Daniel D. Dugi III, M.D., FACS

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Associate Professor of Urology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (287 Ratings, 118 Comments)

Expertise

  • Urology

Special focus on

  • Transgender Care
  • Urology

Education

  • B.A., Rice University, Houston Texas 1999
  • M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas 2003
  • Residency:

    • Urology, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas 2008
  • Fellowship:

    • Trauma, reconstructive urology and prosthetics, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas 2009
  • Certifications:

    • Diplomat, American Board of Urology

Biography

Dr. Dugi specializes in reconstructive urology for problems of the urinary and genital system. He has advanced training in the treatment of urethral and ureteral strictures, as well as complex problems such as buried penis, adult complications of hypospadias, genital lymphedema, and recto-urethral fistula.

Dr. Dugi also specializes in gender-affirming genital surgery, having sought additional training in the US and Europe. He offers gender-affirming vaginoplasty and vulvoplasty (also known as MtF SRS/GRS), orchiectomy, and metoidioplasty. He works with Dr Jens Berli in Plastic Surgery to offer FtM phalloplasty. He also offers care for complications of these and other genital surgeries done elsewhere, as well as care for non-binary and gender non-conforming people.

In addition to surgical care, Dr Dugi was co-founder of OHSU's Transgender Health Program in 2012.  He continues to be a very active leader in the program, one of the most comprehensive and highest volume gender programs in the nation. He is active in advocacy, education, and research.

Media:

OHSU urologist Dr. Daniel Dugi now offering gender reassignment surgery. The Oregonian, 5/14/2016

In transition: OHSU evolves to aid transgender patients. The Oregonian, 5/14/2016

Video recording of community forum on gender-affirming vaginoplasty:

https://echo360ess.ohsu.edu:8443/ess/echo/presentation/d6b1d006-1fdc-4a97-afbc-40993d3ac5d9 

Select Publications:

Dugi D, Simhan J, Morey AF.  Urethroplasty for Stricture Disease: Contemporary Techniques and Outcomes. Urology 2016, 89:12-18. PMID: 26743394

Ostrowski KA, Dugi D, Hedges JC, Barry JM. Bone Saw for Calcified Peyronie's Disease Plaques.  Urology. 2015;2:415-416. PMID: 26169000

Morey AF, Brandes S, Dugi D, Armstrong JH, Breyer BN, Broghammer JA, Erickson BA, Holzbeierlein J, Hudak SJ, Pruitt JH, Reston JT, Santucci RA, Smith TG 3rd, Wessells H; American Urological Assocation.  Urotrauma: AUA guideline. J Urol. 2014;192:327-35.

Swanson DE, Polackwich AS, Helfand BT, Masson P, Hwong J, Dugi D, Martinez Acevedo AC, Hedges JC, McVary KT. Penile fracture: outcomes of early surgical intervention. Urology. 2014;84:1117-21.

Thakar H, Dugi D.  Skin Grafting of the Penis. Urologic Clinics of North America, 2013;40:439-48.

Schlomer BJ, Dugi D, Valadez C, Morey AF. Correlation of penile and bulbospongiosus measurements: implications for artificial urinary sphincter cuff placement. J Urol. 2010;183:1474-8.

Dugi D, Morey AF, Gupta A, Nuss GR, Sheu GL, Pruitt JH. American Association for the Surgery of Trauma grade 4 renal injury substratification into grades 4a (low risk) and 4b (high risk).  J Urol. 2010;183:592-7.

Dugi D, Morey AF.  Penoscrotal plication as a uniform approach to reconstruction of penile curvature. BJU Int. 2010;105:1440-4.

Dugi D, Thakar H, Morey A.  Management of the Surgical Wound: Opening, Closing, and Complications. AUA Update Series, 2010; Volume 29, Lesson 19.
 
Select Book Chapters:

Kojovic VL, Dugi D.  “Penile carcinoma and erectile dysfunction.” In:  International Book of Erectile Dysfunction. 1st edition, Djordjevic ML, Martins FE, eds. 2016..

Thakar H, Dugi D. “Practical Plastic Surgery: Techniques for the Reconstructive Urologist”  in: Advanced Male Urethral And Genital Reconstruction Surgery, 2nd edition, Brandes S, Morey A, ed. 2013.

