Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A New & Exciting Frontier

Greetings and welcome to the Johns Hopkins Brady Urological Institute Blog! 

The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute and Department of Urology at Johns Hopkins Hospital is the premiere urological institution in the nation - we have been named the #1 in Urology in the US News & World Report Hospital Rankings 22 of the last 23 years.

Ninety-nine years ago to the day, January 21, 1915, the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital was opened to patients.  The Brady has a long tradition of delivering excellent urological care, dating back to our founding directer, Hugh Hampton Young.  In that tradition, we plan on delivering and disseminating our urologic knowledge to the newest generation of patients and physicians through social media.

We will post regularly on Twitter (@brady_urology), Facebook (Brady Urology) and this Blog.  We will address timely urological issues and share with you some of our history and achievements as we continue to deliver exceptional urological care and further the field through ground-breaking research.

We cannot address specific patient questions through these media, however if there is a topic or general urological question that you have, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Phillip M. Pierorazio, MD
Assistant Professor of Urology and Oncology
Director of Social Media
The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute
Johns Hopkins Medicine


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