Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

382 Patient Ratings
216 Patient Comments

William Lowrance, M.D., M.P.H.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

382 Patient Ratings
216 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-4381
Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Clinic 2B, GU
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112


William Lowrance, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor in the Division of Urology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator. He specializes in the surgical treatment of urologic malignancies. His practice at the Huntsman Cancer Institute primarily focuses on treating prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, testicular cancer, and penile cancer. He has extensive training and experience with open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgical techniques. His research efforts focus on understanding and improving clinical outcomes for patients with urologic cancers. Dr. Lowrance has published numerous peer-reviewed urologic articles, book chapters, and editorials. He is member of the American Urological Association’s Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinical Guidelines committee and serves on the editorial board for multiple medical journals. He peer reviews medical manuscripts for over 10 different medical journals. Additionally, he has received a National Institutes of Health Challenge grant for studying the differences between open and robotic radical prostatectomy.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Urology
Board Certification American Board of Urology
Cancer Center Programs Cancer Control & Population Sciences

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 21, 2017

I didn't ask about drugs and I'm not sure what I should ask.

January 14, 2017

I just felt 15 minutes with the provider, but spending more than 2 hours in the clinic, mostly waiting, is a bit much.

January 07, 2017

We liked the PA & we're amazed by Dr Lowrance. They were both very impressive.

January 07, 2017

The PA was exceptional

December 21, 2016

My appointment with Dr. Varghese (which was very good - he spent thoughtful and friendly time with me) ran very long past my appt. with Dr. Lowrance. So the latter appt. was much delayed. Dr. L was polite and professional and took the time needed to make sure of my condition and direction. He gave a copy of the surgery notes to me and it would have been nice to have had him give a cursory few notes about the surgery from those notes. It was obvious that with my being late to his office, he did his best to squeeze me into an already busy schedule.

December 18, 2016

Needs to work on his bed side manner. No doubt he is smart and well trained.. understand he is a busy man, however a little more compassion for the trauma the patient is going through would be nice.

December 13, 2016

Everyone is such a professional and pleasant to be cared for by them. And they work together so well.

December 12, 2016

The visit inspired a lot of confidence in the care I was being given. The course chosen and the way it was related made me feel as though my best interests were the most important thing at hand.

December 11, 2016

I have complete confidence in Dr. Lowrance..

December 10, 2016

I have always had great care at the Huntsman

December 05, 2016

Dr. Gupta spent a long time with me, my wife and daughter-in-law making sure we fully understood my status and study options. Study administrative assistants were called in, so we were well and thoroughly informed. We have all read the information provided. We understand clearly and are very comfortable in that understanding.

November 29, 2016

I don't believe anyone could improve on the care I recieved

November 16, 2016

Couldn't ask for better care.

November 12, 2016


November 12, 2016

Nothing but good to say about everyone

November 05, 2016

As I said, everyone was amazing! All the way from Scott through the check-in staff to the Doctor! I could not be happier with what happened! I just wish my doctor in Daytona Beach would spend a few days with you all and see how you do things. Overall, he is pretty good but it would help him a great deal.

October 25, 2016

The whole experience was very good

October 22, 2016

you're an incredible institution!

October 21, 2016

I would most definitely recommend it to someone else.

October 21, 2016


October 13, 2016

My Dr. from the U. of U would check my prostrate yearly & ask questions about how my urination was & if I was having any difficulties. My prostate has yet to be checked at this clinic

September 30, 2016

The Huntsman Center and University of Utah health care have been great, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend

September 25, 2016

Dr. Lowrance, P.A. Tyler Williamson, and nurses Kathleen and Camille and office manager Kellie were very professional, patient, and friendly with excellent knowledge about their profession - I am impressed with this staff!

September 25, 2016

all around good

September 24, 2016

I am already spreading word of the professionalism of your staff far and wide. They actually listen, no matter what the issue they are immediately responsive and before you know it, that specialist appears! This isn't limited to immediate concerns about my cancer and it's treatment, but ANY concern I may have. I am struggling with an aging parent with dementia who is becoming increasingly violent and delusional. Your staff has the depth to immediately respond with appropriately trained individual who also actually listens and cares. Time never seems to be an issues, I always feel like the entire facility is there for me ready to respond to anyhing for me.

September 22, 2016

I couldn't have asked for a better Dr. I am comfortable and confident with Dr. Lowrance's medical decisions.

September 19, 2016

Dr. Lowerance, Dr Gupta, Rachel, Sara, Kellie, Tensin, Camille, Jeff Carolyn, Wendy were all 5 star, bet care I have received in 70 years. Front desk staff was great but didn't get names.

September 18, 2016

NP - Jamie, was very thorough and business like. Not so eager to listen to me as Dr. Lowrance was. One thing that puzzled me; Dr. Lowrance came very highly recommended, and everything that I have heard or read about robotic surgery for prostate removal, gave very encouraging statistics regarding functionality of urination and achieving an erection shortly after the procedure. However, Dr. gave me and my wife a rather bleak forecast of regaining those functions after surgery. I intend to call the institute and find out why this occurred. My wife says that he's just stating worst case scenario to avoid too much optimism on my part. Well, what I need is optimism right now!

