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David Joseph Elected Trustee of American Board of Urology

BIRMINGHAM (March 21, 2014) – David Joseph, MD, chief of pediatric urology at Children’s of Alabama, has been elected Trustee of The American Board of Urology (ABU.) His six-year term began Feb. 28, 2014. Joseph was nominated to the ABU by the American Urological Association (AUA).

A native of Milwaukee, Wisc., Joseph received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University. He completed medical school and urology residency training at the University of Wisconsin followed by a fellowship in pediatric urology at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Upon completing fellowship training, he joined the UAB faculty in 1986 where he is a professor of urology. Joseph holds the Beverly P. Head Endowed Chair in Pediatric Urology at Children’s of Alabama in 2010. He specializes in pediatric urology with a special interest in pediatric neuro-urology.

Joseph is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology, having recertified twice and adding subspecialty certification in pediatric urology in its inaugural year, 2008. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a past president of the Society for Pediatric Urology, a member of the Board of Directors of the Spina Bifida Association and a member of the American Urological Association. He has served on the ABU/AUA Joint Examination Committee as a member, consultant and past Chair.

Founded in 1935, the American Board of Urology acts for the benefit of the public to insure high quality, safe, efficient and ethical practice of urology by establishing and maintaining standards of certification for urologists. Six urologic societies nominate to the ABU and sponsor its activities, including the American Urological Association, the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the American Association of Clinical Urologists, the American College of Surgeons and the Section on Urology of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children since 1911, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Last year, families made more than 670,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 45 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. and has been ranked among the top children’s hospital programs in the country for the past four years by US News & World Report. More information is available at