Dugi D, Morey A.  “Urethral Trauma”, in: Urological Emergencies: a Practical Approach, 2nd edition, Wessells H, ed. 2013.

Dugi D, Morey A.  “Stricture after TURP, RRP, Prostate XRT or Brachytherapy”, in: Atlas of Urethroplasty, Gulia R and Santucci R, ed.  2013.

Morey A, Dugi D. Chapter 27, Genital and Lower Urinary Tract Trauma. In: Campbell-Walsh Urology, 10th Edition, 2011.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships and associations

  • Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons; member, Board of Directors 2017-2020
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health
  • Société Internationale d'Urologie
  • American Urologic Association
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (287 Ratings, 118 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Oct 17, 2019

    He does a great job of explaining and listening.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Went there for an appointment, and I was able to get in a few minutes early.

  • Oct 08, 2019

    Dr Dugi was really nice nice and gentle. He knew his stuff about his profession. The staff was very kind and professional too.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    A very kind and very good doctor.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    Very friendly and professional. Ensured I was comfortable with everything happening, and answered all my questions

  • Sep 24, 2019

    Efficient, direct and always answers my questions. Great experience

  • Sep 20, 2019

    Well, Dr. Dugi is extremely thorough and get all my questions answered it unless in I would assume buddy else under the circumstances. Thank you.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Dr. Dugi was very responsive, respectful and well-spoken. He appreciated and welcomed my questions, elaborated when there was a murky area and took the time to discuss each point. Dr. Dugi's staff was also courteous and well-informed, and Kat walked me through many of the "basics" of the procedure while Dr. Dugi had to attend another matter. As a trans person, it's very rare that I treat with a medical professional that is respectful and educated on all the relevant issues. I know it might seem like it comes with the territory of providing trans health surgeries, but I was impressed.

  • Aug 16, 2019

    Very compassionate and understanding. One of the nicest doctors I?ve met.

  • Aug 11, 2019

    Comfortable, reassured , prompt & pleasantly peaceful

  • Aug 06, 2019

    Dr. Dugi and Kat are amazing! They listen and provide as much information that they can to help.

  • Jul 31, 2019

    He was very professional and kind. His staff is knowledgeable and ready to help.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Dr. Dugi has performed two surgeries on me for Gender Affirmation and he has become my Hero! I was suicidal due to my Gender Dysphoria, but Dr. Dugi gave me the gift of a Neo-Vagina and my Gender Dysphoria completely cured! Dr. Dugi is very Professional, Courteous, Kind and Understanding. He explains things in a way that is very easy to understand. I could tell that he genuinely cares. His procedures leave very little to no scarring and the post-op pain is very little. I wish Dr. Dugi could be my Primary Care Provider. I will always be grateful for his transformation of me!

  • Jul 17, 2019

    I am very happy with the care of the medical staff and Dr Dugi and Cat Campos. I would highly recommend them to anyone who may need a urologist.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Dr Dugi + team is absolutely amazing and I'm so happy and lucky to have them.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    Dr. Dugi is a talented physician with excellent bedside manner. Does his best to ensure that patients understand the information he is trying to convey.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    My consultation with Dr. Dugi went very well and very informative. He answered all my questions and I'm confident after meeting with him that I'm ready for my surgery.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    Great staff and all around great doctor.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    All concerns were addressed. I appreciated the time that Dr Dugi and Cat took to explain everything I needed to know about the procedure.

  • Jul 05, 2019

    Dr. Dugi treated me with respect, kindness, and explained everything to me I was greatly surprise because I've had some good doctors and I've had some bad doctors at OHSU and I rate Dr. Dugi as one of the good ones.

  • Jul 02, 2019

    Approachable, very open to questions, knowledgeable, and kind.

  • Jun 27, 2019

    Pleasant, polite, prompt, kind & informative!.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Dr. Dugi is an excellent surgeon. He answers all my questions in detail. And at times, he explains in so much detail that he already answers my questions.

  • Jun 12, 2019

    Dr. Dugi is beyond best in his field. His phenomenal experience aside, you can't miss how much he cares about his patients. Thanks you, Dr. Dugi for being you.

  • Jun 12, 2019

    Dr. Dugi and Kat Campos and staff are very pleasant and informative. Very willing to answer questions. Made my first trip to the Mainland US memorable. Thank you

  • Jun 06, 2019

    I find Dr. Dugi to be a very caring doctor and I appreciate his personal attention and concern that he shows when I meet with him.

