Joseph A. Smith, Jr., M.D. is Professor, Department of Urology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He has served as President of the American Board of Urology, President of the Society of Urologic Oncology and Chairman of the Residency Review Committee. He is a recipient of the St.Paul’s Medal from The British Association of Urologic Surgeons, The Hugh Hampton Young Award from The American Urological Association and The Whitmore Medal from The Society of Urologic Oncology. Prof Smith is Editor of The Journal of Urology (JUrol) and Hinman’s Atlas of Urologic Surgery.