September 04, 2016

All ready talked with daughter in laws mom to come.

September 02, 2016

the doctor and all the staff was very helpful and answered all our questions

September 01, 2016


August 28, 2016

Excellent caring attitude.

August 22, 2016

Dr. Lowrance was patient with my questions, seemed genuinely concerned about my worries, and scheduled an MRI with an appointment with him later in the same morning re. the results. I appreciate this as I live in Wyoming.

August 20, 2016

Positive first experience. Too early to tell if I would recommend.

August 13, 2016

very professional and friendly. made us feel relaxed

August 13, 2016


August 13, 2016

Everyone involved was just wonderful.

August 10, 2016

the PA was very nice and he did all that he was needing to do and in a timely manner. Doctor Lowrance has been great. He tells it like is and can or can not be. He has always let me know what can happen with each treatment methods and surgeries. I do appreciate Doctor Lowrance and I will recommend him to anyone I see that could use his services.

August 08, 2016

couldn't be happier or more confident in the entire team!!

August 07, 2016


August 06, 2016

Really liked the new PA, he was very informative and interested in my health.

August 02, 2016

Care provider always used term that I could understand. Never felt like I was being talked down to.

July 21, 2016

the was the best care possible

July 19, 2016

My Doc is outstanding. I couldn't be happier.

July 15, 2016

Dr. Lowrance is very good and does his best to try to take time to listen. He is, unfortunately, very busy and is always in a hurry (understandably).

July 07, 2016

Doctor Lowrance is a very good doctor. He tells it has it is. What good happen and then he makes sure the patient has the final decision in what is to be done. He listen to your concerns and talks with you about those decisions. I what recomme d Doctor Lowrance to everybody that may need his services. I have been very impressed with him

July 03, 2016

Dr. Lowerson and his PA both were exceptionally good at listening and explaining clearly our situation and the options available to us. Never felt rushed or pressured to make a decision-rather they provided the needed information and possible consequences in an unhurried, thorough way. Felt cared for and trust in them.

July 02, 2016

I left with comfort about what I was dealing with and how I would be treated.

July 02, 2016

Great staff. Couldn't have asked for better people.

June 30, 2016

Loved everything

June 29, 2016

Given the circumstances, the quality of care by dr and staff was exceptional. I was very impressed and would recommend Huntsman to anyone

June 22, 2016

All of the staff was very professional and personable.

June 20, 2016

I was met with Dr. Scott Stevens who was wonderful. He went over my condition and answered all of my questions. He was kind but confident. He let us know choices, but confirmed my choice. He showed me the highest respect. I wanted him as my surgeon. I thought there could be no better doctor on this planet. Then I met Dr. Lowrance. What a intelligent, thoughtful, considerate, articulate, and wonderful doctor. I was sold. How could I meet the two best doctors on the planet in one meeting? Huntsman Clinic.

June 17, 2016

Care provider listened very well and answered all our questions

June 08, 2016

Was pleased with my overall experience with the Huntsman center

June 06, 2016

11) Would certainly recommend his provider to an acquaintance if appropriate o do so.

June 05, 2016

doctor Lowrance is a very good provider. He explained thing very well and gave full reasons for making a very good sound determination of what I needed to do. I have full trust in Doctor Lowrance

May 28, 2016


May 28, 2016

Dr. Lowrance is very professional, too the point and informative during his procedures.

May 27, 2016

All who I met with did a great job in explaining my situation and answering questions.

May 23, 2016

as I have said before the care provider and the staff have all been great and made the experience good

May 21, 2016

Dr. was sincere and straight forward. I appreciate his professionalism

May 20, 2016

Very helpful and caring

May 12, 2016

Great experience.

May 10, 2016


May 07, 2016

I don't know too many others who have my problems that I would need to recommend anyone to this provider.

May 01, 2016

such a blessing. thank you. superb

April 30, 2016

PA and Dr Lowrance were very thorough and helpful and explained everything with patience and empathy.

April 25, 2016

I could not understand what was said about my condition because I am very hard of hearing. My daughter was with me so she knows more about my condition than I do.

April 21, 2016

gteat job

April 18, 2016

the service was great

April 17, 2016

Jamie is a very caring and able practitioner. I have a lot of confidence in her opinions and course of treatment.

April 05, 2016

dr lowrance's is always so good. he is very professional and yet very caring we are so grateful to have him for a doctor

April 02, 2016

Again, after many visits, my care is superior.

March 13, 2016


March 06, 2016

Great Dr. And staff

March 06, 2016

As a patient, my care has always been personal and professional.

February 24, 2016

Professional and frendly

February 22, 2016

Very pleased with ongoing care provided by HCI.

February 22, 2016

Look folks-Dr. Lowrance is a "Great" doctor. Nothing more to be said.

February 21, 2016

Dr. Lowrance is top quality. Good "bedside manner" knowledgeable, confidence building and willing to explain all aspects in several different ways, making sure we understood and were comfotable.

February 10, 2016

Excellent and informative PA..

