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Nejd F. Alsikafi MD FACS

Urologist

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  • "We are extremely grateful that Dr. Alsikafi was able to restore our teenage son's ability to function after a skateboarding accident resulted in a severed urethra."

     

    "Since I will probably see Dr. Alsikafi monthly for the rest of my days, I am thankful I have a great doctor and staff taking care of me."

Nejd F. Alsikafi MD FACS


Dr. Alsikafi is a 1997 graduate of the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Following medical school he was a resident in urology at the University of Chicago and completed his chief resident year in 2003. Afterwards he was accepted for a prestigious fellowship in urologic trauma and reconstruction at the University of California San Francisco. There he served as Clinical Instructor and has authored many publications on Urologic health. Afterwards he joined the faculty at the University of Chicago as Clinical Associate and was an attending urologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago.

In 2006 he was recruited to move his urologic trauma and reconstructive practice to the Loyola University Health System, where he currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor. He is the founder of the Chicago Center for Urologic Reconstruction and Trauma. In late 2006 he joined the practice of Urology Specialists of Lake County/UroPartners, and in 2015 he moved his entire reconstruction practice to UroPartners.

Dr. Alsikafi is board certified in adult and pediatric urology by the American Board of Urology and is an active member of the American Urological Association. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of many honorary and academic medical societies. He served as president and secretary of Trauma and Urologic Reconstruction Network of Surgeons (TURNS), a multi-institutional network of fellowship-trained reconstructive urologists throughout the United States who coordinate studies for urologic reconstruction (www.turnsresearch.org). He was also elected to the Board of the Chicago Urologic Society.

In addition, Dr. Alsikafi has a very busy general urologic practice. In addition to taking care of patients with kidney stones, enlarged prostate, and urologic cancers, he was one of the first physicians in Northern Lake County to perform robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic sacrocolpopexy, Interstim sacral neuromodulator and the Urolift device.

Dr. Alsikafi is also frequently asked to contribute as an Expert Witness, and an IME examiner, as well as assist in other legal matters.

Dr. Alsikafi presently resides in Lake County with his wife and five children.

Hospital Affiliation
Advocate Condell Medical Center - Libertyville, IL
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital - Lake Forest, IL
Loyola University Medical Center - Maywood, IL
Vista Medical Center East - Waukegan, IL
Cancer Treatment Centers of America - Zion, IL
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital - Melrose Park, IL
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center - Mattoon, IL

Surgical Centers
Lindenhurst Surgery Center
Hawthorn Surgery Center

Education and Training

2004
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco , California United States
Fellowship - Urologic Trauma and Reconstruction
1997-2003
University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois United States
Residency - Urology
1997
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois United States
Doctor of Medicine
1993
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois United States
Bachelors Degree

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

Societies
American Urological Association
Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons
American Society for the Surgery of Trauma
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Society of International Urology
Chicago Urologic Society

Special Interests
Genitourinary reconstructive surgery
Cancer of the prostate, bladder, kidneys, and testicles
Kidney stones - medical and surgical management
Vasectomies and vasectomy reversals
Incontinence / leakage of urine
Prostate disorders including BPH
Impotence / erectile dysfunction
Male infertility
Kidney and bladder infections
Pediatric urological disorders
DaVinci robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomies
Urethral reconstruction

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

Urinary and Sexual Function after Perineal Urethrostomy for Urethral Stricture Disease: An Analysis from the TURNS

Urinary and Sexual Function after Perineal Urethrostomy for Urethral Stricture Disease: An Analysis from the TURNS. Murphy GP, Fergus KB, Gaither TW, Baradaran N, Voelzke BB, Myers JB, Erickson BA, Elliott SP, Alsikafi NF, Vanni AJ, Buckley JC, Breyer BN. J Urol. 2019 May;201(5):956-961. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000000027. PMID: 30676476 Free article. Clinical Trial.

