Earl Y. Cheng, MD

Division Head, Urology; Co-Head, Reconstructive Pediatric Urology; Founders’ Board Chair in Urology; Professor of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

“My philosophy of care is pretty simple: I know it might sound a little corny, but I tell all of the residents I train to treat every child who you see like your own. You’re not just treating the patient, you’re treating the entire family.” - Dr. Cheng


Special Interests

​Hypospadias, complex urinary tract/genital reconstruction, disorders of sex development, neurogenic bladder, bladder exstrophy, hydronephrosis

Research Interests

Tissue engineering; bladder tissue; bladder smooth muscle physiology

Biographical Information

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics, Society of Pediatric Urology, American Foundation for Urologic Disease, American College of Surgeons, American Urological Association

Medical School

Northwestern University, 1988

Postgraduate Training

Fellowship in pediatric urology, Children's Memorial Hospital, 1994-1996; Internship and residency in urology, Northwestern University Medical School, 1988-1994


Board certified in: Pediatric Urology, Urology

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