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Alan Wein

Alan J. Wein MD, PhD(hon), FACS

Professor with Tenure and Emeritus Chief of Urology; Director, Residency Program in Urology, Penn Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Alan Wein received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed training in Surgery and Urology at the University of Pennsylvania, including a fellowship at the Harrison Department of Surgical Research. He was awarded an honorary PhD from the University of Patras, Greece, in September 2005. In 2007, he was named the Founders Professor in Urology, a professorship which was created in recognition of Dr. Wein’s many contributions in the field of urology. He was conferred the status of Honorary Professor of the Federal State Institute of Urology in May 2010.

Dr. Wein has received numerous awards from various societies in urology, including the Distinguished Service Award and the Distinguished Contribution Award of the American Urological Association, the Urodynamics Society Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Edward L. Keyes Medal, among others. He holds or has held editorial board or associate editorial positions on 14 respected journals, has authored or co-authored over 1000 publications and has written, edited, or co-edited over 30 books on urology. He is Editor-in-Chief of the 9th, 10th, and 11th editions of Campbell-Walsh Urology and the name of the 12th, and succeeding editions, has been changed to Campbell-Walsh-Wein Urology to reflect his many contributions to the field.


Founders Professof'of Urology** and Director, Residency Program in Urology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (2017)
Formerly, Chief of Urology at University of Pennsylvania (1979-2016); Chairman Residency Review Committee in Urology (1995-1997) and Vice President of the American Board of Urology (1995-1996). 

**The Alan J. Wein, MD, PhD (Hon) Founders Professor of Urology is a chair raised by grateful patients in recognition of his clinical expertise and many contributions to the field of urology.


BS: Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

MD: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PhD (honorary): University of Patras, Greece

Postgraduate Training:

Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Research Fellowship (Harrision Department of Surgical Research): Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania  

Wharton Academic Medicine Leadership Program, The Wharton School, Aresty Institute of Executive Education, University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Interests:

Physiology and pharmacology of the lower urinary tract

Evaluation and management of lower urinary tract function and dysfunction, including urinary incontinence

Evaluation and management of urologic cancer


Dr. Wein acts as a/an Consultant/Advisor for: Urovant, Axonics, Medtronic, Astellas