John S. Wheeler, MD John S. Wheeler, MD
Education / Training
  • Undergraduate:
    Dartmouth College
    Hanover, New Hampshire
    graduated cum laude with BA in biology, 1972
  • Medical School:
    Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Washington, DC
    graduated cum laude with MD, 1977
    Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Residency:
    • Chief Resident, Urology
      Boston University Medical Center
      Boston, Massachusetts
    • Resident, Urology
      Boston University Medical Center
      Boston, Massachusetts
    • Jr. Resident, Surgery
      Boston University Medical Center
      Boston, massachusetts
  • Fellowship:
    Boston University Medical Center and
    Boston Veterans Outpatient Center
    Boston, Massachusetts

Professional Organizations


  • Selected as one of The Best Doctors in America; 1998, 2003-2004, 2006, 2008
  • Featured in Chicago magazine as one of The Best MD's in the Chicago area; 1997, 2000, 2002-2004, 2007-2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation; Dept. of Veteran's Affairs, Medical Research Service; March 1995

Philosophy of Patient Care
I have been managing patients with urological conditions, primarily voiding dysfunction, for almost 35 years.

I will do my best to the full extent of my abilities to evaluate and treat the patient.

Every patient is different and has a unique set of circumstances that they bring to us. Each patient warrants our full attention.

There are some patients that I will not be able to make much progress with and sometimes I have to accept the fact that we can only improve them, not make them perfect.

Dr. Wheeler grew up in New England and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with honors at Dartmouth College, and later graduated from Georgetown University Medical School in 1977 with honors. He began his urology residency with two years of preliminary general surgery at Boston University Medical Center and then completed four years of training at Boston University Medical Center, specializing in urology. The last year he completed a neurourology research fellowship, specifically focusing on urodynamics and managing patients with difficult voiding dysfunction and neurogenic bladder.

He has been on faculty at theLoyola University Medical Center and the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital since 1983, attaining the rank of full professor in urology and developing an expertise in managing neurourology voiding dysfunction and urinary incontinence. This expertise led to the formation of a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery program at Loyola University Medical Center.

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