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Welcome to the Why Urology podcast with Dr. Todd Brandt.

This podcast is my personal attempt to teach you about your genito-urinary tract, what can go wrong, and how your urologist may just become your superhero.

The name of the podcast comes from my ongoing need to answer the question that I get so often from patients, friends, and family, “Why Urology? Why did you choose to become a urologist?”

Nov 8, 2020

Kidney cancer is most commonly a Renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Renal Cell Carcinoma, with its various subtypes, will be diagnosed in an estimated 73,750 adults (45,520 men and 28,230 women) in the United States this year. Kidney cancer is the sixth most common cancer for men, and it is the eighth most common cancer...


Nov 2, 2020

The idea of a keystone habit I think is attributed to Charles Duhigg in a book called, The Power of Habit.

As I understand the concept, a keystone habit is a habit that leads to multiple other behaviors, and positive outcomes in your life. A keystone habit sparks a chain reaction.

When you focus on, when you become...


Aug 26, 2020

This episode is about how, as we make choices in life, we often have to choose between two equally attractive paths with incomplete information and uncertain outcomes. Career choices are like that; life choices are like that. And often the choices feel limiting, like we are boxing ourselves in, closing off opportunities...


Aug 9, 2020

What is success? What does a successful life look like? What does it mean to be a success?

For too many urologists including myself the primary way we measure our lives as successful is through the building of a large and lucrative practice. 

For the record, I believe these are important things to measure. A medical...


Jan 26, 2019

I opened my email Friday Jan 18, 2019 and found an email from the American Urological Association announcing that date was “match day” for medical students applying for urology residency positions starting July 2019. 

Most of you listening to this podcast may not know what the matching system is for medical...