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William J. Catalona, MD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • Urology

BIOGRAPHY


Dr. Catalona joined the Northwestern faculty in 2003. He is known for having been the first to show that a simple blood test that measures levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is the most accurate method for detecting prostate cancer and for having developed the ""free"" PSA test as a means of improving the accuracy of prostate cancer screening.

Dr. Catalona is currently conducting research into the genetics of prostate cancer which could lead to new tests for the disease as well as possible new means of treating or preventing prostate cancer. He specializes in prostate cancer surgery and is recognized as an expert in performing the ""nerve-sparing"" radical prostatectomy that can preserve sexual potency.

In addition to his appointment as Professor of Urology, Dr. Catalona also serves as Director of the Clinical Prostate Cancer Program of Northwestern's Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.

EDUCATION


  • Medical Education
    Yale University School of Medicine - 1968
  • Residency
    Johns Hopkins Hospital - 1976

BOARD CERTIFICATION


  • Urology

PRIMARY LOCATION


Northwestern Medical Group

675 N. St. Clair

Galter 20-150

Chicago, IL 60611

312-695-6126
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CLINICAL INTERESTS


  • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
  • Genetics - Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer Surgery
  • Prostate Surgery

ACCEPTED INSURANCE


  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare HMO
  • BCBS Blue Advantage PPO
  • BCBS Classic Blue
  • BCBS PPO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Choice Supervalu PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West
  • HFN-Healthcares Finest Network
  • Humana ChoiceCare POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS POS
  • PHCS PPO
  • PNA (Preferred Network Access)
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • TriCare(US Military Insurance)
  • Unicare PPO(Wellpoint Network)
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select
  • UnitedHealthcare Select HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select Plus