Hopkins doctor performs his 4,567th and last surgery
Walsh is probably best known for his time directing the Brady Urological Institute, where he served from 1974-2004, and for pioneering work in the development of the anatomic approach to radical prostatectomy. That involves a technique that spares nerves and reduces the probability of impotence and incontinence.
Officials at Hopkins also say he’s made major contributions to the medical world’s understanding of benign and malignant neoplasm of the prostate. He’s treated many people over the years, including Sen. John Kerry, the Massachusetts Democrat and presidential candidate.
He’s also on the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine and is a member of the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine, an influential advisory panel. He’s earned many awards and has authored best-selling books on the prostate for non-medical people.
Walsh plans to continue seeing patients.
Watch a video of an interview with him on the Charlie Rose Show.