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Daniel P. Dalton MD FACS


  • “Dr. Dalton is my first choice for any urological treatment. Has been his patient for more years than I can count. Please don't think about retiring." 


    "In difficult times, Dr. was very responsive to my needs. He took extra time to help me better understand my current diagnosis and what I might expect in the future. I have great faith in his ability to continue to help me address my health challenge. He has developed and trained a very committed and capable support staff, which also contributes to the quality of my care." 

Daniel P. Dalton MD FACS

After completing his urology training and a National Kidney Foundation Research Fellowship, Dr. Dalton joined the department in 1989. His current practice encompasses robotic and minimally invasive surgeries for the management of prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer. Starting in 2006, he was one of the first surgeons in the Midwest to perform robotic partial nephrectomies. Dr. Dalton also provides general urology care including management of urinary tract stones, prostate enlargement, and infections.

Dr. Dalton's practice setting in Arkes Pavilion continues the tradition of a private practice that has been in existence since the 1920's striving to provide personalized, individualized care. A recipient of teaching awards, he is also intimately involved in the education of urology residents and medical students.


Hospital Affiliation
Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago, IL

Education and Training

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois United States
Residency - Urology
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois United States
Residency - General Surgery
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois United States
Internship - General Surgery
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois United States
Doctor of Medicine
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana United States
Bachelor of Science, Biology

American Board of Urology
Illinois State Medical License
Florida State Medical License

1987-1988, Northwestern University Medical School, National Kidney Foundation Research Fellow, Renal Physiolog

American Urological Association
North Central Section American Urological Association
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Illinois State Medical Society
Chicago Medical Society
Association of Clinical Urologists
Chicago Urological Association

Special Interests
Robotic Prostatectomy, Robotic Nephrectomy, Robotic Pyeloplasty
Kidney Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Bladder Cancer
Kidney Stones
von Hippel-Lindau Disease

Cystitis cystica and cystitis glandularis causing ureteral obstruction

Riaz A, Casalino DD, Dalton DP. J Urol. 2012 Mar;187(3):1059-60. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2011.12.021. Epub 2012 Jan 21. PMID: 22266000 No abstract available.

Accidental ureteral ligation during an inguinal hernia repair of patient with crossed fused renal ectopia

Hwang CM, Miller FH, Dalton DP, Hartz WH. Clin Imaging. 2002 Sep-Oct;26(5):306-8. doi: 10.1016/s0899-7071(02)00437-0. PMID: 12213362

Clear cell renal cell carcinoma with osseous metaplasia: a case report

Hartman RJ, Helfand BT, Dalton DP. Can J Urol. 2011 Feb;18(1):5564-7. PMID: 21333055

Pathologic outcomes during the learning curve for robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

Shah A, Okotie OT, Zhao L, Pins MR, Bhalani V, Dalton DP. Int Braz J Urol. 2008 Mar-Apr;34(2):159-62; discussion 163. doi: 10.1590/s1677-55382008000200005. PMID: 18462513 Free article.

Synovial sarcoma of the prostate

Williams DH, Hua VN, Chowdhry AA, Laskin WB, Kalapurakal JA, Dumanian GA, Dalton DP. J Urol. 2004 Jun;171(6 Pt 1):2376. doi: 10.1097/01.ju.0000125319.92634.9b. PMID: 15126828 No abstract available.

Urothelial-type adenocarcinoma of the prostate mimicking metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma

Adley BP, Maxwell K, Dalton DP, Yang XJ. Int Braz J Urol. 2006 Nov-Dec;32(6):681-7; discussion 687-8. doi: 10.1590/s1677-55382006000600009. PMID: 17201946 Free article.

The clinical and pathological manifestations of renal tumors in von Hippel-Lindau disease

Nelson JB, Oyasu R, Dalton DP. J Urol. 1994 Dec;152(6 Pt 2):2221-6. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)31646-4. PMID: 7966714 Review.

The double-barreled wet colostomy: long-term experience with the first 11 patients

Carter MF, Dalton DP, Garnett JE. J Urol. 1994 Dec;152(6 Pt 2):2312-5. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)31665-8. PMID: 7966730

Multilocular prostatic cystadenoma presenting as a large complex pelvic cystic mass

Lim DJ, Hayden RT, Murad T, Nemcek AA Jr, Dalton DP. J Urol. 1993 Apr;149(4):856-9. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)36233-x. PMID: 8455259

Endoscopic incision of a seminal vesicle cyst

Gonzalez CM, Dalton DP. Urology. 1998 May;51(5):831-2. doi: 10.1016/s0090-4295(98)00015-6. PMID: 9610602 No abstract available.

Unilateral renal papillectomy via laser or incisional techniques: chronic functional effects in the dog

Dalton DP, Levin ML, Schaeffer AJ, Quintanilla AP, Wagener OE, Grayhack JT. Urology. 1994 Mar;43(3):310-6. doi: 10.1016/0090-4295(94)90071-x. PMID: 8134984

Basal cell carcinoma of the penis: case report and review of the literature

Kim ED, Kroft S, Dalton DP. J Urol. 1994 Nov;152(5 Pt 1):1557-9. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)32471-0. PMID: 7933201 Review.

The endoscopic correction of reflux by polytetrafluoroethylene injection

Kaplan WE, Dalton DP, Firlit CF. J Urol. 1987 Oct;138(4 Pt 2):953-5. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)43469-0. PMID: 3656578

Leiomyosarcoma of the scrotum in a man who had received scrotal irradiation as a child

Dalton DP, Rushovich AM, Victor TA, Larson R. J Urol. 1988 Jan;139(1):136-8. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)42322-6. PMID: 3275795 Review. No abstract available.

Giant hydronephrosis in ectopic kidney in a child

Dalton DP, Zaontz MR. Urology. 1988 Oct;32(4):323-6. doi: 10.1016/0090-4295(88)90235-x. PMID: 3176221