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Eric Kirshenbaum MD


Eric Kirshenbaum MD

Dr. Eric Kirshenbaum completed his medical education at the University of Illinois Chicago, residency in urology at Loyola University Medical Center, and fellowship in men's health and reconstructive urology at Loyola University Medical Center under the mentorship of Dr. Chris Gonzlalez and Dr. Kevin McVary. He specializes in men's health and reconstructive urology with an emphasis on urethral stricture disease, erectile dysfunction, male incontinence, prosthetic surgery, benign prostatic enlargement (BPH), laser surgery, urologic cancers, telemedicine, and robotic surgery. Throughout his training, he published extensively on the topics of men's health and reconstructive urology. In 2019 he was admitted as a member of The Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons and is an active member of the American Urologic Association (AUA). He serves as a board member of the AUA telemedicine task force and has a particular interest in advancing the field of telemedicine.

Dr. Kirshenbaum pursued a career in urology in order to improve the lives of his patients by offering solutions to their life-altering urologic problems. He has dedicated his career to restoring functions lost with aging, trauma, and cancer treatments. "My pursuit of medicine has always focused on impacting those around me in a positive way. I am passionate about helping others in their most vulnerable moments and coming up with patient-centered solutions"



  • Loyola University Global Mission Grant (2019)
  • Best Poster NCS 2016 (“Cystoscopy at the Time of Hysterectomy Improves Detection
    of Ureteral Injury: A Population Based Analysis”)
  • Magis Star (Loyola University Medical Center, 2014)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (University of Illinois College of Medicine, 2009-
  • High Honors (University of Michigan, 2005-2009)

Education and Training

Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois United States
Fellowship, Reconstructive Urology and Men's Health
Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois United States
Residency, Urology
Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois United States
Internship, General Surgery
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois United States
Doctor of Medicine
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan United States
Bachelor of Science, Biology

Illinois State Medical License
Wisconsin State Medical License

Telehealth Working Group Taskforce
American Urologic Association
National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
Reviewer for Journal of Urology
Reviewer for Gold Journal of Urology

Special Interests
Erectile Dysfunction
Genitourinary reconstructive surgery
Peyronie's Disease
Incontinence / leakage of urine
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Minimally invasive prostate surgery
Robotic Surgery
Cancer of the prostate, bladder, kidneys, and testicles
Kidney stones
Sexual Dysfunction
Male infertility
Kidney and bladder infections
Urethral reconstruction

Penile Prosthesis Implantation and Timing Disparities After Radical Prostatectomy: Results From a Statewide Claims Database

Bajic P, Patel PM, Nelson MH, Dornbier RA, Kirshenbaum EJ, Baker MS, Farooq AV, McVary KT, Gupta GN, Bresler L. J Sex Med. 2020 Jun;17(6):1175-1181. doi: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2020.02.022. Epub 2020 Mar 28. PMID: 32229093

Use of Surgery for Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence

Nelson M, Dornbier R, Kirshenbaum E, Eguia E, Sweigert P, Baker M, Farooq A, McVary KT, Gonzalez CM, Gupta G, Bresler L. J Urol. 2020 Apr;203(4):786-791. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000000618. Epub 2019 Oct 23. PMID: 31642741

Thirty-day hospital revisits after prostate brachytherapy: who is at risk?

Li B, Kirshenbaum EJ, Blackwell RH, Gange WS, Saluk J, Zapf MAC, Kothari AN, Flanigan RC, Gupta GN. Prostate Int. 2019 Jun;7(2):68-72. doi: 10.1016/j.prnil.2018.03.003. Epub 2018 Mar 14. PMID: 31384608 Free PMC article.