February 08, 2016

Again, the most wonderful information and experience!! And shared with little drama and a ton or professionalism!! Thank You!!

February 08, 2016

Dr Lowrance is the best doctor I could have. I have full confidence in his judgment, & I trust all precautions are suggested to keep the cancer from returning.

February 01, 2016

Waited two months to get an appointment. The doctor was very busy. The resident was very thorough but the doctor was not willing to spend time with me, hear or allow me to voice my concerns. He was watching the clock the whole ten minutes he spent with me. Unprofessional. Everyone is busy.. Just pronouncing 'Next Steps' and leaving did not leave me very confident. Functional, but not a good experience.

January 26, 2016

I've been really impressed by all of the clinicians.

January 10, 2016

Dr. Lowrance and his crew went out of their way to take care of me and make sure I knew what was going to happen. Very pleased.

January 08, 2016

Did not appreciate the unspoken assumption that I would of course want radical treatment to extend life. I'm going to die someday and I'm not afraid of it, and I want to make by myself any decision that affects the quality of what I have left. The doctor's role is to give options and use his great skill based on my decision.

January 07, 2016

Dr. Lorrance has been exceptional throughout the process of care. Knowledgeable, committed, and explained my condition (risks, procedures, options) understandably, with tact, but without dumbing down the subject matter. Would recommend with the highest regard for his professionalism.

December 08, 2015

Jeff Linton is an excellent PA. I also have full confidence in Dr. Lowrance and look forward to meeting with him next time.

November 30, 2015

Was very abrupt and to the point and business like, not warm or friendly approach, did not talk on a level of understanding that was at all clear to us, then told us that we were not listening when we asked a question about something we did not understand.

November 29, 2015

I can not say anough good things about Dr. Lowrance's and his staff.

November 22, 2015

I was very upset after the PA visited and basically told me the same information my Doctor in Idaho Falls. I was starting to wonder why I came to SLC when I was getting the same care at home. When the Doctor came my attitude changed as I was very impressed with the Doctors and the care they could provide.

November 16, 2015

no med's prescribed

November 16, 2015

Huntsman's is top shelf, everyone is kind, understanding, and considerate. First class

November 05, 2015

Great experience, considering what I am going through. Everyone was very thoughtful and I felt like I was a person not just a number.

November 05, 2015

This appointment was the pre-op appointment. Dr. Lowrance and the nurse practitioner both spent time explaining options, results of tests and treatment options. Our questions were answered and we left feeling prepared for the next day.

November 03, 2015

Doctor answered all my questions and explained in detail plan for moving ahead.

October 20, 2015

As busy as we know the staff is, they never made us feel as if they didn't have time to make sure we were well taken care of.

October 18, 2015

We new the Dr. Lowrance had a busy day, but the Dr. Lowrance never gave us the impression that he was in a hurry or did not have the time for us.

October 18, 2015

Thanks to Dr Lowrance I'll be enjoying my 70th birthday next month cancer free! I also think the maintenance plan to remain so is reassuring, and I expect all care will be taken to jump on any unexpected surprise reoccurance. This is comforting and it gives me a confidence that I didn't realize I would need.

October 14, 2015

I have total confidence in Dr. Lowrance.

October 14, 2015

excellent if one must go to the doctor

September 20, 2015

As you can see from my above comments, I am well pleased.

September 15, 2015

Dr. Lowrance is an outstanding physician in every sense of the word.

September 15, 2015

The entire staff was really outstanding. I felt well taking care off. It was like being in a 5 Star Hotel or being a rock star!

September 14, 2015

We have recommended the University of Utah Hospital too many people we also enjoy looking at my chart and getting the information from that system. Good job everybody .

September 02, 2015

Answered all of my questions. Called a week after my exam and received a all back very quickly. Extremely helpful.

August 29, 2015

thank you for creating a comfortable environment

August 20, 2015

My wife was quite concerned about being able to care for me at home with a catheter. This proved to be fairly simple, but I think there might be a better way to explain than "many men have done this before." Which, in retrospect, is true and we can see where our fears were probably irrational. Still, I think there might be a better way to make the patient and caregiver feel empowered during this time.

August 17, 2015

There was a resident Doc I saw before I saw my actual Doc. This last group of my responses is regarding him. I believe he was well informed, but didn't give me the direction or support I was hoping ofr. I am sure that things will change as I myself gain more confidence in my situation and how I am going to deal with my condition. The lead Doc that I saw later was outstanding. My confidence in him is total and his support level is outstanding.

July 31, 2015

Dr Lowrance makes me feel he has my best interests in mind. His explanations of the disease & its treatment options gives me the confidence to make an informed decision.

July 12, 2015

very good puts me at ease

July 09, 2015

Nice job thanks

July 01, 2015

The doctor and others involved were exceptional in all regards. Huntsman is a unique place with exceptionally qualified treatment providers

July 01, 2015

The NP was exceptional as well as the Dr. The procedure is not long but somewhat embarrassing and they both handled it with professional, delicacy, and understanding.

June 14, 2015

Dr. Lowrance was running behind, but the time given was enough.

