Ning Z. Wu, MD, PHD - Urologist

Ning Z. Wu, MD, PHD

Board-certified Urologist

Speaks: English, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish

Ning Z. Wu, MD, PHD

Dr. Ning Wu is a board-certified Urologist practicing in Lake, Kane, and Cook Counties. His hospital affiliations include Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Ascension Saint Alexius, and Hoffman Estates Surgery Center

Dr. Wu received his Masters in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Arizona, Tucson before he began his medical training at Duke University in 1994. Dr. Wu received his Medical Doctorate from Duke University School of Medicine in 1997, and he completed his residencies in General Surgery and Urology at the Duke University Medical Center in 2003.

Dr. Wu takes a special interest in research and clinical trials, and he has extensive experience in laser treatment of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) and has written multiple research papers that have been published in medical journals. While at Duke, he was a research fellow in the Laboratory of Tumor Microcirculation and the Laboratory of Tumor Vaccination. He is a member of the American Urological Association.

In his spare time, Dr. Wu enjoys playing tennis and learning foreign languages. Besides English, he is fluent in his native language, Mandarin Chinese. Dr. Wu taught himself Spanish so that he could discuss Urologic conditions with his Spanish-speaking patients.

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What his patients say

“A doctor who wants to work with you. He tries to fully explain what is going on and what the various options are. You then discuss the goods and the bads of each option. He does NOT talk over you. I.e. using terminology that you wouldn’t understand. About 4 years ago, he performed a surgery for an enlarged prostrate. Everything went great. Recently returned for another urinary track issue which was quickly resolved. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone.” – Wally O.

“Dr. Wu was very kind, knowledgeable and professional during my recent visit. He answered all my questions, and provided good information on the subject matter.” – Kerry V.

“Dr. Wu is a very knowledgeable, thorough, caring and an outstanding urologist. I feel very confident with his advice and understanding of my situation and condition. He has always taken the time to explain all aspects of my test results. He represents your organization in the finest manner.”


Lake Barrington


Hoffman Estates