In nominating him for the award, his colleagues noted that Carson is internationally known for his work as detailed by his numerous books, peer-reviewed articles, and lectures and has a wealth of experience in clinical and investigative urology, endourology, urological infections, and men’s sexual health.
Carson is the John Sloan Rhodes and John Flint Rhodes Distinguished Professor of Urology at the UNC School of Medicine, previously serving eight years as chief of the Division of Urology.
A Fellow of the Sexual Medicine Society of North American, Carson is also editor-in-chief of Sexual Medicine Reviews, a journal of the International Society for Men’s Health; Congress president of the International Society for Men’s Health; scientific chair of the Foundation for Men’s Health; and associate editor of Urology Practice. He is also a past president of the American Society of Men’s Health, and from 2013-2014, he served as president of the Society of University Urologists.
A widely published author on many topics in men’s health, he is the recipient of a number of awards and honors, including the Brantley Scott Award and Distinguished Contributor Award from the American Urological Association; the St. Paul’s Medal from the British Association of Urological Surgeons; and the British Medical Association Medical Book Award. He was named a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2014.
A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut with a BS, Carson earned his MD from the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed his internship and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, New Hampshire, and his Fellowship in Urology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. From 1973-1975, he served in the United States Air Force as a Flight Surgeon with the rank of Major and was named U.S. Air Force Command Flight Surgeon of the Year in 1974.
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