University of Rochester's Dr. Irwin Frank Elected President of American Urological Association

June 02, 2000

Dr. Irwin N. Frank, Professor of Urology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, has been installed as President of the American Urological Association (AUA) at the organization's Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Dr. Frank assumed the Presidency of the Association on May 4, 2000 at the conclusion of the meeting.

With over 13,000 members worldwide, the American Urological Association is the largest and most prestigious medical organization in the world dedicated to improving the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of genitourinary disorders.

A native of Rochester, Dr. Frank earned his undergraduate degree with distinction from the University of Rochester and his M.D. with honors from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed a residency in Urology at the Strong Memorial Hospital, also in Rochester.

During his career, Dr. Frank has held numerous positions at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Strong Memorial Hospital, including Professor of Urology, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Professor of Health Sciences, Acting Chair of Urology, Senior Director, and Medical Director, a position he held for 10 years while he continued his active clinical practice and teaching.

He is a founding member and Past-President of the New York State Urological Society and a Past-President of the Northeastern Section of the AUA. He served as that section's representative on the AUA Board of Directors from 1987-1995.

Board-certified in Urology, Dr. Frank is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honorary societies. He also is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, the American Association for Clinical Urology, and a past Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. For the past five years, he has served on the Board of Commissioners of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), as an appointed representative of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the JCAHO Board.

Dr. Frank has been a clinician, educator, and investigator involved in numerous medical research studies throughout his distinguished career. He has published many original scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, written chapters for several books, and presented papers at scientific meetings, as well as participating in panels at these meetings.

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