WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Gopal H. Badlani, M.D., vice chair of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center’s Department of Urology, was honored by an international organization for his significant contributions to urologic patients and practitioners in the developing world.
IVUmed, formerly known as the International Volunteers in Urology, has sent more than 175 medical missions to 20 countries. IVUmed recognized Badlani has been a leader in this realm and has participated in medical service workshops in India, Africa and South America since 1994. Each year he mentors a resident scholarship recipient who participates in a program that provides free treatment to people in dire need of help, while at the same time introducing the resident to invaluable medical and humanitarian experience.
Badlani was honored on March 29 at IVUmed’s Carolina Spring Benefit in Charlotte. He is a professor of urology and an expert in the field of urinary incontinence. He has been invited nationally and internationally as a visiting professor. Badlani is managing editor of the Journal of Endourology, is editor of several textbooks and has published more than 200 manuscripts and book chapters.
He also specializes in minimally invasive treatments for pelvic organ prolapse and prostate obstruction. His lab has done basic research in the etiology of pelvic organ prolapse.
Badlani completed his surgery residency at Nair Hospital in Bombay, India, and St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Md. He completed his urology residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a fellowship in neurourology at Baylor University School of Medicine in Houston, Tex. He and John J. Smith III, M.D., oversee the Continence Center, which is part of the Urology Clinic located at 140 Charlois Blvd.
IVUmed’s mission is to make quality urological care available to people worldwide, by introducing new and appropriate surgical practices and technology, by training physicians and nurses in the developing world, and by providing free urologic treatment to thousands of children and adults.
For more information about the Continence Center, call (336) 716-4131 or go to wfubmc.edu/urology. For information on IVUmed, go to www.ivumed.org.
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