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David Joseph MD

David B Joseph MD

Professor and Chief of Pediatric Urology, Vice Chair, Academic Affairs, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama

David B. Joseph, MD, earned his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and graduated cum laude/Phi Beta Kappa. Medical School, the University of Wisconsin–Madison 1980. His residency was undertaken at the University of Wisconsin (1985), followed by fellowship training in Pediatric Urology at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Joseph arrived at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s of Alabama in 1986 as Chief of Pediatric Urology; he achieved tenure in 1991 and became Professor of Surgery in 1996; he transitioned to Professor of Urology in 2012 and Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs within the Department of Urology in 2016. He became board certified in Urology in 1987 and was recertified  in 1995 and 2005; he received subspecialty certification in Pediatric Urology in 2008 and was recertified in Pediatric Urology in 2015. Dr. Joseph was appointed the Beverly P. Head Endowed Chair in Pediatric Urology in 2010 at Children’s of Alabama. He served on the Executive Committee of the Society for Pediatric Urology, having been Past President of the SPU in 2004. Dr. Joseph currently serves on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Urology as immediate Past Chair 2018-2019. He is a previous member of the Editorial Committee for the Pediatric Section of the Journal of Urology from 2000-2004 and was prior Assistant Editor of Journal of Urology from 2008 to 2012. Dr. Joseph recently completed a long tenure with the Spina Bifida Association as a member of the Board of Directors. He was appointed to the AUA/ABU Exam Committee in 2000, having served as a member, consultant, and chair. Dr. Joseph is currently a member of the Urology RRC and Trustee and President of the American Board of Urology.

2019     Extended Service Award Spina Bifida Association
2017         U of Wisc Depart of Urology-Bruskewitz Distinguished Alumni (Inaugural)
2015         Wallace A. Clyde Distinguished Service Award (1st and only Surgeon to date)
2014        The Journal of Urology Best Reviewer – Pediatric Section
2010-       Beverly P. Head Endowed Chair in Pediatric Urology
2010         American Urologic Association Presidential Citation
2009       The Chair’s Excellence Award Spina Bifida Association of America
2003-19 America’s Best Physician

2001       Finalist – Argus Society UA School of Medicine Best Surgical Attending
1976       Phi Beta Kapp Johns Hopkins University
1976       Johns Hopkins University cum laude


Professional Memberships (Limited list)
American Urologic Association

Southeastern Section - AUA

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
              Section on Urology Past Chair

Societies for Pediatric Urology-Fellow

European Soc. for Pediatric Urology Corresponding Member

The Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons

Society for Academic Urology


UAB/Children’s of Alabama PI for the CDC UMPIRE study