Kevin T. McVary, MD, FACS
Professor and Chair, Division of Urology
Administrative phone:  217-545-8094
Patient Appointment Phone:  217-545-8000
Academic fax:  217-545-7305
Clinical fax:  217-545-7305


Clinical Interests

  • Prostate cancer
  • Robotics
  • Robotic prostatectomy
  • BPH
  • Male LUTS/voiding dysfunction
  • Urethral stricture
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Peyronies disease


Research Interests

  • Medical and procedural treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) / Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Prostate Cancer “Active Surveillance”
  • Population based medicine assessing trends in urological diagnosis and treatment
  • Rural medicine: providing specialized urologic care to underserved areas
  • Preservation of sexual function in treatment of prostate pathologies
  • Prostatectomies and Incontinence
  • Mechanisms of neuromuscular transmission and its modulation in overactive bladder
  • Sonic Hedghog Pathway: essential regulator of penile smooth muscle, cavernous nerve integrity and central nerve regeneration
  • Erectile dysfunction therapies

Dr. Kevin T. McVary graduated with distinction from Northwestern University. He received his medical degree and urology residency training from Northwestern Medical School. This included a one-year urology research fellowship investigating neural influences on sexual reflexes. In addition, he was granted a Riba Urology Research Fellowship. Dr. McVary joined the staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 1989 and was Professor of Urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine until 2013. He served as the Director of the Center for Sexual Health and conducted the Prostate Diseases Minimally Invasive Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. McVary’s primary clinical areas include prostate diseases including prostate cancer and BPH as well as the evaluation and treatment of sexual function. He also treats male LUTS/voiding dysfunction, urethral stricture and peyronies disease. He has had extensive experience conducting clinical trials for the National Institute of Health and numerous private and industry foundations.

An experienced investigator in prostatic disorders, andrology and erectile dysfunction, Dr. McVary is currently and has recently been principal investigator of more than 115 clinical trials. He has generated more than 300 publications including refereed journal articles, books, book chapters and abstracts. He currently serves as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Urology.

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