William J. Catalona, MD

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Primary Specialty

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

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology - Urology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

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

Ratings and Reviews

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5.0
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906 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

August 20, 2023

5.0

He's simply the best!!

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August 19, 2023

5.0

Feel like I am in caring hands.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

His expertise and dedication to his profession.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and very personal.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Professional, caring, answering you questions, top of the line

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August 15, 2023

5.0

He explained things in terms I could understand,put me at ease and the surgery wasgreat,I didn't feel a thing.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

He is the “BEST”!!!

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August 11, 2023

5.0

The best in the world.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Dr Catalona is highly skilled and knowledgeable and he took the time to personally call me with the results.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Dr Catalona Knows his business. Northwestern is lucky to have him. And May God Bless, And Keep Him

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Thorough, quick feedback on tests

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August 06, 2023

5.0

All of my contacts with him, including the prostatectomy he performed 14 years ago, have been very satisfactory.

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August 05, 2023

5.0

successful treatment for my prostate cancer

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August 05, 2023

5.0

He has the most experience with prostrate issues.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Very Knowledgeable, Very Professional, Explains situations so you understand, Very Caring, Very Courteous, & Very Compassionate...

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July 31, 2023

5.0

It was my first visit for a 2nd opinion and Dr Catalona took the time to answer all of my questions and address concerns

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July 31, 2023

5.0

He is the Best I ever Had

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July 29, 2023

5.0

He’s the best!

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Very thorough, takes the time to answer questions and explains clearly.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Always takes time to answer any and all questions.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

He is one of the most knowledgeable and caring doctors I’ve met in my. He has dedicated his life to make the most improvements in urology care and it shows

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Catalona is the most knowledgeable person I’ve spoken to concerning my prostate issues. He is so very thorough and feels sincere in his caring about patients.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Caring and thorough

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July 21, 2023

5.0

He is the best. Great guy and tops in his field

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July 19, 2023

5.0

He is an excellent urologist.

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July 18, 2023

4.0

Lots of surgical experience

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Catalona is the best prostrate doctor! He takes time to talk to you about any concerns you might have. I would highly recommend Dr. Catalona!

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July 15, 2023

5.0

Dr Catalona cares allot about his patient. Goes out of his way in doing that.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

The best

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Best in his field; saved my life

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July 14, 2023

5.0

He’s amazing and so is his entire team!

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July 12, 2023

5.0

His knowledge and expertise is renowned

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Dr Catalona is involved in research and applies latest knowledge and treatment in urology.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

He is the best urologist in the country. The doctor is brilliant, patient and caring

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Catalona is ALWAYS extremely knowledgeable and communicates clearly.

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July 04, 2023

5.0

He is a very skilled and caring doctor.

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July 03, 2023

5.0

Experience was great. Explained every option we had to us.

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July 03, 2023

5.0

I believe he is the most knowledgeable and very thorough.

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June 30, 2023

5.0

The goat

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June 27, 2023

4.0

Best at what he does.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

The Medical staff was informative to my medical needs & attentive to my concerns.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

He seems to be very logical in his thinking, plus caring with using wisdom not just embracing the newest technology.

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June 24, 2023

5.0

Dr Catalona cares about his patient Dr Catalona gave me his cell phone # if I had any issue. That is way beyond any Doctor would do.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Taking good care.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Very professional

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June 21, 2023

5.0

My experience has been excellent care from Doctor William Catalona. During my visit today, I told him about my health issues and he really explained things to me and showed me from online pictures what he was explaining to me, so that I could visually see what he was talking about. I really appreciated that. Then he talked about next steps to try to address my health issues. [ ]

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June 20, 2023

5.0

I'm very lucky to have doctor Catalona for my doctor. The pest seven years he did take care of me the best way he could. I wish God give long life to be able to help people. God bless. Doctor Catalona is the greatest wish we had more like him.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Please understand that Dr. Catolona has an experience level that few people possess. In addition, he is an excellent communicator and the information and education that he brings to the patient is a rarity in Medical care.

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June 17, 2023

5.0

His reputation

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June 16, 2023

5.0

He cares about his patience’s and he tries to get to know them and advise them on what’s is best for there health

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June 09, 2023

5.0

Saved my life

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June 09, 2023

5.0

Warm, observant, trustworthy…

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Great urologist

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June 05, 2023

5.0

extremely qualified and caring

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Dr Catalona is outstanding and understands his patients needs

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and always has new ideas on treatment and prevention.

