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Laurence A. Levine MD

Urologist

  • “Dr. Levine came highly recommended and gave me first class treatment. All my questions were answered, he spent a considerable amount of time with me and I am confident the surgical procedure will be successful." 

Laurence A. Levine MD


Laurence A. Levine, MD is a Professor of Urology in the Department of Urology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He is a nationally and internationally recognized authority in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease. In addition to general urology, his primary focus for the past 25 years has been in the fields of Andrology and Reconstructive Urology; including disorders of male sexual function, male infertility, congenital deformities, and deformities of the penis caused by Peyronie’s disease. His other areas of clinical expertise include urethral reconstruction for stricture disease, chronic scrotal content pain, and male hypogonadism (low testosterone).

Dr. Levine was trained at the Harvard program of Urology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He was previously a faculty member and clinician at the University of Chicago, before joining the Department of Urology at Rush Medical Center in 1992.

He has been an active teacher both nationally and internationally for the past 28 years. His academic contributions include 160 published articles and 45 book chapters, as well as 2 books specifically on Peyronie’s disease. His innovative contributions to Urology include the treatment of Peyronie’s disease with intralesional verapamil injections and traction therapy, suppression of recurrent prolonged erections, or priapism, with Ketoconazole, microdenervation of the spermatic cord for chronic scrotal content pain, and he was the first in America to utilize a minimally invasive approach for retrieving sperm in men with severe forms of infertility using TESA (testicular sperm aspiration).

His special honors include being past President of the Chicago Urologic Society as well as the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, and was, in 2015, given a Lifetime Achievement award by the Sexual Medicine Society of North America for his contributions to the field. He has been selected since 1998, by his peers to be included in the ‘Best Doctors in America’, and has been recognized for the past 18 years as a Top Doctor in the field of Urology by Chicago Magazine. Dr. Levine maintains a busy clinical practice while also teaching residents and physicians worldwide in the fields of reconstructive urology and andrology.

 

Awards and Credentials

  • America's Top Doctors (book series): 10th Edition, 11th Edition, 12th Edition, 13th Edition, 14th Edition, 1st Edition, 2nd Edition, 3rd Edition, 4th Edition, 5th Edition, 6th Edition, 7th Edition, 8th Edition, 9th Edition
  • Chicago Magazine: Top Doctors: 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (digital guide): 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

 

Hospital Affiliation
Rush University Medical Center - Chicago, IL

Education and Training

1980
University of Colorado Medical School, Denver, CO
Medical Degree
1981-1982
Tufts-New England Medical Center, ,
Internship and Residency
American Hospital of Paris, Paris, France
Chief Residency
1983-1987
Harvard Program in Urology, Boston, MA USA
Residency in Urology

Special Interests
Professor and an attending surgeon in the Department of Urology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois
Director of the Male Sexual Function and Fertility Program

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