Thomas James Walsh M.D., M.S.

 Thomas  James Walsh M.D., M.S.

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  • English


  • Reproductive / Urology
  • Urology


Dr. Walsh is a UW associate professor of urology whose clinical interests include male reproductive and sexual medicine and surgery. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Oregon, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He then received his medical degree from Northwestern University, where he garnered the highest academic honors and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

Dr. Walsh completed his general and urologic surgical training at the UW, during which time he served as a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Scholar and received a master's degree in epidemiology at the UW School of Public Health. He completed a fellowship in male infertility and erectile dysfunction at the University of California, San Francisco and directed the UCSF Center for Male Reproductive Health before returning to UW Medicine.

Patient Care Philosophy

He believes in a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of male infertility and sexual dysfunction. He works closely with experts in female reproductive health to offer comprehensive care to infertile couples. He integrates the most advanced and minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment modalities into his practice.

Clinical Interests

Microscopic vasectomy reversal, advanced sperm retrieval techniques in azoospermic men, no scalpel vasectomy, penile prosthetic surgery, surgical treatment of Peyronie's disease and hormonal therapy for infertility and hypogonadism.

Research Interests

His background in epidemiology and public health guides most of his research interests. The causes of male infertility and its impacts on the individual and society are poorly understood, as are the outcomes of infertility treatments. The underlying aim of Dr. Walsh’s work is to assemble populations of fertile and infertile men of reproductive age, to better understand the impacts of genetics, the environment and other health conditions on male reproductive health, and to understand how male infertility may impact general health later in life.


Institution Credential Year
University of California, San Francisco Teaching Appointment
Northwestern University Medical School Medical education 2000
UW - Dept. of Surgery Internship
UW - Dept. of Surgery Residency
UW - Dept. of Urology Residency
Univ. of Washington, School of Public Health & Community Medicine Master 2004
University of California, San Francisco Fellowship
Degree Institution Year
MD Northwestern University Medical School 2000

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Urology Urology 2010