Washington and Lee alumnus Dr. E. Darracott Vaughan Jr., a member of the Class of 1961 and one of the world’s foremost urological clinicians, researchers and educators, has received another major award for his outstanding contributions to the science of urology.
Darracott, professor emeritus of urology at Weil Cornell Medical School, will receive the Ramon Guiteras Award in May at the American Urological Association’s annual meeting, in Washington. The association presents the Guiteras Award annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the art and science of urology. In Darracott’s case, it’s his outstanding contributions to science, most notably in the pathophysiology of renal obstruction, adrenal disease and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), that bring the honor his way.
Darracott is president emeritus of the American Foundation for Urologic Disease; past president of the American Board of Urology; and past president of the American Urological Association, which bestowed on him its distinguished Gold Cystoscope Award in 1981. He won the prestigious Hugh Hampton Young Award for his contributions to the understanding of urologic causes of hypertension and renal physiology. He also received the 39th Ferdinand C. Valentine Award from the New York Academy of Medicine, for significantly advancing the science and art of urology, and the esteemed Barringer Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. He also received the Maurice R. Greenberg Distinguished Service Award in 2002, in recognition of his long-time service to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Darracott also is the subject of a fascinating audio interview. Appearing on “Face-to-Face,” on the website of the Journal of the British Association of Urological Surgeons, Darracott cites W&L’s educational emphasis: “I’m a great believer in the importance of the liberal arts for someone who becomes a physician, because it broadens you greatly.”
Here is the interview in its entirety: