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The Earl W. Clawater Lectureship

Clawater The Earl W. Clawater Lectureship in Urological Surgery honors the memory of a pioneer urologist. Dr. Clawater entered urology when it was one of the newer medical specialties, and he was a major force in making it available to the people of East Texas during his career of some 40 years. The memorial endowment was presented by Earl W. Clawater, Jr., MD, a man who followed in his father's specialty and continued the urological service of the Clawater Clinic in Tyler, Texas. Both father and son were UTMB-educated and, for brief times in their careers, served on the UTMB faculty. The Earl W. Clawater Lectureship in Urological Surgery assists UTMB in an ongoing educational effort sponsoring presentations on our campus by noted urologists. In doing so, the lectureship is indeed a living memorial to Dr. Clawater.

Below are some of the recent lectures.

April 24, 2024
Hypospadias Lessons Learned
Christopher J. Long, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology in Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

September 13, 2023
Ranjith Ramasamy, MD

Director, Reproductive Urology
Associate Professor
University of Miami

July 13, 2022
Troubleshooting in Robotic Renal Surgery
Chandru P. Sundaram, MD, MS FACS, FRCS
Dr. Norbert and Louise Welch Professor of Urology

Residency Program Director and Vice-Chair (QI)
Service Line Chief of Urology, University Hospital
Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Department of Urology
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

June 29, 2022
Biology, Bias and Barriers: A Journey Towards Advancing Health Equity
Tracy Downs, MD, FACS
Chief Diversity & Community Engagement Officer
Department of Urology
University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia

June 30, 2021
Perspectives of Physician Leadership in Academic Medical Centers
Christopher Kane, MD, FACS
Dean of Clinical Affairs, School of Medicine
CEO, UC San Diego Health Physician Group
University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA

March 24, 2021
Uro-Trauma 2021: The Injured Cyclist
Benjamin N. Breyer, MD, MAS, FACS
Endowed Professor / Chair of Urology
Department of Urology
University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

February 17, 2021
Identification of Clinically Relevant Molecular Subtypes of Non-Muscle-Invasive
Bladder Cancer – Are We There Yet?
Lars Dyrskjot Andersen, PhD
Department of Molecular Medicine (MOMA)
Department of Clinical Medicine
Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

December 9, 2020
Using Molecular Classification of Bladder Cancer in the Clinic
Peter C. Black, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Department of Urologic Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

September 25, 2020
Retzius-Sparing Robot Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Evolution, Tips and Tricks, and Outcomes
Keith J. Kowalczyk, MD
Director, Urologic Oncology
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Lombardi Cancer Center
Associate Professor
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

August 5, 2020
Creativity, Innovation and You
Ralph Clayman, MD
Distinguished Professor / Endowed Chair in Endourology
University of California, Irvine
Department of Urology, Orange, CA

July 22, 2020
PenoScrotal-Anterior Pelvis Allotransplantation: From Fantasy to Reality
Arthur Burnett, II, MD, MBA, FACS
Director, Basic Science Laboratory in Neuro-Urology
Professor of Urology
Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD

May 27, 2020
BCG–Myths and Mysteries
Ashish M. Kamat, MD, MBBS
Department of Urology, Division of Surgery
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

October 23, 2019
Patient Engagement in Bladder Cancer Research
John L. Gore, MD, MS, FACS
Associate Professor
Department of Urology
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 

April 3, 2019
Metabolomic Profiling in Bladder Cancer
Nagireddy Putluri, PhD
Associate Professor
Mol & Cell Biology
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

November 14, 2018
Therapeutic Targets in the Molecular Subtypes of Bladder Cancer
David J. McConkey, PhD
Professor, Urology and Oncology
Director, Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

August 1, 2018
From Kidney in LA to Controversies in NYC
Jim C. Hu, MD, MPH
Professor, Urology
Director of the LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery
Ronald P. Lynch Chair in Urologic Oncology
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

October 3, 2016
Obesity and Prostate Cancer from Bedside to Bench and Back

Stephen J. Freedland, MD

Professor, Surgery (Urology)

Director, Integrated Research on Cancer & Lifestyle Center

Associate Director, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute

Cedars Sinai Medical Center
, Los Angeles, CA

August 24, 2016
Definitive Treatment of the Primary Tumor in Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Brian Chapin, MD
Assistant Professor, Urology
Dept. of Urology, Division of Surgery
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

September 18, 2015
Reconstructive Urethral Surgery
Allen Morey, MD
Professor, Urology
Paul C. Peters MD Chair in Urology
Director, Urologic Trauma, Reconstruction and Prosthetics Fellowship
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

April 13, 2015
Penile Cancer
Curtis Pettaway, MD  
Professor, Urology
University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

April 4, 2012
Warren Snodgrass, MD
Professor, Urology
Chief of Pediatric Urology
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX