Dr. See Appointed Chairman
of New Medical College Department
(July 25, 2003) — William A. See, MD, has been appointed chairman of the new department of urology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. See is a professor of urology and has been chief of the Medical College’s Division of Urology since 1999. A board-certified urologist, and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he sees patients at Froedtert Hospital and the VA Medical Center -Milwaukee, both major affiliates of the Medical College. He is chief of urology at Froedtert.
Dr. See is a nationally known cancer researcher and clinical expert in genitourinary cancer and urology. His research and clinical specialties include studies of the genetic factors influencing the course of bladder and prostate cancer, prevention of bladder cancer recurrence, bladder preservation techniques for patients with invasive bladder cancer and potency preserving techniques for prostate cancer patients.
Since Dr. See has been chief of the division, the number of clinical faculty in urology has more than doubled. Clinical trials have increased from one to 19 and educational opportunities have been enhanced. The new department now has extramural funding for four programs and six research grants totaling $4.6 million.
He is an investigator on four grants totaling $2.9 million, including The Biology of BCG Tumor Cell Interaction: Role of Interleukin-6; Facilitating Discovery Through a Human Prostate Tissue Resource (utilizing the Medical College’s National Prostate Cancer Tissue Bank); Chemoprevention of Prostate Cancer with Selenium and Vitamin E Alone or in Combination (the SELECT Study); and Leptin Pathway in Androgen-Independent Prostate Cancer Cell Growth.
Dr. See has published 108 papers, 127 abstracts and 18 book chapters, and given more than 172 lectures around the world.He is a member of the editorial board of Urologic Oncology and serves as a reviewer for Urologic Research, Urology, and the Journal of Urology, and serves as Co-chairman of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group’s Genito-Urinary Cancer Committee.
Prior to joining the Medical College faculty, Dr. See was professor of urology and director of urologic oncology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City.
He completed his specialty training at the University of Iowa as an American Foundation for Urologic Disease Fellow. He was awarded a National Kidney Foundation Fellowship, and served residencies in urology and general surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.