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Gary D. Steinberg, MD

Bruce and Beth White Family Professor

Professor of Surgery

Director, Urologic Oncology

Gary Steinberg, MD, specializes in urologic oncology. He has been instrumental in developing innovative surgical procedures for patients with bladder, kidney, testicular, and prostate cancers. In addition, Dr. Steinberg performs continent urinary reconstructions in men and women who have their bladders removed due to cancer. He also performs robotic assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomies.

Dr. Steinberg's research includes developing newer treatments for urologic cancers, especially locally advanced bladder and kidney cancer. He is involved in a large number of clinical trials for patients with non-muscle invasive and invasive bladder cancer and kidney cancer as well as studies identifying newer molecular markers for the detection of bladder cancer. He is a national leader in continent urinary tract reconstruction and is the principal investigator for a regenerative medicine project using a patient’s own stem cells to create urinary tract reconstructions without using the intestine. Dr. Steinberg is also the chairperson of the scientific advisory board of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network and the executive committee of the Bladder Cancer Research Network

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Medical School

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship, Residency, and Fellowship

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


American College of Surgeons
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Urologic Association
Chicago Urologic Society
Illinois State Urological Society
Society of Urologic Oncology

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-8222

Office Fax

(773) 702-1001

Office Postal Address

Gary D. Steinberg, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6038
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Steinberg

Cancer patient Jackie Nalls sought help from the University of Chicago Medicine after learning her bladder needed to be removed. Dr. Steinberg created a new bladder from her small intestine, enabling Nalls to live without an external bag to collect urine. Read the story.

While doctors at another hospital told Ken Tucker he was not a candidate for prostate cancer surgery, Dr. Steinberg was confident that surgery was Tucker's only hope. The surgery, and later treatment with a novel drug available through a Phase I clinical trial, enabled Tucker to return to an active retirement.

Dr. Steinberg is the chairperson of the scientific advisory board of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

Dr. Steinberg talked about women and bladder cancer in an interview with Chicago Now.

The University of Chicago Medicine's Science Life blog features Dr. Steinberg in a series of brief videos discussing bladder cancer: risk factors, different types of bladder cancer, and the range of treatments options available to patients.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Steinberg's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.