Joe Gleason


“I went into urology because of the blend of medicine and surgery this field exemplifies. I specialized in treating kids because of the unique relationships I can develop with young patients and their families.”


  • general adult urology
  • pediatric urology

Dr. Gleason grew up in Minneapolis, MN, and graduated magma cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Biochemistry before returning to medical school at The University of Minnesota. He completed his urology residency at Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in Los Angeles, then extended his training in pediatric urology in Toronto at the Hospital for Sick Children.

He has practiced urology in Memphis since 2014, serving as the Chief of Pediatric Urology at St. Jude for over 7 years. He is currently specializing in general adult urology, and all facets of pediatric urology including neurogenic bladder and bowel, reconstructive procedures, hypospadias, hydronephrosis, undescended testicles, hernias and minimally invasive/robotic surgery.

He is involved with several national urologic organizations, has many scientific articles and book chapters published, and has served as a guest lecturer/surgeon at academic institutions.

He is certified by the American Board of Urology with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Urology.