Ajay Nehra, MD, is the chairperson of the Department of Urology, the director of men’s health and a professor of urology at Rush University Medical Center. Nehra came to Rush after spending 17 years at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. As a proponent of taking a comprehensive approach to men’s health, Nehra’s research interests include erectile dysfunction (ED), male infertility and prostate cancer. He has been the principal investigator for seven clinical multicenter studies on the efficacy and safety of a number of investigational treatments for ED. He has contributed more than 130 articles and 170 abstracts to numerous peer-reviewed medical journals; written chapters on erectile dysfunction and prosthetic surgery, and prostate cancer and urinary incontinence; and co-authored a book of commentary on sexual dysfunction in medicine.
Nehra is currently the president-elect of the International Society of Men’s Health and the secretary of the Society of Urologic Prosthetic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Urological Association, the American Medical Association, the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, the Society of Male Reconstructive Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and the International Society of Men’s Health.
Dennis A. Pessis, MD, is the associate chairperson of the Department of Urology and 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 current 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.
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 a urologist and an associate professor of urology at Rush University Medical Center. Khare’s areas of clinical expertise include continent urinary diversion, renal stone disease, urinary incontinence, urologic oncology and urethral stricture. Khare has been involved in research on the tissue culture of carcinoma of bladder and effect of thiotepa in vitro; the role of ultrasound in male contraception; and the effects of cadmium lead on rat prostate.
He is a member of the American Urological Association, American College of Surgeons, Kansas Medical Society, Missouri Urological Association and the South Central Urological Society.
Katherine Marchese, MSN, is a certified urologic nurse practitioner at Rush University Medical Center. Marchese specializes in female incontinence, stone disease, male and female sexual dysfunction, ostomy care and urinary diversions. Marchese has been involved with studies for the treatment for Peyronie’s disease and urinary incontinence. She also has many publications and presentations about a wide range of urological conditions.
Marchese is a member of the Society of Urological Nurses and Associates and the Wound Ostomy, Continence Society.