June 10, 2015

I had been trending to the need for another biopsy and was pleased to understand that my blood work showed well enough to extend me to a year before the check up. The outcome was positive to provide me continuing incentive for my weight loss.

May 19, 2015

I have great confidence in Dr. Lowrance. He is an extraordinary physician and proof of that is his willingness to put up with my questions and answer them.

May 11, 2015

I had questions about alternative treatment (HDR brachytherapy). I realize he is a surgeon but he didn't address my questions on this option, or offer to refer me to a radiologist.

May 11, 2015

The staff made sure I was well takening care of

May 04, 2015

always excellent care

April 26, 2015

Only Good

April 13, 2015

Dr.Lowrance and staff are fantastic! Was extremely concerned after being diagnosed, but there professionalism and patient care put me at ease. When asked if I should be worried the cancer will grow back, he told me "it's his job to worry about that". Feels great knowing I'm in their care, no worries.

April 06, 2015

I just wish they would not ask the same health questions every time, the same questions with each new nurse, NP or Doctor. Please read my chart

April 06, 2015

Great Doctor very good at explanations, sharp and knowledgeable, wouldn't want any one else to take care of my problems.

March 20, 2015

Great care!

March 13, 2015


February 27, 2015

Very good experience all around.

February 09, 2015

I do hope there is not a need to recommend your services - I would if there were.

February 01, 2015

Very professional to me & wife

January 18, 2015

I left this visit feeling much better mentally than when I arrived.

January 12, 2015

Only the BEST, Good experience.

December 22, 2014

Will strongly recommend the Huntsman to those needing professional and medical care for cancer related problems.

December 13, 2014

It was a world class interface. I have no issues and nothing but praise. Well done!

November 29, 2014

Thank you for helping me transition, I was treated so well with Dr Stephenson that I was worried about transferring to Dr Lowrance. I still miss Dr Stephenson and his professional care, but feel that Dr Lowrance will follow through with my care. Thanks

November 25, 2014


November 23, 2014

Nice to find someone who truely knows what they are talking about.

November 20, 2014

Everything has been good at Huntsman

November 18, 2014

Just amazed at how "on-time" or quickly things happened. It was a great experience.

November 08, 2014

Dr. Lowrance provides a friendly demeanor and extreme professionalism. I left confident he would do all possible to help me with my problem.

November 05, 2014

The doctor was caring kind and seemed concerned about finding out whats wrong with me

October 25, 2014

Dr. Lowrance asked if I wanted to see the screen and see what he was seeing and doing, and then made sure the screen was turned for me. It's no longer the mystery it was for the last two years.

October 23, 2014

very good

October 13, 2014

I've had great care over the past two years that I've been going to the Hunstman. Great hospital

October 11, 2014

Dr Lorance is very personable and is concerned about my condition. He is an excellent doctor.

September 22, 2014

doctor laworance very informative trust his thinking

September 15, 2014

The care, confidence, knowledge and training of the medical staff has allowed me to continue living with very little worry.

September 13, 2014

I was a bit anxious to meet my new doctor after Dr. Stephenson left, but I very much liked Dr. Lowrence who will care for me now. He was sensitive to my concerns, was forthcoming on questions asked, clear on how treatment will continue. He included me in the decisions about future care. He gave me confidence in moving forward.

September 09, 2014

very pleased

August 25, 2014

I am confidant I am in good hands and will survive

July 31, 2014

Dr. Lowrance had a pretty mediocre bedside manner. I did a bit of research online and he was described as very caring and warm, so I might have caught him on an off day.

July 16, 2014

i felt like i was on a production belt - not a unique person

July 03, 2014

excellent care

July 03, 2014

Overall good experience for bad situation.

June 16, 2014

One hour wait, is way to long. Please think of my time also.

June 15, 2014

blood work

June 06, 2014

very good

May 26, 2014

All people I interfaced with were courteous and professional.

May 24, 2014

This is reason I come.

May 18, 2014

All were excellent. Dr. Lowrance was particularly impressive. Really outstanding I thought.

May 10, 2014

Awesome place.

April 26, 2014

Dr. William Lowrance was most informative, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. I was very lucky to have Dr. Lowrance as my doctor.

April 12, 2014

Excellent experience. This was my second appointment at Huntsman. I am very pleased with the care I have received both times.

March 13, 2014

Dr Lowrance is an absolutely outstanding physician and most of all one of the nicest people I ever meet.

February 15, 2014

I truly felt I was in good hands and being cared for by people who really care.

January 20, 2014


January 07, 2014

We have no complaints at all about Huntsman staff. It seems as if Huntsman staff is set apart and above, from some other medical institutions that we have been involved in.

January 06, 2014

have let other people know how great our time down here has been

November 18, 2013

This is the best care provider I have ever been to.

November 13, 2013

Everything else were great except Q.4. I felt at times I was not included.

October 29, 2013

Dr Lowrance is the best!

October 21, 2013

Dr. Lowrance exceeded my expectations for an academic specialist.

October 21, 2013

Unable to tell me why I am experiencing the symptoms that I am. Focused only on the cancer.

