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Laurence A. Levine MD

Urologist

  • “Dr. Levine came highly recommended and gave me first class treatment. All my questions were answered, he spent a considerable amount of time with me and I am confident the surgical procedure will be successful." 

Laurence A. Levine MD


Laurence A. Levine, MD is a Professor of Urology in the Department of Urology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He is a nationally and internationally recognized authority in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease. In addition to general urology, his primary focus for the past 25 years has been in the fields of Andrology and Reconstructive Urology; including disorders of male sexual function, male infertility, congenital deformities, and deformities of the penis caused by Peyronie’s disease. His other areas of clinical expertise include urethral reconstruction for stricture disease, chronic scrotal content pain, and male hypogonadism (low testosterone).

Dr. Levine was trained at the Harvard program of Urology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He was previously a faculty member and clinician at the University of Chicago, before joining the Department of Urology at Rush Medical Center in 1992.

He has been an active teacher both nationally and internationally for the past 28 years. His academic contributions include 160 published articles and 45 book chapters, as well as 2 books specifically on Peyronie’s disease. His innovative contributions to Urology include the treatment of Peyronie’s disease with intralesional verapamil injections and traction therapy, suppression of recurrent prolonged erections, or priapism, with Ketoconazole, microdenervation of the spermatic cord for chronic scrotal content pain, and he was the first in America to utilize a minimally invasive approach for retrieving sperm in men with severe forms of infertility using TESA (testicular sperm aspiration).

His special honors include being past President of the Chicago Urologic Society as well as the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, and was, in 2015, given a Lifetime Achievement award by the Sexual Medicine Society of North America for his contributions to the field. He has been selected since 1998, by his peers to be included in the ‘Best Doctors in America’, and has been recognized for the past 18 years as a Top Doctor in the field of Urology by Chicago Magazine. Dr. Levine maintains a busy clinical practice while also teaching residents and physicians worldwide in the fields of reconstructive urology and andrology.

 

Awards and Credentials

  • America's Top Doctors (book series): 10th Edition, 11th Edition, 12th Edition, 13th Edition, 14th Edition, 1st Edition, 2nd Edition, 3rd Edition, 4th Edition, 5th Edition, 6th Edition, 7th Edition, 8th Edition, 9th Edition
  • Chicago Magazine: Top Doctors: 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (digital guide): 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

 

Hospital Affiliation
Rush University Medical Center - Chicago, IL

Education and Training

1983 - 1987
Harvard Program in Urology, Boston, Massachusetts United States
Residency - Urology
1982 - 1983
American Hospital of Paris, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris France
Chief Residency
1980 - 1982
Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts United States
Residency - General Surgery
1976 - 1980
University of Colorado Medical School, Denver, Colorado United States
Doctor of Medicine
1975
Trinity College, Hartford , Connecticut United States
Bachelor of Arts

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

Societies
Society for Male Reproduction and Urology
Sexual Medicine Society of North America
American Association of Clinical Urologists
International Society of Sexual Medicine
American College of Surgeons, Fellow (FACS)
American Urological Association
Chicago Urological Society
Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons
Society of Urologic Prosethic Surgeons

Special Interests
Professor and an attending surgeon in the Department of Urology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois
Director of the Male Sexual Function and Fertility Program

Peyronie's Disease Intervention Studies: An Exploration of Modern-Era Challenges in Study Design and Evaluating Treatment Outcomes

Matthew J. Ziegelmann, MD, Landon W. Trost, MD, Giorgio I. Russo, MD, PhD, Laurence A. Levine, MD Published:January 13, 2020 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2019.11.271

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

Dimitri Papagiannopoulos, MD, Emily Yura, BS, and Laurence Levine, MD Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12910

Outcomes of surgical treatment of Peyronie's disease

Culley C. Carson and Laurence A. Levine* Department of Surgery, Division of Urologic Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, and *Department of Urology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA

Peyronie’s disease: contemporary review of non-surgical treatment

Laurence A. Levine Department of Urology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA Correspondence to: Laurence A. Levine, MD. RUSH University Medical Center, 1725 W. Harrison Street Suite 352, Chicago, IL 60612, USA. Email: drlevine@hotmail.com.

Peyronie’s Disease Plaque Calcification—Prevalence, Time to Identification, and Development of a New Grading Classification

Laurence Levine, MD,* James Rybak, MD,* Christopher Corder, MD,† and Michael Ryan Farrel, MS, MPH† *Department of Urology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA; †Rush University School of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, IL, USA DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12334

Partial Plaque Excision and Grafting (PEG) for Peyronie’s Disease

Laurence A. Levine, MD Department of Urology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA

Standard Operating Procedures for Peyronie’s Disease

Laurence A. Levine, MD* and Arthur L. Burnett, MD, MBA† *Department of Urology, RUSH University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA; †Department of Urology, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.03003.x

Surgery for Peyronie’s disease

Laurence A Levine and Stephen M Larsen

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

James Rybak, MD, Dimitri Papagiannopoulos, BS, and Laurence Levine, MD Department of Urology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02849.x

Effects of varicocelectomy on serum testosterone

Patrick Whelan, Laurence Levine Department of Urology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA Contributions: (I) Conception and design: All authors; (II) Administrative support: All authors; (III) Provision of study materials or patients: All authors; (IV) Collection and assembly of data: P Whelan; (V) Data analysis and interpretation: All authors; (VI) Manuscript writing: All authors; (VII) Final approval of manuscript: All authors. Correspondence to: Laurence Levine, MD, FACS. Department of Urology, Rush University Medical Center, 1725 W Harrison St, Suite 352, Chicago, IL 60612, USA. Email: drlevine@hotmail.com.

Microdenervation of the Spermatic Cord for Chronic Scrotal Content Pain: Single Institution Review Analyzing Success Rate After Prior Attempts at Surgical Correction

Microsurgical Denervation of the Spermatic Cord for Chronic Orchialgia: Long-Term Results From a Single Center

Kurt H. Strom and Laurence A. Levine*,† From the Department of Urology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

An overview of the management of post-vasectomy pain syndrome

Wei Phin Tan, Laurence A Levine Asian Journal of Andrology (2016) 18, 1–6; doi: 10.4103/1008-682X.175090; published online: 4 March 2016

Chronic orchialgia: evaluation and discussion of treatment options

Laurence Levine Ther Adv Urol (2010) 2(5-6) 209􏰀214 DOI: 10.1177/ 1756287210390409 ! The Author(s), 2010. Reprints and permissions: http://www.sagepub.co.uk/ journalsPermissions.nav

Single Center Outcomes after Reconstructive Surgical Correction of Adult Acquired Buried Penis: Measurements of Erectile Function, Depression, and Quality of Life

James Rybak, MD, Stephen Larsen, MD, Michelle Yu, BS, and Laurence A. Levine, MD Department of Urology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12417

Aspiration and Sclerotherapy: a Nonsurgical Treatment Option for Hydroceles

John J. Francis and Laurence A. Levine*,† From the Department of Urology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

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