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Research Interests

I am an Assistant Professor of Urology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, as well as Section Chief of Robotic Surgery at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. I received his MD and PhD degrees from Northwestern University in 2005, completed my urology residency at Northwestern University in 2011, and a urologic oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer in 2012. My clinical efforts focus on minimally invasive and open urologic oncology with a particular interest in bladder and prostate cancer. My research interests focus on both the epigenetics and genetic mutations associated with cancer biology. Specifically,I am studying how chromatin remodeling genes play a role in bladder cancer. In addition, I am studying the “driver” mutations found in bladder cancer. In the future, I hope to develop novel systemic and intravesical therapies to improve survival of patients with bladder cancer.

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Training Experience

2006Internship, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
2011Residency, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
2012Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 2005

PhD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 2003

Research interests

  • Big Data
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder and Urinary Tract
  • Genetics
  • Immunogenetics
  • Immunology
  • Oncology
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Translational Research
  • Urology

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Grants 2010 2024

Cellular Microenvironment
Tumor Microenvironment
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Research Design
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Research Design

Leigh Ann Fall IPA

Meeks, J. J.

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center


Project: Research project

Urinary Bladder Neoplasms

Research Output 1999 2020

Educational Material on Prostate Cancer Screening is Overly Complex and Fails to Meet Recommended Layperson Readability Guidelines

Rooney, M. K., Morgans, A. K., Chen, R. C., Golden, D. W., Meeks, J. J., Auffenberg, G., Kundu, S. D., Schaeffer, E. M., Hussain, M. H., Kalapurakal, J. A. & Sachdev, S., Jan 2020, In : Urology. 135, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Genomic and Therapeutic Landscape of Non-muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer

Cooley, L. F., McLaughlin, K. A. & Meeks, J. J., Feb 2020, In : Urologic Clinics of North America. 47, 1, p. 35-46 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Investigational Therapies
Neoadjuvant Therapy
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
1 Citation (Scopus)

Contemporary comparison of open to robotic prostatectomy at a veteran's affairs hospital

Desai, A., Hudnall, M., Weiner, A. B., Patel, M., Cohen, J., Gogana, P., Sharifi, R. & Meeks, J. J., May 1 2019, In : Military medicine. 184, 5-6, p. e330-e337 usy352.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Veterans Hospitals
Operative Time
Translational Medical Research
Clinical Trials
Tumor Microenvironment
National Cancer Institute (U.S.)