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Christopher L Coogan MD FACS


  • "Dr. Coogan’s approach to my care feels personal, i.e., I do not feel as though I am “just one more patient.” His plan for my care is conservative, which appeals to me greatly. I am confident that I am in really excellent hands and have no doubt that he is recommending what is best for my continuing health. I especially am comfortable that he follows up personally after an office visit or test results. He is a model physician." 

Christopher L Coogan MD FACS

Dr. Christopher Coogan is a Professor of Urology and Residency Program Director at Rush University Medical Center. He attended medical school and residency at Rush, followed by a Fellowship in Urological Oncology at Indiana University. Dr. Coogan specializes in urological cancers, including prostate, kidney, bladder, and testis. He performs minimally invasive surgery when appropriate including robotic and laparoscopic surgery. He also has extensive experience in treating voiding complaints/BPH and kidney stones. He has remained at Rush since 1996. He is a past president of the Chicago Urological Society, Fellow of the American College of Physicians, AUA, and NCS. He also is the current Treasurer of Illinois State Urological Society. 

Hospital Affiliation
Rush University Medical Center - Chicago, IL

Education and Training

1995 - 1996
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana United States
Fellowship - Urological Oncology
1990 - 1995
Rush University Medical College, Chicago, Illinois United States
Residency - Urology
Rush University Medical College, Chicago, Illinois United States
Doctor of Medicine
Emory University, Atlanta , Georgia United States
Master of Science
Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin United States
Bachelor of Arts

American Board of Urology
Illinois State Medical License

American Urological Association
North Central Section, American Urological Association
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Chicago Medical Society
Illinois State Medical Society
Society of University Urologists
Chicago Urological Society
Illinois State Urological Society
Societe Internationale d'Urologie
Society of Urological Oncology

Special Interests
Prostate Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Testis Cancer
Bladder Cancer
Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
daVinci Robotic Prostatectomy
Minimally invasive surgery

Locally Invasive Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Left Ureter in a Patient with a Duplicated Inferior Vena Cava

Setia SA, Chow AK, Coogan CL. Urology. 2019 Nov;133:21-24. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2019.05.024. Epub 2019 May 29. PMID: 31152765 No abstract available.

Correction: Predictors of fluoroquinolone-resistant bacteria in the rectal vault of men undergoing prostate biopsy

Tan WP, Papagiannopoulos D, Latchamsetty KC, Wilson N, O'Block N, Raff L, Lora AM, Coogan CL, Abern MR. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2019 May;22(2):350. doi: 10.1038/s41391-019-0133-6. PMID: 30705341

Predictors of fluoroquinolone-resistant bacteria in the rectal vault of men undergoing prostate biopsy

Tan WP, Papagiannopoulos D, Latchamsetty KC, Wilson N, O'Block N, Raff L, Mena Lora A, Coogan CL, Abern MR. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2019 May;22(2):268-275. doi: 10.1038/s41391-018-0092-3. Epub 2018 Oct 2. PMID: 30279581

Should We Separate the Pulmonary Surveillance Protocol for Postsurgical T1a and T1b Renal Cell Carcinoma? A Multicenter Database Analysis

Chow AK, Kahan AN, Hwang T, Coogan CL, Latchamsetty KC. Urology. 2018 Dec;122:127-132. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2018.08.038. Epub 2018 Sep 8. PMID: 30205104 Clinical Trial.

Physician Perceptions of Patient Health: A Comparative Analysis between Urologist and Hospitalist Perceptions of Need for Inpatient Hospitalist Comanagement Following Radical Cystectomy

Hannick JH, Adams W, Sandhu J, Kliethermes S, Mazur DJ, Meeks JJ, Sobek S, Coogan CL, Sadaf A, Quek ML, Schulwolf E. Curr Urol. 2017 Nov;11(1):9-15. doi: 10.1159/000447188. Epub 2017 Nov 30. PMID: 29463971 Free PMC article.

Urology Residents' Experience and Attitude Toward Surgical Simulation: Presenting our 4-Year Experience With a Multi-institutional, Multi-modality Simulation Model

Chow AK, Sherer BA, Yura E, Kielb S, Kocjancic E, Eggener S, Turk T, Park S, Psutka S, Abern M, Latchamsetty KC, Coogan CL. Urology. 2017 Nov;109:32-37. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2017.05.037. Epub 2017 Aug 8. PMID: 28801218 Clinical Trial.

Author Reply

Sherer BA, Chow AK, Newsome MJ, Coogan CL, Prasad SM, Latchamsetty KC. Urology. 2017 Jul;105:74-75. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2017.01.053. Epub 2017 May 29. PMID: 28571734 No abstract available.

En Bloc Stapling of the Renal Hilum During Laparoscopic Nephrectomy: A Double-institutional Analysis of Safety and Efficacy

Sherer BA, Chow AK, Newsome MJ, Coogan CL, Prasad SM, Latchamsetty KC. Urology. 2017 Jul;105:69-75. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2017.01.051. Epub 2017 Mar 30. PMID: 28366703

Reply to Letter to the Editor: The Current State of Urologic Malpractice in Spain

Sherer BA, Coogan CL. Urology. 2015 Oct;86(4):846-7. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2015.06.019. Epub 2015 Jul 2. PMID: 26142717 No abstract available.

The Current State of Medical Malpractice in Urology

Sherer BA, Coogan CL. Urology. 2015 Jul;86(1):2-9. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2015.03.004. Epub 2015 Apr 16. PMID: 25892029 Review.

Characteristics of patients diagnosed with both melanoma and renal cell cancer

Abern MR, Tsivian M, Coogan CL, Kaufman HL, Polascik TJ. Cancer Causes Control. 2013 Nov;24(11):1925-33. doi: 10.1007/s10552-013-0267-0. Epub 2013 Jul 30. PMID: 23897487

Characteristics and outcomes of tumors arising from the distal nephron

Abern MR, Tsivian M, Polascik TJ, Coogan CL. Urology. 2012 Jul;80(1):140-6. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2012.03.034. Epub 2012 May 23. PMID: 22626576

The characteristics of bladder cancer after radiotherapy for prostate cancer

Abern MR, Dude AM, Tsivian M, Coogan CL. Urol Oncol. 2013 Nov;31(8):1628-34. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2012.04.006. Epub 2012 May 9. PMID: 22575239

Urological manifestations of sarcoidosis

Urological manifestations of sarcoidosis. La Rochelle JC, Coogan CL. J Urol. 2012 Jan;187(1):18-24. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2011.09.057. Epub 2011 Nov 16. PMID: 22088341 Review.

Marital status independently predicts testis cancer survival--an analysis of the SEER database

Abern MR, Dude AM, Coogan CL. Urol Oncol. 2012 Jul-Aug;30(4):487-93. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2010.03.005. Epub 2010 Sep 26. PMID: 20870430

Urological malpractice: analysis of indemnity and claim data from 1985 to 2007

Benson JS, Coogan CL. J Urol. 2010 Sep;184(3):1086-90; quiz 1235. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2010.05.034. Epub 2010 Jul 21. PMID: 20650475