Endowed Lectureships

John E. Dees, MD, Lectureship

John E. Dees

John Essary Dees, MD, was an urologist of the first hour who trained with the father of American Urology, Hugh Hampton Young, MD.  After completion of his residency he joined Edwin P. Alyea, MD, as the second member of the Urology Faculty at Duke University Medical Center.

Known as a master surgeon and surgical innovator, his research, surgical procedures and published manuscripts during his career became world renowned, and in recognition he was elected to membership in the two most prestigious societies, the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS) and the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons.

Dr. Dees was a patient advocate and served as a role model for generations of residents and fellows.

The John E. Dees, MD, Lectureship honors the legacy of Dr. Dees and provides support for an annual lecture by outstanding experts in the field of Reconstructive Urology. 


Robert P. Myers, MD

Professor of Urology           

Department of Urology

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN



Colin P. N. Dinney, MD            

Chairman, Department of Urology, Division of Surgery

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX



James E. Lingeman, MD

Professor of Urology

Department of Urology

Indiana University School of Medicine

Indianapolis, Indiana



Alan B. Retik, MD

Professor of Urology, Harvard Medical School

Urologist-in-Chief & Executive Chair

Medical Director of Children's Hospital Boston's International Health Services



Shlomo Raz, MD

Professor of Urology, Department of Urology

Chief Division of Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA



John W. Brock, III, MD

Surgeon-in-Chief, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

Director of Pediatric Urology

Monroe Carell Jr. Professor of Urology

Nashville, TN



Victor W. Nitti, MD

Professor of Urology and Obstetrics & Gynecology

Vice Chairman Department of Urology

Director of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

NYU Langone Medical Center, New York



Margaret S. Pearle, MD, PhD

Professor of Urology

Professor of Internal Medicine

Ralph C. Smith Chair in Urologic Education

UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX



Gary E. Lemack, MD                 

Professor of Urology & Neurology

Program Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Department of Urology

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center



Hadley M. Wood, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Case-Lerner College of Medicine

Staff Urologist, Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, Ohio



Barry Kogan, MD, FAAP, FACS

Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics

Falk Family Chair in Urology

Albany Medical College



J, Christian Winters, MD, FACS

H. Eustis Reily Professor of Urology and Gynecology

Chairman Department of Urology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Vice-Chancellor of Clinical Affairs at LSU Health New Orleans

Morris Center for Urologic Research

Edwin Morris

The Morris Center for Urologic Research was established in 2001 with support from the E.A. Morris Charitable Foundation.

Since inception, the Morris Center for Urologic Research has stimulated interest in genitourinary disease within Duke University Medical Center via granting mechanisms and seminar discussions. Innovative programs have been initiated and faculty recruitment has been supported.

The primary focus of this effort has been to promote a better understanding of urological cancers and associated conditions. The Morris Center Lectureship is dedicated to this purpose. 


PETER C. ALBERTSEN, MD                                                                                          

Chief, Division of Urology

Professor of Urology

University of Connecticut Health Center

Farmington, Connecticut 



THOMAS W. JARRETT, MD                                                                                        

Chairman Department of Urology

Professor of Urology

George Washington University Medical Center

Washington, DC



JOEL B. NELSON, MD                                                          

Chairman Department of Urology

Frederic N. Schwentker Professor

Co-director University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Prostate and Urologic Cancer Center

Pittsburgh, PA 




Chairman Department of Urology

John Barry Professor

Oregon Health & Sciences University

Portland, Oregon




Director, Division of Urologic Oncology, Department of Urology

James M. and Janet Riha Neissa Professor of Urologic Oncology

Professor of Urology and Radiology

Co-Director, Smilow Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center

Director, Genitourinary Oncology Program, NYU Cancer Institute

New York, New York



BRADLEY C. LEIBOVICH, MD                                      

Chair Department of Urology

David C. Utz, MD, Professor of Urology

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, Minnesota




Chair Department of Urology

Thomas A. Stamey Research Professor in Urology 
Stanford University
Stanford, California




Professor, Department of Urology

Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair in Urologic Surgery

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, Tennessee




Professor of Medicine

George Barth Geller Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Chair Department of Medicine

Duke University

Victor A. Politano Lectureship

Victor Politano

Victor A. Politano, MD, obtained his medical degree from Duke University and completed his residency in urology at Duke University in 1953. He later moved to Harvard then returned to Duke before moving to the University of Miami in 1966 where he spent most of his professional career as Professor, Chairman and Chairman-Emeritus of the Department of Urology of the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Regarded as a great physician, scientist and teacher he achieved the status of one of the most eminent urologists of the modern era. 

In 2003 Dr. Politano received the AUA’s most prestigious award, the Ramon Guiteras Award for a lifetime of exemplary service to the American Urological Association and for outstanding contributions in pediatric urology that have had applications throughout the specialty.

The Politanos’ love for education in urology where he made significant contributions will continue to flourish through the annual endowed lectureship.


John A. Libertino, MD

Professor of Urology

Tufts University School of Medicine

Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington



Jean B. Dekernion, MD

Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology

UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles



Patrick C. Walsh, MD

University Distinguished Service Professor of Urology

The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions



Carl A. Olsson, MD

Chief, Integrated Medical Professionals

John K. Lattimer MD, Professor and Chairman of Urology, Emeritus 

Columbia University Medical Center



George D. Webster, MD, FRCS

Professor of Surgery

Head Section of Reconstructive Urology

Duke Department of Surgery, Division of Urology



Peter R. Carroll, MD, MP

Professor and Chair Urology

Ken and Donna Derr-Chevron Distinguished Professor

University of California, San Francisco



Robert Uzzo, MD, FACS

G. Willing "Wing" Pepper Chair in Cancer Research

Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Temple University School of Medicine

Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia



Peter T. Scardino, MD

Chairman Department of Surgery

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York



Peter A. Pinto, MD

Investigator and Faculty Member in the Urologic Oncology Branch

Center for Cancer Research

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda



David F. Penson, MD, MPH

Professor and Chair, Department of Urologic Surgery

Paul V. Hamilton, MD and Virginia E. Howd Chair in Urologic Oncology

Director, Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research

Vanderbilt University Medical Center



Ralph W. De Vere White, MD  

Emeritus Director, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Emeritus Distinguished Professor, Department of Urology

University of California, Davis School of Medicine    



Herbert Lepor, MD

Chief Urologist at NYU Langone Medical Center

Professor and Martin Spatz Chair, Department of Urology

NYU School of Medicine



Gopal H. Badlani, MD

Professor and Vice Chair of Urology

Wake Forest University