Laurence A. Levine, MD
Board-Certified Urologist in Chicago, IL
Associations: Urology Specialists, UroPartners Chicago, Health Institute for Men, Rush University Faculty Member
Dr. Laurence A. Levine 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 more than 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. 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, and was previously a faculty member and clinician at the University of Chicago before joining the Department of Urology at Rush Medical Center. He has been an active teacher both nationally and internationally since 1988. His academic contributions include 160 published articles and 45 book chapters, as well as two books specifically on Peyronie’s disease.
Dr. Levine’s 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; and microdenervation of the spermatic cord for chronic scrotal content pain. In addition, he was the first physician in America to utilize a minimally invasive approach for retrieving sperm in men with severe forms of infertility using TESA (testicular sperm aspiration).
Special honors include being past president of the Chicago Urologic Society as well as the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, from which he received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 for his contributions to the field.
Dr. Levine maintains a busy clinical practice while also teaching residents and physicians worldwide in the fields of reconstructive urology and andrology.
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MD: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO
- Urology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
- Chief Resident, American Hospital of Paris (France)
Internship: General Surgery, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
- Society for Male Reproduction and Urology
- Sexual Medicine Society of North America
- American Association of Clinical Urologists
- International Society of Sexual Medicine
- American Urological Association
- Chicago Urological Society
- Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons
- Society of Urologic Prosthetic Surgeons
- Radio Interview: Answering YOUR Penis Questions
- Getting straightened out with a new drug for Peyronie's disease
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