The Urology Clinic at the Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center has been renamed as the Carol J. Bennett, MD Urology Clinic. Dr. Bennett was the first Black woman to be board-certified by the American Board of Urology and the first female faculty member at UCLA Urology. She was later appointed as the Chief of Urology at the West Los Angeles VA. Dr. Joseph Shirk, Acting Chief of Urology at the Greater Los Angeles VA Health System, said “Dr. Bennett is a trailblazer and has been an absolute inspiration to many during her 30 years at the VA. The newly minted Carol J. Bennett, MD Urology Clinic at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center is a state-of-the-art facility that she built from the ground up, allowing us to provide cutting edge care to thousands of veterans.” Dr. Bennett is “thrilled and humbled in equal measures by the honor of having the VA Urology Clinic named in my honor. Our Veterans deserve our best medical care. We will always strive to deliver that.”
Dr. Stanley Frencher, Associate Clinical Professor of Urology and Director of Urology at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Health, has been selected as a 2023 fellow in the prestigious Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship Program. The Fellowship is designed for senior executives in health care who have already made a difference in the field and are ready to have an even greater impact through their commitment to collaborate with colleagues across the country to find viable solutions to improve the U.S. health care system. Dr. Frencher is among only 21 health care leaders chosen from across the United States to join the Fellowship’s sixth class. Press release >
We are pleased to share that our Pediatric Urology Division has achieved national ranking status on the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll. Our program is one of seven subspecialties within the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital to be listed among the nation’s best in the annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Congratulations to Division Chief Dr. Steve Lerman, Professor Dr. Jennifer Singer, and Assistant Professor Dr. Renea Sturm, and our team of nurses and clinical staff. News release >
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