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Daniel Moreira, MD

Associate Professor

Board Certified Urologist

Department of Urology


Biographical Info

Dr. Daniel M. Moreira is a full-time Assistant Professor of Urology at University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his Medical Degree from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil and his Masters of Health Science in Clinical Research from Duke University in North Carolina. After medical school, Dr. Moreira completed a residency in Urology at North Shore-Long Island Jewish in New York, and a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

Dr. Moreira specializes in the surgical management of all urologic cancers including prostate, kidney, bladder, testicular, penile and adrenal malignancies. He also specializes in the diagnosis and management of ureteral and retroperitoneal tumors, elevated PSA, transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy and hematuria. Dr. Moreira utilizes open, laparoscopic, robotic and minimally invasive techniques and newer technologies including therapies only available in clinical trials as well as complex surgery for advanced cancers. He emphasizes the multidisciplinary cancer care approach, working closely with medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, diagnostic and interventional radiology.

Dr. Moreira is committed to providing the highest level of compassionate, comprehensive, patient-centered urological care; from both a clinical and an academic perspective. He has a background in biostatistics, outcomes and health services research with particular interests in patient-centered outcomes research, risk stratification, and cancer epidemiology for prostate and kidney cancers. His research in treatment outcomes, cancer-related health disparities, and prostate cancer care quality has been funded by the Department of Defense.

Outside the clinic, Dr. Moreira has coauthored over 100 publications and presented over 175 abstracts in national and international medical meetings. He received the John Blandy award in 2011 for the best collection of research manuscripts published in the British Journal of Urology. He is also an active member of numerous professional medical societies including the American Urological Association and Society of Urologic Oncology. He serves as a reviewer for the most prestigious urological journals such as European Urology, Journal of Urology, Urology, and many others. He enjoys having an active role in the medical education of residents and medical students at UIC.

Selected Publications

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Graduate: MD, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Residency: Urology, North Shore-Long Island Jewish, New York

Fellowship: Urologic Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota

Research Currently in Progress

Research Interests:

Cancer epidemiologyCancer outcomes

Risk stratification