Maria Monn, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Urology

    About me

    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) 
    ureteral stricture
    adult hypospadias
    male urinary incontinence
    erectile dysfunction
    peyronie’s disease
    genital abnormalities
    neurogenic bladder
    voiding dysfunction
    urinary fistulas
    genitourinary trauma



    American Urological AssociationSociety of Genitourinary Reconstructive SurgeonsSociété Internationale d’UrologieSociety of Women in UrologyAmerican College of Surgeons





    Education & training

    Reconstructive Urologist
    Medical School
    Indiana University
    Undergraduate Degree
    Indiana University
    Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
    Indiana University, Urology
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, Adult Reconstructive Urology


    Find publications by M Francesca Monn, MD at the National Library of Medicine and ResearchGate.


    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