September 24, 2013

The Care Provider stayed through the whole prcedure

September 23, 2013

Dr. Lawrance and staff are really a great bunch of individuals, they care about what they are doing.

September 22, 2013

Never were we rushed or cut short. The care is above and beyond !

August 17, 2013

very nice and informative

July 16, 2013

Way to long to wait in the exam room

July 09, 2013

this clinic is seriously overbooked.

July 07, 2013

felt that the staff was concerned and engaged

June 24, 2013

Everyone involved provided excellent care, information, and treatment.

June 18, 2013

it was a good experience all together

June 17, 2013

felt better about things when we left had some issues explained and set our mind at ease

June 04, 2013

I was quite relieved and satisfied with what I was told. The visual of my CT scan was educational and I like being treated like an educated adult.

May 22, 2013

All my experience was very positive from beginning to end, I talked to very acknowledgeable, intelligent, caring people.

April 21, 2013

the doctor was very informative about helping us make the decisions we needed to make.

April 09, 2013

great experince

April 08, 2013

Fell very confident in Dr Lowrence.

March 18, 2013

I feel that I have always been treated with courtesy and thoughtful concern. There are not many bright spots in dealing with cancer...there are indeed very few. But being at the Huntsman is one of those bright moments. I am grateful to have access to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

March 16, 2013

Impressed with how well the staff cared about each person involved.

February 21, 2013

Y'know, when you're told that you don't have cancer, it's pretty hard to say anything bad about your visit.

February 20, 2013

I was nervous about going to a different doctor and treatment center. However, after arriving I was treated courteously and respectfully. I appreciate it.

February 11, 2013

Dr. Lowrance explained the going-forward treatment options and answered all questions for both my wife and I. Patrick the resident, was also very informative.

January 30, 2013

Dr. LOWRANCE is extremely gentle & caring. He is AWESOME!

January 21, 2013

Dr. Lowrance was excellent!

January 07, 2013

Very good

January 01, 2013

The attending physicians and the assisting personnel were excellent. They introduced themselves and were genuine in their efforts to assist me through the process.

December 31, 2012

Good experience

December 30, 2012

Very good. I would recommend this facility and the staff to everyone!

December 18, 2012

I would like to have spent more time, which is probably common. The time I had was sufficient. I realize the doctor has other patients to see.

December 10, 2012

we love Dr. Lowrance. he has been so helpful and willing to discuss anything and making sure we understand and that we do not have any questions

December 05, 2012

I can't say enough good about your staff they do a wonderful job. I highly recommend your facility to others. We have been ask often where they should go my family and myself explain in detail why they should go to your facility.

November 19, 2012

god experience

November 07, 2012

Outstanding medical professionals!

October 14, 2012

Outstanding care and direction

October 10, 2012

liked how doctor explained everything well

October 08, 2012

We feel fortunate to have Dr. Lowrance. Excellent doctor.

October 02, 2012

Dr Lowrance was superior in all aspects

August 21, 2012

Dr Lowrence was excellent

March 24, 2012

All very good!

March 24, 2012

I am very impressed with all providers.

March 17, 2012

Dr. Lowrance is an excellent doctor and I feel very fortunate to be under his care.

March 03, 2012

Really appreciate the time the doctor took to go over the medical history. Spent a lot of time explaining things.

March 03, 2012

They just didn't do what they told us was going to happen. It was postponed to a later surgery date. We felt that this caused us an extra trip to SLC, over 400 miles one way plus overnights.

February 18, 2012

I really appreciated the Dr's expertise and his ability to answer all my questions. I am a professor of physics at UofU with a good understanding of anatomy and biology as well and I greatly appreciated the Dr's detailed responses ultimately in reasonably technical terms that greatly enchanced my understanding of my situation.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Urothelial Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Chronic Kidney Disease and Cancer Risk
  • Cancer Clinical Genetics Communication
  • Health Services Research
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Renal Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Urology
Board Certification American Board of Urology
Cancer Center Programs Cancer Control & Population Sciences

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-4282 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

William Lowrance, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor in the Division of Urology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator. Dr. Lowrance is co-leader of the HCI Prostate Disease Oriented Team and a member of the HCI Cancer Control and Population Sciences program. He specializes in the surgical treatment of urologic malignancies. His practice at the Huntsman Cancer Institute primarily focuses on treating prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, testicular cancer, and penile cancer. He has extensive training and experience with open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgical techniques.

His research efforts focus on understanding and improving clinical outcomes for patients with urologic cancers. As a clinical outcomes researcher, he has conducted comparative effectiveness studies of outcomes between robotic and open radical prostatectomy. He also studies the cost and patterns of care, as well as disparities in treatment delivery of various genitourinary malignancies. He is investigating a possible link between chronic kidney disease and renal cancer. In addition to his health services research, he designs and conducts clinical trials studying novel approaches for the treatment of prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer.

Dr. Lowrance has published numerous peer-reviewed urologic articles, book chapters, and editorials. He is member of the American Urological Association’s Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinical Guidelines committee and serves on the editorial board for the medical journals, Urologists in Cancer Care and Frontiers in Genitourinary Oncology. He peer reviews medical manuscripts for over 10 different medical journals. Additionally, he has received a National Institutes of Health Challenge grant for studying the differences between open and robotic radical prostatectomy.

