Greenbrae, CA, January 28, 2013—Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH , Professor and Chair of UCSF Urology, Ken and Donna Derr-Chevron Distinguished Professor, has been honored by the Marin Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group with the group’s prestigious Physician Award, which recognizes “invaluable contributions to the prostate cancer community.”
The award was presented to Dr. Carroll by moderator Stan Rosenfeld on January 28th at the group’s regular Tuesday meeting at Marin General Hospital. The support group has met every week since 1989.
Mr. Rosenfeld, an outspoken advocate for prostate cancer research and patient services, has led Marin County Support Group for the past decade. In presenting the award to Dr. Carroll he said, “Most people look for the best surgical skill in a doctor, but have to compromise when it comes to “bedside manner”. No compromise necessary with Dr. Peter Carroll!”
“Men in our support group report over and over again how much time Dr. Carroll is willing to spend with them, answering all their questions, and making sure they understand their options. And when you get an email answer from Dr. Carroll, the time stamp tells you the late hours he is keeping in order to be responsive.”
Mr. Rosenfeld cites many reasons for the award.
Dr. Carroll is highly skilled in what he does always providing above average results.
Yet he knows that sometimes surgery is not the best option. Despite being a world class surgeon, Dr. Carroll refers many men to radiation as a more appropriate approach. Dr. Carroll was foremost in the nation to recognize that many men did not need immediate treatment or treatment at all thus starting a major movement to incorporate Active Surveillance in the toolkit of urologists. This realization and action has lead to increased credibility of the PSA test whereby a diagnosis of non life threatening prostate cancer does not have to lead to invasive treatment.
“Dr Carroll keeps up on all the leading edge technologies and techniques, making sure that UCSF is a leading edge hospital,” adds Mr. Rosenfeld. “He leads a broad research effort, including preventatives strategies, such as diet and exercise.
“The Marin Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group is delighted to award Dr. Peter Carroll our 2013 physician award ‘In Recognition for His Invaluable Contributions to the Prostate Cancer Community.’”
Dr. Carroll said, "It was a pleasure and an honor to be recognized by this important group whose own contributions to the community are immeasurable."