Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Renowned UM Physician Awarded Presidential Citation

05.21.2008

Mark S. Soloway, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and physician leader of the Prostate, Bladder, and Kidney Cancers Site Disease Group at UM/Sylvester, has been awarded the Presidential Citation by the American Urological Association. The award was given at the AUA’s annual meeting, held this year in Orlando.

The award is given to individuals who have significantly promoted the treatment of urological diseases over a specified period of time. Each year, the current president of the AUA chooses one or more people who have fit this criterion. This year, the current president of the AUA, Paul F. Schellhammer, M.D., chose Dr. Soloway for his lifelong commitment to education in urologic oncology through case presentation analysis and stimulating moderation of panel discussions. Dr. Schellhammer also noted Dr. Soloway’s work in disseminating best practices to urologists worldwide. Four other physicians from around the nation were also honored for their work.

About 20 years ago, Dr. Soloway established a case-based teaching method at conferences which he describes as “100% interactive.” Dr. Soloway, who has published more than 400 articles in his career, is one of the few presenters who moves directly into the audience to encourage discussions and questions about real patient cases. In 2006, he chaired the international guidelines consensus on bladder cancer co-sponsored by the World Health Organization and the International Society of Urology.

“It’s is a great honor to be recognized by the premier urological association,” says Dr. Soloway. He has presented cases in this interactive method around the globe, speaking in China, Brazil and Japan. This year, Dr. Soloway will be talking about treating urological diseases in Costa Rica, Panama, Israel, Prague, Chile and Argentina.

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