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Joshua J. Meeks, MD, PhD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • Urology

BIOGRAPHY




Dr. Meeks was born and raised in Springfield, IL and attended the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign for his undergraduate education.  He attended Northwestern University for medical and graduate school (PhD) with a research focus on genetics and tumor cell biology.  Dr. Meeks received his Urologic Surgery training in Chicago at Northwestern University  before completing a Urologic Oncology fellowship at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY.  Dr. Meeks is the Section Chief of Robotic surgery at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.



"I am a urologic surgeon that specializes in the treatment and surgery of men and women with genitourinary system cancer.  These include tumors of the bladder, prostate, kidney and testis.  My area of interest is radical surgery of the bladder and prostate with emphasis on continence sparing and nerve preservation techniques.  This includes reconstruction of the urinary system after bladder removal by creation of a new bladder (neobladder) to avoid stomas and improve quality of life.  In addition, I believe in performing minimally-invasive surgery whenever possible with laparoscopic and robotic assistance.



I am actively involved with several clinical and translational research projects with a focus on identifying the causes of bladder cancer and cancer refractory to intravesical therapy (such as BCG).  I am specifically interested in identifying the genetics of genitourinary malignancies to provide personalized treatments that give my patients the best chance for success."



 

EDUCATION


  • Medical Education
    Northwestern Univ Feinberg School of Medicine - 2005
  • Residency
    Northwestern Mcgaw / Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 2011
  • Fellowship
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - 2012

BOARD CERTIFICATION


  • Urology

PRIMARY LOCATION


Northwestern Medical Group

675 N. St. Clair

Galter 20-150

Chicago, IL 60611

312-695-8146

CLINICAL INTERESTS


  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Neobladder (Orthotopic)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Reconstructive Surgery/Cancer
  • Robotic Urologic Surgery
  • Testicular Cancer

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
  • HMOI Fox Valley IPA
  • HealthLink
  • 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