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Alumni Outcomes

Providing the Springboard for Meaningful Careers

One of the nation’s first urology residency programs, Northwestern Urology has been training and graduating extraordinary surgeons for close to 80 years. Educating residents in the most advanced patient care and surgical techniques in every area of urology, we encourage trainees to pursue any path and serve any community they choose. “Our program offers a comprehensive and diverse training environment that exposes residents to every aspect of the specialty, from pediatric urology to reconstructive surgery,” says Nelson Bennett, Jr., MD, program director of the Northwestern Urology residency program.

“Benefitting from a complete clinical and research training experience of the highest caliber, our residents have the opportunity to discover their true passions and go after them.” Our graduates are well prepared to embark on myriad careers or vie for competitive fellowships the moment they complete our program. From academic medicine to private practice, our alumni are forging their own paths confident in the exceptional skills they acquired during residency training and thankful for the lifelong relationships they made at Northwestern Urology.

Over the Past 10 Years, Our Residents Have Come From 28 Medical Schools


They’ve Explored a Number of Career Paths

31Graduates (past 10 years)

11Private Practice

3Academic Medical Center

8Traditional Private Practice


10Academic Practice

7Private Practice

3Currently in Fellowship

And They’ve Gone on to Fellowship Training in a Variety of Fields and Programs

Alumni Stories

 Adarsh's Story

Medical school at Northwestern gave Adarsh early “insider” access to Northwestern Urology, where he came to appreciate the department’s culture of comradery and respect during his clinical rotations. As a resident, he immersed himself in the broad subspecialty exposure the program distinctly offers and found his niche in general urology and robotic surgery. Choosing to immediately enter private practice, he joined Atlanta-based Wellstar—one of the largest health systems in Georgia—where he is one of 20 urologists employed by the network of nine hospitals, nine cancer centers and 300+ medical offices. His Northwestern residency has stood him in good stead, allowing him to take the lead on introducing first-time robotic surgery to rural communities of Georgia. “My training has given me the skills and confidence to be successful. The knowledge I gained from every person involved in my training—whether it was surgical technique or how to treat patients with compassion—has stayed with me. Now in the real world, I call upon all that I have learned to provide patients with the care they deserve. For that, I am grateful.”


Adarsh Manjunath
Urologist, Wellstar Urology
Class of 2021

 Rotimi's Story

The cycle of life care and impact of this care on patient quality drew Rotimi to urology. During her training, she found her calling in the area of urogynecology. Mentorship from a renowned expert in the field, Northwestern’s Dr. Stephanie Kielb, and exposure to patients with spina bifida and spinal cord injury through the department’s longstanding partnership with the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, sealed the deal for Rotimi. After graduating, she went on to a two-year female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery fellowship at UCLA Medical Center. In September 2022, she joined the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine as an assistant professor of urology and now practices urogynecology as well as transitional urology. “Having a great role model who I still call today for advice and seeing the clinical opportunities in this area because of the strength of Northwestern’s program were key factors in my career choice,” says Rotimi. “Coming from Northwestern, I feel well-prepared to care for any patient who walks into my office.”


Rotimi Sewedo Nettey
Assistant Professor of Urology,
Baylor College of Medicine
Class of 2020

 Chris's Story

Open to where his training led him, Chris believed Northwestern Urology would provide him with the best diversity of surgical experience, from private to county and Veteran’s Administration hospital settings, to find his place in the specialty. The program’s reputation as an academic medicine powerhouse would also serve him well if chose to pursue fellowship training. Always supported by faculty but given the autonomy to operate as the primary surgeon like all of his fellow trainees, Chris felt confident in his competency as a surgeon by the time he graduated. He joined Kaiser’s Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, where today he serves as assistant chief of urology for the Washington, D.C., and southern Maryland region. His clinical practice focuses on urologic cancers, prostate enlargement, stone disease and robotic/minimally-invasive surgery. “Because of the outstanding surgical training I received at Northwestern, I left my residency fully able to operate on my own on just about any case. From the get-go at Kaiser, I’ve been seeing patients and doing every type of urologic surgery. It’s been great!”


Christopher “Chris” Morrison
Assistant Chief of Urology,
Kaiser Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
Class of 2019

 Rich's Story

Treating patients with often curable cancer appealed to Rich early on in his training at Northwestern Urology—the highest ranked urology and cancer program in Illinois. Exposure to the wide variety of surgical techniques available for treating genitourinary cancers allowed him to hone his skills and set him up to become a successful urologic oncologist. After Northwestern, he went on to a clinical fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as well as a health service research fellowship at New York University. Now a National Cancer Institute-funded surgeon scientist at Memorial Sloan Kettering, he conducts implementation science work on integrating evidenced-based smoking cessation practices into oncology care. Rich credits the role models he found on the Northwestern faculty for inspiring his career choice. “I witnessed firsthand surgeon scientists like Ted Schaeffer and Joshua Meeks balancing and fitting in innovative research and outstanding clinical work into their day to day practice. Seeing people doing academic medicine really well showed me what was possible.”


Richard “Rich” Matulewicz
Urologic Oncologist,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Class of 2018

 Joceline's Story

When looking a residency programs, Joceline took note of Northwestern Urology’s focus on “developing you into the urologist you want to be.” To hone in on her interests, she took advantage of electives both in and outside of urology, from urogynecology to nephrology, as well as international uterine fistula work in Rwanda. She also conducted basic science research looking at stem cells and their utility in urethral reconstruction. Her many enriching experiences at Northwestern Urology led Joceline to pursue a fellowship in male reconstruction and prosthetics at her first choice of programs: the University of Texas Southwestern under the mentorship of Dr. Allen Morey, an internationally recognized leader in the field. She currently practices general urology and provides subspecialty expertise in reconstructive urology with MidLantic Urology, one of the largest groups of urology specialists in the country. The group’s affiliation with Jefferson Health’s Abington Hospital in Philadelphia—one of the busiest clinical rotations available to urology residents at Einstein Healthcare Network—gives Joceline the opportunity to mentor and teach. “I get to enjoy the best of both worlds: private practice and academia.”


Joceline Fuchs
Reconstructive Urologist,
MidLantic Urology
Class of 2017

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