Alan Wein, MD
Alan J Wein MD, PhD(hon), FACS, is Professor with Tenure and Emeritus Chief of Urology and Director of the Residency Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his MD training in surgery, basic urologic research and clinical urology at Penn. He holds an honorary PhD from the University of Patras, Greece, and was conferred an Honorary Professorship by the Institute of Urology, Russian Ministry of Health. His clinical and research interests include, physiology/pharmacology of the lower urinary tract, evaluation/management of urinary incontinence and all types of lower urinary tract dysfunction, problems with prostate enlargement, evaluation/management of prostate, bladder and kidney cancer. He has received numerous awards for excellence in the field of urology, is recognized nationally and internationally through his many affiliations and professional memberships, which include the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, American Surgical Association, Society of Surgical Oncology, Society of Urologic Oncology, Society of Pelvic Surgeons, Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction, Société Internationale d’Urologie, American Urological Association, and the Royal Society of Medicine. Awards include, the Urodynamics Society Lifetime Achievement Award, F. Brantley Scott Award of the American Foundation for Urologic Diseases, Hugh Hampton Young Award of the AUA, Ferdinand C. Valentine Award of the New York Academy of Medicine and the Keyes Medal by the AAGUS, which is recognized as the greatest individual citation in the specialty for outstanding contributions in the advancement of urology. He has authored or co-authored over a thousand papers and book chapters, holds multiple editorial positions on scientific journals, has edited or co-edited over 30 books. After years of being editor-in-chief of the gold standard textbook in urology, Dr. Wein was honored by having his name added to the title, now Campbell-Walsh-Wein Urology. He is sought after and continues to lecture at all major urologic conferences held worldwide.