Avery L. Seifert, MD, FACS - Urology

Dr. Avery L. Seifert reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Seifert has been in private practice in Boise, Idaho, since 1986. He is also Clinical Instructor for the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Before coming to Boise, Dr. Seifert was with Urologic Associates in Fargo, North Dakota, from 1981 to 1986. He served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of North Dakota Medical School in Grand Forks from 1983 to 1986.

Board Certifications

American Board of Urology—1982

Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed

Kidney Stones
Erectile Dysfunction
Medical Tests: Acid Phosphatase, Creatinine and Creatinine Clearance, Digital Rectal Exam, and Prostate-Specific Antigen
Prostate Cancer
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Tract Infections


MD: University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, 1975
Internship: University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, Portland, 1975–1976
Residency: University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, Division of Urology, 1976–1980

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of North Dakota Medical School, Grand Forks, 1983–1986
Clinical Instructor, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1986–present

Hospital Affiliations

Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Hospital, Boise, 1986–present
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, Boise, 1986–present (Chief of Staff, 2007-2009)

Professional Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Urological Association
American Urogynecologic Society
Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Selected Publications

  1. Seifert AL, Pearse HD, Keller FS (1979). Secondary tumors of the kidney: A new diagnostic procedure. Journal of Urology 122(4): 542 - 543.
  2. Seifert AL (1983). Placement of ureteral catheter inside of Foley catheter. Urology 21(1): 62.
  3. Seifert AL, Huntington TL (2006). Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in a community-based hospital without robotic assistance. Urology, 88(4): 831–833.

Financial Disclosure

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

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