John Ludlow, MD
John K. Ludlow, M.D. is a board-certified urologist with Western Michigan Urological Associates. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed his residency through Indiana University. Unique to only a few urology training programs in the country, Dr. Ludlow had the opportunity to develop skills under leading experts in prosthetic urology for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and incontinence. He continues to advance his knowledge and surgical skill with additional training in Urological Oncology and Reconstructive Urology.
As part of the WMURO team, Dr. Ludlow provides both surgical and nonsurgical treatment for a range of urological conditions. His expertise includes proficiency with minimally invasive robotic procedures and minimally-invasive insertion of penile prostheses. Dr. Ludlow is involved with the American Urological Association (AUA), the Sexual Medicine Society (SMS), the Society of Urologic Prosthetic Surgeons (SUPS) and the International Society of Sexual Medicine (ISSM). He is also active with Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids, a well-known cancer support group. When he is not spending time with his wife or three children, or teaching at lectures, he enjoys a game of golf, platform tennis or skiing.
Dr. Ludlow’s areas of special expertise, research and experience include:
- Diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction
- Male urinary incontinence
- Certified da Vinci® robotic surgery
- Diplomate American Board of Urology
- Member – Society of Sexual Medicine
“I enjoy the personal interactions with patients as well as the challenges and rewards of being a surgeon,” says Dr. Ludlow on why he became a surgeon.