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Dr. Demetrius H. Bagley Receives 2012 Ferdinand C. Valentine Award

Dr. Demetrius H. Bagley, the Nathan Lewis Hatfield Professor of Urology and Professor of Radiology, in the Department of Urology at Jefferson Medical College, was awarded the 2012 Ferdinand C. Valentine Award during a reception and lecture at NYAM on April 4, 2012. The event was sponsored by the NYAM Section on Urology and attended by more than 250 urologists from around the tri-state region and across the nation.

Following the award ceremony, Dr. Bagley presented the Valentine Lecture on “Ureteroscopy: Then, Now, and the Future.”

“I am thankful to the Valentine Committee for selecting me and I am especially thankful for having the opportunity to speak before all of you tonight,” Dr. Bagley said in his opening remarks. He then began his presentation on a brief history of ureteroscopy. Dr. Bagley provided extensive expertise in urologic endoscopy, laser therapy, and the treatment of calculi and endoscopic treatment of tumors of the ureter and renal collecting system, the basis for his research.

Dr. Bagley is a member of the major urologic and endoscopic organizations and has been elected into the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. He is the past President of the Philadelphia Urological Society. Dr. Bagley is an associate member of the Kimmel Cancer Center of Thomas Jefferson University. He was recently Editor-in-Chief of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy, an online journal.

He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Endourology and Section Editor of the Arab Journal of Urology, and a reviewer for the Journal of Urology, Urology and British Journal of Urology International. He is the author/co-author of eight books on urologic endoscopy and has written over 350 original papers and chapters.

Cited in the Best Doctors in America and Philadelphia Magazine's "Top Doctors" for stone treatment, cancer treatment and ureteroscopy, he is an internationally recognized expert in the field of endoscopy.

Dr. Ferdinand Valentine was elected a Fellow of The New York Academy of Medicine on January 2, 1896. He was a founder of the American Urological Association and its first secretary and third President. He was Professor of Genitourinary Diseases at the New York School of Clinical Medicine and made many contributions to the medical literature. His clinical appointments included Consulting Genitourinary Surgeon to the Manhattan State Hospital, to the West Side German Dispensary and the Red Cross Hospital. The Valentine Medal and Lectureship was created by the Valentine family to celebrate his many contributions to medicine. 

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Posted on April 5, 2012

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