Adam Kadlec
Advocate-Aurora

Adam Kadlec

Dr. Adam Kadlec is the System Medical Director for Innovation and a practicing Urologist at Advocate Aurora Health.

Dr. Kadlec earned his undergraduate and medical degrees with high honors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He went on to complete residency training at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, where he received the Silbar Award, given annually to the outstanding Chief Resident in the North Central Section of the American Urological Association (AUA). Dr. Kadlec then completed a fellowship in Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery, also at Loyola, with a focus in complex endoscopy, percutaneous renal surgery, and laparoscopy/robotics.

Throughout his career, Dr. Kadlec has published and presented clinical research at both the regional and national levels, and he is a principal investigator at the Advocate Aurora Research Institute. He has been a peer reviewer for the Journal of Urology and was on the review panel for the AUA Guideline on Medical Management of Kidney Stones. Dr. Kadlec is active in the AUA, currently serving as the Section Chair of the Young Urologist Committee.

Dr. Kadlec has a deep interest in biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship. In his Medical Director role at Advocate Aurora Health, he serves as clinical lead on the Innovation team, and participates in product pitches, due diligence, and pilot management. He also leads ongoing efforts to engage clinicians in the innovation process. Dr. Kadlec invented and developed a medical device within the Aurora Research Institute and is the Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer for Rivermark Medical, a start-up medical device company. He has been a consultant to digital health and medical technology companies and is an active member of the healthcare committee for Golden Angels Investors. His innovation-related articles have appeared in national publications, including NEJM Catalyst and Doximity Op-(M)ed.

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