The Urology program at Northwestern prides itself on its service to patients. Rated among the best urology departments in the country by the U. S. News & World Report annual hospital program rankings, the urologists at Northwestern offer comprehensive urologic care for sensitive conditions, working with patients to find the best individualized treatment for their urologic conditions.
Northwestern’s Urology program ranks among the nation’s oldest, most experienced, and most respected, providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care, including state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment capabilities for men, women and adolescents.
The Department of Urology has a longstanding tradition of providing state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary approaches to the evaluation and management of the urologic cancers with recognized experts specializing in each branch of cancer care.
Urology in the News
The Importance of Early Detection: Kidney Cancer
Even though Christine was feeling better, she wanted answers. That’s when she found Dr. Daniel Dalton, a professor of clinical urology at Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. Dalton spotted a small mass on her lower kidney and urged Christine to have it removed. More...
Dr. John Hairston Seen on "Someone You Should Know" Segment on CBS
Faced with a severe bladder condition preventing him from realizing his dream as a pilot, Chicagoland native Andrew Banieki, turned to Dr. John Hairston in the Northwestern Department of Urology for a solution. Dr. Hairston had pioneered a robotic procedure to eliminate the medication used to treat the condition which would allow Banieki to take his place in the cockpit. More...
Dr. Robert Brannigan Featured in Stories Regarding "Manopause"
Northwestern urologist, Dr. Robert Brannigan, was interviewed by The Washington Post for an article on the rarely talked about condition of male menopause, sometimes referred to as "manopause". Dr. Brannigan, who has been researching the topic, hoped to help shed light on this issue facing men as they age into their 40s. More...
Researchers in the United States have developed a medical model for regenerating bladders using stem cells harvested from a patient’s own bone marrow. The research, published in STEM CELLS, is especially relevant for pediatric patients suffering from abnormally developed bladders, but also represents another step towards new organ replacement therapies. More...
Message from the Chair
Anthony J. Schaeffer, MD
Chair, Department of Urology
Herman L. Kretschmer Professor of Urology
Northwestern's Urology program provides general urologic care to men and women, including adolescents. Specialized services and comprehensive treatment programs in urinary and reproductive tract problems of men and women are available. Our physicians provide care for many medical conditions including (but not limited to) the following:
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