Trends in Urethral Stricture Disease Etiology and Urethroplasty Technique From a Multi-institutional Surgical Outcomes Research Group

Cotter KJ, Hahn AE, Voelzke BB, Myers JB, Smith TG 3rd, Elliott SP, Alsikafi NF, Breyer BN, Vanni AJ, Buckley JC, Zhao LC, Broghammer JA, Erickson BA; Trauma and Urologic Reconstruction Network of Surgeons (TURNS). Urology. 2019 Aug;130:167-174. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2019.01.046. Epub 2019 Mar 14. PMID: 30880075 Clinical Trial.

Prevalence of Post-Micturition Incontinence before and after Anterior Urethroplasty

Cotter KJ, Flynn KJ, Hahn AE, Voelzke BB, Myers JB, Smith TG 3rd, Elliott SP, Alsikafi NF, Breyer BN, Vanni AJ, Buckley JC, Zhao LC, Erickson BA. J Urol. 2018 Oct;200(4):843-847. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2018.03.134. Epub 2018 Apr 12. PMID: 29654804 Free article. Clinical Trial.

The Impact of Age on Urethroplasty Success

Levy M, Gor RA, Vanni AJ, Stensland K, Erickson BA, Myers JB, Voelzke BB, Smith TG 3rd, Breyer BN, McClung C, Alsikafi NF, Fan Y, Elliott SP; Trauma and Urologic Reconstructive Network of Surgeons (TURNS). Urology. 2017 Sep;107:232-238. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2017.03.066. Epub 2017 Jun 1. PMID: 28579068 Clinical Trial.

Urethral lichen sclerosus under the microscope: a survey of academic pathologists

Erickson BA, Tesdahl BA, Voznesensky MA, Breyer BN, Voelzke BB, Alsikafi NF, Vanni AJ, Broghammer JA, Buckley JC, Myers JB, Brant WO, Zhao LC, Smith Iii TG, Swick BL, Dahmoush L. Can J Urol. 2018 Jun;25(3):9328-9333. PMID: 29900821 Free article.

Clinical significance of cystoscopic urethral stricture recurrence after anterior urethroplasty: a multi-institution analysis from Trauma and Urologic Reconstructive Network of Surgeons (TURNS)

Baradaran N, Fergus KB, Moses RA, Patel DP, Gaither TW, Voelzke BB, Smith TG 3rd, Erickson BA, Elliott SP, Alsikafi NF, Vanni AJ, Buckley J, Zhao LC, Myers JB, Breyer BN. World J Urol. 2019 Dec;37(12):2763-2768. doi: 10.1007/s00345-019-02653-6. Epub 2019 Feb 2. PMID: 30712091 Free article. Clinical Trial.

Diagnosis and classification of urethral injuries

Rosenstein DI, Alsikafi NF. Urol Clin North Am. 2006 Feb;33(1):73-85, vi-vii. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2005.11.004. PMID: 16488282 Review.

Staging, evaluation, and nonoperative management of renal injuries

Alsikafi NF, Rosenstein DI. Urol Clin North Am. 2006 Feb;33(1):13-9, v. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2005.10.002. PMID: 16488276 Review.

Intravesical valrubicin in the treatment of carcinoma in situ of the bladder

Kuznetsov DD, Alsikafi NF, O'Connor RC, Steinberg GD. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2001 Jun;2(6):1009-13. doi: 10.1517/14656566.2.6.1009. PMID: 11585003 Review.

Understanding the Relationship between Chronic Systemic Disease and Lichen Sclerosus Urethral Strictures

Erickson BA, Elliott SP, Myers JB, Voelzke BB, Smith TG 3rd, McClung CD, Alsikafi NF, Vanni AJ, Brant WO, Broghammer JA, Tam CA, Zhao LC, Buckley JC, Breyer BN; Trauma and Urologic Reconstructive Network of Surgeons. J Urol. 2016 Feb;195(2):363-8. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2015.08.096. Epub 2015 Sep 5. PMID: 26343349 Free PMC article.

