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January 23, 2013

Kevin T. McVary, M.D., has joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as a professor and chair of the Division of Urology in the Department of Surgery.

McVary has been professor of urology at Northwestern University Medical School (NUMS) in Chicago (2005-12). He was associate professor at NU (1996-2005) and assistant professor (1989-1996).  He was attending staff urologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) in Chicago (1989-2012) and attending surgeon at VA Lakeside (1989-2007), and chief of urology at both the VA Lakeside Medical Center in Chicago (1995-2005) and VA Crown Point Ambulatory Care Center in Chicago (1989-2003). He founded and directed the Center for Sexual Health at NMH (1989-2012). He founded and directed the Prostate Diseases Minimally Invasive Program (1998-2012) and founded and directed the Andrology Fellowship Program at NMH (2003-12).

McVary completed a urology research fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School (1988) and residencies in general surgery and urology at NMH (1985, 1989).  He graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Northwestern University and also received his M.D. degree from NUMS (1979, 1983). 

McVary is board certified by the American Board of Urology and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He has published more than 164 original peer-reviewed articles in medical journals and written two books and 24 book chapters on his research interests in urology. An investigator in prostatic disorders, prostate cancer, andrology and erectile dysfunction (ED), McVary has been principal investigator for more than 115 clinical trials, including many for the National Institutes of Health.

His primary clinical areas are prostate diseases, including prostate cancer and BPH, as well as the evaluation and treatment of sexual function. He currently serves as the associate editor for the Journal of Urology. McVary holds several positions with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and was an honorary speaker for the European Association of Urology (EAU) and Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA). He is chairman of the International Committee for Urologic Diseases (ICUD) and a co-chair of the NIH/NIDDK Strategic Planning Committee for Prostate Research/Men’s Health.

McVary is the son of the late Patrick B. McVary, M.D., an early faculty member at SIU School of Medicine who helped start its urology division.

McVary and his wife, Patricia, live in Springfield and have two grown children.