The Division of Urology at Lurie Children’s, ranked 12th in the nation by U.S.News & World Report, is the largest pediatric urology department in the region with more than 17,000 pediatric visits each year for both common and complex conditions. Our doctors can see your child for any urologic condition, from urinary tract infections and bedwetting to bladder reconstruction.

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Nationally-Ranked Care

Lurie Children’s is ranked 12th in the nation for pediatric urology by U.S.News World Report

Specialists

Our board-certified physicians are internationally known in the field for their clinical expertise and cutting-edge research. Our nurse practitioners have completed advanced training in pediatrics focusing on urology patients. The entire staff is dedicated to caring for infants, children and teens.

We perform thousands of procedures every year. Our surgical outcomes are among the best in the country. If your child needs an operation, many of our doctors are experts in minimally invasive surgery​, including robotic surgery (da Vinci® robot-assisted system). Patients benefit from our collaboration, combined knowledge and experienced team members. Our urologists meet weekly to review upcoming surgeries, discuss plans and share ideas.

Earl Y. Cheng, MD

Earl Y. Cheng, MD

Division Head, Urology; Co-Head, Reconstructive Pediatric Urology; Founders’ Board Chair in Urology; President, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Diana Bowen, MD

Diana K. Bowen, MD

Attending Physician, Urology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

David I. Chu, MD, MSCE

Attending Physician, Urology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

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

Kavita S. Hodgkins, MD

Kavita S. Hodgkins, MD

Attending Physician, Nephrology (Kidney Diseases), Urology

Emilie K. Johnson, MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP

Attending Physician, Urology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Bruce W. Lindgren, MD

Director of Minimally Invasive Urological Surgery; Attending Physician, Urology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Dennis B. Liu, MD

Dennis B. Liu, MD, FAAP, FACS

Director of Resident Education, Urology; Director of Medical Student Education, Urology; Clinical Practice Director, Urology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Max Maizels, MD

Max Maizels, MD

Attending Physician, Urology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Derek Matoka, MD

Derek J. Matoka, MD

Attending Physician, Urology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

James T. Rague, MD

Attending Physician, Urology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Catherine M. Seager, MD

Attending Physician, Urology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Elizabeth B. Yerkes, MD

Attending Physician, Urology; Director of Neuro-urology; Co-Director of Reconstructive Pediatric Urology; Myles Michelon Endowed Chair in Urology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Anna L. Dickson, MSN, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Urology

Lynn Freedman, MSN, MPH, APRN-NP, CPNP

Advanced Practice Provider, Urology

Camille S. Hardy, MS, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Urology

Reumah Ravoori, MMS, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Urology

Allison R. Sherling, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Urology

Kerry Zebold, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Urology

John T. B. Houston, MD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association

Make an Appointment

We offer easy online scheduling for your child's urologic needs. 

Our Locations

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312.227.4000

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park

2515 N. Clark Street/467 W. Deming Place
Chicago, Illinois 60614-3393
1.800.543.7362

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Lurie Children's at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Pediatric Outpatient Center

25 N. Winfield Road
East Entrance
Winfield, Illinois 60190
630.933.6631

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Arlington Heights

Busse Center for Specialty Medicine
880 W. Central Rd, Ste 6400
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005
312.227.5410

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in New Lenox

1870 N. Silver Cross Blvd. (formerly Clinton Street)
Suite 100
New Lenox, Illinois 60451
312.227.3620

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Northbrook

1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
312.227.7600

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Westchester

Surgical Treatment Center
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, Illinois 60154
312.227.7900

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Grayslake

1475 E. Belvidere Rd. (Rte. 120)
Suite 285, Pavilion C
Grayslake, Illinois 60030-2012
312.227.2220

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Lurie Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center in Skokie

3722 W. Touhy Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60076
312.227.5600

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Outpatient Services in Hoffman Estates

Doctor's Building One, Suite 425
1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60194
1.800.543.7362

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Urology News & Stories

Bedwetting in Kids

Bedwetting is a common issue, affecting millions of children. Learn about causes, how to help your child stay dry at night and when to talk to a healthcare provider.

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The Benefits of Choosing Surgery at Lurie Children’s with Earl Cheng, MD

Earl Cheng, MD, explains the benefits of seeking out highly trained pediatric surgeons and specialized providers, like those at Lurie Children's.

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Leading The Way in Treating and Managing Posterior Urethral Valves (PUV)

Lurie Children's urologist Dr. Ed Gong and kidney specialist Dr. Kavita Hodgkins talk with us today about best practices in treating this rare and serious condition. 

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Common Questions About Urinary Tract Infections in Children

Lurie Children's nationally-ranked urology specialists answer common questions about urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children.

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Lurie Children’s Specialists Make Urology Testing More Comfortable for Kids

When children with bladder abnormalities or frequent urinary tract infections undergo testing, they have access to an efficient and comfortable experience.

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Former Lurie Children’s urology patient now advancing urological medicine so ‘kids can be kids’

Becca underwent several surgeries as a child at Lurie Children's. Today, she is a volunteer researcher committed to advancing treatment for urological disorders in children. 

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Fetal Urology

We work closely with our colleagues at the The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health to treat fetal urological issues. Problems arise when urine does not flow freely through ureters (this is called obstruction) or when the urine flows backward in the system because of faulty valvular structures (this is called reflux).

Learning Module for Pediatricians

Our new learning module for pediatricians provides training and information on how to manage newborns who had an abnormal fetal ultrasound showing a urological anomaly.

Research

The Division of Urology is involved in both basic science and clinical research. Examples of research studies, funded internally and by grant monies, include research on robotic urological surgery, prenatal hydronephrosis, outcomes of hypospadias repair, vesicoureteral reflux, spina bifida, bladder tissue engineering and pathologic bladder degeneration.

Training & Education

Lurie Children’s Division of Urology fellowship program through Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine provides a comprehensive training experience for board-certified physicians seeking subspecialty certification in pediatric urology. The fellowship is two years long. Each year is dedicated to a specific area of training. Both years include dedicated time with faculty to develop the fellow's skills in each area. 

Philanthropy

Private contributions help support exciting new research discoveries that may improve outcomes and quality of life for children with bladder dysfunction. Private giving funds this research and division leaders’ resources, which allows t​hem to pursue patient research.

Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children’s relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at foundation@luriechildrens.org or call 312.227.7500.