James Bresee, MD

James Bresee, MD

James Bresee, MD is a board certified urologist who treats both benign and malignant urologic conditions, and is trained in advanced surgical techniques such as laparoscopy and robotic surgery for the treatment of genitourinary cancers, microsurgery for infertility, and endoscopic procedures for stone disease. Dr. Bresee believes in treating the whole patient and tailoring care to the individual. “Getting to practice medicine at NW Urology has been exciting and deeply fulfilling. Working alongside so many talented urologists helps cultivate a collective excellence you just can’t find anywhere else.”

Dr. Bresee graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in molecular genetics and received his M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his surgical and urological training at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York where he participated on over two thousand procedures and received multiple awards, including the Award for Academic Excellence, the Research Award, and winning the New York sectional Chief Residents debate.

He has a love for teaching and has been involved in medical student and resident education, establishing and teaching two courses during medical school and winning the Albert Einstein teaching award as a resident. He continues to teach as a preceptor for OHSU medical students. He is published in Nature Reviews Urology and the Journal of Endourology.

When not working, Dr. Bresee enjoys spending time with his wife Nicole, who is his best friend, and their two beautiful, charming children.

Dr. Bresee was named a Portland Monthly Magazine “Top Doc” in urology for 2014, 2015 and 2017.


Office Location(s)

St Vincent

St Vincent

  • 9135 SW Barnes Rd #663
    Portland, OR 97225
  • (503) 297-1078
  • (503) 292-2176
  • Kidney Stone Hotline: (503) 943-3676

COVID-19 Precautions

***Northwest Urology Update***

During this unprecedented time, we remain committed to the needs of our patients, and are actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation in our community. We assure you that your health and the well-being of our employees is always our top priority.

Due to the current situation with COVID -19, our office is encouraging telehealth visits for most appointments. We currently offer several telehealth options for your convivence. Please contact our office at 503-297-1078 for more information or login to the patient portal to communicate with your physician. If you need to be seen in our office, please take comfort in knowing that we follow social distancing and will only allow one caregiver to accompany you to your appointment.

For the safety of our employees, physicians and other patients, please reschedule your appointment if you are unwell or are experiencing any symptoms such as fever, cough, headache or shortness of breath. This office does not have test kits and is not equipped to handle the COVID-19 virus. Please seek your primary care physician for advice.