Dr. Lowrance completed his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Following medical school, he completed a General Surgery internship and Urology residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He then completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. During this time, he also earned a masters degree in public health from Harvard University.


Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training Harvard School of Public Health
Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness
Fellowship Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Urologic Oncology
Chief Resident Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Chief Resident
Residency Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Professional Medical Medical University of South Carolina
Undergraduate Washington and Lee University
Chemistry, Summa cum laude


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Lowrance WT, Roth BJ, Kirkby E, Murad MH, Cookson MS (2015 October). Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: AUA Guideline Amendment 2015. J Urol, S0022-5347(15), 05026-05030.
  2. Huang WC, Atoria CL, Bjurlin M, Pinheiro LC, Russo P, Lowrance WT, Elkin EB (May 2015). Management of Small Kidney Cancers in the New Millennium: Contemporary Trends and Outcomes in a Population-Based Cohort. JAMA Surg, 150(7), 664-72.
  3. Ghoneim TP, Sjoberg DD, Lowrance W, Shariat SF, Savage C, Bernstein M, Russo P (May 2015). Partial nephrectomy for renal tumors in solitary kidneys: postoperative renal function dynamics. World J Urol, 33(12), 2023-9.
  4. Bazzi WM, Sjoberg DD, Feuerstein MA, Maschino A, Verma S, Bernstein M, OBrien MF, Jang T, Lowrance W, Motzer RJ, Russo P (Dec 2014). Long-Term Survival Rates after Resection for Locally Advanced Kidney Cancer: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 1989-2012 Experience. J Urol, 193(6), 1911-6.
  5. Lowrance WT, Ordoez J, Udaltsova N, Russo P, Go AS (Oct 2014). CKD and the Risk of Incident Cancer. American Journal of Urology Review, The, 25(10), 2327-34.
  6. ONeil BB, Presson A, Gannon J, Stephenson RA, Lowrance W, Dechet CB, Tward JD, Myers JB, BrantWO (Jan 2014). Climacturia after definitive treatment of prostate cancer. 191(1):159-63. J Urol, 191(1), 159-63.
  7. ONeil BB, Lowrance WT (2013). Office-based Bladder Tumor Fulguration and Surveillance: Indications and Techniques. Urol Clin North Am.
  8. Aviva G Asnis-Alibozek, PA-C, Michael J Fine, MD, Paul Russo, MD, Trent McLaughlin, BScPharm, PhD, Eileen M Farrelly, MPH, Norman LaFrance, MD, Lowrance WT, MD, MPH (10/01/2013). Cost of Care for Malignant and Benign Renal Masses. Am J Manag Care, 19(8), 617-624.
  9. Hardee MJ, Lowrance W, Brant WO, Presson AP, Stevens MH, Myers JB (2013). High grade renal injuries: application of Parkland Hospital predictors of intervention for renal hemorrhage. J Urol, 189(5), 1771-6.
  10. Myers JB, Taylor MB, Brant WO, Lowrance W, Wallis MC, Presson AP, Morris SE, Nirula R, Stevens MH (2013). Process improvement in trauma: traumatic bladder injuries and compliance with recommended imaging evaluation. J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 74(1), 264-9.
  11. Christensson A, Savage C, Sjoberg DD, Cronin AM, OBrien MF, Lowrance W, Nilsson PM, Vickers AJ, Russo P, Lilja H (2013). Association of cancer with moderately impaired renal function at baseline in a large, representative, population-based cohort followed for up to 30 years. Int J Cancer, 133(6), 1452-8.
  12. Silberstein JL, Poon SA, Maschino AC, Lowrance WT, Garg T, Herr HWm Donet SM, Dalbagni G, Bochner BH, Sandhu JS (2013). Urinary diversion practice patterns among certifying Americans urologist. J Urol, 189(3), 1042-7.
  13. Corcoran AT, Russo P, Lowrance WT, Asnis-Alibozek A, Libertino JA, Pryma DA, Divgi CR, Uzzo RG (2013). A review of contemporary data on surgically resected renal masses-benign or malignant? Urology, 81(4), 707-13.
  14. Hardee MJ, Lowrance W, Stevens MH, Nirula R, Brant WO, Morris SE, Myers JB (2013). Process improvement in trauma: compliance with recommended imaging evaluation in the diagnosis of high-grade renal injuries. J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 74(2), 558-62.
  15. Myers JB, Taylor MB, Brant WO, Lowrance WT, Wallis MC, Presson AP, Morris SE, Nirula R, Stevens MH (2013). Process improvement in trauma: traumatic bladder injuries and compliance with recommended imaging evalutaion. J Trauma Acute Care Surg, jan 2013 7(1), 264-9.
  16. Lowrance WT, Southwick A, Maschino AC, Sandhu JS (2012). Contemporary Practice Patterns of Endoscopic Surgical Management for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Among Urologists in the United States. J Urol.
  17. Bolenz C, Freedland SJ, Hollenbeck BK, Lotan Y, Lowrance WT, Nelson JB, Hu JC (2012). Costs of Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review. Eur Urol, Sep 5 2012.
  18. Lim A, ONeil B, Heilbrun ME, Dechet C, Lowrance WT (2012). The contemporary role of renal mass biopsy in the management of small renal tumors. Front Oncol, 2012(2), 106.
  19. Poon SA Silberstein JL, Savage C, Maschino AC, Lowrance WT, Sandhu JS (2012). Surgical practice patterns for male urinary incontinence: analysis of case logs from certifying American urologist. J Urol, jul 2012(188), 205-10.
  20. Lowrance WT, Eastham JA, Savage C, Maschino AC, Laudone VP, Dechet CB, Stephenson RA, Scardino PT, Sandju JS (2012 Apr 11). Contemporary Open and Robotic Radical Prostatectomy Practice Patterns Among Urologist in the United States. J Urol.
  21. Lowrance WT, Elkin EB, Yee DS, Feifer A, Ehdaie B, Jacks LM, Atoria CL, Selefsky MJ, Scher HI, Scardino PT, Eastham JA (2012 May). Locally advanced prostate cancer: a population-based study of treatment patterns. BJU Int, 109(9), 1309-1314.
