Johns Hopkins Medicine
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
Media Contact: Trent Stockton
May 7, 2004
AMERICAN UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION AWARDS HIGHEST HONOR TO UROLOGY CHAIRMAN AT JOHNS HOPKINS
Patrick C. Walsh, M.D., professor of urology and director of the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins, will receive the American Urological Association's highest honor, the Ramon Guiteras Award, for his "outstanding contributions to the art and science of urology." Walsh will step down in July as director of the Brady Institute -- a post he has held since 1974 -- but will continue to see patients and perform surgeries full time at Johns Hopkins.
Walsh is widely considered the world's foremost expert on prostate cancer. He is best known for his pioneering work in the development of the anatomic approach to radical prostatectomy, which involves nerve-sparing techniques that have reduced the possibility of impotence and incontinence. He is the author of two best-selling books for lay people, "The Prostate -- A Guide for Men and the Women Who Love Them," and "Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer," published by Warner Books in 2001.
The award will be presented at the conference during the President's Dinner on Wednesday, May 12, 2004. To interview Walsh, call Trent Stockton at 410-955-8665.
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