JAMES CLAUDE KIMBROUGH, MD
Colonel, Medical Corps, United States Army, 1887-1956
Colonel Kimbrough was the “Father of U.S. Army Urology”. A native of Madisonville, Tennessee, he graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1916 and entered the U.S. Army Medical Corps in July 1917. He served a total of forty-one months in Europe during World Wars I and II. His career from 1921, was spent almost exclusively as Chief Urologist in many Army hospitals and included four tours, totaling eighteen years, at Walter Reed General Hospital where he initiated the urology residency program in 1946. His military awards include a MOS prefix of “A”, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, and a Meritorious Service Citation from General Pershing. He was immediately recalled to active duty after his statutory retirement in 1948. In 1953 an Act of Congress appointed him a Permanent Consultant in urology at Walter Reed. In addition, COL Kimbrough was a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology, a member of the American Urological Association (AUA), a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Medical Association. He served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA from 1955 to 1956. From 1949 to 1950 he was President of the Washington, D.C. Urologic Society. He held honorary memberships in the Western Section of the AUA, Royal Society of Medicine of London, Academic de Chirugie of Paris and Alpha Omega Alpha. Colonel Kimbrough was a 32d degree Mason and Shriner. His intense interest and enthusiasm in Urology made him an authority in the field of urologic oncology; he contributed fifty-eight papers to the urological literature. In 1953 this seminar was established in his honor. In 1957, after his death, the official name became the James C. Kimbrough Urological Seminar. On 29 June 1961, Kimbrough Army Hospital, Fort George G. Meade, was dedicated to his memory.
JAMES C. KIMBROUGH MEMORIAL AWARDS
In 1957, Mrs. Pauline Kimbrough established the Kimbrough Memorial Award for the best presentation by a military resident. Starting in 1972, first place awards began to be presented to the two armed forces urology residents making the best presentations in clinical urology and basic science research. A plaque is given to each award winner.
Previous Award Winners
- Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program – Be an Advocate October 18, 2017
- Doctor shortage forces Colorado VA hospital to postpone surgeries October 13, 2017
- Cleveland Clinic physician: To lead in a volatile, uncertain world, take a lesson from the military August 21, 2017
- AUA Now Accepting 2018 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar Applications August 17, 2017
- VA Chief Wants to Get Rid of Healthcare Deadwood May 11, 2017
- Trump extends private-sector health care program for vets April 20, 2017
- Outlook Newsletter – March 2017 April 13, 2017
- Congrats to Kimbrough 2017 Award Winners March 18, 2017
- Kimbrough Meeting “take aways” – 2017 San Diego March 13, 2017
- Trump Names VA Secretary February 2, 2017