William J. Catalona, MD
Born November 14, 1942 and a graduate of Yale Medical School, William Catalona, MD trained in surgery at the Yale New-Haven Hospital, the University of California, San Francisco, and the National Cancer Institute, and trained in urology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was a member of the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine, serving as chief of its urology division for 14 years. Dr. Catalona is currently a professor in the department of urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and is director of the Clinical Prostate Cancer Program of Northwestern's Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Catalona is a researcher and prostate-cancer surgeon and is known for having been the first to show that a simple blood test that measures levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is the most accurate method for detecting prostate cancer. He also helped