Multicenter analysis of posterior urethroplasty complexity and outcomes following pelvic fracture urethral injury

Johnsen NV, Moses RA, Elliott SP, Vanni AJ, Baradaran N, Greear G, Smith TG 3rd, Granieri MA, Alsikafi NF, Erickson BA, Myers JB, Breyer BN, Buckley JC, Zhao LC, Voelzke BB; Trauma Urologic Reconstruction Network of Surgeons(TURNS). World J Urol. 2020 Apr;38(4):1073-1079. doi: 10.1007/s00345-019-02824-5. Epub 2019 May 29. PMID: 31144093 Free article.

Outcomes of Urethroplasty to Treat Urethral Strictures Arising From Artificial Urinary Sphincter Erosions and Rates of Subsequent Device Replacement

Keihani S, Chandrapal JC, Peterson AC, Broghammer JA, Chertack N, Elliott SP, Rourke KF, Alsikafi NF, Buckley JC, Breyer BN, Smith TG 3rd, Voelzke BB, Zhao LC, Brant WO, Myers JB; Trauma and Urologic Reconstruction Network of Surgeons (TURNS, TURNSresearch.org). Urology. 2017 Sep;107:239-245. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2017.05.049. Epub 2017 Jun 15. PMID: 28624554 Clinical Trial.

Therapeutic options and treatment of muscle invasive bladder cancer

O'Connor RC, Alsikafi NF, Steinberg GD. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2001 Dec;1(4):511-22. doi: 10.1586/14737140.1.4.511. PMID: 12113083 Review.

Outcomes and Risk Factors of Revision and Replacement Artificial Urinary Sphincter Implantation in Radiated and Nonradiated Cases

Fuller TW, Ballon-Landa E, Gallo K, Smith TG 3rd, Ajay D, Westney OL, Elliott SP, Alsikafi NF, Breyer BN, Cohen AJ, Vanni AJ, Broghammer JA, Erickson BA, Myers JB, Voelzke BB, Zhao LC, Buckley JC. J Urol. 2020 Jul;204(1):110-114. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000000749. Epub 2020 Jan 17. PMID: 31951498

Intralesional injection of mitomycin C at transurethral incision of bladder neck contracture may offer limited benefit: TURNS Study Group

Redshaw JD, Broghammer JA, Smith TG 3rd, Voelzke BB, Erickson BA, McClung CD, Elliott SP, Alsikafi NF, Presson AP, Aberger ME, Craig JR, Brant WO, Myers JB. J Urol. 2015 Feb;193(2):587-92. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.08.104. Epub 2014 Sep 6. PMID: 25200807 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.

Multi-institutional 1-year bulbar urethroplasty outcomes using a standardized prospective cystoscopic follow-up protocol

Erickson BA, Elliott SP, Voelzke BB, Myers JB, Broghammer JA, Smith TG 3rd, McClung CD, Alsikafi NF, Brant WO; Trauma and Reconstructive Network of Surgeons (TURNS). Urology. 2014 Jul;84(1):213-6. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2014.01.054. Epub 2014 May 14. PMID: 24837453 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.

Practice patterns of recently fellowship-trained reconstructive urologists

Practice patterns of recently fellowship-trained reconstructive urologists. Erickson BA, Voelzke BB, Myers JB, Brant WO, Broghammer JA, Smith TG 3rd, McClung CD, Alsikafi NF, Elliott SP. Urology. 2012 Oct;80(4):934-7. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2012.06.025. Epub 2012 Aug 15. PMID: 22901817 Free PMC article.

Surgical modifications of radical retropubic prostatectomy to decrease incidence of positive surgical margins

Alsikafi NF, Brendler CB. J Urol. 1998 Apr;159(4):1281-5. PMID: 9507853 Review.

