BALTIMORE, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanford J. Siegel, M.D., F.A.C.S., president and CEO of Chesapeake Urology Associates, has been elected to the board of directors of the Park Heights Community Health Alliance (PHCHA).
"Dr. Siegel is passionate about eliminating healthcare disparity and his practice fosters compassion and dignity," says Willie Flowers, PHCHA executive director. "His advocacy inspired me before I even met him. He is a sincere leader in the Baltimore healthcare community and a valuable addition to our board of directors."
In Baltimore in 2007, Siegel started the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge® (GPCC), an annual effort aimed at creating awareness and raising funds for prostate cancer research, and providing free prostate cancer screenings to men in need. Prostate cancer, the second cause of cancer deaths among men in the U.S., will claim more than 30,000 lives this year and impact one in six men. The GPCC has grown to 13 cities in 2010 and will be supported by urology group practices in 23 other cities in 2011.
Dr. Siegel has practiced general urology in the Baltimore area for 25 years. His specialties include erectile dysfunction, vasectomy and benign prostate disease. He is a member of the board of directors of the Large Urology Group Practice Association and also serves as the chairman of its Advocacy Committee. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors of ZERO-The Project to End Prostate Cancer, and a director on the board of the Central Scholarship Bureau.
Chesapeake Urology Associates is the largest urology practice in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic Region, delivering the most innovative and compassionate urology care available. Composed of more than 45 of the mid-Atlantic region's top urologists, including many who are fellowship trained, 4 radiation oncologists, and a urologic pathologist, Chesapeake Urology provides the convenience of 16 urology centers and 14 surgical centers throughout the greater Baltimore, Maryland area. Experienced, board-certified urologists use advanced treatments to manage all types of urological problems for adults and children including prostate cancer, enlarged prostate, kidney stones, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, male fertility and sexual health, vasectomy and vasectomy reversal, pelvic pain and clinical trials for urologic conditions.
SOURCE Chesapeake Urology Associates