Meet Dr. Temitope O. Rude: A Trailblazer in Urology, Innovation, and Inclusive Healthcare

Introducing Dr. Temitope O. Rude, our Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Urology. Dr. Rude’s academic journey began at Harvard University, where she received her B.A. in Neurobiology, before attending Stanford, where she earned her MD in 2013 with a focus on bioengineering. Dr. Rude continued her journey by completing her urology residency at New York University in 2018, followed by a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) at USC in 2020, solidifying her reputation as an expert in the field of urology.

She established a high-volume clinical practice in male and female genitourinary reconstruction, complex voiding dysfunction and neurourology in Madison, WI at SSM Health. Under her leadership, the multidisciplinary Pelvic Health Center at SSM was the first in Wisconsin to offer novel urethral bulking agents and expanded to provide tertiary reconstructive care to rural outreach locations. Recently joining us in August of 2023, Dr. Rude’s dedication goes beyond clinical practice. She is passionate about clinical education, serving as faculty for an AUA Instructional Course. She actively engages in diversity and inclusion efforts, exemplified by her involvement with the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness in Madison, Wisconsin and previous research. Her commitment to fostering a more inclusive healthcare environment for diverse groups is commendable.

I strive to provide care optimized for the individual patient in my clinical practice, anchored in humanity, humility, and humor.  Joining the Urology department at Stanford provides an unparalleled opportunity to work toward improving medical treatment options and reducing barriers to accessing this care for all patients. It is my honor to be a part of this innovative team.

Her research focuses on improving patient-reported outcomes post-surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, alongside groundbreaking work in the medical and surgical management of neurogenic bladder and complex voiding dysfunction.

Dr. Rude’s arrival reinforces Stanford Urology’s commitment to excellence in patient care, research innovation, and the promotion of inclusive healthcare practices.