Tom F. Lue, MD, ScD (Hon), FACS, Professor and Vice Chair of Urology received the 2016 John K. Lattimer Award and presented The John K. Lattimer Lecture at the annual American Urologic Association meeting in San Diego.
The lecture, Erectile Dysfunction: From Bark to Pill to Stem Cell and Beyond focused on the history of treatments for erectile dysfunction and speculated on future management techniques. Dr. Lue’s lab is aggressively seeking innovative treatments for ED, which includes activating adult stem cells in situ.
When ED patients receive consultation at Dr. Lue’s busy clinic he typically recommends a graduating treatment regime that begins with medications and can include penile injections, urethral inserts, vacuum and may eventually lead to penile implant. Dr. Lue explained to AUA Daily News, “What we are trying to do in our research is to see whether we can postpone that last resort by some other treatment, namely stem cells.” See here for full interview http://www.auadailynews.org/experts-to-discuss-new-ed-treatment-option/
The award was endowed by Dr. John Kinsley Lattimer in 1986. An internationally known urologist, educator and a collector, he was Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Urology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He attended Columbia University through all of his schooling, published hundreds of papers, and was known for establishing the field of pediatric urology, his expertise as a ballistics expert and collector of historic relics.
A video of the lecture can be seen here