Joshua J. Meeks, MD, PhD

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Primary Specialty

Urologic Oncology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 2005
Professional Education:
PhD, Northwestern University Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences - 2003
Internship:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2006
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2011
Fellowships:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - 2012

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology - Urology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate 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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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

1123 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

91 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

91 Reviews

August 29, 2023

5.0

Very professional, efficient Intelligent, friendly and funny…Really cares about the patient in every way….

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Dr Meeks is the most caring, compassionate doctor I have ever had. He takes his time with you and explains everything.

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August 25, 2023

5.0

He has taken care of medical issues quickly.

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August 21, 2023

5.0

..explains to you what he's going to do.. and what's Best for you..NW has a great doctor

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August 17, 2023

5.0

He’s my hero! His smart brain and skills are saving my life.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

He is very good dr and a good person

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August 12, 2023

5.0

He listens and explains everything in a way I can understand

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August 11, 2023

5.0

Thorough explanations of problem and treatments. Easy to understand. Dr Josh is very personable and I feel that he really cares about me and my health

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August 11, 2023

5.0

He’s excellent

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August 09, 2023

5.0

He is very focused.

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable kind and professional. I felt very comfortable

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Thorough explanation / credentialed - good listener - professional

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July 30, 2023

5.0

Excellence of care and results.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

very good information

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July 28, 2023

5.0

He is the most compassionate doctor I have ever known

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July 26, 2023

5.0

A great hospital with great doctors

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Wonderful doctor. A pleasure to deal with. Explains everything and answers all questions. I never feel rushed or feel as though I am a bother. Dr. Meeks is warm but professional. His expertise in this field is obvious and explains current as well as possible future treatments. It has been a long time since I have felt so comfortable under a doctor's care but have renewed faith in the medical profession because of him and those that work with him.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

He goes right to the problem.?set a plan and everyone goes for it.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Best doctor I ever had. Really cares and listens to your concerns.

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July 22, 2023

5.0

Excellent care, listens and is proactive with his patients healthcare

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July 22, 2023

5.0

Dr Meeks is really interested in the patient and listens to the patient’s concerns

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July 22, 2023

5.0

Dr Meeks is on top of my whole medical situation, takes his time explaining issues. Makes me feel like a friend as well as a patient. Let's me collaborate with my care plan. Dr Meeks is an extremely talented, competent, compassionate and generous man.

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July 21, 2023

5.0

He is extremely thorough and compassionate. He diagnosed and performed the surgeries to remove cancer in my kidney and bladder. My neo-bladder is now seven years old and I am cancer free. Today Dr. Meeks told me I don’t have to return for follow up visits. I am cured. I will miss him but will never forget him!

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July 13, 2023

5.0

He takes very good care of me

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Dr Meeks is outstanding

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July 08, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable, Answered all my questions, didn’t feel rushed, easy to understand.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Dr Meeks always give me all the time and information that as a patient I need

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Meeks as an outstanding doctor, very personal and caring.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

He has my complete trust

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July 06, 2023

5.0

He was thorough in telling my children and me all the information that we needed

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Very thorough

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July 01, 2023

5.0

Did a fine job.

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June 30, 2023

5.0

Caring, dedicated, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable

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June 30, 2023

5.0

He’s so smart and kind. I have complete confidence

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June 30, 2023

5.0

An amazing surgeon and communicator. Cannot speak too highly of him. Outstanding, thoughtful, highly skilled. Saves lives.

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June 30, 2023

5.0

He is efficient and empathetic.

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June 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Meeks was very kind and informative about my diagnosis and follow up needed for treatment

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June 28, 2023

5.0

I love his mannerisms.

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June 28, 2023

5.0

His fantastic knowledge, excellent communication and skill!

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June 28, 2023

5.0

Professional, takes time, efficient. Usually on time, he knows what he’s doing. Good Dr.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

First time meeting Dr. Meeks. Glad the universe led me to him…as he seems kind and knowledgeable!!! I, also, like that he knows of a way to possibly save my kidney! 🙂

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Communicates well and listens to patient input. He also gives options and goes over his thought process for making prognosis for the patient

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Meeks is so knowledgeable, takes the time to explain and discuss my care, and shows care and compassion for his patients and their families.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Great doctor

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, kind, provides effective diagnosis and treatment, takes the time to explain everything.

