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Wake Forest Baptist Urologist Elected to Board of International Organization

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dean Assimos, M.D., a professor of urology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has been elected to the board of directors of the Endourology Society. The society works to facilitate scientific dialogue among endourologists worldwide. Assimos, who is vice chairman for academic affairs of the Department of Urology, will join the 14-member board in 2009.

Assimos, who specializes in treating patients with kidney stones, is vice chairman of the American Urological Association’s panel that composes guidelines for treating patients with kidney stones. He is funded by the National Institutes of Health to explore the mechanisms of kidney stone formation and prevention. He is on the editorial boards of several medical journals.

Assimos earned his medical degree from Loyola University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Northwestern University Medical Center. He completed fellowships at Bowman Gray School of Medicine (now Wake Forest University School of Medicine) on kidney stone surgery and research on kidney stone formation.

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