Meet the Downtown Chicago Transitional Urology Team
Our urologists are trained and experienced in treating patients with congenital genitourinary conditions and in performing complex surgeries. We will partner with patients to manage complications, such as maintaining kidney function, reducing cancer risk and conducting reconstructive surgeries.
Diana Bowen, MD
Dr. Diana Bowen provides care at both Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in the multidisciplinary spina bifida clinic, as well as at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the adult spina bifida clinic at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, RIC). She is a pediatric, transitional and adult urologist who treats congenital conditions of the genitourinary system such as spina bifida, bladder exstrophy and posterior urethral valves, with a specific interest in complex reconstructive surgery.
Stephanie Kielb, MD
Dr. Stephanie Kielb has been caring for adult patients with a variety of congenital genitourinary conditions at Northwestern Medicine since 2002. She is the only board-certified physician in both urology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery who treats these conditions at Northwestern Medicine.
Dr. Kielb is the urologic director of the multidisciplinary adult spina bifida clinic at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and has extensive experience treating both men and women with neurogenic bladder. She is a founding member of the American Urological Association Working Group on Congenitalism and has published extensively on the needs and outcomes of this patient population. She manages adults with many other congenital genitourinary conditions, including cloacal exstrophy, sacral agenesis, urogenital sinus conditions, and vaginal agenesis/atresia.
Matthias Hofer, MD
Dr. Matthias Hofer is board certified in urology and fellowship trained in male urethral reconstruction, specializing in reconstruction, trauma, and prosthetics. Dr. Hofer has extensive experience in performing reconstructive surgeries, which demands specialized operative skills found among fellowship-trained reconstructive urologists, like Dr. Hofer.