Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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William J Catalona, MD

William J Catalona, MD

Professor of Urology

Focus of Work


Dr. Catalona is currently conducting research into the genetics of prostate cancer which could lead to new tests for the disease as well as possible new means of treating or preventing prostate cancer. He specializes in prostate cancer surgery and is recognized as an expert in performing the "nerve-sparing" radical prostatectomy that can preserve sexual potency.


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Education and Certification

  • MD: Yale University School of Medicine (1968)
  • Internship: Yale-New Haven Hospital, Surgery (1969)
  • Residency: Univ. of CA-San Francisco Med. Ctr., Surgery (1970)
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Urology (1976)
  • Board Certification: Urology