  22. Mirkin JN, Lowrance WT, Feifer AH, Mulhall JP, Wastham JE, Elkin EB (2012 April 31). Direct-to-consumer internet promotion of robotic prostatectomy exhibits varying of information. Health Aff (Millwood).
  23. Lowrance WT, Eastham JA, Yee DS, Laudone VP, Denton B, Scardino PT, Elkin EB (2012). Costs of medical care after open or minimally invasive prostate cancer surgery: a population-based analysis. Cancer, 118(12), 3079-86.
  24. Ehdaie B, Atoria CL, Gupta A, Feifer A, Lowrance WT, Morris MJ, Scardino PT, Eastham JA, Elkin EB (2011 Nov 9). Androgen deprivation and thromboembolic events in men with prostate cancer surgery. A population-based analysis. Cancer.
  25. Ehdaie B, Maschino A, Shariat SF, Rioja J, Hamitlon RJ, Lowrance WT, Poon SA, Al-Ahmadie HA, Herr HW (2011 Nov 16). Comparative outcomes of pure squamous cell carcinoma and urothelial carcinoma with squamous differentiation in patients treated with radical cystectomy. J Urol, 187(1), 74-9.
  26. Yee DS, Ishill NM, Lowrance WT, Herr HW, Elkin EB (2011). Ethnic differences in bladder cancer survival. Urology, 78(3), 544-9.
  27. Ehdaie B, Chromecki TF, Lee RK, Lotan Y, Margulis V, Karakiewicz PI, Novara G, Raman JD, Ng C, Lowrance WT, Scherr DS, Shariat SF (2011). Obesity adversely impacts disease specific outcomes in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma. J Urol, 186(1), 66-72.
  28. Yee DS, Shariat SF, Lowrance WT, Maschino AC, Savage CJ, Cronin AM, Scardino PT, Eastham JA (2011). Prognostic significance of lymphovascular invasion in radical prostatectomy specimens. BJU Int, 108(4), 502-7.
  29. Feifer A, Savage C, Rayala H, Lowrance W, Gotto G, Sprenkle P, Gupta A, Taylor J, Bernstein M, Adeniran A, Tickoo SK, Reuter VE, Russo P (2011). Prognostic impact of muscular venous branch invasion in localized renal cell carcinoma cases. J Urol, 185(1), 37-42.
  30. Adamy A, Lowrance WT, Yee DS, Chong KT, Bernstein M, Tickoo SK, Coleman JA, Russo P (2011). Renal oncocytosis: management and clinical outcomes. J Urol, 185(3), 795-801.
  31. Feifer AH, Elkin EB, Lowrance WT, Denton B, Jacks L, Yee DS, Coleman JA, Laudone VP, Scardino PT, Eastham JA (2011). Temporal trends and predictors of pelvic lymph node dissection in open or minimally invasive radical prostatectomy. Cancer, 117(17), 3933-42.
  32. Lowrance WT, Thompson RH, Yee DS, Kaag M, Donat SM, Russo P (2010). Obesity is associated with a higher risk of clear-cell renal cell carcinoma than with other histologies. BJU Int, 105(1), 16-20.
  33. Yee DS, Lowrance WT, Eastham JA, Maschino AC, Cronin AM, Rabbani F (2010). Long-term follow-up of 3-month neoadjuvant hormone therapy before radical prostatectomy in a randomized trial. BJU Int, 105(2), 185-90.
  34. Lowrance WT, Yee DS, Maschino AC, Cronin AM, Bernstein M, Thompson RH, Russo P (2010). Developments in the surgical management of sporadic synchronous bilateral renal tumours. BJU Int, 105(8), 1093-7.
  35. Lowrance WT, Elkin EB, Scardino PT, Eastham JA (2010). Words of wisdom. Re: Comparative effectiveness of minimally invasive vs open radical prostatectomy. Eur Urol, 57(3), 538.
  36. Lowrance WT, Elkin EB, Jacks LM, Yee DS, Jang TL, Laudone VP, Guillonneau BD, Scardino PT, Eastham JA (2010). Comparative effectiveness of prostate cancer surgical treatments: a population based analysis of postoperative outcomes. J Urol, 183(4), 1366-72.
  37. Dulabon LM, Lowrance WT, Russo P, Huang WC (2010). Trends in renal tumor surgery delivery within the United States. Cancer, 116(10), 2316-21.
  38. Yee DS, Shariat SF, Lowrance WT, Sterbis JR, Vora KC, Bochner BH, Donat SM, Herr HW, Dalbagni G, Sandhu JS (2010). Impact of previous radiotherapy for prostate cancer on clinical outcomes of patients with bladder cancer. J Urol, 183(5), 1751-6.
  39. Lowrance WT, Yee DS, Savage C, Cronin AM, OBrien MF, Donat SM, Vickers A, Russo P (2010). Complications after radical and partial nephrectomy as a function of age. J Urol, 183(5), 1725-30.
  40. Boudreaux KJ Jr, Clark PE, Lowrance WT, Rumohr JA, Barocas DA, Cookson MS, Smith JA Jr, Chang SS (2009). Comparison of american joint committee on cancer pathological stage T2a versus T2b urothelial carcinoma: analysis of patient outcomes in organ confined bladder cancer. J Urol, 181(2), 540-5; discussion 546.
  41. Thompson RH, Kaag M, Vickers A, Kundu S, Bernstein M, Lowrance W, Galvin D, Dalbagni G, Touijer K, Russo P (2009). Contemporary use of partial nephrectomy at a tertiary care center in the United States. J Urol, 181(3), 993-7.
  42. Boudreaux KJ Jr, Chang SS, Lowrance WT, Rumohr JA, Barocas DA, Cookson MS, Smith JA Jr, Clark PE (2009). Comparison of American Joint Committee on Cancer pathologic stage T3a versus T3b urothelial carcinoma: analysis of patient outcomes. Cancer, 115(4), 770-5.
  43. Lowrance WT, Rumohr JA, Clark PE, Chang SS, Smith JA Jr, Cookson MS (2009). Urinary diversion trends at a high volume, single American tertiary care center. J Urol, 182(5), 2369-74.
  44. Lowrance WT, Scardino PT (2009). Predictive models for newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients. Rev Urol, 11(3), 117-26.
  45. Lowrance WT, Rumohr JA, Chang SS, Clark PE, Smith JA Jr, Cookson MS (2008). Contemporary open radical cystectomy: analysis of perioperative outcomes. J Urol, 179(4), 1313-8; discussion 1318.
  46. Jung C, DeMarco RT, Lowrance WT, Pope JC 4th, Adams MC, Dietrich MS, Brock JW 3rd (2007). Subureteral injection of dextranomer/hyaluronic acid copolymer for persistent vesicoureteral reflux following ureteroneocystostomy. J Urol, 177(1), 312-5.
  47. Lowrance WT, Cookson MS, Clark PE, Smith JA Jr, Chang SS (2007). Assessing retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy experience in United States urological residency programs. J Urol, 178(2), 500-3; discussion 503.


