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Dimitri Papagiannopoulos MD

Dimitri Papagiannopoulos MD


Dr. Dimitri Papagiannopoulos treats all general urologic conditions. His particular areas of expertise in minimally invasive surgery, complex kidney stone disease, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). 

Dr. Papagiannopoulos was raised in Naperville, Illinois. He attended Northwestern University where he graduated with departmental honors. He obtained his medical degree at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he finished near the top of his class. He had the opportunity to stay at Rush University for his residency in Urologic Surgery. During training he was awarded intern of the year and was recognized by Rush Medical College for promoting a positive learning environment for students.

Dr. Papagiannopoulos went on to complete his formal training with a fellowship in Endourology and Robotics at the University of California, San Diego and Kaiser Permanente. Here he was able to perfect his skills in minimally invasive surgery and complex stone procedures. Apart from a heavy clinical load, Dr. Papagiannopoulos had an excellent research experience in training. As a result, he has numerous publications across the field of Urology and went on to receive several awards in research (1st place Rush Surgical Society, 3rd place Chicago Urological Society, 5th place Rush Surgical Society, Best Poster Society Internationale d'Urologie).

Dr. Papagiannopoulos is board eligible by the American Board of Urology. He currently lives in Naperville with his wife. Away from work he enjoys spending time with family, reading, skiing, and playing basketball.

 

Dr. Papagiannopoulos' Philosophy

"After completing a well-rounded residency, I opted to pursue a fellowship in robotic surgery and complex stone diseases rather than enter practice immediately. This intensive year allowed me to sharpen my skills and learn new ones to better serve my patients as safely and efficiently as possible. Although these are areas of particular interest and expertise, I also enjoy practicing general urology, to offer insight and potential treatment into any urologic issue that my patients may have.

I am extremely appreciative of the trust that patients place in me as their physician, a privilege that I refuse to take for granted."

 

Education and Training

2004 - 2008
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL USA
Bachelor of Arts in Biology
2008 - 2012
Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL USA
Doctorate of Medicine
2012 - 2013
Rush University Medical Center , Chicago, IL USA
General Surgery Internship
2013 - 2017
Rush University Medical Center , Chicago, IL USA
Urologic Surgery Residency

Certification
American Board of Urology Eligible

Fellowships
Endourology/Robotic Fellowship, University of California San Diego and Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA

Societies
American Urological Association
Endourology Society

Special Interests
Kidney stone disease: medical and surgical management
Advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery
Urologic oncology: prostate, bladder, kidney, and testicular cancers
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
Urinary incontinence/leakage of urine
Impotence/Erectile dysfunction