William J. Catalona, MD

William J. Catalona, MD

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Urology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Yale University School of Medicine - 1968
Residency:
University of California (San Francisco) - 1970
Johns Hopkins University - 1976

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology - Urology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
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Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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5.0
5.0 

776 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

After meeting him I was Very reassured that he is a caring physician who wants to help his patients have the best possible outcome.

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March 30, 2022

5.0

Dr. Catalona and his staff represent the best in Urology care. Dr. Catalona saved my life from the misery of Prostate Cancer. I greatly appreciate the excellent care I have received over the past 15 years.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Leader in the field. Friendly. Explains results well

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Because he is a good friendly Doctor

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March 28, 2022

5.0

He is world class and the only urologist I have and will continue to turn to for care.

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March 26, 2022

5.0

He’s the best in his field. Additionally, he has a great bedside manner. Clear, concise and explains things well.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

He really likes what he does. He cares for his patients. I would recommend him to anyone .

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Dr Catalona explained everything and was very patient

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Dr Catalona is a great doctor. I have been with him for about 20 years and feel very good about the care for his patients and expertise that provides

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Very informative. Friendly

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March 20, 2022

5.0

I felt and know that Dr. Catalona is one of the most knowledgeable and dedicated medical profession in his field.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

Masterful Physician in every way.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

The best urologist with great manner and experience

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Dr Catalina was amazing. He was patient and thorough in hi analysis of my data.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

The best there is....

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Catalona is an outstanding surgeon and physician. He has provided me life-saving treatment for my aggressive prostate cancer. I am truly thankful to be under his professional care over the past 5 1/2 years.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Great outcome and follow up care.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Catalona was very thorough with all details. He help us understand and process all of our options.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Very competent and great job.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

With his knowledge and experience I felt very comfortable with his examination, diagnosis, and recommendations..

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Excellent care. Concern for the patient. Taking time with each patient to answer questions and concerns.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

I have gotten good care

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Not only is Dr. Catalona expert in his field, he can describe the state of research, literature and opinions in a manner which allows the patient and family to make informed decisions concerning treatment.

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March 06, 2022

5.0

Very detailed & to the point!!! caring & extremely knowledgable

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March 04, 2022

5.0

I have been Dr. Catalona’s patient for 12 years.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

He knows this stuff.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

He takes time to answer our questions and thoroughly explains the recovery plan!

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Pays attention to patient concerns.

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March 01, 2022

5.0

extremely knowledgeable, informative about all options

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March 01, 2022

5.0

Experience, expertise, trusted testing and exam procedures

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Leader in the field

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February 26, 2022

5.0

He is the best in the world. Plus he is a great guy.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Most patient and kind doctor I have met. He is best in field!

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Doctor Catalona is the best doctor and a very kind person he is a life saver for me.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Took the time to explain everything to me including all possible treatment options. Felt comfortable that he was very competent and skilled

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Great doctor, listens abd answers all questions

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Catalona and his nurse Jennifer gave me all the time I needed and were very helpful with the information I needed to make a decision on my care.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

He knows his stuff and explains it well and spends the time needed.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Dr Catalona is the leader in prostate cancer in the country as far as I am concerned. He came highly recommended and did not disappoint.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Appointment on time. Was able to answer my questions and explain clearly

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Dr. Catalona has vast experience in the area of prostate cancer--the reason I began as his patient about 17 years ago. He knows I am an anxious patient and he has gone out of his way to provide reassurance to me when it is warranted. I would recommend Dr. Catalona to anyone.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Dr Catalona is a seasoned professional who has a wealth of knowledge in his field of urology. He listens and he's cordial and makes you feel like he cares about your well-being.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Doctor Catalonia’s care and professionalism with his patients and their families.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

A very caring person and a great DR. I believe he saved my life.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

World renowned prostate surgeon and researcher

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February 04, 2022

5.0

He was thorough, concerned and explained everything. I felt like I was in excellent medical care

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February 04, 2022

5.0

He leads the team of those I expounded on above and epitomizes what a medical doctor should strive to be!

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Knowledge

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Professional and knowledgeable. He explained everything so I could understand it and reviewed all my options.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

CATALONA IS THE BEST DOCTOR HE TREATS YOU WITH CARE HE TAKES TIME TO EXPLAIN THE PROBLEM AND MAKES SURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION I AM VERY HAPPY TO HAVE HIM AS MY DOCTOR AND FRIEND I WISH THE BEST FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY.

