The following post is authored by the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.
On Feb. 27, 2023, J. Stuart Wolf, Jr., M.D., executive associate chair of the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, will begin a one-year term as president of the American Board of Urology — the body that confers certification of urologists in the United States. The board intends to encourage study, improve standards and promote competency in the practice of urology.
Wolf has served as a trustee of the board since 2018, serving as secretary-treasurer, chair of the credentials committee, chair of the publications and research committee, and most recently, president-elect.
Wolf has held numerous other leadership positions, including service on the boards of directors of the Michigan Urologic Society, the Endourological Society, the Society of Academic Urologists and the Texas Urological Society. He has also chaired the American Urological Association Practice Guidelines Committee and was the inaugural chair of the American Urological Association Science and Quality Council.
“Serving as a trustee of the American Board of Urology, and now having the opportunity to lead the organization as president, is the greatest honor of my career,” says Wolf. “We are working to maintain the high standards of practice in urology through a variety of assessments that we continue to innovate.”
The American Board of Urology is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1935. It is one of 24 specialty boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.