Edward M. Gong, MD

Edward M. Gong, MD

Edward M. Gong, MD

Attending Physician, Urology; Co-Director, Fetal Urology, The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation Assistant Professor of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Language: English

Appointments & Referrals

1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC)

About Me

Edward Gong, MD, is an attending urologist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and an Assistant Professor in Urology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His primary goal as a physician is to equip parents with the information necessary to make informed decisions regarding their child’s care. This is done through thoughtful discussion and building a therapeutic relationship with both his patients and their families. Though medical decision making can be complex, it is vital that the patients, their families, and their physicians all be on the same team in regard to advancing patient care.

Dr. Gong completed undergraduate training at Harvard University and received his medical doctorate from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His urology residency was performed at the University of Chicago before returning to Harvard for fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Gong has been on faculty at Lurie Children’s Hospital since 2011. He specializes in minimally invasive urologic procedures including robotic, laparoscopic, and endoscopic procedures. He also serves as the assistant program director for the Northwestern urology residency program.

The focus of Dr. Gong’s research is to determine mechanisms behind pathologic bladder degeneration. His goal is to develop therapeutic agents that can prevent loss of bladder function and promote regeneration of healthy bladder tissue in children affected by posterior urethral valves or neurogenic bladder.

Clinical Interests: ​Kidney and ureteral anomalies (hydronephrosis, UPJ obstruction, vesicoureteral reflux, megaureter, ectopic water, ureterocele), robotic surgery, kidney stone disease, maternal fetal consultation, urologic oncology, posterior urethral valves

Education & Training

Education: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2002

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in pediatric urology, Children's Hospital Boston, 2008-2011; Chief Resident, urology, University of Chicago Medical Center, 2007-2008; Residency in urology, University of Chicago Medical Center, 2003-2007; Internship in surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, 2002-2003

Professional Organizations: American Urological Association; Society for Pediatric Urology

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Research

Research Interests: Bladder, urinary tract

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