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Dimitri Papagiannopoulos MD

  • "Dr Papa is a very compassionate person. I rarely see a doctor who is genually concerned about your well being. He listens without interruptions and explains exactly what is wrong with you in terms you can understand. I have never left an appt without completely understanding my current condition and the treatment being used to help. His office staff is also very helpful. On the few occasions I had a question outside of the office they were prompt to return my call and answer the question at hand. Docs a keeper." 

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 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 certified 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.


"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." - Dr. Dimitri Papagiannopoulos


Awards and Credentials 

  • 1st place Rush Surgical Society
  • 3rd place Chicago Urological Society
  • 5th place Rush Surgical Society
  • Best Poster Society Internationale d'Urologie



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Education and Training

University of California San Diego, San Diego, California United States
Fellowship - Endourology/Robotic
2013 - 2017
Rush University Medical College, Chicago, Illinois United States
Residency - Urologic Surgery
2012 - 2013
Rush University Medical College, Chicago, Illinois United States
Internship - General Surgery
2008 - 2012
Rush University Medical College, Chicago, Illinois United States
Doctor of Medicine
2004 - 2008
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois United States
Bachelor of Arts - Biology

American Board of Urology
Illinois State Medical License

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

Evaluation of young men with organic erectile dysfunction

Papagiannopoulos D, Khare N, Nehra A. Asian J Androl. 2015 Jan-Feb;17(1):11-6. doi: 10.4103/1008-682X.139253. PMID: 25370205 Free PMC article. Review.

Revisiting Sports Precautions in Children With Solitary Kidneys and Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract

Papagiannopoulos D, Gong E. Urology. 2017 Mar;101:9-14. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2016.11.025. Epub 2016 Nov 24. PMID: 27890687 Review.

Predictors of Infectious Complications after Targeted Prophylaxis for Prostate Needle Biopsy

Papagiannopoulos D, Abern M, Wilson N, O'Block N, Raff L, Coogan C, Latchamsetty KC. J Urol. 2018 Jan;199(1):155-160. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2017.08.040. Epub 2017 Aug 12. PMID: 28807644

A Homeopathic Alternative to Potassium Citrate in Patients With Recurrent Nephrolithiasis

Papagiannopoulos D, Holst D, Bechis SK, Sur RL. Urology. 2018 Sep;119:35-38. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2018.02.032. Epub 2018 Mar 6. PMID: 29522867 No abstract available.

Perinephric Fat Stranding Is Associated with Elevated Creatinine Among Patients with Acutely Obstructing Ureterolithiasis

Farrell MR, Papagiannopoulos D, Ebersole J, White G, Deane LA. J Endourol. 2018 Sep 12;32(9):891-895. doi: 10.1089/end.2018.0252. Epub 2018 Jul 31. PMID: 29943669

Evaluation and Medical Management of Patients with Cystine Nephrolithiasis: A Consensus Statement

Eisner BH, Goldfarb DS, Baum MA, Langman CB, Curhan GC, Preminger GM, Lieske JC, Pareek G, Thomas K, Zisman AL, Papagiannopoulos D, Sur RL. J Endourol. 2020 Apr 6. doi: 10.1089/end.2019.0703. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32066273

Perineal urethrostomy: Still Essential in the Armamentarium for Transurethral Surgery

Papagiannopoulos D, Deane LA. Rev Urol. 2017;19(1):72-75. doi: 10.3909/riu0742. PMID: 28522937 Free PMC article.

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

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

Robotic assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy with stentless intracorporeal modified Ves.Pa neobladder: early experience

Whelan P, Tan WP, Papagiannopoulos D, Omotosho P, Deane L. J Robot Surg. 2017 Dec;11(4):423-431. doi: 10.1007/s11701-017-0673-5. Epub 2017 Jan 9. PMID: 28070738

Delayed Obstruction With Asymptomatic Loss of Renal Function After Dextranomer/Hyaluronic Acid Copolymer (Deflux) Injection for Vesicoureteral Reflux: A Close Look at a Disturbing Outcome

Papagiannopoulos D, Rosoklija I, Cheng E, Yerkes E. Urology. 2017 Mar;101:63-66. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2016.09.013. Epub 2016 Sep 26. PMID: 27687330

Surgical outcomes from limiting the use of nonabsorbable suture in tunica albuginea plication for Peyronie's disease

Papagiannopoulos D, Phelps J, Yura E, Levine LA. Int J Impot Res. 2017 Nov;29(6):258-261. doi: 10.1038/ijir.2017.34. Epub 2017 Aug 24. PMID: 28835714

Bear's Paw Sign: A Classic Presentation of Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis

an WP, Papagiannopoulos D, Elterman L. Urology. 2015 Aug;86(2):e5-6. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2015.04.033. Epub 2015 Jul 11. PMID: 26168999

Procalcitonin is a strong predictor of urine culture results in patients with obstructing ureteral stones: A prospective, pilot study

Papagiannopoulos D, Whelan P, Ahmad W, Rybak J, Hota B, Deane L, Nehra A. Urol Ann. 2016 Jul-Sep;8(3):277-80. doi: 10.4103/0974-7796.184877. PMID: 27453647 Free PMC article.

Examining Postoperative Outcomes after Employing a Surgical Algorithm for Management of Peyronie's Disease: A Single-Institution Retrospective Review

Papagiannopoulos D, Yura E, Levine L. J Sex Med. 2015 Jun;12(6):1474-80. doi: 10.1111/jsm.12910. Epub 2015 May 15. PMID: 25976337

A retrospective comparative study of traction therapy vs. no traction following tunica albuginea plication or partial excision and grafting for Peyronie's disease: measured lengths and patient perceptions

Rybak J, Papagiannopoulos D, Levine L. J Sex Med. 2012 Sep;9(9):2396-403. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02849.x. Epub 2012 Aug 17. PMID: 22900621