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January 29, 2022

5.0

World famous doctor

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January 29, 2022

5.0

Very thorough, efficient, very knowledgeable

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January 29, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Listens well.

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January 29, 2022

5.0

I like his bedside manner and knowledge of my medical issue.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

From the day I met Dr Catalona he put me at ease during a very stressful and anxious time. A very successful outcome now at eight years and looking forward to many more. Always through answers all my questions and exudes confidence to all.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

His excellence is everything one would want in a physiican/surgeon. He cares, he researches, he communicates well, he's informative, always answers my questions well, he's sincere. And his contributions to the field and his patients are as good as it gets. I have recommended him whenever the chance comes up.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Because he has forgotten more than some other Doctors will ever know.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Extremely expert in his field, very patient and thorough in outlining prognosis, treatment, and in answering questions.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Affability and expertise

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January 21, 2022

5.0

I’ve had this procedure twice before. Dr. Catalona is an exceptional physician! He talked me through each step.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Expertise and knowledge and experience.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

He is to the point and very thorough in his discussion of the issues pertaining to my visit.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Catalona is best. Always takes time to answer all questions and concerns. My surgery and results could not be better. He is the G.O.A.T

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Catalona is great asset to the field of Urology.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

I have been under Dr Catalona’s care for 16+ years. He conducts himself in a professional and caring manner.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

He listen to all the problems very carefully, explained the results clearly and suggested the best course of action.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, professional, personable

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January 11, 2022

5.0

THE BEST

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January 11, 2022

5.0

My prostrate surgery and his follow up

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Very thorough and knowledgeable. Appreciate the honesty in stating my condition.

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January 09, 2022

5.0

He seems sympathetic.

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January 09, 2022

5.0

Dr Catalona is the BEST !!!!

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and caring Dr

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January 07, 2022

5.0

He is a great physician. I’ve seen him on every visit for my aftercare. He was recommended from a friend, who had him for his care.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

He is a leader in the field

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Reputation. Takes time Very thorough

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Knowledge

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December 18, 2021

5.0

He's one of the best in his field and very thorough.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

He’s a leader in the field of prostate cancer.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Extremely satisfied with the care I received

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Catalona was very helpful in instructing me concerning the tumor that re-ocurred after surgery. I am also very please with his continual medical care.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Excellent Doctors

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Catalona has been my doctor for several years now. He diagnosed my medical issue when the local doctors in my home state could not pinpoint it. He is so knowledgeable in urinary issues, as well as a caring person. He explains everything very well, and when test results come back from the lab or imaging, he is very prompt on his comments so I can better understand the results.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Professional. Knowledgeable, considerate.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Dr Catalona’s office was very thorough with information regarding my overall health and the process we are about start. His reputation seams well founded. So far so good!

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable; but very thorough

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December 11, 2021

5.0

I think that every one of Dr. Catalina’s patients ends up recommending him to a person diagnosed with prostate cancer. I’ve done it a few times already, both to relatives and friends. He is an extremely dedicated physician. I’m grateful that he was able to take me on as a patient. It’s a pleasure to donate to his research foundation.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Exceptionally knowledgeable as a physician and skilled as a surgeon. Dr. Catlona has always been compassionate and encouraging to me. He takes the time to explain my condition and my options.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

He knows what he is talking about!! He has lots of experience under his belt!!

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Experience

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Dr and his staff are very knowledgeable and thorough. Always running preventive tests and reviewing past visits and histories

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Very timely and professional service. Not rushed

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November 23, 2021

5.0

HE SAVED MY LIFE

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November 20, 2021

5.0

Reputation

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Considerate, respectful, knowledgeable.

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November 13, 2021

5.0

Top rated who cares deeply for his patients

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Timely appointments; does keep you waiting. Personable caring provider.

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November 12, 2021

5.0

I’m 65 years old, been thru a lot of doctors. Doc Catalona is simply THE BEST. More specifically: Correct levels of knowledge, competence, keeping up with latest improvements, bedside manner, humor, really looking at you as individual, recommending treatments to fit you.

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Industry Relationships

Consulting / Related Activities

Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • American Urological Association (AUA)
  • Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO)

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Faculty member served in a fiduciary capacity, such as a board member/director, officer, or trustee, for the following companies or other entities

  • Urological Research Foundation

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