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Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago

Northwestern Medicine Urology Program

The Northwestern Medicine Urology Program offers leading-edge, personalized care using a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and management of urologic cancers and benign urologic conditions. The program ranks amongst the nation’s most experienced and is a destination for those requiring specialized urologic care, including second opinions.


The Northwestern Medicine Urology Program provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care, including state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment capabilities for men, women and adolescents. Our goal is to achieve superior results for our patients and improve their overall quality of life.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the only Illinois hospital on the national Honor Roll for 12 straight years and the Urology Program is ranked No. 11 in the country for 2023–2024 by U.S. News & World Report - a reflection of our team and the results we obtain for our patients.

Meet the Teams

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The Northwestern Medicine Urology Teams offer comprehensive care and work with patients to find the best individualized treatment for their urologic conditions.

Areas of Care

Benign Prostate Diseases and Male Voiding Dysfunction

Our urologists offer a multidisciplinary approach for men, the diagnosis and treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), incontinence, and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS).

Bladder Cancer

Our urologic oncologists offer advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques in addition to multidisciplinary treatment in collaboration with Northwestern Medicine's medical and radiation oncologists.

Congenital Urology

Our team of urologists has specialized training to facilitate uninterrupted care for patients with long- congenital genitourinary disorders.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Bladder Health

Our program offers comprehensive and compassionate care for women’s urological conditions, including incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and fistula.

Gay and Bisexual Men's Urology Program

World-class urology care for men who identify as gay or bisexual.

Gender Pathways Program

The Northwestern Medicine Gender Pathways Program is committed to providing gender-affirming care to transgender and gender nonbinary patients. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists offers a range of surgical, medical and mental health services. They are dedicated to helping people achieve their individualized transition-related goals.

Genetic Counseling

If you or your family is at increased risk of cancer due to personal or family history, Northwestern Medicine geneticists can provide individualized cancer risk assessment and health management recommendations.

Kidney Cancer

Our urologic oncologists provide effective, personalized kidney cancer care.

Male Fertility

Our reproductive urologists offer full evaluations and a variety of medical and surgical treatment options for male infertility and family planning.

Male Sexual Dysfunction

Our men’s health specialists restore sexual function and intimacy for men struggling with erectile dysfunction and sexual dysfunction.

Prostate Cancer

Our Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Program offers multidisciplinary diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services for prostate cancer, working with patients to provide individualized treatment tailored to their condition.

Stone Disease

Our urologists are dedicated to the thorough evaluation and minimally invasive treatment of stones in the upper and lower urinary tract, including kidney stones.

Testicular Cancer

Our urologic oncologists provide patients with individually tailored treatment plans and the most effective therapies available.

Urethral Stricture and Reconstruction

Our urologists offer surgical reconstruction for urethral strictures and the genitourinary tract.

Urologic Infections

Our interdisciplinary team of urologists and infectious disease specialists are experts in the evaluation, management and treatment of urologic infections, including urinary tract infections and kidney infections.


Treatments and Procedures

Locations & Contact Information
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    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Nationally recognized in Urology (No. 11)

    Updates and Breakthroughs for Physicians

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    For updates on our clinical and scientific advances, visit our Breakthroughs for Physicians hub. There, you will find podcast episodes, videos, journal articles and more featuring our urology experts and their breakthroughs, achievements through innovative research, leading-edge clinical trials and world-class patient care.

    Be one in a million.

    The more researchers know about what makes each of us unique, the more tailored our health care can become. Join a research effort with one million people nationwide to create a healthier future for all of us.

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    Looking for a Second Opinion?

    It's vital that you're comfortable with your treatment decision and have confidence in your doctor. For these reasons, a second opinion with another specialist can help you make smart treatment decisions.

    Northwestern Medicine GU Oncology Program and Tumor Board Podcast

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    Ashley Ross, MD, PhD, David VanderWeele, MD, PhD, and Sean Sachdev, MD, discuss the Northwestern Medicine Genitourinary Oncology Program’s comprehensive approach to care, collaborating across medical disciplines to develop an integrated and personalized treatment plan for patients with genitourinary cancers.

    Winning the Race of a Lifetime

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    How Oncology and Urology formed the perfect team to get Dave over the finish line.

    Clinical Research

    Clinical trials are research studies that help find new and better ways to prevent and treat diseases. Visit the Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute website to learn about trials for urologic cancers and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Urology website to learn about trials for urologic conditions. Talk with your physician to decide if a clinical trial is right for you.