Annual George W. Drach, MD, Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Urology

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 7:00am to 10:00am
Event Location Notes: 

Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB), Room 567
University of Arizona Health Sciences Campus
1670 E. Drachman St.
Tucson, AZ 85721

The Department of Urology presents the Annual George W. Drach, MD, Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Urology:

Hunter Wessells, MD
Professor and Nelson Chair
Department of Urology
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

"Genetics of Erectile Dysfunction: From Bench to Bedside and Back Again"

Urology Grand Round Lectures
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
7-10 a.m.
Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB), Room 567

About the Speaker
Hunter Wessells, MD, FACS, is professor and chair in the Department of Urology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and a UW adjunct professor of Surgery. He a board-certified physician at the Urology Clinic at Harborview and the Men's Health Clinic at UWMC-Roosevelt.

Dr. Wessells strives to provide state-of-the-art care of complex urogenital disorders. He earned his medical degree at Georgetown University, has published more than 75 journal articles or book chapters, and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and lectures internationally.

He serves as a permanent member of the National Institutes of Health, is a member of the Advisory Committee for Urology of the American College of Surgeons and has served on the WHO International Consultations on Erectile and Sexual Dsyfunction. A medicine developed by Dr. Wessells and collaborators at the University of Arizona is in clinical trials for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Learning objectives for this lecture:

  1. Differentiate heritable and non-heritable component to ED
  2. Explain genome wide association data and strength of associations
  3. Understand plausible biological mechanisms of human ED
  4. Review potential therapeutic targets in CNS and periphery



Contact: Rosemary Balderrama -

Please see attached brochure:
 201904584_Drach Broch_2020_Final.pdf

To request any disability-related accommodations for this event please contact the event coordinator at least three business days prior to the event.

Event Coordinator: 
Rosemary Balderrama, Manager, Residency Program
(520) 626-6895
Event Contact Department: 
Department of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson