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 the Section Editor for this issue.
Andrew Stephenson, MD, is Chief of Urologic Oncology at Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute and assistant professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He obtained his MD degree from University of Western Ontario in London, Canada in 1997 and completed his urology training at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. This was followed by fellowship training in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He joined Cleveland Clinic in 2006. Dr Stephenson's clinical and research interests are in the treatment of patients with cancers of prostate, bladder and testis. He has published over 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals since 2002 on issues related to prostate, bladder and testicular cancer, many of which have received national mainstream media attention. He has been invited to speak at several major international oncology conferences on these subjects. He has authored several book chapters on subjects in urologic oncology, including the forthcoming edition of Campbell-Walsh Urology.
Dr Stephenson has received numerous awards from organizations such as the Prostate Cancer Foundation, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and Society of Urologic Oncology. Since 2007, he has been listed as one of the Best Doctors in America. In 2008, he was named the Urology Teacher of the Year at Cleveland Clinic. He receives funding for prostate cancer research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He was recently named Astellas Star in Urology by the American Urological Association.© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.