Check out the latest issue of Wisconsin Urology, a newsletter for alumni and friends of the University of Wisconsin Department of Urology.
The UW Department of Urology has been successfully training physicians for more than 65 years. We embrace transition, while at the same time maintain a respect for our roots. As we adapt to changes in both medicine and academics, we are guided by the desire to accept new challenges and grow from them. This fundamental security is what will allow us to move swiftly and confidently into the future.
It is our hope that our alumni will remain connected to the Department of Urology. With that goal in mind, we will continue developing this site to create stronger ties between the department and its alumni. This site will link you to places of interest throughout the UW School of Medicine and Public Health as well as provide opportunities to remain connected to alumni and faculty.
The support of Urology alumni is invaluable to present and future students at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. One important way alumni can exercise support is to contribute to various funds established within the Department of Urology.
Please know that we value your friendship, your gifts to the school, and your accomplishments as graduates. We hope you will keep in touch through attending alumni events or through other methods. Thank you for being a stellar representative of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the Department of Urology.
On May 19, 2018 Wisconsin Urology alumni gathered during the AUA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. We were pleased to present Dr. Thomas Gasser with the second annual Reginald C. Bruskewitz Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Gasser attended medical school at the University of Basel, Switzerland. In 1986, he was a Urological Research Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. He completed his Urologic Residency in 1987 at Kantonsspital Basel, was hired there as Assistant Professor, and went on to become a Full Professor and Chairman of their Department of Urology. In 2011, he became President of the Swiss Urological Association. Since 2015, he has been an active Dean of the Medical Faculty at the University of Basel.
On May 14, 2017, we held the inaugural Reginald C. Bruskewitz Distinguished Alumni Award Reception at the American Urological Association (AUA) Conference in Boston. The 2017 award was presented to David B. Joseph, MD, FACS, FAAP, Chief of Pediatric Urology and the Beverly P. Head Endowed Chair in Pediatric Urology at the University of Alabama at Birminhgam. Dr. Joseph graduated from the Wisconsin Urology residency program in 1985. He went on to complete a pediatric urology fellowship at Harvard. Since then, he has built an outstanding program in Birmingham and contributed to the field through active involvement in professional and academic societies and as Assistant Editor of Journal of Urology. Congratulations, Dr. Joseph!