GURS Lectureship

GURS Lectureship

The Charles J. Devine Jr. Lectureship

Dr. Charles J. Devine Jr. was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1923.  He attended college at Washington and Lee University and received his doctorate in medicine from George Washington University School of Medicine.  He completed his internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a fellowship in urology at the Cleveland Clinic.  It was in Cleveland that he met his wife, Rae Ellis.  They were married on September 30, 1950 and had five children (three sons and two daughters and a host of grandchildren).

Dr. Devine moved back to his home town of Norfolk in 1952 to join his father and brother in private practice, where their achievements were remarkable for a trio of private practice urologists.  They established a residency program and were the driving force behind the establishment of Eastern Virginia Medical School and were pioneers in the field of reconstructive urology.  In 1975, Dr. Devine and his brother founded the Adult and Pediatric Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Eastern Virginia Medical School.  In 1983, with the leadership and guidance of Dr. Devine, the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons was established.

Dr. Devine was recognized for his many outstanding accomplishments.  In 1993, he was the recipient of the American Urological Association Distinguished Contribution Award and in 1997 he was the recipient of the Ramon Guiteras Award, the highest honor awarded by the American Urological Association. 

A month after his death on February 12, 1999 of advanced prostate cancer, the Eastern Virginia Medical School created the Endowed Devine Family Chair in Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery.

In memory of Dr. Devine, in May 2005, the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons established the Annual Charles J. Devine Jr. Lectureship.  This annual lectureship is presented by distinguished guest speakers at the Societies Annual General Membership Scientific Session.

Annual Charles J. Devine Jr. Lecturers

First Annual Lecturer in Atlanta, Georgia (May 22, 2006)

Gerald H. Jordan, MD
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, Virginia
Title of Presentation:  Peyonie’s Disease Update

Second Annual Lecturer in Anaheim, California (May 21, 2007)

John P. Gearhart, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland
Title of Presentation:  Pelvic Rhabdomyosarcoma – Genitourinary Reconstruction 2007

Third Annual Lecturer in Orlando, Florida (May 19, 2008)

Aivar Bracka, MD
Consultant Plastic Surgeon to the United Kingdom National Health Services
West Midlands, England
Title of Presentation:  Aesthetic Goals in GUR – A Plastic Surgeon’s View

Fourth Annual Lecturer in Chicago, Illinois (April 26, 2009)

Jack W. McAninch, MD
San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, California
Title of Presentation:  Urethroplasty Options in Treatment of Adult Anterior Urethral Stricture Disease

Fifth Annual Lecturer in San Francisco, California (May 30, 2010)

Howard M. Snyder, III, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Urology
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Title of Presentation:  The Vascular Anatomy of Hypospadias

Sixth Annual Lecturer in Washington, DC (May 15, 2011)

Anthony R. Mundy, PhD (Hon), MS, FRCP, FRCS
Professor of Urology/Medical Director
University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
London, United Kingdom
Title of Presentation: Henry Ford was Wrong

Seventh Annual Lecturer in Atlanta, Georgia (May 20, 2012)

Leonard N. Zinman, MD
Department of Urology
Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Burlington, Massachusetts
Title of Presentation:  Tissue Transfer in the Management of Lower Tract Genitourinary Reconstruction

Eighth Annual Lecturer in San Diego, California (May 5, 2013)

Margit Maria Fisch, MD
Professor, Director, and Chair
Department of Urology and Pediatric Urology
University Medical Center Hamburg – Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany
Title of Presentation:  The Treatment of Complex Male Urethral Fistulas

Ninth Annual Lecturer in Orlando, Florida (May 18, 2014)

Guido Barbagli, MD
Head of the Center for Reconstructive Urethral Surgery
Centro Chirurgico Toscano
Arezzo, Italy
Title of Presentation:  My Journey Around the Urethra

Tenth Annual Lecturer in New Orleans, Louisiana (May 15, 2015)

Michael Coburn, MD
Professor and Chair of Urology,Houston Methodist Hospital
Director of Residency Training Program,Houston Methodist Hospital
Chief of Urology Service, Ben Taub General Hospital
Houston Methodist Center for Restorative Pelvic Medicine
Title of Presentation: Challenges in Male Genital Trauma

