Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., Joins Elite Ranks of Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons
A pioneer in urology, Dr. Parekh’s membership helps advance genitourinary surgery excellence.
The Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons (CSGUS), one of urology’s most prestigious organizations and an invitation-only society with only 25 active members, has invited Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., founding director of the Desai Sethi Urology Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Parekh was nominated by CSGUS senior member Alan J. Wein, M.D., Ph.D. (honorary), professor of clinical urology at Desai Sethi Institute of Urology and emeritus chief of urology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wein was invited into the society in 1988 and was CSGUS president in 2013.
“CSGUS is the highest caliber and most selective organizational society in urology,” Dr. Wein said. “I nominated Dr. Parekh because he has demonstrated true initiative and expertise at the very highest level in so many areas: clinical skills, research, teaching, administration, leadership and organizational savvy.”
The society’s purpose is its annual meeting, a mandatory event for active members like Dr. Parekh, who will attend his first CSGUS meeting in 2024 at Stanford University. The meetings are designed to bring together outstanding urological authorities to exchange knowledge as it relates to urology, both medically and administratively, according to CSGUS bylaws.
Membership is limited to urologists who have made major contributions to the advancement of urology, which primarily includes heads of urology programs who, “by their skill and leadership, have developed programs with significant scientific, clinical, and teaching components which are deemed to be of exceptional excellence.”
“Dr. Parekh has dedicated his career to elevating this specialty, making great strides in research and delivering transformative results for our patients,” said Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., dean and chief academic officer of the Miller School of Medicine. “He is revolutionizing the field of urology, pioneering outstanding scientific, clinical and educational advancements. He truly deserves this prestigious recognition.”
Dr. Parekh’s notable accomplishments in the past decade have contributed to his becoming one of urology’s elite. Earlier this year, he was elected a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS), a worldwide association of leading academic urologists dedicated to the study of diseases of the genitourinary system.
In May 2023, Dr. Parekh was awarded the Sushruta Award by the more-than-600-member Indian American Urological Association (IAUA) for his contributions to the field of urology.
Dr. Parekh founded the Desai Sethi Urology Institute on February 28, 2022. The Institute is one of a very few free-standing urology institutes in the U.S. focused on a multidisciplinary approach to advance clinical care, research and education for genitourinary diseases.
Among his many other honors, in 2013, Dr. Parekh received the coveted Gold Cystoscope Award from the American Urology Association.
Interim Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of the University of Miami Guillermo (Willy) Prado, said, “We are fortunate to have someone of Dr. Parekh’s caliber serving in a leadership position within our institution. He is not only a superb administrator but, as evidenced by this recognition, also admired by peers in his specialty of urology. Our patients, our community, faculty and students are the beneficiaries of his contributions.”
“I am honored to be invited into this exclusive group of urologists from many of the nation’s most notable academic centers and institutions, and thank Dr. Wein for this opportunity,” Dr. Parekh said. “Being an active member of CSGUS will give the Desai Sethi Urology Institute a seat at the table with the Who’s Who in urology, where we share knowledge and experiences, exchange ideas and help to pave the way for the future of this specialty.”