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June 02, 2023

5.0

He takes the time to explain things to you and cares about you as a person.

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May 31, 2023

5.0

Professional, personable and extremely knowledgeable in all things re prostate cancer treatment. His quiet confidence heals my body and soul.

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May 26, 2023

5.0

He is a true professional!

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Because Dr. Catalona is so excellent at the practice he conducts.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

His knowledge!!

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and a leader in the field.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

The way it is explained and takes the necessary time.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

So thorough, explains things to me and tells me what is going on. I do not feel like he is rushing me when I am in with him. He makes the drive from South Bend, Indiana for an appointment with him worth it. He staff including Nurse Allison is also really excellent.

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Simply one of the best in the country!

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Answered my questions and addressed my concerns. Explained everything well. Very polite

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May 10, 2023

5.0

Dr Catalona is extremely knowledgeable and took the time to listen and thoughtful respond to every one of my questions.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Explains things clearly and in detail

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May 07, 2023

5.0

Very professional.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Professionalism Plus!!!!

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April 28, 2023

5.0

I am humbled by and feel honored and privileged to have this opportunity to provide feedback on a world-class physician, such as Dr. William Catalona, as his exemplary service to the world through decades of pioneering research and life-saving interventions on prostate cancer, speaks clearly for itself. Dr. Catalona is a gifted urologist who combines exceptional medical expertise and innovative knowledge of his field, with compassion, empathy, sensitivity to the patient’s best interests from a holistic, all-encompassing perspective, and the deepest level of dedication to the best interests of his patients and their families. It is obvious that Dr. Catalona has saved countless lives worldwide as the developer of the PSA screening procedure, and as the leading expert on “nerve sparing” radical prostatectomy. Yet, despite his remarkable academic and professional accomplishments, he is the epitome of kindness, and he is humble, unassuming, and highly approachable. These qualities are rare to find in a physician of this historical times. As a mental health professional, I know the importance of understanding and integrating the psychological and spiritual dimensions in a person’s treatment process. Dr. Catalona is furthermore generous with his time and provides in-depth and comprehensive answers to questions posed during conferences. We are eternally grateful to Dr. Catalona for saving my family member’s life and he has done so without the need for surgery, which given my family member’s other health conditions, could have had a disruptive effect on his systemic wellbeing. Dr. Catalona recommended hormone therapy, and this is working in a highly effective manner, thus preserving my family member’s quality of life. I do not have sufficient words to express my gratitude to Dr. Catalona.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

He was very helpful with my diagnose with what was wrong and what should be done to correct the problem

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April 22, 2023

5.0

calm caring accomplished

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April 18, 2023

5.0

He is responsive to any and all questions.

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April 16, 2023

5.0

Professional, courteous, knowledgeable, respectful

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April 16, 2023

5.0

Promptness knowledge

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April 14, 2023

5.0

Dr Catalona is highly regarded professional combined with being very caring, humble and decent human being

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April 13, 2023

5.0

He is an excellent surgeon and his research has helped so many men with prostate problems. Such a kind man who deeply cares about his patients..

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April 13, 2023

5.0

I am now cancer free. Thanks to Dr. Catalona, MD.

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April 12, 2023

5.0

Dr Catalona is the most caring and patient friendly dr I have ever encountered. He takes the time to make sure the patient understands what is going on! Not something experienced with most drs.

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April 06, 2023

5.0

Very thorough explaining of results and options

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March 29, 2023

5.0

Not only is Dr. Catalona a world class urologist and researcher, but he is a compassionate care-giver as well.

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March 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Catalona is a superb physician. He explains everything in great details and in a way that my family and I may easily understand. I have been under Dr. Catalona’s care for about eight years and I cannot imagine having anyone else as my urologist. He’s simply the BEST.

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March 28, 2023

5.0

The doctor answered my questions completely, was informative and very helpful

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Catalona took care of me years ago, based on that, I HAVE referred my friends to him.

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Very thorough examination

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March 26, 2023

5.0

Knowledge and excellent bedside manner!

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March 24, 2023

5.0

Dr Catalona is an excellent Physician is Good Human Being

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March 24, 2023

5.0

Experienced. Thorough

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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)

Service on Board of Directors

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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