Thank You for Attending our Inaugural Event
We are very honored to have Dr. Jay Smith as our inaugural Middleton Visiting Professor. Dr. Smith, until recently, was the Chairman of Urology at Vanderbilt University and serves as the current Editor of the Journal of Urology. However, he started his training at Utah under Dr. Middleton and has spoken of Dr. Middleton as one of his most important mentors. In fact, after completing a fellowship in urologic oncology, Dr. Smith worked for many years at University of Utah prior to taking the chairmanship at Vanderbilt University. We could not think of a more appropriate person to serve in the role as the first Middleton Visiting Professor.
Although an expert in urologic oncology, Dr. Smith will be discussing two different topics he is passionate about: interpreting the medical literature and the value of mentorship. For those that have never seen Dr. Smith speak, I can tell you he is an inspiring person with a lot of insight into surgery and life. Thank you for joining our first ever Middleton Visiting Professor event. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Honoring Richard G. Middleton
Dr. Richard G. Middleton was a legend at University of Utah and served as one of the longest standing chiefs of urology in the country. His legacy included surgical innovation, leadership, and most importantly mentorship. He was revered by his trainees. A visiting professorship has been created to honor his legacy, so that future urologists and trainees would continue to remember what he built at the University of Utah.