Luca Alfredo Morgantini, MD

Having earned my MD degree from the University of Milan Bicocca, I began my career path at the University of Illinois, Department of Urology, as a full-time researcher.
My long-term professional goals are advancing medicine through the interaction of clinical research and technologies and improving medical care for underserved communities.
With the transition from research to residency, I now look forward to interacting with patient and colleagues while learning from the best urologists in the field.

Research Specialist - Andrology Laboratory

University of Illinois at Chicago
10/2019 – Present

Complete Semen Analysis
Post-Vasectomy Sperm Count
Post-Ejaculatory Urinalysis
Sperm Viability Stain
Sperm Banking

Mentor: Gail S. Prins, PhD.
Professor of Urology, Physiology, and Pathology; Director, University Andrology Laboratory

Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher - Department of Urology

University of Illinois at Chicago
3/2018 – Present

Research on Gender-Affirming and Reconstructive Urological Procedures.
Mentor: Ervin Kocjancic, MD.
Professor of Urology, Vice Chairman Department of Urology, Director for the Division of Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Urology

Factors Contributing to Healthcare Professional Burnout During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Rapid Turnaround Global Survey.
Morgantini LA, Naha U, Wang H, Francavilla S, Acar O, Flores JM, Crivellaro S, Moreira D, Abern M, Eklund M, Vigneswaran H, Weine SM.
PLoS One. 2020 Sep 3. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0238217. PMID: 32881887; PMCID: PMC7470306.

Development and pilot testing of a simplified version of the International Prostate Symptom Score.
Morgantini LA, Acar O, Tirapegui F, Ghafoor SE, Naha U, Flores Martinez J, Madurga Patuel B, Kocjancic E.
ICS 2020 Poster Presentation 11/2020

How can we improve and standardize outcome assessment following gender-affirming genital reconstruction?
Morgantini LA, Ghafoor SE, Acar O, Kocjancic E.
Journal of Urology, Volume 203, Supplement 4, April 2020

2000+ ear savers donated to UIC and UI Health employees during the COVID-19 pandemic

3D Design and Animation UIC Innovation Center
Feasibility study for a safer syringe

3D Design and Animation UIC Innovation Center Modelling and animation of laser lithotripsy

Inflatable penile prosthesis reimplantation following gender-affirming phalloplasty with radial forearm free flap.
Acar O, Talamini S, Morgantini LA, Sofer L, Schechter L, Kocjancic E.
ICS 2020 Scientific Podium Video Session 11/2020

A cascade of complications following robotic assisted vaginoplasty: management of inter related setbacks.
Kocjancic E, Morgantini LA, Talamini S, Madueke I, Greenwald D, Crivellaro S, Acar O.
ICS 2020 Scientific Podium Video Session 11/2020

Urethral reconstruction in masculinizing genital fender-affirming surgery with metoidioplasty.
Acar O, Talamini S, Morgantini LA, Vigneswaran H, Schechter L, Kocjancic E.
ICS 2020 Scientific Podium Video Session 11/2020

Modified pubovaginal sling with adjustable tensioning mechanism for female stress urinary incontinence.
Kocjancic E, Acar O, Talamini S, Halgrimson W, Morgantini LA, Sofer L.
European Urology Open Science, Volume 19, Supplement 2, July 2020

Urethral reconstruction in gender affirming phalloplasty with radial forearm free flap.
Kocjancic E, Talamini S, Morgantini LA, Schechter L, Acar O.
Journal of Urology, Volume 203, Supplement 4, April 2020

Revision of inflatable penile prosthesis in a patient with prosthetic malfunction and glans ischemia.
Kocjancic E, Acar O, Morgantini LA, Halgrimson W.
European Urology Supplements, Volume 18, Issue 1, March 2019

Gender affirming vaginoplasty: combination of penile skin inversion technique with Da Vinci Single Port robotic-assisted Davydov procedure.
Kocjancic E, Acar O, Morgantini LA, Halgrimson W, Sofer L, Vigneswaran H, Shapiro M, Crivellaro S.
ICS 2019 Scientific Podium Video Session

Robotic-assisted revision vaginoplasty with the Davydov technique in a transgender patient.
Kocjancic E, Acar O, Morgantini LA, Talamini S, Schechter L.
ICS 2019 Scientific Podium Video Session

Da Vinci Single Port robotic-assisted vesicovaginal fistula repair.
Kocjancic E, Acar O, Morgantini LA, Halgrimson W, Shapiro M, Zuberek M, Crivellaro S.
ICS 2019 Scientific Podium Video Session

Placement of adjustable male sling with autologous fascia at the time of robotic radical cystectomy and ileal neobladder.
Kocjancic E, Acar O, Morgantini LA, Halgrimson W, Greenwald D, Abern M.
ICS 2019 Scientific Non Discussion Video

Inflatable penile prosthesis implantation post phalloplasty.
Kocjancic E, Jaunarena J, Sofer L, Morgantini LA, Schechter L.
Journal of Urology, Volume 199, Issue 4S, April 2018

Novel vaginoplasty technique: inversion of penile skin and use of scrotal graft without sacrospinal fixation.
Kocjancic E, Vigneswaran H, Sofer L, Jaunarena J, Whitehead D, Morgantini LA, Schechter L.
Journal of Urology, Volume 199, Issue 4S, April 2018

Award Winning Video!

Gender confirmation vaginoplasty: the Chicago technique.
Kocjancic E, Vigneswaran H, Sofer L, Jaunarena J, Whitehead D, Morgantini LA, Schechter L.
European Urology Supplements, Volume 17, Issue 2, March 2018

Native/Bilingual: English, Italian, Portuguese
Advanced: French, Spanish
Elementary: Arabic

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