Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US


BA from Cornell University
MD from Baylor College of Medicine
Internship at University of Pennsylvania
Residency at University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine
Minimally Invasive Surgery/Endourology


Board Certified
American Board of Urology

Honors & Awards

Top Doctor
Fulbright and Jaworski LLP Faculty Excellence Award for Educational Leadership
Dr. Mayer has been recognized for his outstanding efforts to advance Baylor’s mission, vision, and values and has been awarded the prestigious Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence award for Educational Leadership.
Fulbright and Jaworski LLP Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation
Dr. Mayer has been recognized for his outstanding teaching efforts and has been awarded the prestigious Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence award for Teaching and Evaluation.
Selected as a “Top Urologist in Houston, TX”
Outstanding Educational Efforts in Urology Award
Howard Pollack Award for the Highest In-Service Score
First Prize: AUA Mid-Atlantic Howard Pollack Pyelogram Hour
Graduated with the “Highest Honor”
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
“High Honors” in Basic Sciences
Academic Scholarship
Graduated with “Distinction in All Subjects”
Phi Beta Kappa Society
Kaplan MCAT Teacher of the Semester
National Premedical Honor Society
Order of the Lamp Honor Society
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Golden Key Honor Society
Dean’s List

Professional Interests

  • Endourology; Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Renal Mass
  • Ureteral Obstruction
  • Ureteral Obstruction
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction
  • Percutaneous Nephrostolithotomy
  • Kidney Stones
  • Renal Tumors
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Living Kidney Donor
  • Donor Nephrectomy
  • Single Site Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Renal Cysts
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Nephrectomy
  • Ureteral Reconstruction

Professional Statement

Dr. Wesley Mayer specializes in advanced minimally invasive surgical treatments for urologic diseases including robotic, laparoscopic (including single-site), endourologic, laser, and percutaneous surgery. He has a special interest in kidney cancer, kidney stones, upper urinary tract reconstruction, adrenal masses, and transplant urology. His other areas of expertise include the evaluation and treatment of elevated PSA, prostatic enlargement, and blood in the urine.

Dr. Mayer graduated from Baylor College of Medicine with highest honors. He completed his internship in general surgery and his urology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He was fellowship-trained in minimally invasive urology in Baylor College of Medicine’s Scott Department of Urology.

Dr. Mayer has published research on robotic partial nephrectomy, single-site donor nephrectomy, and treatment of kidney stones. In addition to being an invited examiner for the American Urological Association's (AUA) Oral Board Review Course and a former instructor for the AUA’s Mentored Laparoscopy Course, he is currently Urology Residency Program Director. Dr. Mayer has been recognized for his outstanding teaching efforts and has been awarded the prestigious Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence award for Teaching and Evaluation. He has been invited to serve on the Urology Milestones Working Group for the ACGME. Dr. Mayer has also been selected as a “Top Urologist in Houston, TX” in The Leading Physicians of the World.

Selected Publications

  • Kutikov A, Casale P, White MA, Mayer WA, Chang A, Gosalbez R, Canning DA. "Testicular compartment syndrome: A new approach to conceptualizing and managing testicular torsion.." Urology. 2008 October;72(4):786-789.
  • Mayer WA, Resnick MJ, Canter D, Ramchandani P, Kutikov A, Harryhill JF, Carpiniello VL, Guzzo TJ. "Synchronous metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the genitourinary tract: Two rare case reports and a review of the literature.." Can J Urol. 2009 June;3(3):205-210.
  • Mistry S, Mayer WA, Khavari R, Ayala G, Miles BJ. "Who’s too old to screen: Prostate cancer in elderly men.." Can Urol Assoc J. 2009 June;3(3):205-210.
  • Mucksavage P, Mayer WA, Mandel J, Van Arsdalen KV. "High-frequency jet ventilation is beneficial during shock wave lithotripsy utilizing a newer unit with a narrower focal zone.." Can Urol Assoc J. 2010 October;4(5):333-335.
  • Liao LM, Mayer WA, Kim M, Link RE. "Robot-assisted laparoscopic excision of a pelvic extragastrointestinal stromal tumor (EGIST): A case report and literature.." Can J Urol. 2011 June;18(3):5731-5734.
  • Mayer WA, Godoy G, Choi JM, Goh AC, Bian SX, Link RE. "Higher RENAL nephrometry score is predictive of longer warm ischemia time and collecting system entry during laparoscopic and robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy.." Urology. 2012 May;79(5):1052-1056.
  • Stamatakis L, Cheng PJ, Ho PL, Thrall MJ, Mayer WA, Miles BJ, Link RE. "A 60-year-old woman with an incidentally discovered right renal mass.." Urology. 2012 December;80(6):1183-1186.
  • Stamatakis L, Mercado MA, Choi JM, Sanchez EJ, Gaber AO, Knight RJ, Mayer WA, Link RE. "Comparison of laparo-endoscopic single site (LESS) and conventional laparoscopic donor nephrectomy at a single institution.." BJU Int. 2013 July;112(2):198-206.
  • Zhang ZY, Tang Q, Li XS, Zhang Q, Mayer WA, Wu JY, Yang XD, Zhang XC, Wang XY, Zhou LQ. "Clinical analysis of the PADUA and the RENAL scoring systems for renal neoplasms: A retrospective study of 245 patients undergoing laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.." Int J Urol. 2014 January;21(1):40-44.
  • Mercado MA, Scovell JM, Hollander AB, Stamatakis L, Mathur S, Choi JM, Sanchez EJ, Mayer WA, Link RE. "Sub-fascial continuous local anesthesia decreases postoperative narcotic requirements following laparoendoscopic single site donor nephrectomy but increases cost and does not decrease length of stay.." J Anesth. 2015:in press..


American Urological Association
Harris County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
Houston Academy of Medicine