Urologist elected to Institute of Medicine

October 28, 2004

The National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine has elected urologist John D. McConnell, MD, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, as one of 65 new members.

The National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine has elected urologist John D. McConnell, MD, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, as one of 65 new members.

Dr. McConnell is currently executive vice president for health system affairs at UT Southwestern. While serving as its chairman of urology from 1993 to 2001, he led the development of the 1994 national clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of BPH.

"I'm very honored by this recognition," Dr. McConnell said, "but in reality I believe the Institute of Medicine is really recognizing the true team effort at UT Southwestern, involving basic and clinical scientists, who over the course of 15 years fundamentally changed the way a common disease, BPH, is managed around the world."