Associate professor honored for helping set up prostate cancer screening program

June 10, 2014 | News, UToday, Medicine and Life Sciences, UTMC
By Kevin Bucher



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Dr. Khaled Shahrour, UT associate professor of urology, received the Humanitarian Award from Mercy Memorial Hospital in Monroe, Mich., for his outstanding work in establishing a prostate cancer screening program.

The program started in September 2013 at Mercy Memorial Hospital, enabling Shahrour and his team to screen patients for signs of prostate cancer and other diseases.

“This award represents great teamwork,” Shahrour said. “It represents all the hard work we do to prevent health issues, and we are honored to receive it.”

Shahrour and his team received the award earlier this spring at the annual Doctor’s Day Celebration at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

“It is nice to receive an award, and it is also nice to know our work is appreciated,” Shahrour said. “Especially in Monroe, it was a relatively new program and it was good for the community.”