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Current Residents

Class of 2022

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Anuj Desai, MD

Undergraduate: Case Western Reserve University

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine

Areas of Interests: Urologic oncology, cancer biology, epidemiology

Why Northwestern?: "The diverse training sites and operative experience provide exposure to all urologic subspecialties. The Department provides 1:1 mentoring to promote resident wellbeing and career development."

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Oliver Ko, MD

Undergraduate: University of Arizona

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Areas of Interests: Urologic oncology, endourology, medical education

Why Northwestern?: "The breadth of urologic training at Northwestern and the close camaraderie amongst the residents are what drew me to this program. Our constantly evolving curriculum, based on resident feedback, reflects this program's commitment to our education."

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Amanda Vo, MS, MD

Undergraduate: University of Michigan

Medical School: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Areas of Interests: Quality improvement, medical education, opioid usage, gender disparities in disease and treatment outcomes

Why Northwestern?: "I was drawn to Northwestern due to the flexible, resident-driven curriculum. Residents are encouraged to explore related fields through ample elective time and are given a full year to conduct a research project of their choice."

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Adam Weiner, MD

Undergraduate: Yale University

Medical School: University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

Areas of Interests: Prostate cancer, testicular cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, healthcare disparities, health services research, epidemiology

Why Northwestern?: " I was seeking a progressive learning and working environment for residency. The diversity of our program promotes a learning culture based on inclusivity, collaboration and excellence."

Class of 2023

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Lauren Cooley, MD, PhD

Undergraduate: University of Richmond

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Areas of Interests: Immuno-oncology, urologic oncology, reconstructive urology

Why Northwestern?: "Northwestern Urology has provided me with the mentorship, camaraderie, and facilities needed to succeed as a urologist and surgeon-scientist. We have a wide range of training sites, attendings in all sub-specialties of urology, residents who encompass a diversity of life and interests, and a research infrastructure that allows you opportunities to find inspiration and passion."

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Matthew Hudnall, MD, MPH

Undergraduate: Princeton University

Graduate School: University of California, Berkeley

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Why Northwestern?: "Northwestern provides immense surgical volume, diverse clinical experiences, and autonomy to prepare you to be an outstanding urologic surgeon. But the primary driver that brings me to work every day is knowing that the people here—faculty, residents, and staff—care about not only about my education, but also my health, wellness, and growth as a human being."

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Jeremy Lai, MD, MBA

Undergraduate: Washington University

Graduate School: Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

Medical School: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Areas of Interests: Healthcare services and outcomes, cost-effectiveness analysis, prostate cancer, infertility

Why Northwestern?: "I ranked Northwestern #1 not just because of the breadth and depth of clinical experience but also for the program structure that sets up residents to succeed in all aspects of professional development including research, medical education, and physician wellness. Starting from department leadership to amazing administrative staff to clinical support from excellent techs, nurses, and midlevel providers, residents here learn how to care for patients and prepare for future careers while enjoying all that the world class city of Chicago has to offer."

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Minh Pham, MD

Undergraduate: Duke University

Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Areas of Interests: Surgical education, oncology, andrology

Why Northwestern?: "I love coming to work every day knowing that I’m coming to see friends, mentors, and family."

Class of 2024

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Dylan Isaacson, MD

Undergraduate: Columbia University, BA Neuroscience and Behavior

Graduate School: University of California, Berkeley, MPH in Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Areas of Interests: Embryologic and fetal urogenital development, pediatric and adult congenital genitourinary disorders, renal transplantation

Why Northwestern?: " I got the sense on my interview day that the Northwestern residents were kind, motivated and supported one another and that the faculty care about the residents - I was right about all of that. We have both great research opportunities and a great surgical experience."

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Neil Mistry, MD

Undergraduate: Virginia Commonwealth University, BA in International Studies

Graduate School: St. Louis University, MPH in Public Health Practice

Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

Areas of Interests: Health literacy, disparities, medical education, health behavior and social determinants

Why Northwestern?: “I sought out Northwestern because I wanted to train in a diverse program with a broad range of subspecialties, patient populations, and practice settings that included a county hospital, VA, and dedicated pediatric hospital. I ultimately ranked them #1 because Northwestern had the rare combination of mentorship by leaders in the field, research opportunities, and elective time to learn from other services all while living in the great city of Chicago.”

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Rashid Siddiqui, MD

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley, BA in Molecular Cell Biology

Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

Areas of Interests: Oncology, immunotherapy and outcomes

Why Northwestern?: “Truth be told, I didn’t know much about Northwestern when I was applying, but I was absolutely sold on it after my interview day. It stood out to me as it offered a unique combination of extremely welcoming environment alongside unparalleled training. Suffice it to say that as an ‘insider’ now, I can vouch for all those attributes to be true! I would pick this place again!"

