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New Orleans, LA – Dr. J. Christian Winters, Professor and Chairman of Urology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, and the Director of the LSUHSC/Ochsner Urology Residency Program, has won the American Urological Association (AUA) Teaching Award for 2009. His two chief residents, Drs. Scott Delacroix and Eric Laborde, along with former Department Chair Dr. Harold Fuselier, nominated him for this award.

Dr. Winters was selected from a pool of 14 candidates nationwide, and the head of the committee noted that the "choice was clear." Dr. Winters was recognized for the reorganization efforts of the LSUHSC / Ochsner Urology Residency Program and the growth of the LSUHSC Department of Urology since Katrina. A presentation was made at the AUA annual meeting, and then the LSUHSC Urology Foundation held a dinner in his honor at the University Club in Chicago which included faculty, alumni, residents and nationally prominent urologists.

In its 107 years of existence, the American Urological Association has grown to more than 16,000 members worldwide and supports its members through the promotion of the highest standards of urologic care, emphasis on education and research, and the formulation of health care policy.

A native of New Orleans, Dr. Winters earned his medical degree from LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine. He completed his internship and surgery training at Ochsner and his urology residency in the combined LSUHSC / Ochsner program where he served as Chief Resident and Assistant Clinical Director at Charity Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in female urology and voiding dysfunction at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio.       

Dr. Winters holds Diplomate certification from the American Board of Urology. He is President of the Louisiana State Urological Society. He serves on the executive committees of the Society of Female Urology and Urodynamics and the Southeastern Section of the American Urologic Association. He is also a member of the American Urologic Association Stress Urinary Incontinence Guidelines Panel, the International Continence Society, the American Urogynecologic Society, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. An active researcher, Dr. Winters has many scientific medical publications and book chapters to his credit. He has been named one of New Orleans’ top 50 surgeons in 2003. He has also been recognized as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly in 2002-2006, and recognized by Best Doctors in 2003-2006.




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