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Dr Meeks is extremely knowledgeable, He explains everything carefully and is very thorough. He also puts you at ease and is very pleasant

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Dr Meeks was thorough and took time to answer all my questions. I left with a good understanding of my condition and the next steps.

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June 16, 2023

5.0

I trust him

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Dr Meeks has been a wonderful surgeon and guided my health to a much better place then I had been before having my neobladder surgery completed.

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June 14, 2023

5.0

He is the best

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Meeks put my husband and I at ease immediately… It his expertise on the area of our concern was impressive. He covered the background of the problem, the treatments available wire, white wire. Why or why not they , worked & his his suggestions, ,on what Avenue to take. He also had a suggestion on the next step to take and who to take it with. I thought he had mentioned he was going to contact the doctor. He wanted me to see but when I called the next day and not been notified yet. Which made a little bit longer to get into see him. When I had a question, that was sent to his portal, answered immediately.

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Down to earth easy to talk to

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June 09, 2023

5.0

Smart, thoughtful, pro-active

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June 07, 2023

5.0

I can't evaluate Dr. Meeks from the standpoint of someone with considerable medical knowledge in the specialty. From a layman's point of view, he appears knowledgeable and competent and he has discussed matters with me without rushing me.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

seems to be knowledgeable and compentent

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June 02, 2023

5.0

He is the best doctor I've had in my [age] years. So smart, dedicated and caring.

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Caring and professional

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May 31, 2023

5.0

I feel like I’m in good hands with him

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May 30, 2023

5.0

I have complete faith in Dr. Meeks

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Very good to work with

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Liked his straight forward answers.

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May 20, 2023

5.0

I work with people that I like and that I respect…he checked both boxes.

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May 19, 2023

5.0

Very caring

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May 19, 2023

5.0

Great assistant

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May 19, 2023

5.0

Very skilled at Cystoscopies , explains what he sees + lets pts watch the screen . He is honest + frank in discussions with pt , even if news is hard to hear !

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Meeks has been accessible, extremely effective and is a great communicator.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Expert in his field with a good bedside manner.

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Knows his stuff and business oriented with a positive demeanor

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Personable and smart

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Informative thoughtful skillful

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May 10, 2023

5.0

Professional, thorough and friendly service.

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May 10, 2023

5.0

Very pleasant and knowledgeable

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Dr Meeks is a true professional in his field , and beyond that is very caring and personable in all interactions with the patient, and even has a great sense of humor…..

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Explains things

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May 07, 2023

5.0

He is technically a superior doctor, very proactive and always calm

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May 05, 2023

5.0

He is the best!!! He is very knowledgeable, kind, gentle, good listener. I feel so safe under his care.

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Caring and a great doctor

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May 03, 2023

5.0

Very conscience of how I am feeling and extremely concerned that everything is going perfectly for me with my treatments.

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May 03, 2023

5.0

He's great doctor and I am doing well because of his care.

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May 03, 2023

5.0

excellent care !

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Listens to your concerns and acts to fine solutions for any problems you are having. Very skillful and knowledgeable.

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April 28, 2023

5.0

Trust, empathy, knowledge and bedside manner

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April 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Meeks treats you like a person not like an assembly line. He listens to you and pays attention to what you’re saying or asking. He is a very sincere, compassionate doctor

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April 28, 2023

4.0

So far he has been very helpful and encouraging

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Best bed side manner and so very knowledgeable to put his patient(s) at ease.

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April 27, 2023

5.0

I did my due diligence before going into my fifth surgery. Even had a consult with [ ]. I live in Michigan but will continue my bladder cancer treatments with Dr. Meeks no matter. Straight forward and knows his stuff.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Because he kept things light and was straight to the point. With his observations, diagnosis and method of treatment moving forward.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable and spoke in terms I could understand. Highly recommended.

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Meeks is patient, kind, compassionate, & listens

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Josh and his team are exceptional, caring pros.

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April 24, 2023

5.0

I and my family have 100% trust in Dr. Meeks.

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Ownership or Investment Interests

Faculty member had an ownership or investment interest in the following companies

  • Mesh Suture Company

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)
  • Axiom Law
  • Axios Partners Inc.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Direct Travel, Inc.
  • DSMC
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Lynx
  • Medpace, Inc.
  • Nexus Global
  • Olympus America, Inc.
  • PlatformQ Health, Inc.
  • QED Therapeutics, Inc. (subsidiary of BridgeBio Pharma)
  • UroGen Pharma, Inc

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