Chris M. Gonzalez, MD, MBA, FACS

Chris M. Gonzalez, MD, MBA, FACS

Cleveland, Ohio

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Chris M. Gonzalez, MD, MBA, FACS, is the Albert J. Speh, Jr., and Claire R. Speh Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Loyola Medicine and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez earned a medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed a urologic residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern in 2006. He served as Chief of Urology for VA Lakeside from 2003 to 2006 and was Director of Surgery for the Northwestern Medicine Surgical Services Department from 2014 to 2015. He then moved to the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Ohio, where he served as the Lester Persky Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology and Director of the Urologic Institute from 2015 to 2018. Dr. Gonzalez is Associate Editor for the Genitourinary Reconstruction Section of Urology and a Section Editor for Urology Times. He has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts, articles, editorials, and book chapters. Dr. Gonzalez is also an expert clinician who specializes in urethral stricture disease, salvage of failed hypospadias surgery, genitourinary fistula disease, erectile dysfunction, penile prosthesis placement, Peyronie’s disease, penile curvature correction, and treatment of male urinary incontinence.


Articles by Chris M. Gonzalez, MD, MBA, FACS

Utilization of Advanced Practice Providers

Chris M. Gonzalez, MD, MBA, FACS, explains how integrating advanced practice providers (APPs) into the urology workforce may provide a solution to increasing physician demand in the United States. He then discusses the American Urological Association’s (AUA’s) perspective of the physician led, team-based approaches to integrating APPs, state scope of practice laws, on-site and didactic training options, the possibility of inpatient APP consultation, and reimbursement for APP services.

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AUA Urethral Stricture Guidelines

Chris Gonzalez MD, MBA, FACS, who served on the 2016 American Urological Association (AUA) Male Urethral Stricture Panel, summarizes the guidelines his panel drafted and provides commentary. He analyzes the indications for evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and follow up in bulbar, penile, and prostatic urethral strictures, as well as in pelvic fracture urethral injury (PFUI). Furthermore, he discusses the future research needed to perfect urethral stricture management practices.

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Management of Post Prostatectomy Vesicourethral Stenosis

Chris Gonzalez, MD, MBA, FACS, discusses incision and dilation options for vesicourethral anastomotic stenosis (VUAS) following radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP). Specifically, he reviews the efficacy and safety of using cold knife, electrocautery, laser ablation, and mitomycin C in this setting. He cites the 2016 American Urological Association (AUA) urethral strictures guidelines during his analysis.

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Quality of Life Outcomes Following Urethroplasty

Chris Gonzalez, MD, MBA, FACS, discusses the development of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) to evaluate patient-perceived success of urethral stricture treatments. He describes the Male Sexual Health Questionnaire (MSHQ) and the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) and the needed improvement in these types of questionnaires in the future.

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