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 (241 Ratings, 94 Comments)


  • Urology

Special focus on

  • Transgender Care
  • Urology


  • 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


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.


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:


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.



  • 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 (241 Ratings, 94 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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Mar 02, 2019

    Dr. Dugi is a great doctor but he needs to loosen up and not be so uncomfortable. Great surgeon. His assistant is wonderful.

  • Mar 02, 2019

    Very professional and polite.

  • Mar 01, 2019

    Dr. Dugi has wonderful bed side manner, was very prompt and attentive to my needs, answered all my questions via email, as well as to the my chart messaging app. His staff was very competent and helped me emotionally, as well as physically, handle my medical needs and accessibility. I really appreciated all of the support I received while up in Oregon and (INAUDIBLE) University.

  • Feb 27, 2019

    Everything was great. Very little stress. I am walking a bowlegged.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    I felt like my questions were not only not answered but that he had not heard my question ever before is what it seemed. His response seemed confused as what I was meaning. We couldn’t communicate clearly enough, so much so that I have more concerns about surgery now than I did before. Also there wasn’t sufficient information in the form of pictures of final results. Most images available didn’t apply to me, yet he showed them anyways.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    Dr. Dugi and Kathleen Campos were wonderful and awesome. They've taken very good care of me, and I feel very fortunate to be a patient of Dr. Dugi. He completely cured my gender dysphoria with the vaginal plastic surgery, and he provides lot of follow ups, which are always reassuring as I go through the healing from the surgery so I highly recommend him again for everything and I'm very proud to be an OHSU chick. So thank you very much and please thank Dr. Dugi and Kathleen Campos for me. Bye.

  • Feb 07, 2019

    I felt discouraged and like they were not understanding our position

  • Feb 06, 2019

    Very good

  • Feb 05, 2019

    Yesterday was good. Talked about lots of issues. One year after my surgery.

  • Feb 05, 2019

    I was really happy to meet Dr. Dugi and his team. We met a few minutes early, Jay introduced himself, explained his role, as did Kat. We reviewed all the requirements, answered all my questions. Dr. Dugi joined us and we discussed overall process, specific details, again addressed my questions. I left feeling calm, confident in my future surgical path, and happy in my choices. I really appreciate it, thank you!

  • Feb 03, 2019


  • Jan 31, 2019

    Dr. Dugi, Kat, Danielle, and the receptionists I spoke with the other day were amazing humans and very professional. After waiting a year for this consult (initially scheduled for two years out from my first phone call but bumped up due to the cancellation list) my mind is at 100% ease and I feel VERY confident and trusting of the care I will be provided. Dugi and Kat were very thorough in the consult, had excellent bedside manner, showed incredible patience and understanding as my fiance and I ran through our list of prepared questions and concerns, and overall left us feeling like there was no stone left un-turned. I've been seeing Michelle C. for my electrolysis as well, and she is also a valuable contribution to the OHSU team. I appreciate the care that OHSU provides and look forward to living my best life with the help of the dedicated staff.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    Great. Always on time and provided sensitive care.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    Dr. Dugi is excellent. He answered all my questions and gave me good advice moving forward. Very pleasant person.

  • Jan 11, 2019

    Always been a pleasure to see Dr. Dugi is a fantastic Dr. I would recommend it to anybody from his biggest fan. I use he's a wonderful man.

  • Jan 11, 2019

    Dr. Dugi is a kind and professional individual, and I really enjoyed my visit. Staff is courteous and very knowledgeable, and very mindful and thoughtful of what he says and what his plans are going to be (INAUDIBLE) still be patient's wishes, which I appreciate very much and I'm very thankful for. Thank you.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    Dr. Dugi & Dr. Compose give the very best in transceiver health matters pre and post-op. Dr. Dugi's dedication goes beyond the call, thinking nothing but patient's (me) well being, we're very lucky to have him as the Attending for Gender Reassignment surgery, time to clone him please. . ???????

  • Jan 10, 2019

    On time, explains so you understand

  • Jan 10, 2019

    It's always a pleasure to see my doctor. Very polite and respectful.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    Very informative and down to business. Open minded, and comfortable for the patient.

  • Jan 09, 2019

    Dr. Dugi and all of the staff that I have dealt with at OHSU have been tops.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    He's an amazing man. He's always made me feel comfortable safe and able to talk about whatever I need to talk about with him. He's amazing doctor.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    He was quick and professional and asked if I had any questions.

  • Dec 05, 2018

    Dr. Dugi and his staff are the best ever.

  • Dec 01, 2018

    Dr.Dugi has been very friendly and helpful every time I've met with him. He answers my questions clearly and hasn't once made me feel ridiculous for asking anything. Having him as a surgeon kept my nervousness to a minimum when I had my recent surgery.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Excellent service. No wait time. Wonderful communication about next steps and realistic expectations from surgery.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    I felt it was warm sincere. honest

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