Development and Validation of a Male Anterior Urethral Stricture Classification System

Erickson BA, Flynn KJ, Hahn AE, Cotter K, Alsikafi NF, Breyer BN, Broghammer JA, Buckley JC, Elliott SP, Myers JB, Peterson AC, Rourke KF, Smith TG 3rd, Vanni AJ, Voelzke BB, Zhao LC; Trauma and Urologic Reconstruction Network of Surgeons (TURNS). Urology. 2020 Jun 21:S0090-4295(20)30719-6. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2020.03.072. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32580016

Nonoperative management outcomes of isolated urinary extravasation following renal lacerations due to external trauma

Alsikafi NF, McAninch JW, Elliott SP, Garcia M. J Urol. 2006 Dec;176(6 Pt 1):2494-7. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2006.08.015. PMID: 17085140

Urethral reconstruction for traumatic posterior urethral disruption: outcomes of a 25-year experience

Cooperberg MR, McAninch JW, Alsikafi NF, Elliott SP. J Urol. 2007 Nov;178(5):2006-10; discussion 2010. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2007.07.020. Epub 2007 Sep 17. PMID: 17869302 Clinical Trial.

Minor modifications in apical dissection of radical retropubic prostatectomy in patients with clinical stage T2 prostate cancer reduce positive surgical margin incidence

Laven BA, Alsikafi NF, Yang XJ, Brendler CB. Urology. 2004 Jan;63(1):95-8. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2003.08.037. PMID: 14751357 Review.

Long-term efficacy of distal penile circular fasciocutaneous flaps for single stage reconstruction of complex anterior urethral stricture disease

Whitson JM, McAninch JW, Elliott SP, Alsikafi NF. J Urol. 2008 Jun;179(6):2259-64. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2008.01.087. Epub 2008 Apr 18. PMID: 18423682

Prospective evaluation of ureteral stent durability in patients with chronic ureteral obstruction

Nejd F Alsikafi 1 , R Corey O'Connor, Dimitri D Kuznetsov, Abraham H Dachman, Gregory T Bales, Glenn S Gerber Affiliations PMID: 12031366 DOI: 10.1016/s0090-4295(02)01599-6

High-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia with adjacent atypia is associated with a higher incidence of cancer on subsequent needle biopsy than high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia alone

Alsikafi NF, Brendler CB, Gerber GS, Yang XJ. Urology. 2001 Feb;57(2):296-300. doi: 10.1016/s0090-4295(00)00912-2. PMID: 11182340

Dual stent placement for the treatment of a persistent urine leak after partial nephrectomy

Alsikafi NF, Steinberg GD, Gerber GS. Urology. 2001 Feb;57(2):355-7. doi: 10.1016/s0090-4295(00)01000-1. PMID: 11182355

Internet survey of management trends of urethral strictures

Rapp DE, Chanduri K, Infusino G, Hoda ZA, Orvieto MA, Elliott SP, Alsikafi NF. Urol Int. 2008;80(3):287-90; discussion 290-1. doi: 10.1159/000127343. Epub 2008 May 14. PMID: 18480633

Impact of surgical margin status on long-term cancer control after radical prostatectomy

Orvieto MA, Alsikafi NF, Shalhav AL, Laven BA, Steinberg GD, Zagaja GP, Brendler CB. BJU Int. 2006 Dec;98(6):1199-203. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2006.06563.x. PMID: 17125478

Primary amyloidosis of the bladder treated with partial cystectomy

Alsikafi NF, O'Connor RC, Yang XJ, Steinberg GD. Can J Urol. 2003 Aug;10(4):1950-1. PMID: 14503942

Retrograde ureteroscopic incision for the treatment of nonureteroenteric ureteral strictures

Gerber GS, Alsikafi NF. Tech Urol. 2000 Mar;6(1):12-4. PMID: 10708141

Bilateral metachronous testicular seminoma associated with microlithiasis

Alsikafi NF, Gerber GS. J Urol. 1998 May;159(5):1643-4. doi: 10.1097/00005392-199805000-00066. PMID: 9554375 No abstract available.