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Patrick Craig Walsh, MD
1938 -

Patrick C. Walsh, MD born February 13, 1938 and raised in Akron, Ohio is the chair of urology at The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Walsh received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1964, spent three years at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Boston's Children's Hospital as a resident in surgery and pediatric surgery and did his urology training at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1967 to 1971. He served at the Naval Hospital in San Diego as an assistant clinical professor of urology, and subsequently spent one year in endocrinology research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas with Jean Wilson, MD

Dr. Walsh published the first description of 5-alpha reductase enzyme deficiency in 1974, providing the basic framework that led to the development of the 5-alpha reductase inhibitor for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplastia (BPH). He wrote several papers on

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