UF Department of Urology Mission, Vision and Values


Dr. Stringer, Mitsu Andre and Dr. Dennis

Mission Statement

The mission of UF Department of Urology is to provide:

timely, compassionate, and exceptional patient-centered care focused on achieving an optimal outcome and patient experience

a stimulating environment for learners to explore and grow in their comprehension of broad subspecialty urologic training

transformative research solutions to common as well as complex urologic problems and conditions


color photo of doctor Romano T. DeMarco and clinic team with pediatric patient

Vision Statement

The vision of UF Department of Urology is to:

♦ be recognized as the premier Urology Department for patient care, research, and education by:

♦ providing world-class subspecialty urologic care with the utmost respect and compassion for each individual’s condition and circumstance

♦ capitalizing on multidisciplinary processes and use of advanced technologies to analyze and address even the most complex of urologic diseases and conditions

♦ incorporating innovative educational programs to provide comprehensive urologic training and expertise and inspire the next generation of urologic leaders in the field

♦ critically addressing current and future challenges in the field of urology through creative and collaborative research design and implementation to transform the care of patients both present and in the future

♦ collaborating within the UF Health system and across the region and state to establish best practices and address health care disparities in the care of all urologic patients


Group photo of the UF urology team. This includes faculty, residents and extenders. They are standing in multiple rows. They are all wearing their white doctor coats. They are standing in front the fountain at the UF Health Shands Cancer hospital. In the top right corner is the US News and World Report badge. This badge is gold with a blue banner across it with the words Best Hospitals US News & World Report National Urology 2021- 2022

Core Values

The core values of UF Department of Urology include:

♦ Patient-centered focus

♦ Integrity

♦ Excellence

♦ Teamwork and collaboration

♦ Respect

♦ Compassion

♦ Innovation

♦ Stewardship

♦ Diversity



Ranked as the #32 urology program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report