Karl Storz Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

DEAN G. ASSIMOS, MD

2023 Karl Storz Life Time Achievement Award

Dr. Dean George Assimos is currently Chair Emeritus and Professor of the Department of Urology, University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine. He obtained a BS degree in biology from Purdue University in 1974 and an MD degree from Loyola University of Chicago in 1977. He subsequently completed his urology residency at Northwestern University in 1983. He was a fellow in intra-renal surgery and kidney stone disease at Wake Forest University in 1984 after which he was an A.U.A. research scholar at the same institution from 1984-1986. He has dedicated his career to the care of patients afflicted with complex renal stone disease including medical and surgical management. He c has conducted clinical, translational, and basic science research focusing on factors which impact urinary oxalate excretion including endogenous oxalate synthesis and oxalate handling. His research is now focused on the influence of obesity on oxalate synthesis and handling, social determinants of kidney stone disease, and disparities in care of those afflicted. He has had a long history of steady NIH funding and currently has active grants. He has mentored several undergraduate students, medical students, residents, graduate students, fellows, and faculty members. He was recognized for his mentoring by the Endourological Society, receiving the Ralph Clayman Mentoring Award in 2013. He was chair of the Endourological Society’s fellowship committee during which several positive changes in fellowship training were enacted. He served as a member of the A.U.A Nephrolithiasis Guidelines Panel for several years during which he was committee Vice-Chair, and Chair. Dr. Assimos is on the editorial board of several urologic journals including Journal of Endourology (Letters to the Editor). He is also committed to urologic education having participated as a speaker and course director for local/regional/national/international didactic programs.

2022

Raju Thomas, M.D.

2020

Marshall L. Stoller, M.D.

2019

John D. Denstedt, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCAHS

2017

Elspeth McDougall, M.D.

2016

Seiji Naito, M.D.

2014

Mahesh Desai, M.D.

2012

Paul Van Cangh, M.D.

2011

Yoshinari Ono, M.D., Ph.D.

2010

Demetrius Bagley, M.D.

2009

Peter Alken, M.D.

2008

Keonig Tatt Foo, M.D.

2007

Christian Chaussy, M.D.

2006

Joseph Segura, M.D.

2005

Alain LeDuc, M.D.

2004

Hiroshi Tazaki, M.D.

2003

Michael Marberger, M.D.

2002

Edward Lyon, M.D.

2001

Yoshio Aso, M.D.

2000

Ferdinand Eisenberger, M.D.