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About Rush University

The Department of Urology offers a five-year residency training program, the objectives of which are:

  • to provide residents with a wide range of experience in all realms of urologic diagnoses and therapies

  • to prepare residents for all aspects of the practice of urology, as well as for subspecialization should they so choose

  • to prepare residents for certification by the American Board of Urology

The program director is responsible for coordinating the program and is assisted by the chief resident in the development of schedules detailing assignment of residents and conferences. Resident performances are evaluated by a Clinical Competency Committee and the Program Director semi-annually, and discussed with the residents on an ongoing basis. The training program tries to strike a balance between graduation requirements and increased independent responsibility, while maintaining the highest quality of patient care. Residents are supervised by members of the attending staff in a manner that does not stifle the training experience.

Outpatient clinics are supervised on a one-to-one basis. In-hospital patient care activities and surgical care of patients involve both learning and teaching experience, depending on level of training and expertise. All teaching is supervised by the attending faculty. We remain ranked as one of the top 50 programs in the US News and World Report.

Program Description

The Department of Urology at Rush provides the highest quality of care for urological diseases. Physicians in the program are experienced in the latest techniques in the field, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques.

Services Provided

  • Robotic surgery including prostatectomy for prostate cancer, partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty, and cystectomy.
  • Laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery.
  • Ureteroscopic removal, with laser lithotripsy, extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for stone disease, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
  • A full range of treatments for erectile dysfunction, including prosthetic implant surgery, erectile aids and medical therapy.
  • Treatment for female urinary dysfunction with the Inter-Stim bladder pacemaker, slings, reconstructive surgery, and urodynamic and pelvic floor management.


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