Eleventh Annual Lecturer in San Diego, California (May 6, 2016)

Margit Fisch, MD
Chair of the Department of Urology and Pediatric Urology at the University Medical Center 
Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Title of Presentation: Overview of Penile Urethral Reconstruction – Old & New


The F. Brantley Scott Lectureship

Dr. F. Brantley Scott was a native Texan, born in Pearsall in 1930.  He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 1951 and received his medical degree at Yale University in 1955.  After completing medical school, he worked at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis for 2 years, moving to Houston in 1958 to begin his urology residency training at Baylor College of Medicine.  Upon completion of his residency training in 1961, he became a staff member at Baylor College of Medicine.  In addition to his staff position at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Scott also served as Assistant Chief of Urology Service at the Veteran’s Administration (VA) Hospital and in 1963 he was appointed as Chief of Urology Service at the VA.  He eventually became coordinator of the Urology Residency Program and Director of the Urodynamics Laboratory at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital. 

Dr. Scott’s lifelong work was dedicated to the concept that the solution to medical problems lay in innovative ideas.  Using his artistic talent and his surgical skills to address and solve urologic problems, Dr. Scott started the original urodynamics lab at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in 1963.  Two of his inventions that improved patients’ lives were the artificial urinary sphincter and the inflatable penile prosthesis.  He also invented the Scott ring retractor.   

Dr. Scott also worked to help children with spina bifida.  His inventions and innovative surgical techniques enabled children with spina bifida to lead more comfortable lives.

At the time of his death on July 27, 1991, Dr. Scott was a professor at Baylor College of Medicine.  During his 33 years as an urologist, he had published over 100 articles and had lectured in 31 States and 20 foreign countries.

In June 1992, the F. Brantley Scott Chair was established at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and in 1996, to mark the fifth anniversary of the loss of this unique physician and surgeon, the F. Brantley Scott Award for Innovation and Creativity in Urology was established by the Scott Department of Urology at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital.

In memory of Dr. Scott, in May 2008, the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons established the Annual F. Brantley Scott Lectureship.  This annual lectureship is presented by distinguished guest speakers at the Societies Annual General Membership Scientific Session.

Annual F Brantley Scott Lecturers

First Annual Lecturer in Chicago, Illinois (April 26, 2009)

John J. Mulcahy, MD
Retired
Paradise Valley, Arizona
Title of Presentation:  Update on the Management of Implant Infections

Second Annual Lecturer in San Francisco, California (May 30, 2010)

Drogo K. Montague, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Department of Urology
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Title of Presentation:  Challenging Issues in Penile Prosthesis Implantation

Third Annual F. Brantley Scott Lecturer in Washington, DC (May 15, 2011)

Tom F. Lue, MD, ScD (Hon), FACS
Department of Urology
University of California – San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Title of Presentation: Surgical Modifications to Improve Outcome of Penile Prosthesis

Fourth Annual Lecturer in Atlanta, Georgia (May 20, 2012)

George D. Webster, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Division of Urology
Durham, North Carolina
Title of Presentation:  Is there a New Paradigm for the Cause and Management of Incontinence Following

Fifth Annual Lecturer in San Diego, California (May 5, 2013)

Sender Herschorn, MD
Professor of Urology
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Title of Presentation: Male Urinary Incontinence – Management Options and Complications of the Artificial Urinary Sphincter

Sixth Annual Lecturer in Orlando, Florida (May 18, 2014)

Steve K. Wilson, MD, FACS, FRCS
Institute of Urologic Excellence
Indio, California
Title of Presentation: Penile Prosthesis Update: New Techniques of Component Placement in Scarred Surgical Planes

Seventh Annual Lecturer in New Orleans, Louisiana (May 15, 2015)

Peter Rehder, MD
Training: Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa Consultant posts held at the Universities of Stellenbosch (South Africa), Leicester (United Kingdom), Innsbruck (Austria)
Title of Presentation: Development of the Male Transobturator Sling

Eighth Annual Lecturer in San Diego, California (May 6, 2016)

Sean Elliott, MD
Associate Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology
Director of Reconstructive Urology at the University of Minnesota
Title of Presentation: Overview of Medical Device Concepts of Artificial Urinary Sphincters – New & Old