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Aisha Siebert, MD, PhD

Undergraduate: Dartmouth College, BA in English Literature

Graduate School: Columbia University, MPH in Toxicology, Molecular Epidemiology

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Areas of Interests: Genetics/genomics, andrology, fertility

Why Northwestern?: “I was attracted to Northwestern due to the variety of research opportunities, as well as the broad-representation of urologic subspecialties.”

Class of 2025

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Christopher Gonzales-Alabastro, MD

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

Areas of Interests: Genitourinary reconstruction, gender-affirming surgery

Why Northwestern?: "I always believed the urology training at Northwestern was unparalleled, but the genuine inclusivity and respect for diversity is what sets it apart."

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Eric Li, MD

Undergraduate: Harvard University

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Areas of Interests: Urologic oncology

Why Northwestern?: "Starting as a medical student here, I was drawn to the unparalleled breadth and depth in clinical experience, resident autonomy, exciting research opportunities, and mentorship that Northwestern Urology provides in training skilled urologists and surgeon-scientists. We also have a strong culture of camaraderie among the residents, while having the opportunity to enjoy all that Chicago has to offer." ​

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Jenny Guo, MD

Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University

Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Areas of Interests: Benign prostatic hyperplasia, reconstruction

Why Northwestern?: "When I came to Northwestern, I felt an intangible sense of belonging that I could not ignore. I wake up every day excited to go to work, knowing I will be surrounded by a supportive family of colleagues, mentors, and friends. For these reasons, I cannot imagine a more perfect place for me to develop as a urologist."

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Noah Frydenlund, MD

Undergraduate: University of Michigan

Medical School: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

Why Northwestern?: "In Northwestern, I found a resident-focused program with exceptional operative experience, supportive faculty, a diverse group of co-residents, strong academics and the opportunity to train under national leaders in urology. Add to this getting to live and work in a world-class city, and it's hard to find a better program."

Class of 2026

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Daniel Greenberg, MD

Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania

Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine

Areas of Interests: Andrology, male infertility and sexual dysfunction, quality improvement, medical education

Why Northwestern?: "I chose Northwestern Urology for residency because I believed it would provide a strong clinical experience, excellent research opportunities, and the ability to work with leaders in the field."

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Emily Ji, MD

Undergraduate: University of Virginia

Medical School: Harvard Medical School

Areas of Interests: Genitourinary reconstruction, computational medicine

Why Northwestern?: “Aside from the amazing residents, I chose Northwestern because of the rotation sites, which include high-volume academic, VA and county hospitals.”

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Kyle Tsai, MD

Undergraduate: Northwestern University

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Areas of Interests: Health services research, surgical outcomes and disparities, prostate cancer

Why Northwestern?: "Northwestern Urology combines high operative volume and unique pathology with engaged faculty members and residents who look out for each other, all while being located in a world class city. I chose to stay at Northwestern in part because of my experiences as a student here- from top to bottom, I felt that I was treated with respect and considered a member of the team from day one."

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Mitali Kini, MD

Undergraduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College

Why Northwestern?: “I chose Northwestern because I wanted the opportunity to train amongst a highly diverse group of residents and faculty, gain valuable operative experience in all urologic subspecialties, and engage in research that will impact clinical practice globally. Northwestern not only provides me with the resources I need to achieve my career goals, but sits at the heart of the culturally and artistically vibrant city of Chicago, in which I will undoubtedly continue to engage in all my personal and artistic endeavors during my 6 years.”

Class of 2027

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Conor Driscoll, MD

Undergraduate: Northwestern University

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Why Northwestern?: "I chose Northwestern for the longitudinal mentorship I received as medical student, the wide range of clinical training sites (the main hospital, VA, Lurie, and County), and the great relationships that I saw between both the junior residents and senior residents as well as the residents and attendings. I also chose Northwestern for its well-rounded exposure to all sub-specialties of Urology, with multiple faculty in each subspecialty."

Bio: Conor Driscoll is currently a student at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He also completed his undergraduate education at Northwestern, in the Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME) where he earned a BA in Chemistry. Conor is a member of the AOA Honor Society.

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Evan Panken, MD

Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame

Medical School: Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine

Evan Panken is currently a student at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Notre Dame where he earned a BS in Science. Evan is a member of the AOA Honor Society.

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Mitchell Huang, MD

Undergraduate: Dartmouth

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Mitchell Huang is currently a student at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth where he earned a BA in Biology.

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Nicole Handa, MD

Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame

Medical School: Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine

Nicole Handa is currently a student at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Notre Dame where she earned a BS in Biological Sciences and Psychology. Nicole is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

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