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PRINCE D. BEACH, MD

Colonel, Medical Corps, United States Army, 1918 – 1992

Colonel Beach was a native of New Bedford, Massachusetts, a graduate of Colby College and Jefferson Medical College, and was commissioned in the US AMEDD in 1945. Over the next several years he served as a battalion surgeon and medical officer with varied and multiple commands of dispensaries and station hospitals, primarily in Europe. During the Korean War he received the Bronze Star while commanding officer and division surgeon of the 24th Medical Battalion. After completion of his urology residency in 1955 at Brooke Army Medical Center, he was the Assistant Chief of Urology at Fort Carson and Brooke, and Chief of Urology, 2nd General Hospital, Landstuhl, Germany. He returned to Brooke General Hospital in 1963 and was Chief of Urology from 1965 until his retirement in 1968, after 23 years of active service. Subsequently, he became an Associate Professor in the Department of Urology at Baylor College of Medicine, Chief of Urology at the VA Hospital in Houston, Texas, and Co-chairman of the VA Cooperative Urological Research Group. He was Executive Secretary of the Society of Government Service Urologists (SGSU) from its inception until his death in 1992. He was known for his great sense of humor, administrative expertise, wise counsel and sound clinical acumen.

THE PRINCE BEACH, M.D. AWARD

Established in 1992 for the best paper presented by a Society Member Staff Physician, as judged by Chief Residents attending the Seminar.

Previous Award Winners
YEAR
1993
Maj. Samuel Peretsman, USAF, MC
Wilford Hall Medical Center
1994
MAJ J. Brantley Thrasher, MC, USA
Madigan Army Medical Center
1995
MAJ J. Brantley Thrasher, MC, USA
Madigan Army Medical Center
1996
MAJ Allen F. Morey, MC, USA
UCSF San Francisco General Hospital
1997
MAJ Ronald S. Sutherland, MC, USA
Tripler Army Medical Center
1998
LTC Burkhardt H. Zorn, MC, USA
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
1999
COL Rhonda Cornum, MC, USA
Eisenhower Army Medical Center
2000
LCDR Stephen V. Jackman, MC, USN
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
2001
COL Thomas A. Rozanski, MC, USA
Brooke Army Medical Center
2002
MAJ(P) Douglas W. Soderdahl, MC, USA
Eisenhower Army Medical Center
2004
LCDR Brian Auge, MC, USN
Naval Medical Center San Diego
2005
COL Edward Mueller, MC, USA (Ret.)
San Antonio, TX
2006
LCDR Emily Cole, MC, USN
Naval Medical Center San Diego
2007
Maj. R. Clay McDonough, USAF, MC
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
2008
James A. Brown, M.D.
Medical College of Georgia
2009
LTC Andrew Peterson, MC, USA
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA
2010
LCDR Douglas W. Storm, MC, USN
Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA
2011
MAJ Steven Hudak, MC, USA
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
2012
LCDR Joe Miller, MC, USN
University of California, San Francisco
2014
Douglas W. Storm, MD (1st Place)
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
MAJ John E. Musser, MC, USA (2nd Place)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
CDR (Ret.) Brian K. Auge, MD, FACS (3rd Place)
St. Luke’s Clinic – Mountain States Urology, Meridian, ID
2015
LTC Andrew C. Peterson, MD, MC, USA
Duke University, Durham, NC