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Steven Mutchnik MD FACS


  • "Steven Mutchnik has always been one of my best doctors ever. He listens to what I want and need and follows up accordingly.He has an incredible bedside manner and makes having procedures done much easier to handle."


    "Dr. Muchnik is really amazing professional, kind, thoughtful doctor. He treats and supports his patients generously."

Steven Mutchnik MD FACS

Dr. Mutchnik is an original member of Uropartners. Born in Minot, North Dakota, he was raised in Northbrook, IL. Dr. Mutchnik graduated from Amherst College summa cum laude in mathematics in 1988. He attended medical school at The University of Chicago, where he graduated with highest honors. He completed his residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he performed complex surgeries with internationally recognized urology experts. Dr. Mutchnik then stayed at Baylor for a fellowship in Neurology, Urodynamics, and Female Urology. He earned the highest score in the nation on the written exam for the American Board of Urology.

Since 1999, he has practiced urology in the North Shore area of Chicago. He has performed thousands of procedures, ranging from office-based diagnostic procedures to vasectomy to the most complicated prostate, bladder, kidney, and testicular cancer resections. He has special expertise in the treatment of kidney stones, urinary incontinence, prostate cancer, and infertility. Dr. Mutchnik is often asked to mentor other urologists as they learn advanced, minimally-invasive surgical techniques in these areas. As a result of his exemplary patient care, Dr. Mutchnik has built one of the busiest practices in the region. Local physicians, nurses, and their families consistently see him for their own urologic care.

Dr. Mutchnik lives in the North Shore area with his wife and three sons.



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Dr. Mutchnik was named a Greenlight Center of Excellence by Boston Scientific. Greenlight Laser Therapy is an outpatient procedure that uses laser technology to remove your overgrown prostate tissue.
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Hospital Affiliation
NorthShore Skokie Hospital - Skokie, IL
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital - Lake Forest, IL
NorthShore University Health System - Evanston, IL
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital - Park Ridge, IL

Education and Training

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas United States
Fellowship - Neuro-Urology, Incontinence, and Urodynamics
1994 - 1999
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas United States
Residency - Urology
1992 - 1994
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas United States
Residency - General Surgery
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois United States
Doctor of Medicine

American Board of Urology
Illinois State Medical License

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Urological Association
Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology

Special Interests
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
Prostate Cancer
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Kidney Stone Disease
Vasectomy / Vasectomy Reversal

Prostate cancer screening with prostate specific antigen in spinal cord injured men

Pramudji CK, Mutchnik SE, DeConcini D, Boone TB. J Urol. 2002 Mar;167(3):1303-5. PMID: 11832718

Urodynamic pattern changes in multiple sclerosis

Ciancio SJ, Mutchnik SE, Rivera VM, Boone TB. Urology. 2001 Feb;57(2):239-45. doi: 10.1016/s0090-4295(00)01070-0. PMID: 11182328

Cooperative therapeutic effects of androgen ablation and adenovirus-mediated herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase gene and ganciclovir therapy in experimental prostate cancer

Hall SJ, Mutchnik SE, Yang G, Timme TL, Nasu Y, Bangma CH, Woo SL, Shaker M, Thompson TC. Cancer Gene Ther. 1999 Jan-Feb;6(1):54-63. doi: 10.1038/sj.cgt.7700004. PMID: 10078964 Free article.

Ileovesicostomy as an alternative form of bladder management in tetraplegic patients

Mutchnik SE, Hinson JL, Nickell KG, Boone TB. Urology. 1997 Mar;49(3):353-7. doi: 10.1016/S0090-4295(96)00510-9. PMID: 9123697 Clinical Trial.

Adenovirus-mediated herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase gene and ganciclovir therapy leads to systemic activity against spontaneous and induced metastasis in an orthotopic mouse model of prostate cancer

Hall SJ, Mutchnik SE, Chen SH, Woo SL, Thompson TC. Int J Cancer. 1997 Jan 17;70(2):183-7. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1097-0215(19970117)70:2<183::aid-ijc8>;2-t. PMID: 9009158 Free article.