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.