The UCSF Urology community welcomed David B. Joseph, MD, Chief of Pediatric Urology, Professor of Urology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as the 2016 Pediatric Urology Visiting Professor, in early February. Host, Laurence Baskin, MD, Chief of Pediatric Urology at UCSF arranged for a full schedule of teaching that included Grand Rounds, resident teaching seminars and a Pediatric Urology Research Conference.
The Grand Rounds focused on current care and management of Spina-Bifida from birth to transition. The teaching seminars by Dr. Joseph on day two, also included an opportunity for residents and fellows to give case presentations.
The visit culminated with the Pediatric Urology Research Conference which featured presentations from UCSF pediatric urologists Hillary Copp, MD, MS and Michael DiSandro, MD. Additionally, researchers had an opportunity to give overviews of all current projects ranging from issues such as hypospadias, fetal development, MCDK among others.
Dr. Baskin summed up the event, “as an outstanding educational opportunity for our residents, fellows and staff with great appreciation to Dr Joseph for expertly and graciously fulfilling the role as the 2016 UCSF Pediatric Urology Visiting Professor. "
Dr. Joseph completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital. In addition to his work in Spina-Bifida, Dr. Joseph’s clinical interests include urinary reconstruction, disorders of sex development and neurogenic dysfunction of the bladder. Dr. Joseph is past chair of the American Board of Urology Exam committee.