  1. Lowrance WT, Tarin TV, Shariat SF (2010). Evidence-based comparison of robotic and open radical prostatectomy. [Review]. ScientificWorldJournal, 10, 2228-37.
  2. Lowrance WT, Chang SS, Herrell SD (2006). Primary renal carcinoid tumor managed with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. [Review]. Urology, 67(3), 622.e19-20.
  3. Lowrance WT, Chang SS (2006). Advancing prostate cancer: treatment options for the urologist. [Review]. Urol Clin North Am, 33(2), 211-7, vii.

Book Chapter

  1. Stevenson SM, Lowrance WT (2015 August). Epidemiology and Diagnosis of Testis Cancer. In Urol Clin North Am (42, pp. 267-275).
  2. ONeil BB, Lowrance WT (2013). Office-based Bladder of Tumor Fulguration and Surveillance: Indications and Techniques. In Urol Clin North Am (May 2013, 40 (2), pp. 175-82).
  3. Lowrance WT, Sheinfeld J (2011). Radical Orchiectomy and Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection. In Comprehensive Textbook of Genitourinary. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  4. Lowrance WT, Chang SS, Cookson MS (2007). Urothelial Carcinoma. In Poston, Beauchamp, Ruers (Eds.), Textbook of Surgical Oncology. Informa Healthcare Medical Books.


  1. Lowrance W (2013). discussion. Editorial comment, 189(3), 2203-4.
  2. Lowrance WT, Parekh DJ (2012). The rapid uptake of robotic prostatectomy and its collateral effects. Cancer, 118(1), 4-7.
  3. Lowrance WT (2010). Surgical margins following urological cancer surgery and clinical outcomes--does the United States need regional centralization of cancer care? J Urol, 183(6), 2126-7.


  1. Lowrance WT, Elkin EB, Eastham JA (2010). Minimally invasive vs open radical prostatectomy [Letter to the editor]. JAMA, 303(7), 619-20; author reply 620.

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