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.
The Laboratory for Male Reproductive Research and Testing, located in the Scott Department of Urology at Baylor College of Medicine, is the country's largest clinical laboratory focused on male reproductive health. Proper diagnosis for suspected fertility problems begins with testing at the Laboratory for Male Reproductive Research and Testing. Many of the tests and techniques performed in the laboratory use proprietary methods developed in this lab.
The Laboratory for Andrology Research, located at McNair Medical Institute at Baylor College of Medicine, specializes in basic science research investigating causes and treatments for low testosterone in men and women.
The department 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, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, and other academic centers around the country.