Joshua J. Meeks, MD, PhD

Joshua J. Meeks, MD, PhD

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Urologic Oncology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 2005
Internship:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2006
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2011
Fellowships:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - 2012

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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

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

675 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. Meeks was wonderful and actually took time to explain things to us even drawing us pictures and showing us flow charts for treatment options.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Meeks is awesome. His manners during surgery prep and the obvious respect his team has for him. I was very fortunate, I think, to have him for my surgery. Post on he has been informative and precise. Thank you!

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Smart doctor

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March 22, 2022

5.0

As above, he takes the time to not only be professional but have an empathetic, human touch.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

He is knowledgeable, responsive, and pleasant.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

I have never met a more professional and caring doctor. He walks on water.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

He is always pleasant and patient as he answers questions or explains issues.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Great Bed side manner

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March 08, 2022

5.0

His knowledge and expertise are the reason to travel any distance to see him.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and direct

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March 01, 2022

5.0

Thoroughness and experience

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March 01, 2022

5.0

I just met Dr.Meeks today after a previous conference call. He seems commutative and shows interest in the patients concerns and questions. He addressed those concerns at least the ones I could bring up based on the procedure he was performing. I know you can’t tell it all and ask it all in allotted time, but tell and explain to me how and why you’re these things and so far he has. He let me know to contact him going forward if I have any concerns. My level of encouragement increased because he gave me verbal as well as visual assessments of my condition.

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February 26, 2022

5.0

I was introduced and spoke with Dr. Meeks today. My only other reference was his profile on NM’s website. He seemed to listen more intently than he spoke. I still need to meet him in person so that’s why I’m stopping at 9, which is still a good rating.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

He is confident and completely knowledgeable about my condition

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Josh is very personable. Talks you through the issues.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Caring knowledgeable doctor

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February 18, 2022

5.0

He gets enough praise I am sure, and deserves it, too.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Dr Meeks is exceptional. Most importantly he takes the time after the examination to field any questions and to explain everything you need answered in terms where you can understand it perfectly. I believe that to be one of his best qualities regarding bedside manner. I could not be happier

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Very professional and knowledgeable. Good bedside manner

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Time to talk. Knows all my health issues. Easy to talk to and ask questions.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Dr. Meeks is smart, caring, and listens to the patient. Having him as my doctor and surgeon is most fortunate for my wife and me

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Meeks was very generous with his time when he phoned me, even though he had never met me. Felix Krock MD FACP

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February 08, 2022

4.0

Dr. Meeks could be a little more forthcoming with information, but I like him and appreciate his care.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Very caring and knowledageable of my condition and treatment and happy of having him as my doctor

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January 28, 2022

5.0

professional, caring, on time, honest....

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Personable, efficient and thorough

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January 26, 2022

5.0

a doctor's doctor. Very good reputation. Very competent and a good communicator and listener. A good guy too!

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January 25, 2022

5.0

A wonderful doctor and all round person

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January 25, 2022

5.0

He is THAT Good.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

The doctor is so knowledgeable, very delicate, patience. He explains all questions I have and gives advice. He is the best.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Pleasant + informative MD . Explains how Medication used in Cystoscopy work , showed me screen so I could see inner walls of bladder as well as new tumor .

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January 18, 2022

5.0

He is kind, companionate and answers all questions.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Excellent care and sincere, trust.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

He is very thorough

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January 14, 2022

5.0

The “10” isn’t a high enough number to express my trust in Dr. Meeks.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

His expertise

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January 14, 2022

5.0

He’s great. Very thorough. Makes sure everything is not only gone but also not coming back.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Compassion, sensibility

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January 11, 2022

5.0

He is excelent

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January 10, 2022

5.0

He is the bladder cancer guru. Kind respectful and knowledgeable

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January 07, 2022

5.0

He is very thorough in listening completely to patient concerns.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

I have limited experience with Dr. Meeks, but he has been thoughtful, willing to adapt to my needs and very kind.

