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Donald S. Coffey Professorship in Urology

School of Medicine

Established in 2006 by the estate of Mr. and Mrs. J. Smith Michael, current and former residents, fellows, graduate students, staff, and faculty of Johns Hopkins in honor of Donald S. Coffey

CoffeyDonaldDONALD S. COFFEY, SOM 1964 (PhD), the Catherine Iola and J. Smith Michael Distinguished Professor of Urology, has been at Hopkins since 1959. A prominent urological scientist, Dr. Coffey is a professor of urology, oncology, pharmacology, and molecular sciences, and is also a member of the principal professional staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. A past president of the American Association for Cancer Research and the Society for Basic Urologic Research, Dr. Coffey served for 19 years as a member of the National Prostatic Cancer Program of the National Cancer Institute, and as the national chairman from 1984-88. Dr. Coffey has published over 290 research papers and five books and is the recipient of two Merit Awards from the National Institutes of Health. In 2006, the president of the United States appointed Dr. Coffey to a six-year term as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board.

Held by Kenneth J. Pienta

PientaKennethDr. KENNETH PIENTA has international expertise in the development of novel chemotherapeutic programs for prostate cancer. Dr. Pienta has championed the concept that translational research is often best accomplished by multi-disciplinary teams of scientists and clinicians. The success of these endeavors led to the receipt of the 2007 first annual American Association for Cancer Research Team Science Award. He is the author of more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, and been the principle investigator on numerous local and national clinical trials. Throughout his career, Dr. Pienta has effectively mentored over 40 students, residents, and fellows to successful careers in medicine.