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Dr. Gerald H. Jordan Receives 2014 Ferdinand C. Valentine Award

Dr. Ravi Munver, Chair of the NYAM Section on Urology, and Dr. Gerald Jordan

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NYAM honored Gerald H. Jordan, MD, FACS with the 2014 Ferdinand C. Valentine Award during a reception on April 9, 2014. Dr. Jordan is Executive Secretary of the American Board of Urology, former Chairman of the Urology Department of the Eastern Virginia Medical School, and former program director for the Devine Center for Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.

Nearly 200 members of the NYAM Section on Urology, members of the New York Section of the American Urological Association (AUA), and residents from area programs joined in honoring Dr. Jordan at the event. Following the award ceremony, Dr. Jordan delivered the 2014 Valentine Lecture on the topic "Lessons Learned: Cockpit to OR.” Dr. Jordan is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and was a Naval Aviator and flight surgeon; his lecture compared the role of an aviator in the cockpit to that of a surgeon in the operating suite.

“I was both humbled and honored to be selected as the recipient of the Ferdinand C. Valentine medal,” Dr. Jordan said “The address allowed me to try to put my three careers together and provide some insight as to how I practiced, how I evaluate things, and how I sought to improve genitourinary reconstructive surgery.”

Dr. Jordan graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served immediately after graduation as a Naval Aviator. Following tours in Viet Nam, he completed pre-med training at U.S. International University Cal Western Campus. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He was a Designated Flight Surgeon in the United States Navy, completed his internship and urological residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, and a fellowship in pediatric and adult reconstructive genitourinary surgery at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine. He was board Certified in Urology in 1984 and recertified in 2008.

Dr. Jordan’s urologic practice was limited almost exclusively to adult and pediatric genitourinary reconstructive surgery; he is known as an innovative leader in this field and has made notable contributions to the literature. Dr. Jordan is is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has served as a member of the Board of Chairman of the Societe Internationale de Urologie and was elected as the Vice President in 2013. He also participates in numerous national and international medical conferences and serves as a visiting professor at many centers throughout the world.

About the Ferdinand C. Valentine Award and Lecture in Urology
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 family created the Valentine Medal and Lectureship to celebrate his many contributions to medicine.

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Posted on April 14, 2014

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