SIU-Félix-Guyon Medal 2012
Dr. Mostafa Elhilali was born in Egypt and graduated from Cairo University in 1959. He served as Chairman of the Division of Urology and the Department of Surgery at McGill University where he held the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Urology. He was Surgeon-in-Chief and urologist at the McGill University Health Center. He is an officer of the Order of Canada (OC).
Dr. Elhilali is an active member of many national and international societies, and was President of the Société Internationale d’Urologie from 2007-2009. Dr. Elhilali has a very long history of significant contributions to the SIU and was key in the establishment of the Montreal Central Office of the SIU, which is now over a decade old and handles congress organization as well as membership affairs.
Dr. Elhilali has also held several other prestigious positions such as President of the Canadian Urological Association and President of the Northeastern section of the American Urological Association (AUA). He has also been the recipient of numerous awards; most recently, these included the Lifetime Achievement Award of the CUA, the Jean Charbonneau Life Achievement Award of the Quebec Urological Association, the AUA Distinguished Contribution Award, and the Kidney Foundation of Canada Founder’s Award. In April 2009, he received the American Urological Association (AUA) Lifetime Achievement Award.
SIU-Félix-Guyon Medal 2011
Born on August 11, 1928 in Vienna, Rudolf Hohenfellner studied medicine there from 1946 through 1953. From 1953 through 1961 he was at Vienna University as Resident in Surgery and later Faculty in Urology. His urological teachers in Vienna were Professors Bibus and Übelhör. In 1964 Rudolf Hohenfellner defended his thesis on Bladder Replacement by Peritoneal Flap at the University of Homburg Saar, Germany under the direction of Professor C.E. Alken and advanced to Senior Faculty. In November 1967 Rudolf Hohenfellner was elected Director of the Department of Urology at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, and Full Professor of Urology at the Medical School.
Rudolf Hohenfellner has published more than 600 papers and contributions to textbooks concerning all aspects of urology. However, pediatric and reconstructive urology were always his main interests. His contributions to pediatric urology include popularization of the Lich-Grégoir surgical technique for treatment of vesicoureteral reflux, primary urinary diversion by ureterosigmoidostomy and, later on, Mainz Pouch II for children with exstrophy, continent cutaneous urinary diversion in children with rhabdomyosarcoma of the bladder and prostate and myelomeningocele, buccal mucosa grafting for hypospadias repair and many other aspects of pediatric urology.
He was editor and coeditor of many national and international scientific urological journals. He is founder of the German urological journal Aktuelle Urologie and publisher of the Operative Techniques. His book Innovations in Urologic Surgery has been published in German, English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Russian.
Rudolf Hohenfellner is Past President of the Société Internationale d’Urologie (SIU) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Urologie, and is a Member and Honorary Member of many renowned national and international societies . He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and received an Honorary Doctorate from the Hyogo School of Medicine (Japan) in 1988.
In June 1997, Rudolf Hohenfellner became Professor Emeritus of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.
SIU-Félix Guyon Medal 2009
Dr. Osamu Yoshida
Prof. Osamu Yoshida attended the Kyoto University School of Medicine, received his MD in 1960, and then interned at the Kyoto University Hospital. He subsequently obtained a PhD in 1967 for research on bladder cancer. From 1968 to 1970 he was a Clinical Research Associate at the University of Wisconsin, USA and 1973 he became Professor and Chairman of Urology at the Kyoto University School of Medicine. In 1993 Prof. Yoshida was appointed Director of the Kyoto University Hospital and in 1999, President of the Japanese Red Cross Society Wakayama Medical Center.
Prof. Yoshida has authored over 1600 scientific paper in Japanese and English, covering bladder cancer, renal cell carcinoma, prostate cancer, and other urological diseases. He recently co-authored a book on Questions in Daily Urological Practice.
Society activities include President and Chairman of the Japanese Urological Association and the Japan Society of Endourology, Chairman of the Japan Society for Clinical Oncology, Secretary General of the Urological Association of Asia, and a member of the Board of Chairmen of the SIU.
Previous awards include the Prize for Cancer Research from the Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund in 1985, the Purple Ribbon Medal from the Japanese Government in 1997, and the Karl Storz Prize in 2003.
SIU Félix Guyon Medal 2007
James F. Glenn (1928-2009)
James Fitzgerald Glenn was born in May 1928, and after secondary schooling received a BA degree from Rochester University in 1949 and his MD from Duke University in 1952. He became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons 1961and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (UK) in 1985. He has also received two Doctor of Sciences degrees, one from the University of Kentucky in 1998 and the other from Transylvania University in 2004.
Prof. Glenn began his career as a resident in urology at Duke University from 1956 until 1959 when he joined Yale University as Assistant Professor of Urology. In 1961 he became Associate Professor of Urology at Wake Forest University, a post that he held until 1963 when he was named Professor and Chief of Urology, at Duke University. From 1980 to 1984 he was Professor of Urology at Emory University and held the same position at Mount Sinai School of Medicine from 1984 to 1987. In 1987, he was named Professor of Surgery and then Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the University of Kentucky.
His contributions to urology have been published in over 200 peer-reviewed publications and 18 Chapters in published texts. He authored "Diagnostic Urology” (Hoeber 1964) and “Glenn’s Urologic Surgery”, now in its 6th edition (LWW 2004). He is known for the Glenn-Anderson procedure for vesico-ureteral reflux, a correction technique for penoscrotal transposition, an anorchic syndrome definition, and the Hormonal management of prostate cancer
Among the awards and recognitions received by Prof. Glenn are the Bausch and Lomb Scholarship in 1949, the MD degree summa cum laude in1952, the Hugh Hampton Medal of the AUA and the St. Paul's Medal of the British Association of Urological Surgeons. he has been president of 11 societies in the field of urology including the AUA, SIU, AAGUS and the SPU and is an honorary member of 14 international societies.
In addition to his important urological career, Jim Glenn served as President the SIU from the Seville Congress in 1991 until the Sydney Congress which he presided in 1994. During his tenure, he was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the transformation of the SIU from a somewhat dated society of restricted access to the much more open and modern structure of today’s SIU. The definitive implementation of his vision came with the approval of new bylaws by the SIU General Assembly in 1997 at the Montreal Congress.
The SIU Félix Guyon Medal was presented to Prof. Glenn at the Opening Ceremonies of the SIU Centennial Congress in Paris on September 1, 2007 by Prof. Mostafa M. Elhilali, Chairman of the SIU Awards Committee and President-Elect of the Society.
Previous winners of the SIU-Félix Guyon Medal have been René Küss (2004) and Mohamed Ghoneim (2006).