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UNC Urology proudly highlights the recent efforts of Dr. Zach Feuer, our current first-year urologic oncology fellow, in championing prostate cancer awareness within the Spanish-speaking community.

On September 21st, the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Community Outreach and Engagement Office organized a special community event at St. Thomas More Church. Dr. Feuer took the stage, delivering a comprehensive session addressing crucial aspects of prostate cancer, including screening, diagnosis, and treatment, entirely in Spanish.

Dr. Feuer’s contribution is made even more remarkable by the fact that he is not a native Spanish speaker. However, his dedication to enhancing patient communication led him to undertake the effort to learn the language. During his time as a trainee in the New York City public health system, where a significant portion of patients spoke only Spanish, Dr. Feuer went above and beyond to improve his ability to communicate with his patients. Eventually, he became a certified Spanish-language interpreter, ensuring effective communication and a stronger connection with his patients.

This valuable experience uniquely positioned Dr. Feuer to connect with the Spanish-speaking community, offering them not only information on prostate cancer but also a chance to engage, ask questions, and access resources related to prostate health.

UNC Urology congratulates Dr. Zach Feuer on his admirable contributions, working towards the shared goal of optimizing public health in communities facing barriers to care.

More About Dr. Feuer

Originally from New York, Dr. Feuer earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate, where he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. His commitment to excellence continued during his urology residency at NYU Langone Health in New York City, where he received recognition from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine for his contributions to medical student education and was inducted into the Gold Humanism honor society.