April 23, 2004

Smith to lead American Board of Urology

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Joseph A. Smith Jr., M.D.

Smith to lead American Board of Urology

Joseph A. Smith Jr., M.D., William L. Bray Professor of Urologic Surgery and chair of the department, was recently named president of the American Board of Urology. Smith was announced to the one-year term at the annual meeting in Dallas last month.

“This is a particularly exciting and challenging time to serve as president of the board as technologic advances and new knowledge have expanded the parameters of urologic surgery,” Smith said. “Decisions we make over the next year will define the scope of urologic practice, affect training program length and content, and determine standards of practice.”

The American Board of Urology sets the standards for the practice of urologic surgery and certifies individuals who meet the criteria for board certification. A six-year trustee of the board, Smith served as president-elect last year.

Smith received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee-Memphis. He is a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology, American Medical Association, American Society for Clinical Oncology, and several other organizations.

Smith has served as a journal reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Urology, and other scholarly journals.

He has edited eight books, authored or co-authored more than 200 journal articles and has written nearly 100 book chapters.