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Joel Cornfield MD FACS


  • "Dr. Cornfield is a professional with a subtle sense of humor which is a great quality to possess as a doctor. He is easy to talk with and always expresses a genuine interest in my well-being which is appreciated." 

Joel Cornfield MD FACS

Dr. Cornfield is a Board Certified Urologist possessing superior skill and expertise in treating a wide range of urological conditions in both male and females. He has practiced in Hinsdale, Illinois since 1988 and admits patients to Hinsdale Hospital and La Grange Memorial Hospital. While providing excellent patient care, Dr. Cornfield also takes whatever time is necessary to educate each of his patients in their treatment options and has received numerous awards and recognitions. These awards include Top, Best, and Compassionate Physician awards by Chicago Magazine, Consumer Research Council of America, Castle Connelly, and US News and World Report.

A member of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Cornfield actively participates in and contributes regularly to various medical societies, such as the American Urologic Association, American Association of Clinical Urologists, Chicago Medical Society, Chicago Urologic Society, the Society of Robotic Surgery and the Endourologic Society.

In addition to being an excellent physician, Dr. Cornfield has made significant contributions to the medical volunteer community, working with both in helping to set up clinics dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of HPV and cervical cancer and The Knock Foundation in initiating sustainable programs in Urology and Urologic Surgery in Kenya and Ethiopia. Dr. Cornfield has published articles and lectured on his experiences with the intent of encouraging the development of sustainability in medical care on a more global scale.

One of the three founding Managing Partners of Uropartners, LLC (2005 -2010), Dr. Cornfield now serves as the Medical Director of United Therapies, an Illinois based company which provides both mobile and fixed-site equipment for approximately 400 Urologists in 8 states to deliver Shockwave Lithotripsy, treating over 14,000 renal and ureteral stones annually in a non-invasive fashion.

Dr. Cornfield attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison for undergraduate and medical school and then moved on to fulfill his post-graduate residency at the then combined University of Illinois at Chicago/Cook County Hospital /West Side Veteran’s Administrative Hospital programs. He continues to carry appointments as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology and General Urology Clinic Resident at UIC and Clinical Instructor at Midwestern University.


Awards and Credentials

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors: 1st Edition
  • Chicago Magazine - Women's Health: 2011
  • West Suburban Living Magazine: 2014, 2017
  • Chicago Magazine-Cancer Doctors: 2017, 2019

Hospital Affiliation
AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center - Hinsdale - Hinsdale, IL
AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center - La Grange - LaGrange, IL

Education and Training

1985 - 1988
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois United States
Residency - Urology
1983 - 1985
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois United States
Residency - General Surgery
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin United States
Doctor of Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin United States
Bachelors Degree

American Board of Urology
American College of Surgeons
Illinois State Medical License
Wisconsin State Medical License
New York State Medical License
Hawaii State Medical License

American Medical Association
Chicago Medical Society
American Urologic Association
Chicago Urologic Association
Endourologic Society
American Association of Clinical Urologists
Warren H. Cole Society

Special Interests
Urinary Incontinence
Renal Calculi
Robotic Surgery
Urologic Oncology
Diseases of the Prostate
Recognized as Top Physician in 2011 and 2012 by US News and World Report

Massive renal hemorrhage owing to polyarteritis nodosa

Cornfield JZ, Johnson ML, Dolehide J, Fowler JE Jr. J Urol. 1988 Oct;140(4):808-9. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)41821-0. PMID: 2901500