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University of Virginia Urologist to Lead World’s Most-Cited Urology Journal

BALTIMORE, MDThe American Urological Association (AUA), a nonprofit organization with more than 15,000 members worldwide, today announced that it has appointed William D. Steers, M.D., F.A.C.S. as Editor of The Journal of Urology®. Dr. Steers replaces former Editor Martin I. Resnick, M.D., who died earlier this year. Dr. Steers assumes editorship of The Journal November 1, 2007.


As editor of The Journal and working with a team of top-notch associate and section editors, Dr. Steers will be responsible for the editorial content, establish policies for authorship and submission of manuscripts, establish and maintain the peer review process, and maintain and improve the quality of manuscripts as well as the quality of research in the urological field.  


Dr. Steers was selected from a pool of highly qualified applicants following an aggressive search led by a committee chaired by AUA Past President Lawrence Ross, M.D.


The Search Committee had a number of excellent and highly qualified applicants for this important position,” Dr. Ross said. “We felt that Dr. Steers brought a combination of talent, experience, innovative thinking and energetic enthusiasm that would ensure that The Journal of Urology remains the preeminent source of clinical and research information for Urology around the world."


Dr. Steers brings an expansive knowledge and understanding of urology research to his new position, having co-authored more than 150 journal articles and more than 75 review articles and book chapters. He has served as a visiting professor at more than 40 universities around the United States, and has given presentations and led symposia around the world. He is the Hovey Dabney Professor of Urology and chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, and a Trustee on the American Board of Urology. He received his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University, and his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio. He completed his general surgery internship and urology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He is a member of multiple organizations in addition to the AUA, including the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the Society for Basic Urologic Research, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Societe’ Internationale d’Urologie. He is also a past participant and awardee in the prestigious AUA Foundation Research Scholars Program, and a recipient of the AUA Gold Cystoscope Award.



About The Journal of Urology: The official journal of the American Urological Association and the most widely read and cited journal in the field, The Journal of Urology brings solid coverage of all of the clinically relevant information needed to stay at the forefront of the dynamic field of urology. This premier journal presents investigative studies on critical areas of research and practice, survey articles providing short condensations of the best and most important urology literature worldwide and practice-oriented reports on significant clinical observations.


About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is the pre-eminent professional organization for urologists, with more than 15,000 members throughout the world. An educational nonprofit organization, the AUA pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care by carrying out a wide variety of programs for members and their patients, including, an award-winning on-line patient education resource, and the American Urological Association Foundation, Inc.

Wendy Waldsachs isett, AUA