The Scott Department of Urology is a leader among Baylor College of Medicine’s clinical departments in its commitment to research activities. Members of the department are involved in research in basic science laboratories, in translational research and in clinical research, including an extensive current ongoing clinical trials program.
Working to translate results of successful laboratory research to improvements in patient care, the research faculty has worked with clinicians to introduce new diagnostic tools and to develop new treatments.
In the Laboratory for Male Reproductive Research and Testing, scientists are studying genetic causes of infertility. Our laboratory is well-known for translational and basic research that has quickly provided clinically useful diagnostic tests and treatments. Several of these tests have considerably reduced the time, inconvenience, and discomfort that patients experienced with previously available tests. Many of the new techniques represent the current standard of care used by urologists throughout the world.
The Scott Department of Urology is also engaged in multi-disciplinary health services research to assess and improve patient quality of life as well as decision-making regarding treatment choices with respect to genitourinary cancers. Faculty collaborates with other researchers at the Houston Center of Excellence in Health Services Research, at the Michael E. DeBakey V.A. Medical Center, and other academic centers around the country.