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American Urological Association Award Named After Loyola Urology Chair Robert C. Flanigan

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- The American Urological Association (AUA) has named its top education award after Robert C. Flanigan, MD, chair of the Department of Urology at Loyola University Medical Center.

Flanigan is only the fourth physician to be so honored during the 110-year history of the AUA.

The Robert C. Flanigan Education Award may be given once every three years to an individual who has made "exemplary contributions" to the educational goals of the association.

The first person to receive the Robert C. Flanigan Education Award is Margaret S. Pearle, MD, PhD, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Flanigan has been chair of the Urology Department of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine since 1986. Dr. Flanigan has received the Stritch Medal, the highest honor bestowed on an alum or faculty member. He is a member of dozens of medical and scientific societies and has been named to local and national top physician lists.

Flanigan has been involved in basic and clinical research throughout his career. He has served as president of the American Board of Urology, president of the Society of Urologic Oncology and president of the Society of University Urologists. He was founder and first president of the Society of Urology Chairpersons and Program Directors. He was president of the AUA's North-Central Section and the AUA secretary for five years. During his term as secretary, he advanced the AUA's international education plan and established the Urology Core Curriculum.

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

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