  • May 29, 2019

    Great! Answered all my questions; couldn't be happier with my experience!

  • May 22, 2019

    Dr. Dugi is a very professional, caring and kind Doctor. He saved my life! Dr. Dugi listened to and answered all my questions. He explained my surgery and preparations. My appointment was not rushed. Nurse Kathleen Campos was also very nice to me. Words can not express how awesome they are. I wish Dr. Dugi could be my Primary Care Doctor. His Transgender Health Care Program is our greatest asset in the Transgender community. All the girls down here in southern Oregon want to see him. As I have said before, Dr. Dugi is legendary! The best!!

  • May 15, 2019

    Dr. Dugi is very communicative and answered any sort of question that I had, he made me feel like there was time (INAUDIBLE) about the (INAUDIBLE). Just really, really considerate. I've never had a doctor like that before.

  • May 14, 2019

    Always a great experience in overall.

  • May 13, 2019

    Thank you all very much the entire team treated me respectfully and was kind and patient thank you all many blessings sent. Thank you for a pleasant experience

  • May 12, 2019

    knowledgeable and courteous, practical, competent

  • May 09, 2019

    Dr Dugi was personable, informative, and gave me even more confidence moving forward with transition surgeries, which are a hugely important consideration in my life right now.

  • May 01, 2019

    Dr. Dugi was very professional, knowledgeable, and personable.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    Dugi has always been great.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    response to help and questions are a 0.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    He was incredibly knowledgeable and sensitive about transgender issues, and is a very good surgeon.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    My experience has been mostly good, although this last appointment left me feeling disappointed and undervalued as a patient. The wait time past appointment time was 1/2 hour and when I was seen it was by the assistant and not the actual surgeon, as expected. This appointment was to be with the surgeon himself and I had anticipated his personal feedback but apparently he didn’t have time for me. He was busy with a new consultation at the time he was supposed to be seeing me. I felt undervalued. I do appreciate and respect his assistant but that wasn’t who I was there to see. It made me feel like I was part of a factory line surgery and he didn’t really care enough about my personal results from surgery to be there and see for himself and especially to reassure me. So please note that I am disappointed.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    I appreciated the thoroughness of the procedure description and the degree of careing shown by Dr Dugi and his team.

  • Apr 06, 2019

    The provider was very good. Gave a good explanation of what he was doing and also gave a good explanation of what to do when I returned home. His staff was also very accommodating. The entire ... the entire visit was great. Thank you.

  • Apr 02, 2019

    Everyone was so helpful and I was glad to get so many answers about my desired surgery.

  • Mar 27, 2019

    Always a pleasure, friendly and we'll informed

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Dr. Dugi is thorough and answers all of my questions.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Overall he's great, but on that day, I made it clear multiple times I had previously had childhood trauma/abuse brought up and was very anxious. They really dropped the ball on working with me and being aware of how to handle someone in an anxiety attack. Specifically they could have lessened the number of people in the tiny room (4 people), they kept bringing up that I was "having a hard day" (NO, I was having an anxiety attack, not a hard day, and was triggered in my pre-op appointment). Ideally, a provider should check in, maybe ask "how can I best support you and make this experience positive" and be aware of how anxiety affects people and lessen things that make it worse.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Words can't describe how incredible the level of care that Dr. Dugi and his entire team consistently deliver to their patients. Every time I leave my appointments feeling that my care was their top priority. They always take whatever time is needed to answer all of my questions and never seem distracted or anxious to get to the next patient. I genuinely feel cared for and appreciated in their office.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Dr. Dugi and his assistant Cat answered all of my questions in a very caring, compassionate, knowledgeable way.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    I was incredibly impressed by how friendly and welcoming everyone was.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    He communicated with me rather than at me and I felt heard and confident in going forward. He was attentive and professional and lovely.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    It was the first time in a very long time that I have seen a provider that did not seem to be rushed or eager to leave the room, but wanted to make sure to explain everything and answer every question my fiance and I had for him.

  • Mar 07, 2019

    Dr. Dugi was on time, professional, thorough, respectful, and friendly. He made sure that I understood what was going on and made me feel very confident and comfortable with him.

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