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John Mulcahy

John J Mulcahy MD

Emeritus Professor of Urology at Indiana University and Clinical Professor of Urology at both the University of Arizona and the University of Alabama

After completing graduate studies with a Ph.D. in Physiology at the University of Michigan and residency in Urology at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. John Mulcahy began his career at the University of Kentucky where he was director of Urology at the Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital. Here he instituted a program of intermittent catheterization in the spina bifida population and sacral rhizotomy in select spinal cord injury patients to achieve conservative bladder dysfunction management. He moved to Indiana University Medical Center in 1978 where he was Chief of Urology at Wishard Memorial Hospital, the county hospital for Indianapolis, for 20 years and Professor of Urology.

His main areas of interest have been urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction and he has pioneered many treatments and surgical procedures in these areas including the double cuff artificial urinary sphincter, the windsock technique for repairing proximal crural perforations during penile implant placement, the distal corporoplasty for repairing extruded penile implant cylinders, and the salvage procedure for managing penile implant and artificial urinary sphincter infections. The salvage protocol which he developed has revolutionized the management of prosthetic infections and is used throughout the world. Dr Mulcahy has received much recognition including the Cristol Award from the Mayo Urologic Alumni Association and the Brantley Scott Award from the Bladder Health Council of the American Foundation for Urologic Diseases for significant contributions to Urology. 

He has over 100 publications and has edited 4 urology textbooks. He has been a Visiting Professor at numerous academic institutions in this country and throughout the world. He has served on the editorial boards of Urology Times, The International Journal of Impotence Research, and Contemporary Urology, and has also been a reviewer for The Journal of Urology, Urology, the British Journal of Urology, and the Journal of Sexual Medicine. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Urology at Indiana University and Clinical Professor of Urology at both the University of Arizona and the University of Alabama. He continues to teach urology residents prosthetic implantation and repair techniques and frequently gives grand rounds presentations on topics related to erectile dysfunction and male urinary incontinence.