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Do You Know a Giant in Urology

posted: February 17, 2020

The Section is borrowing the name “Erecting Giants: Medical Memoirs?” from the AUA, which featured this popular exhibit at its 2018 Annual Meeting. We held our own first “Giants Exhibit” at our 2019 meeting and had eight tributes. Of course there are many more that deserve to be made and our members would enjoy seeing them as part of our heritage. We hope to enlarge the display for future meetings but need your participation.

“Giants” of medicine are those men and women who made significant meaningful and sometimes unusual contributions to our specialty. They are not necessarily forged from one achievement, but are often erected from elements of life that include education, mentorship, research, teaching, training, exploration, leadership and risk. Their endeavors may have resulted in practice changing scientific discoveries or their leadership contributions may have served more locally to better their medical or civic communities.

Fortunately, many of these giants (or those who knew them) were compelled to write their memoirs in the effort to teach those who follow them in time, place or practice. We consider their lessons as we advance ourselves, our patients and the future of our field.

If you would like to honor a urology giant, please email a PowerPoint slide to — representing your honoree, including a picture and short paragraph (approximately 100 words) explaining why he or she is a giant in your eyes!

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