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Julia Firlit Buesser NP

Nurse Practitioner

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Julia Firlit Buesser NP

Julia Firlit Buesser is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse specializing in Urology. She received her Nursing Degree from Columbia University School of Nursing in New York City.  She has over five years of experience in Critical Care including the Emergency Department.   In 2008 she moved back to Chicago and started working in urology where she completed training in Urodynamics and served as a perioperative nurse in a urology focused surgical center.  She went on to become the Director of Nursing for a large urology group where she developed an Advanced Prostate Cancer Center as well as a Clinical Studies Division focusing on clinical outcomes in advanced prostate cancer. 

In 2014 Julia graduated with a Masters in Nursing from Loyola University Chicago where she completed training in primary care as well as urology. She studied under Dr. Marcus Quek a Urologic Oncologist as well as Dr. Elizabeth Mueller a Urogynecologist and Female Reconstructive Pelvic Surgeon.  

Julia went on to work as a Clinical Nurse Educator specializing in Advanced Prostate Cancer. She also spent time as a Urology Nurse Practitioner for the Department of Veterans Affairs at Hines VA where she treated urologic conditions as well as performed and interpreted Urodynamics. 

Julia joined Uropartners in July of 2016 as a Urology Nurse Practitioner with Urology Specialists of Lake County where she works in inpatient and outpatient settings as well as serves as a surgical 1st assist in collaboration with Dr. Nejd Alsikafi. As an Advanced Practice Provider she believes very strongly in the role patient education plays in patient satisfaction and the importance of informed shared decision making in all aspects of treating urologic conditions.  

Julia is Board Certified as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She is an active member of the American Urological Association and active in Clinical Research.

Julia resides in Forest Park, IL with her husband and two children.

Hospital Affiliation
Cancer Treatment Centers of America - Zion, IL
Advocate Condell Medical Center - Libertyville, IL
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital - Lake Forest, IL
Vista Medical Center East - Waukegan, IL

Surgical Centers
Hawthorn Surgery Center

Education and Training

Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois United States
Master of Science - Nursing
Columbia University School of Nursing , New York, New York United States
Bachelor of Science - Nursing
Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois United States
Bachelor of Science - Studio Arts: Ceramics

Illinois State NP License