develop the "free PSA" test as a means of improving the accuracy of prostate cancer screening. Dr. Catalona established and directed the largest single-institution prostate cancer screening program in the United States, including 36,000 men in the St. Louis area. He also led national studies that gained approval of the PSA and free PSA blood tests by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Specializing in prostate cancer surgery, Dr. Catalona is recognized as an expert in performing the "nerve-sparing" radical prostatectomy that can preserve sexual potency and has performed more than 3,600 of these operations.
Dr. Catalona has received awards and honors including: the James Ewing Society Award for Cancer Research, the AUA's Gold Cystoscope Award, Hugh Hampton Young Award and Eugene Fuller Medal, and the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons' James Stockwell Barringer Medal and Edward L. Keyes medal. He was elected to the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars and the St. Louis