What is a Urologist?
A urologist is a physician with specialized training to treat disorders of the male and female urinary tract (bladder, ureter, kidney and urethra) and the male reproductive system. Urology is classified as a surgical subspecialty, but since a wide variety of clinical problems are encountered when treating urological conditions, knowledge of internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, and other specialties is required.
John J. Bauer, M.D.
Dr. Bauer graduated summa cum laude from the University of Detroit with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry (minor - computer science) in 1982. He went on to graduate in the top 15% of his Wayne State University School of Medicine class in 1987. Both his undergraduate and medical school education were under full competitive scholarship from the U.S. Army.
Dr. Bauer went on active duty to Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, for his transitional/surgical internship, which he completed in 1988. Waiting for his residency, he served as a primary care provider for the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), better known as the "Green Berets," from 1988 to 1992 in Central and South America. Dr. Bauer continued his postgraduate studies in urology at the premier military medical facility, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., from 1992 to 1997. From 1997 to 1999, he remained as a staff attending at Walter Reed and received additional postgraduate training in urodynamics and female urology. During this time, he participated in a part-time urology research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, with emphasis in medical informatics, tele-surgery and medical robotics. Dr. Bauer managed over $50 Million in advanced surgical research funding as the Director of Advanced Surgical Technology for the U.S. Army. He continued in this capacity until leaving the military December 2000.
Dr. Bauer is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He has been awarded 13 research awards for his research in basic science and clinical urology. He has held or currently holds over 20 academic or committee appointments. He is currently an assistant professor in the department of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and an adjunct assistant research professor in the department of radiology at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Bauer has served on many American Urological Association (AUA) committees at the special invitation of the president of the AUA. He was the consultant to the Technology Assessment Counsel and a member of the Surgical Simulation, Robotics, Telemedicine, and Informatics Committees. He currently also has an appointment to the Committee on Alternative Medicine.
Dr. Bauer has done a large amount of research in the field of urology in a short five-year period from 1995 to 2000. He has been an invited speaker at over 75 professional presentations and has currently published 57 research articles in numerous prestigious medical journals. His research topics span quite a diverse subject area such as prostate cancer, benign prostate diseases, surgical simulation, tele-surgery, medical robotics, and many others.
Dr. Bauer is a member of the American Urological Association, Mid-Atlantic Urological Association, Wayne State University School of Medicine Alumni Association, Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S., Society of Government Service Urologists, American Medical Association, Genesee County Medical Society, and Michigan State Medical Society.
Please click here to view the complete CV (Curriculum Vitae) of Dr. Bauer, for full details of his background.
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