Post-hospital syndrome predicts poor postoperative outcomes and increased cost following transvaginal midurethral sling placement

Hart ST, Nelson M, Kirshenbaum E, Chen Y, Mueller ER, Gupta G. Int Urogynecol J. 2020 Jul;31(7):1417-1422. doi: 10.1007/s00192-019-04009-5. Epub 2019 Jun 13. PMID: 31197429

Socioeconomic and patient-related factors for the management of male urethral stricture disease

Dornbier RA, Kirshenbaum EJ, Nelson MH, Blackwell RH, Gupta GN, Farooq AV, Gonzalez CM. World J Urol. 2019 Nov;37(11):2523-2531. doi: 10.1007/s00345-019-02702-0. Epub 2019 Feb 27. PMID: 30810835

Socioeconomic Disparities in the Acute Management of Stone Disease in the United States

Kirshenbaum EJ, Doshi C, Dornbier R, Blackwell RH, Bajic P, Gupta GN, Gorbonos A, Turk TMT, Flanigan RC, Baldea KG. J Endourol. 2019 Feb;33(2):167-172. doi: 10.1089/end.2018.0760. Epub 2019 Jan 31. PMID: 30612434

Racial and Ethnic Postoperative Outcomes After Surgery: The Hispanic Paradox

Eguia E, Cobb AN, Kirshenbaum EJ, Afshar M, Kuo PC. J Surg Res. 2018 Dec;232:88-93. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2018.05.074. Epub 2018 Jul 3. PMID: 30463790 Free PMC article.

Male Bladder Microbiome Relates to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Bajic P, Van Kuiken ME, Burge BK, Kirshenbaum EJ, Joyce CJ, Wolfe AJ, Branch JD, Bresler L, Farooq AV. Eur Urol Focus. 2020 Mar 15;6(2):376-382. doi: 10.1016/j.euf.2018.08.001. Epub 2018 Aug 22. PMID: 30143471

Metabolic Syndrome Increases Risk of Postoperative Myocardial Infarction Following Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

Johans CE, Bajic P, Kirshenbaum E, Blackwell RH, Kothari AN, Kuo PC, Baldea KG, Turk TMT. J Endourol. 2018 Nov;32(11):1039-1043. doi: 10.1089/end.2018.0519. Epub 2018 Sep 22. PMID: 30129773

Impact of Post-Hospital Syndrome on Penile Prosthesis Outcomes: A Period of Global Health Risk

Kirshenbaum EJ, Nelson M, Hehemann MC, Kothari AN, Eguia E, Farooq A, Bresler L, Gupta G, Santos GD. J Urol. 2019 Jan;201(1):154-159. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2018.08.039. PMID: 30125569

Patency and Incontinence Rates After Robotic Bladder Neck Reconstruction for Vesicourethral Anastomotic Stenosis and Recalcitrant Bladder Neck Contractures: The Trauma and Urologic Reconstructive Network of Surgeons Experience

Kirshenbaum EJ, Zhao LC, Myers JB, Elliott SP, Vanni AJ, Baradaran N, Erickson BA, Buckley JC, Voelzke BB, Granieri MA, Summers SJ, Breyer BN, Dash A, Weinberg A, Alsikafi NF. Urology. 2018 Aug;118:227-233. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2018.05.007. Epub 2018 May 16. PMID: 29777787

Pushing Boundaries: Robotic Nephrectomy of an Auto-transplanted Kidney for Recurrent Renal Cell Carcinoma

Li B, Kirshenbaum EJ, Patel P, Gorbonos A. Cureus. 2018 Mar 6;10(3):e2280. doi: 10.7759/cureus.2280. PMID: 29736363 Free PMC article.

Implications of postoperative pulmonary aspiration following major urologic surgery

Kirshenbaum EJ, Blackwell RH, Li B, Kothari AN, Kuo PC, Flanigan RC, Gorbonos A, Gupta GN. Can J Urol. 2018 Feb;25(1):9186-9192. PMID: 29524973

Complications of Recognized and Unrecognized Iatrogenic Ureteral Injury at Time of Hysterectomy: A Population Based Analysis

Blackwell RH, Kirshenbaum EJ, Shah AS, Kuo PC, Gupta GN, Turk TMT. J Urol. 2018 Jun;199(6):1540-1545. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2017.12.067. Epub 2018 Mar 2. PMID: 29408429

Incidence of Adverse Contrast Reaction Following Nonintravenous Urinary Tract Imaging

Blackwell RH, Kirshenbaum EJ, Zapf MAC, Kothari AN, Kuo PC, Flanigan RC, Gupta GN. Eur Urol Focus. 2017 Feb;3(1):89-93. doi: 10.1016/j.euf.2016.01.009. Epub 2016 Feb 5. PMID: 28720373