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Craig Niederberger, MD

Department Head, Clarence C. Saelhof Professor

Professor of Bioengineering

Department of Urology

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Craig Niederberger, MD is the Clarence C. Saelhof Professor and Head of the Department of Urology at the University of Illinois at Chicago; he also holds a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering at UIC.

As a professor of urology and bioengineering, Dr. Niederberger oversees undergraduate and graduate engineering and medical students, urology residents and fellows at UIC’s Innovation Center, an intercollege research and design lab. His students work on the surgical user interface, helping surgeons more accurately see, feel and operate. He is a co-founder of the surgical device company NexHand.

Dr. Niederberger is also an active contributor to several prominent journals as well as an active participant in urologic societies. He is co-editor in chief of Fertility and Sterility and served as the lead survey section editor and is the survey section infertility editor for the Journal of Urology. He received his undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Theater from Harvey Mudd College, his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital and the University of Illinois at Chicago and fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine.

Research Interests

  • Male infertility
  • Andrology
  • Medical device innovation
  • Computer science


Undergraduate: B.S. Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California

Graduate: M.D. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Residency: Surgery: Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Fellowship: Urology: Michael Reese Hospital and University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Baylor College of Medicine – Andrology and Infertility