstruction. His research focus is on improving ultrasound in the management of stone disease. He served as the Principal Investigator (PI) of the initial human clinical trial testing the feasibility of ultrasonic propulsion of kidney stones. University of Washington is one of four clinical centers chosen by the National Institute of Health to form a Urinary Stone Disease Research Network, of which Dr. Harper serves as the site PI.

Patient Care Philosophy

My goal is to deliver compassionate care while providing clinical insight and knowledge regarding the disease process and treatment options. I believe in a clinical setting that allows the patient and physician to have an equal part in deciding what is best for an individual patient.

Clinical Interests

Kidney cancer; kidney stones; UPJ obstruction; robotic surgery; laparoscopic surgery; minimally invasive surgery

Research Interests

Research interests include techniques, outcomes, and new technology involving minimally invasive surgery.  Dr. Harper has received external funding for research that includes expanding the use of ultrasound for kidney stone detection and treatment.  He also is investigating techniques to minimize radiation during kidney stone surgery.


Institution Credential Year
UCLA Medical Center Fellowship
University of California Los Angeles Teaching Appointment
Univ. of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Medical education 2003
Loma Linda Medical Center Internship
Loma Linda Medical Center Residency
Degree Institution Year
MD Univ. of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 2003

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Urology Urology 2011