J Stuart Wolf Jr MD

Professor, Urology
Clinical Interests:

Minimally invasive urology, laparoscopy (minimally invasive surgery performed with telescopes through small incisions), endoscopy (minimally invasive surgery performed with telescopes in the urinary tract), kidney stone disease, and renal disease including cysts and cancer.

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U of M Urology

Brighton Health Center
8001 Challis Rd


Medical School or Training

  • Northwestern University Medical School, 1988


  • University of California, Urology, CA, 1994


  • Endourology, Washington University, 1996

Board Certification

  • Urology


New instruments and techniques in laparoscopy and endoscopy and new techniques in kidney stone disease management.

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After receiving his M.D. from Northwestern University in 1988, Dr. Wolf completed urology residency at UCSF in 1994, followed by an Endourology/Laparoscopy Fellowship with Ralph Clayman. He joined the University of Michigan faculty in July of 1996 as the Director of the Division of Endourology and Stone Disease.  Dr. Wolf has directed the Endourology/Laparoscopy Fellowship at the University of Michigan since 2002, and is the Associate Department Chair for Surgical Services.  He was named the inaugural David A. Bloom Professor of Urology in 2006. Dr. Wolf has served on the Executive Committee of the Michigan Urologic Society and the Board of Directors of the Endourological Society. He is the former Chair of the AUA Practice Guidelines Committee, and the inaugural chair of the AUA Science & Quality Council. 

Dr. Wolf has received the Silver Cystoscope Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Michigan Urology Residency program 3 times (1999, 2002 and 2005). The Department of Urology awarded him the Faculty Service Award in 2011 and the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2012. In 2010 Dr. Wolf was elected to the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons.

As an author of more than 250 scientific articles and 125 invited publications, Dr. Wolf serves or has served on the editorial boards of eleven journals. His scholarly work has been recognized by awards and/or research grants from the American Foundation for Urologic Disease, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Endourological Society, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the American Urological Association, and two sections of the American Urological Association.