Newswise — March 23, 2015 (CHARLESTON, SC)—Victor W. Nitti, MD was recognized for his outstanding treatment of patients by The National Association For Continence (NAFC). Dr. Nitti was presented the Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award at the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) winter meeting in Scottsdale, AZ on Friday, February 27, 2015. This award was sponsored by Astellas Pharma US, Inc., a pharmaceutical company dedicated to changing tomorrow by improving the health of people around the world through innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products.
Victor W. Nitti, MD, is Professor of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology at New York University Langone Medical Center. He is also the head of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the Fellowship Director for the ACGME accredited program.
Dr. Nitti is a highly respected surgeon and clinician and considered an authority in urodynamic techniques, medical and surgical therapies for urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, female pelvic reconstructive surgery and voiding dysfunction. He has published over 130 peer reviewed articles and 60 chapters on these subjects. His diverse research interests include focusing on new and innovative treatments for urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction, diagnosis of voiding dysfunction and outcome measures.
Dr. Nitti is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Board of Urology and a member of the American Urological Association, the Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU), The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), the International Continence Society (ICS) and International Consultation on Incontinence (ICI).
Donna Deng, MD, Chairman of the NAFC Board stated that, “It is an extreme pleasure for me to be able to recognize Dr. Victor W. Nitti as the latest recipient of the Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award. Dr. Nitti has made significant contributions to the field of Urology over the years as a physician, researcher, and esteemed author. His service as a past President of SUFU is proof of his dedication and ongoing commitment to the field of continence care.”
Established in 2000 to recognize health care providers who serve as role models to others for outstanding contributions in research, education and clinical practice, NAFC’s Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award raises awareness among a variety of professional societies and elevates the importance of addressing incontinence.
About NAFCFor over 30 years, The National Association For Continence has been the largest and most prolific consumer advocacy organization devoted exclusively to incontinence. NAFC is focused on education, collaboration and patient support, as well as increasing awareness of the various solutions associated with bladder and bowel health, NAFC is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization.
Contact: Steven G Gregg, PhD, Executive Director National Association For Continence(843) 352-2599 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org