Earl Y. Cheng
Associate Professor, Department of Urology
MD (1988) Northwestern University
Areas of special clinical interest for Earl Y. Cheng, MD, include complex urinary tract reconstruction, surgical management of the neurogenic bladder, bladder exstrophy, genital reconstruction, and disorders of sex development. His basic science and translational research interests are bladder tissue engineering and urologic tissue reconstruction. In collaboration with the Sharma research group, projects apply aspects of bioengineering and stem cell biology to address congenital anomalies and disease states in urologic tissues, with recent efforts focusing on neurogenic bladder and hypospadias.
Dr. Cheng is Division Head of Urology, Founders' Board Chair in Urology, Co-Head of Reconstructive Pediatric Urology, and Co-Director of the Gender and Sex Development Program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.