LINTHICUM, MD, January 16, 2012–The American Urological Association (AUA) today honored Brigadier General (U.S. Army ret.) C. William Fox Jr., M.D. with honorary membership for outstanding service to his country and his profession. Dr. Fox, former Commanding General for the Great Plains Regional Medical Command and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio and former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Project HOPE, will receive this award today during the Society of Government Service Urologists’ 59th Annual James C. Kimbrough Urologic Seminar at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, SC.
Dr. Fox, a board-certified urologic surgeon, is a distinguished and highly decorated combat veteran who held a variety of U.S. Army surgical, staff and command positions over the course of his career. He is a veteran of Operations Joint Guardian, Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, Desert Shield and Desert Storm. A 1981 graduate of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, he was the first graduate to achieve the rank of general officer since the university was founded in 1976.
On February 21, 2008, during a mission to Basra, Iraq, where Project HOPE was working to build a state-of-the-art children’s cancer hospital, Dr. Fox sustained severe injuries when his vehicle was stuck by an improvised explosive device (IED). He has continued to lead by example during his long road to recovery.
“Our government service urologists provide much-needed care to our service men and women both here in the States and abroad,” said AUA Immediate Past President Datta Wagle, MD, who presented the award. “We are proud to recognize Dr. Fox’s contributions to medicine and his service to our country with this honorary membership.”
For more information about this award, or to arrange an interview AUA Past President Dr. Datta Wagle, please contact the AUA Communications Office at 410-689-3932.
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 18,000 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.
Wendy Waldsachs Isett, AUA