Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Urology

A Message from Our Chair: Edward "Ted" Schaeffer, MD, PhD

The Department of Urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is dedicated to the advancement of our students, continued interest in the career and personal development of our alumni, and the well-being of the patients we treat through Feinberg-affiliated hospitals and care sites.

Exceptional Education

We aim to train the complete urologist, and provide resources and programs to develop the future urologic physician who are technically-proficient, passionate, innovative thinkers. Supervised clinical experience in adult and pediatric urology combined with laboratory research offers students, residents, and fellows a broad base for their professional interests. With outstanding, nationally recognized research programs, the tools for developing diverse and extensive urologic skills are immediately available to our trainees.

Experienced Faculty

Through Feinberg’s affiliated hospitals and care sites, the Urology faculty members commit to providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. Our faculty members come from the finest training institutions, offering experience ranging from 10-40 years. Fostering positive and lasting physician/patient relationships is encouraged in our department. Often the catalysts for our advances in the urologic field, the department appreciates the contributions made by former or current patients at our academic medical center.

The information within this site will provide insight for former, current and prospective students and residents, physicians, faculty and staff. Thank you for your interest in our department. Please contact us with your questions and comments.


Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Urology