Dr. Cheng named division head at Lurie Children’s

March 17, 2014

Earl Cheng, MD, has been appointed division head of urology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, after serving as the interim division head since July 2013.

Earl Cheng, MD, has been appointed division head of urology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, after serving as the interim division head since July 2013.

Dr. Cheng is a national expert in complex reconstructive urology and co-directs a basic science laboratory with Arun Sharma, PhD, that focuses on tissue engineering techniques for the urinary tract, with emphasis on bladder regeneration. He also has a special interest in the medical and surgical management of individuals with sex development conditions that can result in ambiguous genitalia, and is the co-director of the Midwest’s first gender and sex development program at Lurie Children’s with Robert Garofalo, MD, division head of adolescent medicine at Lurie Children’s.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Cheng has accepted the position at Lurie Children, where he will be able to continue his research initiatives, and grow our gender and sex development program,” said Marleta Reynolds, MD, of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago.

Dr. Cheng, who spent the majority of his career at Children’s Memorial Hospital/Lurie Children’s, will be overseeing the largest pediatric urology department in the region, and the sixth best program in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.

“I am extremely honored to have been chosen as the next division head of urology at Lurie Children’s. I look forward to building on our current clinical programs and research initiatives to establish us as the premier pediatric urology program in the country,” Dr. Cheng said.

Dr. Cheng received both his undergraduate and medical degrees and completed his residency at Northwestern. He is a professor of urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and author of over 100 papers, invited articles, and book chapters.

 

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