Dr. Maria Francesca Monn is an Assistant Professor of Urology at SIU Medicine. She is a fellowship trained Reconstructive Urologist and is passionate about treating urethral and ureteral strictures, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, neurogenic bladder, and genital anomalies. Dr. Monn continues to build partnerships in the community to address frequently underserved urological disease states.
Dr. Monn earned her medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine. She received a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health where she received concentrations in Surgical Trials and Outcomes Research and Health as a Human Right. She completed her Urology residency at Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently pursued a fellowship in Reconstructive Urology at the Devine-Jordan Center for Advanced Reconstructive Surgery and Pelvic Health at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA.
Dr. Monn has authored over 70 peer-reviewed articles and has presented her research at regional, national, and international conferences. She continues to be actively engaged in the urologic research community and is particularly interested in research involving urethral stricture disease, ureteral stricture disease, neurogenic bladder, and disparities in access to care. One of her greatest passions in medicine is empowering surgeons in less developed settings to surgically manage urologic patients and to enable them to train a future generation of urologic surgeons to address the needs of their community.
- American Urological Association
- Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons
- Société Internationale d’Urologie
- Society of Women in Urology
- American College of Surgeons
Dr. Monn focuses on the following conditions
Urethral stricture (male and female)
male urinary incontinence
American Urological AssociationSociety of Genitourinary Reconstructive SurgeonsSociété Internationale d’UrologieSociety of Women in UrologyAmerican College of Surgeons
Education & training
2018 2nd place for case presentations at the Indiana Urologic Association Annual Meeting
2017 Gold Humanism Honor Society
2017 1st place for clinical research at the IU Donohue Visiting Professor Research Symposium
2014 1st place for clinical research at the IU Donohue Visiting Professor Research Symposium
2011 Center for Refugee and Disaster Response Travel Grant Award, Johns Hopkins BSPH
2010 Gerald E Smith History and Physical Diagnosis Award
2009 Slemenda Scholar at Indiana University School of Medicine, Eldoret, Kenya
2008 CASL Top Ten Leaders at Indiana University Scholarship
2006 Sigma Xi International Research Society