AUA Summit - Postscript: Roy J. Correa, MD 1932 - 2023

Postscripts: Roy J. Correa, MD (1932 - 2023)

Roy J. Correa, MD 1932 - 2023

The AUA was sorry to hear from Dr. Roy Correa’s wife that he died on November 21, 2023.

Born in Seattle, Wash., on February 24, 1932, Roy J. Correa, MD, obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and graduated medical school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1956. He completed his internship at Colorado General Hospital before serving in the United States Navy (LCDR, MC) from 1957-1960. Dr. Correa completed his residency in Surgery and then in Urology at the University of Michigan under Reed M. Nesbit, MD. He was known to be a deft surgeon, acute diagnostician, and “entirely ethical.”

Dr. Correa worked for many years at the Virginia Mason Clinic in Seattle, serving as Chief of Urology from 1974-1980 and as Professor of Urology at the University of Washington.

Dr. Correa became a member of the American Urological Association in 1971 and worked with the AUA for many years, serving on numerous committees. From 1991-1996, Dr. Correa served as AUA Treasurer, and in 1998, he became President of the AUA. He took great interest in strategic planning for urology and concluded his Presidential Address:

As we approach the 21st century, we can see changes ahead. But it is difficult to predict precisely how they will fit together. Will a new specialty of pelvic surgery develop? Will our style of practice gradually evolve into a two-tiered delivery system of care? How will the introduction of genetic therapy affect the urologist? Will managed care survive or will we be eventually under a single government system of care? It is important that we maintain vigilance and responsiveness to these changes. Today I feel that urology has the resources, talent, and organization to meet these challenges and will continue as the premiere specialty in the practice of medicine.

Our thoughts go out to his family.