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The Genesis of Genitourinary Reconstruction Surgery (GURS)

with Dr. Gerald Jordan

This week on BackTable Urology, Dr. Ramon Virasoro, a reconstructive urologist in Eastern Colorado, interviews his mentor, Dr. Gerald Jordan, Professor Emeritus of Urology at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Dr. Gerald Jordan discusses The Genesis of Genitourinary Reconstruction Surgery (GURS) on the BackTable 158 Podcast

Dr. Gerald Jordan

Dr. Gerald Jordan is a urologist in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dr. Jordan pioneered many surgical innovations in genitourinary reconstructive surgery and served as a professor and chairman of the department of urology at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Dr. Ramon Virasoro discusses The Genesis of Genitourinary Reconstruction Surgery (GURS) on the BackTable 158 Podcast

Dr. Ramon Virasoro

Dr. Ramon Virasoro is a urologist in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Synopsis

First, they explore Dr. Jordan’s multifaceted career, starting from his upbringing in El Paso and his military career, which eventually led him to medicine and urology. Dr. Jordan shares anecdotes from his time as a Navy fighter pilot and how his service influenced his medical path. He eventually chose to focus on reconstructive urology and played a pivotal role in the formation of the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons (GURS). Significant emphasis is placed on global surgical education and Dr. Jordan’s involvement in establishing and contributing to key nonprofits aimed at improving urological care worldwide. The podcast also delves into Dr. Jordan’s tenure at the American Board of Urology, and the urologists also discuss the evolving landscape of urology education and certification. Finally, Dr. Jordan reflects on the importance of mentorship, the joy of lifelong learning, and the future of urology as a fulfilling specialty.

Timestamps

00:00 - From Fighter Pilot to Urologist
07:32 - Transitioning from the Military to a Medical Career
14:21 - The Evolution of Reconstructive Urology and Global Surgical Education
22:01 - Dr. Jordan’s Role in the American Board of Urology
26:31 - Reflecting on a Distinguished Career and Looking Ahead

Resources

Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons
https://societygurs.org/

BackTable Urology Episode 52- Legends in Urology: Dr. Jack McAninch
https://open.spotify.com/episode/46wrxyhB2XCwERp4Z2ySc0?si=fe62e35cff934e74

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