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Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer develops most often in people over 40, but no one knows the exact causes of this disease. Research has shown that people with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop kidney cancer.

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Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the United States. Although progress has meant that survival rates are improving, instances of the disease have actually increased over past decades.

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Prostate Cancer

This year in the United States, almost 180,000 men will be told that they have prostate cancer. After such a diagnosis, a man and his family face several choices regarding treatment; making decisions involving many personal as well as medical factors.

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da Vinci®

The da Vinci® System provides breakthrough capabilities that allow surgeons to perform complex procedures with greater precision through tiny incisions.

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Dr. Allen M. Cherfnoff, MD, FACS

Curriculum Vitae


1984-1988 Yeshiva University Bachelor or Arts
1988-1992 Albert Einstein College of Medicine MD


1992-1993 SUNY-HSC at Brooklyn Surgical Intern
1993-1994 SUNY-HSC at Brooklyn Surgical Resident
1994-1997 SUNY-HSC at Brooklyn Urology Resident
1997-1998 SUNY-HSC at Brooklyn Urology Chief Resident
1998-2000 US Public Health Services Lieutenant Commander
1998-2000 National Cancer Institute AFUD Scholar
Urology Oncology Fellow

Board Certification and Medical Licensure

Board Certification:
1993 Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners - 421381
2003 Certified, American Board of Urology
Medical Licensure:
1994 State of New York
1998 State of Maryland
2000 State of Illinois
Other Certification:
2005 da Vinci Surgical System (robot)
2006 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Faculty Appoinments

2007 University of Illinois College of Medicine
Associate Professor of Urology
2006 - 2007 University of Illinois College of Medicine
Program Director
2000 - 2007 University of Illinois College of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Urology

Hospital Appointments

2007 - Present ENH
  Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital
836 W Wellington Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
  Presence St. Francis hospital
355 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60202
  Presence St. Joseph's Hospital
2900 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60657
  Swedish Covenant Hospital
5145 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

Professional Society Memberships

Editorial Service

Extramural Committee - Professional Societies

Intramural Committee Appointments - University of Illinois

Research Projects



Definition: (yoor-uh-LAHJ-ik on-KOL-o-jist) A doctor who specializes in treating cancers of the sexual and urinary system.