Sarah Goodwin

Kathi Ovnic
Holly Korschun
March 10, 1999


Fray F. Marshall, M.D., recently was named the first chair of the new Department of Urology in the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Marshall, a leading urologic surgeon and clinical researcher, comes to Emory from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

"I consider Fray, as does most of the medical community, to be this country's outstanding scholar-physician in academic urology," says Dean Thomas J. Lawley. "He was our first choice by far as someone who could build on the excellence of our existing clinical programs within the pediatric, adult and elderly populations, who could strengthen the successful programs we already have in prostate cancer, incontinence and cryosurgery, and who could develop first-rate programs in teaching and basic scientific research."

Dr. Marshall is widely recognized as a clinician and researcher in the areas of kidney cancer, for which he pioneered the partial nephrectomy for small kidney tumors, and prostate cancer, for which he is the only surgeon in the world performing the minilaparotomy radical prostatectomy.

Dr. Marshall earned his M.D. at the University of Virginia in 1969. He completed an internship and assistant residency in surgery at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a residency in urology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He joined the Hopkins faculty in 1975, rising to the rank of professor of urology in 1986 and professor of oncology in 1995. He held the Hopkins' Bernard L. Schwartz Distinguished Professorship in Urologic Oncology before joining Emory.


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