The Cook County Urology Residency program leverages a rich heritage of fulfilling our mission and serving the citizens of Cook County, while simultaneously advancing the frontiers of urological surgery.

Cook County Urology boasts a distinguished team of surgeons devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of complex adult and pediatric urologic conditions.  
Our program as a whole is committed to educating a modern health care work force with the shared goal of delivering outstanding care, cutting edge research and quality education for medical students, residents and fellows. With a unique clinical experience, our program at Cook County Health is unrivaled.   

The Urology Residency Program provides a well-rounded clinical and basic science research experience, with exposure to all aspects of urology.

Clinically, residents become proficient in urologic oncology, endourology, laparoscopic and robotic-assisted urology, pediatric urology, neurourology, sexual dysfunction, female pelvic medicine, infertility, trauma and reconstructive surgery.


The Urology Residency Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Graduate outcomes:

Of the last five years of graduating residents:

  • 38% percent have completed or are completing a fellowship

  • 38% percent are working in academic institutions

  • 50% percent are in private practice

The national pass rate for John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Urology residents taking the American Board of Urology Part 1 written examination is 100 percent. Of the residents who have completed the Urology Residency, 100 percent are employed in this field.

Application Process:

There are two positions available at the PGY-1 level in the five-year Urology Residency each year.

For the Urology Residency, appointments are made annually based on results from the American Urological Association (AUA) Urology Residency Match program.

How to apply
You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). This can be done through your medical school dean’s office. For more information, please see the “Apply” section on our website:

Program Contact

Maire Leahy, MHA
Program Coordinator
(312) 864-0395

Patricia Vidal, MD
Urology Residency Program Director
(312) 864-5215