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.

Schedule a Telehealth Visit

Our experts see many urologic conditions via telehealth (virtual) appointments. To schedule one, please call your physician’s office. Learn more about telehealth at Northwestern Medicine.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the No. 1 hospital in Illinois for 13 straight years (tie), and the Urology Program is nationally recognized, per U.S. News & World Report, 2024 – 2025. These rankings reflect our team’s dedication to excellence and the results we strive to achieve for our patients.

Meet the Teams

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The Northwestern Medicine Urology team offers comprehensive urologic care, innovative technology and breakthrough clinical research, close to where you live and work.

Areas of Care

Benign Prostate Diseases and Male Voiding Dysfunction

We provide a multidisciplinary approach to treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), incontinence, or lower urinary tract symptoms.

Bladder Cancer

We use a collaborative approach to diagnose and treat bladder cancer in collaboration with Northwestern Medicine medical and radiation oncologists.

Congenital Urology

Our team facilitates streamlined care and provides specialized treatment for patients with congenital genitourinary conditions.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Bladder Health

We provide comprehensive care for common female urological conditions, including incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and fistula.

Gay and Bisexual Men's Urology Program

We offer world-class urology care for men who identify as gay or bisexual.

Northwestern Medicine Gender Pathways Program

We provide gender-affirming care for transgender and gender nonbinary patients.

Genetic Counseling

We offer personalized cancer risk assessments and health management recommendations for people who are at a higher risk of cancer due to their personal or family history.

Kidney Cancer

Our urologic oncologists provide personalized kidney cancer care.

Male Fertility

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

Male Sexual Dysfunction

We provide integrated treatment and therapy to restore function for patients with erectile dysfunction and other sexual disorders.

Prostate Cancer

Our team provides multidisciplinary diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services for prostate cancer. We also offer personalized treatment for patients with prostate cancer.

Stone Disease

We provide state-of-the art diagnostic and minimally invasive treatment options for stones in the upper and lower urinary tract, including kidney stones.

Testicular Cancer

We offer specialized care and individually tailored treatment plans for patients with testicular cancer.

Urethral Stricture and Reconstruction

Our teams offer innovative surgical techniques for complex urologic reconstruction.

Urologic Infections

Comprehensive evaluation, management and treatment of urologic infections, including urinary tract infections and kidney infections, from urologists and infectious disease specialists.


Treatments and Procedures

Locations & Contact Information
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital is nationally recognized in Urology (tie No. 12) by U.S. News & World Report.

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Nationally recognized in Urology (tie No. 12)

    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.