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​Rush University Urologists provide a comprehensive approach to the care and treatment of urological diseases and disorders, offering compassionate, individualized care in complex and deeply personal situations. The practice's clinical team is on the leading edge of treatment for urological cancers, erectile dysfunction, prostate disease, kidney disease, stone disease, male infertility and male and female urinary dysfunction. Team members are highly skilled in the most state-of-the-art technology and techniques, including minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgeries that allow patients to return to normal activity more quickly than with traditional therapies.


Leslie A  Deane, MB.BS, FRCSC, FACS, is an Associate Professor at Rush University Medical Center. He is fellowship trained in Laparoscopy, Endourology and Robotic Urologic Surgery from University of California, Irvine Medical Center. He is a robotic surgeon who specializes in urologic conditions of the bladder, prostate and kidney and related disorders. He performs single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) no scar surgery, for carefully selected patients requiring removal of a kidney. Dr. Deane is one of the only surgeons in the region performing highly complex ureteral reconstruction using robotic techniques and technology. He is co-chair of the Urology Robotic Subcommittee at Rush, overseeing the use of highly technical and precise minimally invasive equipment.


Dr. Deane is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Urological Association, the Endourological Society and the Chicago Urologic Society. Dr. Deane has published over 40 manuscripts and given over 100 presentation at local, regional and international venues. 


Shahid Ekbal, MD, is an associate attending urologist and an assistant professor of urology at Rush University Medical Center. Ekbal’s areas of clinical expertise include benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), erectile dysfunction, incontinence surgery, male infertility, penile and urethral surgery, penis disorders, prostate cancer, urethral and ureteral disorders and male urinary incontinence. Ekbal’s research interests include impotence and prostate disease. He has been an investigator in multiple studies at Rush University Medical Center investigating subjects such as treatment for erectile dysfunction in multiple sclerosis patients and management of BPH.

He is a member of the American Urological Association, Chicago Medical Society, Illinois Medical Society, Chicago Urological Society, British Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, Impotence Institute of America, Islamic Medical Association, Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America, Pakistani Physicians Society – Illinois, Illinois Urological Society, American Society of Clinical Urologists and International Society for Impotence Research.​

Narendra Khare, MD, is an Associate Professor of Urology at the Department of Urology, and a site clinical director of Urology at Rush Oak Park Hospital.  He was formerly at Kansas University and the Chairman of Urology at Truman Medical Center (Level 1 Trauma Center). Dr. Khare is a trained laparoscopic surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive surgery and stone disease (endourology). Dr. Khare has been performing complex surgical procedures following urologic trauma. He has been a co-investigator on a number of multicenter studies on prostate and bladder diseases.


Clinical Interests:

  • Continent Urinary Diversion
  • Renal Stone Disease
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urethral Stricture



  • New Jersey College of Medicine, Newark, NJ, surgery internship
  • Veterans Administration Hospital, Leavenworth, KS, surgery residency
  • Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, MO, urology residency
  • University Medical Center, Columbia, MO, urology fellowship



Katherine Marchese, ANP, is board certified in two specialties, Urology and Adult Patients. She is also a board certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence nurse. She received her master’s in Nursing from Loyola University Chicago and has 20+ years of experience in urology. Ms. Marchese participates in clinical trial treatment of Peyronie’s disease and urinary incontinence.  She has published in peer reviewed journals, published two monographs on erectile dysfunction and has just completed a book chapter on Testicular Anomalies. Ms. Marchese also lectures locally and nationally on a wide variety of urologic topics. Ms. Marchese is the President of the Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates and is also a member of the Society of Urological Nurses and Associates.



Charles F. McKiel Jr., MD, is a professor of urology at Rush University Medical Center and past program director of the Department of Urology. A clinician and researcher at Rush University Medical Center for more than 50 years, McKiel is a recognized leader in urology. His specialty areas include benign prostatic hyperplasia, bladder cancer and prostate cancer. McKiel’s clinical expertise includes cryosurgery, kidney-sparing surgery and minimally invasive procedures. He has contributed more than 80 articles and abstracts to numerous peer-reviewed medical journals.

Throughout his career, McKiel has been active in many professional organizations. He has been the president of the American Urological Association, and he has been a member of the Board of Governors for the American College of Surgeons for 25 years. He is a member of the Chicago Urological Society, Illinois Medical Society, American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, North Central Section of the American Urological Association, American Urological Association, American Association of Clinical Urologists, American Fertility Society, United States Section Societe Internationale D'Urologie, Royal Society of Medicine, Society of University Urologists, International Society of Urologic Endoscopy and Society of Urologic Oncology. ​


Dennis A. Pessis, MD, is a professor of urology at Rush University Medical Center. Pessis has more than 30 years experience in treating urological conditions. His areas of clinical expertise are prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction, male infertility, kidney cancer, kidney stones, testicular cancer, male urinary incontinence, vasectomy and vasectomy reversal. Pessis’ research interests involve prostate cancer and bladder cancer. He has been the principle investigator on many clinical trials. He has more than 20 publications and 100 presentations that span the full spectrum of urological disorders and diseases.

He is the immediate past president of the American Urological Association. His active leadership in professional organizations has helped keep Pessis at the forefront of advanced treatment modalities, which he brings to his patients every day. He is also a member of the Illinois State Medical Society, Illinois Urological Society, Chicago Medical Society, North Central Section of the American Urological Association, Chicago Urological Association, American Fertility Society, New York Academy of Science, American Society of Clinical Urologists, American College of Surgeons and the Society of University Urologists.​


Srinivas Vourganti, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology. He is a robotic and minimally invasive urologic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney and ureter. As a urology fellow at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, Vourganti collaborated with world experts in clinical care, basic science and engineering to develop new ideas and bring them to the clinic. Vourganti is especially interested in refining translational imaging-based platforms as well as minimally invasive, image-targeted focal therapy.   


MD, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residencies, Case Western Reserve University
Fellowship, National Cancer Institute


Research Areas

Urologic cancer (prostate, bladder, kidney, testis, urethral, adrenal cancer) including prostate MRI, prostate cancer diagnosis and targeted therapy



We provide diagnosis and treatment for the following disorders:
  • Prostate conditions
    • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
    • Prostate cancer
  • Men’s sexual and reproductive health
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Male infertility
    • Peyronie’s disease
    • Varicocele
    • Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal
  • Kidney conditions
    • Kidney cancer
    • Stone disease
  • Pelvic disorders
    • Female urology
    • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary tract conditions
    • Bladder disorders and bladder cancer
    • Interstitial cystitis
    • Urinary dysfunction
    • Urinary incontinence for males and females
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Urological cancer
  • Pediatric urology
    • Ureteropelvic junction
    • Vesicoureteral reflux

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Rush University Urology Chicago
1725 W. Harrison St.
Professional Building III
Suite 970
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 563-3447
Fax: (312) 563-3721
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Rush University Urology Oak Park
610 S Maple Ave
Suite 3450
Oak Park, IL 60304
Phone: (312) 563-3447
Fax: (312) 563-6617
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Rush University Urology Lake Forest
900 N Westmoreland Rd
Suite 226
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: (847) 763-7980
Fax: (847) 234-0515
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