Current Opinion in Urology was launched in 1991. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of urology is divided into 11 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce one of the Journal's Section Editors for this issue.
Christopher R Chapple, MD
Christopher Chapple is a Consultant Urological Surgeon with a particular interest in Functional Reconstruction of the Lower Urinary Tract and the underlying Pharmacological Control Mechanisms. He is Past Director of the European School of Urology and an Adjunct Secretary General to the European Association of Urology.
Christopher Chapple trained at the Middlesex Hospital where he subsequently completed his doctorate thesis on Pharmacological Control Mechanisms in the Lower Urinary Tract. His sub-specialist training was at the Middlesex Hospital and Institute of Urology in London.
He is an active member of many international urological associations and societies including the British Association of Urological Surgeons, the European Association of Urology, the International Continence Society, the Royal Society of Medicine, the British Medical Association and the Association of Academic European Urologists and the American Associations of Genitourinary Surgeons. He also serves on the editorial board of several journals such as the British Journal of Urology, European Urology, Surgery and Current Opinion in Urology. He has been involved in Current Opinion in Urology since 2001. Mr. Chapple has co-authored over 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has written a number of book chapters.© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.