Presti named to endowed professorship in urology

Joseph Presti

Joseph Presti, MD, professor of urology, has been named the Thomas A. Stamey Research Professor in Urology.

Presti serves as associate chair of the Department of Urology and director of the urologic oncology division. His research interests focus on refining the detection strategies for prostate cancer and identifying prognostic indicators for prostate cancer patients.

The professorship was formally established in September 1995 by a small group of donors in honor of Thomas Stamey, MD, emeritus professor of urology. At that time, Stamey was an active faculty member, so he held the professorship on record as the "Research Chair in Urology." Upon his retirement in January 2008, the professorship title was changed to "Thomas A. Stamey Research Professorship in Urology," according to the donors' wishes.

Stamey joined the faculty in 1961 as chief of the urology division and became chair of the urology department in 1990, serving until 1994.