A Legend and His Contributions to Urology Perspectives On His Journey - Ananias Diokno

Ananias Diokno shares his journey into and through urology with Diane Newman in this interview.  His leadership and contributions in urology are inspirational to all of us working to impact improved patient outcomes.  Dr. Diokno shares his recent work in to our understanding incontinence and treatments.  The GLADIOLUS study shows that a novel one-time, group-administered behavioral treatment (GBT) program is modestly effective and cost-effective for reducing UI frequency, severity, and bother and improving quality of life. Group-administered behavioral treatment is a promising first-line approach to enhancing access to noninvasive behavioral treatment for older women with urinary incontinence. 
Biographies:

Diane K. Newman, DNP

Ananias Diokno, MD, is the retired Chief Medical Officer of Beaumont Health System and Executive Vice President of Beaumont Health System of Beaumont Physician Organization, PC.  Dr. Diokno qualified in medicine at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. He completed his urologic training followed by the Babcock Fellowship in Neurourology and Urodynamics at the University of Michigan. He stayed at Michigan as a faculty member from 1971 and was named full professor in 1982.

As Michigan faculty, he received the Kaiser-Permanente Award for Excellence in Teaching voted by the medical students, as well as the Silver Cystoscope awarded by the urology residents. He was elected president of the Michigan Urological Society, the Philippine American Urological Society, the AUA North Central Section, and the Reed M. Nesbit Society and is currently president of the Geriatric Urologic Society.

Dr. Diokno also serves as associate editor of the International Journal of Urology and Nephrology. He co-chaired the first United States AHCPR Guidelines for Urinary Incontinence in Adults in 1992.

Dr. Diokno has published more than 250 journal articles and book chapters and is the recipient of numerous scientific awards. He is a recipient of the NIH Merit Award and has conducted NIH-funded research projects at Beaumont since 1984. He was honored as NAFC Urologist of the year in 2000, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Urodynamics & Female Urology in 2002, the American Urologic Association Presidential Citation Award in May 2007, the Outstanding Alumni Award in health-medical for 2007 by the UST Alumni Association and the North Central Section of the American Urological Association Honored Member for 2008.
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