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 10 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 Section Editors for this issue.
Christopher R. Chapple
Professor Christopher Chapple is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and visiting professor at Sheffield Hallam University. He has a particular interest in functional reconstruction of the lower urinary tract and the underlying pharmacological control mechanisms. He is a past director of the European School of Urology and Adjunct Secretary General to the European Association of Urology. He trained at the Middlesex Hospital where he subsequently completed his doctorate thesis on pharmacological control mechanisms in the lower urinary tract. His subspecialist training was at the Middlesex Hospital and Institute of Urology in London, and he provides a tertiary service in lower urinary tract reconstructive surgery
Professor Chapple 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, the Association of Academic European Urologists and the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. He is Editor of the journal Neurourology and Urodynamics, and 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 1990, when he was responsible for setting up the section topics and database review process at the inception of the journal. Professor Chapple has co-authored over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has written several books and a number of book chapters.© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.