Douglas A. Husmann MDProfessor of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Douglas Husmann, MD, is the Anson L Clark Professor of Urology and former chair of the department of Urology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota. He received a B.S. degree with distinction from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and the M.D. degree with honors from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. To complete a three-year obligation to the Public Health Services, he was attached to the United States Coast Guard, as a general surgery intern and resident at the United States Public Health Service Hospital at the Presido in San Francisco, California and the Indian Health Service, Claremore, Oklahoma. He trained in urology at University of Texas Southwestern In Dallas, Texas, in Pediatric Urology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario and completed an American Urologic Association (AUA) Scholarship in Endocrinology at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. Working with Drs. Gene Wilson and Mike McPhaul, he helped develop the first antibodies to the androgen receptor protein and pioneered the immunohistologic techniques for the use of these antibodies in embryologic and malignant tissues, resulting in numerous advances in the field of androgen receptor physiology.
Dr. Husmann’s clinical focus includes the treatment and repair of traumatic injuries and congenital malformations. His unique set of surgical skills in the realm of both pediatric and reconstructive urology helped him become a pioneer in and aid in the establishment of the field of transitional urology.
He has published over 200 peer review papers, invited articles and book chapters and has been awarded 17 competitive grants from governmental and industry sources. Dr. Husmann has served on the editorial committees of the Section of Pediatric Urology of the Journal of Urology and the Journal of Pediatric Urology, as the Chair of the Pediatric Section of the AUA Core Curriculum Committee, the secretary and president of the Society for Pediatric Urology. He has served on the Written Examination Committee for the AUA/ABU, both as a member, a senior consultant for pediatric urology, head of the Examination Committee for the Sub-specialty of Pediatric Urology and eventually as the Chair for the AUA/ABU Examination Committee. He served as a trustee (2015-2021) and Vice-President of the American Board of Urology (2020-2021) .
Throughout his training and career, Dr. Husmann has been the recipient of several awards. Some of these include: multiple military citations during his service to the US Public Health Service, Best Reviewer for Journal of Urology-Pediatric Section; Best Presentation at the Annual Convention for European Society for Urology; Numerous Best Annual Presentations and Publication Awards from the American Urologic Association, along with multiple Clinical and Basic Science Research Awards from both the American Urologic Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was recognized by the Minnesota Urologic Association for his lifetime contributions and innovations to Urology by received the David C Utz Award in 2018. He is an active participant in resident teaching and is an eight-time recipient of the Mayo Clinic Teacher of the Year award. Dr Husmann was awarded the National Teacher of the Year Award for Urology, by the American Urologic Association in 2018.