Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Urology

Infections, Inflammation & Pelvic Pain

The Department of Urology has a history in research and education of the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases including bacterial cystitis, interstitial cystitis, and prostatitis.


Clinical and basic research is conducted in each of these areas with the intent of providing optimal, state-of-the-art assessment and care. Clinical and basic research protocols are directed by Anthony Schaeffer, MD, and implemented by the clinical research staff (headed by Darlene Marko, RN). Current studies include the National Institutes of Health Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP), initiated in 2010 and designed to evaluate and monitor patients with this syndrome over time.

Selected Research Publications

Glaser AP, Schaeffer AJ. Urinary Tract Infection and Bacteriuria in Pregnancy. Guidelines for the screening and treatment of bacteriuria in pregnancy.

Schaeffer AJ. Does Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome Have an Infectious Etiology? A summary of research examining potential infectious causes of chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

Dielubanza EJ, Mazur DJ, Schaeffer AJ. Management of Non-Catheter Associated Complicated Urinary Tract Infection.  An overview of non-catheter-associated complicated urinary tract infection (UTI), including the evaluation and workup through history, physical examination, laboratory analysis and radiographic studies.


Sarah Flury, MD

Geoffery Engel, MD

Matthias D. Hofer,MD, PhD

Anthony J. Schaeffer, MD