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December 30, 2021

5.0

clear, precise and to the point and still very kind and compassionate

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Thorow

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December 26, 2021

5.0

He cares about his patients

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December 21, 2021

5.0

exceptional accessibility

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Dr Meeks is highly skilled doctor and educater who also has people skills...he listens and cares

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December 18, 2021

5.0

What a great guy he is. Took the time to answer my questions

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December 17, 2021

5.0

He is very thorough and compassionate, and is well versed in cancer options.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Highly recommend. Seems very knowledgeable and patient.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Meeks is very caring and professional. This is very reassuring and relaxing for me as a patient.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

I have confidence in Dr. Meeks. He is also personable and shows an interest in my welfare as well as my physical health.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Professional and caring

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Great doctor with an excellent bedside manner

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Pleasant, compassionate, very smart

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December 07, 2021

5.0

DR Meeks took the time to explain every facet of my condition in words I could understand.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

He makes sure all points in the process and analysis are conveyed

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December 07, 2021

5.0

I've said this before:Dr. Meeks is a patient, extremely competent physician and surgeon.He saved my life!JOSH MEEKS IS SINGULARLY OUTSTANDING.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Professional and tells you his prognoses

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November 30, 2021

5.0

He explains the issues at hand clearly,and precisely.Also,he has a good rapport.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Meeks projects a friendly, pleasant persona, but at same time demonstrates a high degree of professional competency.

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November 27, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor and expert in his field.

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November 26, 2021

5.0

Because he is the best in his field ,

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November 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Meeks is honest and compassionate.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

His demeanor was low-key and calming and he projected humility -- which was not what I expected given my previous experience with other physicians. I liked he was conducting clinical trials. All this was reassuring during a scary time.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Informative, efficient, confident.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

WILLING TO GO THE EXTRA STEP AND TALK WITH FAMILY MEMBERS REGARDING IMPENDING PROCEDURES AND SURGERIES

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November 22, 2021

5.0

He listened. He answered every question. He was kind

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November 20, 2021

5.0

His skill and knowledge is exceptional and that level of care is not available where I live.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

First time I had a meeting with dr. Meeks I know that he was the doctor I asked him if he could keep my situation under control and he said he didn't have any intentions on keeping it under control his intentions were to kill it for it never to come back that's confidence

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November 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Meeks takes the time to explain any procedures that are necessary and answers my questions in a caring manner.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Very pleasant and explained everything in detail.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Excellent Doctor

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November 16, 2021

5.0

He discusses all tests and procedures.

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Great doctor. Super personality.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Excellent consultation skills.

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Meeks is the ultimate professional and knowledge to match. He also has a personality and caring nature that everyone should strive to imitate.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Excellent credentials. Very good skills. I would encourage Dr. Meeks to elicit information from patient about daily urinary functions and any possible solutions like exercise or therapy. Otherwise, a very fine appointment.

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November 07, 2021

5.0

He’s just the best

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Dr Meeks takes time to break down Your needs in a language that you can understand. He opens himself up to questions and does not Make you feel like you are rushed. That's very important

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November 05, 2021

5.0

My previous doctor Dr. Auffenberg highly recommended him and today’s short visit made me feel that I am in good hands once again

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Clearly presents findings and possible solutions while displaying concern and empathy

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Explains everything in plain English and seems to genuinely care about my well being

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Meeks is an outstanding physician. His vigilance in monitoring me led to discovery of lung cancer in an extremely early stage even though there were no symptoms. He has also been instrumental in helping me deal with the emotional difficulties of a bladder cancer diagnosis and the impact of losing my bladder. This emotional impacts can be severe and often times an overlooked aspect of continuing care. Prior to moving to Chicago my previous urologist did not address this. With Dr. Meeks' approach to care I have made enormous strides emotionally.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Meeks was intelligent, knowledgeable, and sensible.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Dr Meeks is always professional and positive. He also treats you like a long time friend.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

he offered excellent options for my medical needs

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October 21, 2021

5.0

He was knowledgeable and courteous.

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October 15, 2021

5.0

Dr Meeks is always focused on the best treatment for me. I feel incredibly lucky that he’s my doctor.

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October 15, 2021

5.0

I trust Dr Meeks

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October 11, 2021

5.0

competent

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October 05, 2021

5.0

His expertise is unmatched in the Chicagoland area.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

excellent doctor

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October 05, 2021

5.0

Have a lot of time to talk

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October 03, 2021

5.0

An excellent doctor with a very good reputation

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October 01, 2021

5.0

Fantastic doctor, what more can I say

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October 01, 2021

5.0

He seems very caring and explained everything very well. He answered all of my questions and concerns.

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October 01, 2021

5.0

This was my first appointment with him as a replacement for Dr Nadler. I found him to be very kind and he answered all my questions.

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September 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Meeks is a very bright man , my wife and I know that he is doing all he can in my best interests

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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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