Professor and Chair of Urology Toby Chai, MD, received the Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award from the National Association for Continence (NAFC). Established in 2000 to acknowledge health-care providers who excel in the area of diagnosis, treatment and management, the award recognizes an outstanding clinic or individual on the basis of contributions to research, clinical practice standards and education in the field of incontinence. Chai also is chief of Urology at Boston Medical Center.
“We were thrilled to honor Dr. Chai for his outstanding leadership in the field of urology. He was more than deserving of this honor and we are grateful for the advances he has made and continues to make to help the over 80 million people impacted by bowel and bladder disorders. We hear every day from patients about the struggles they endure to find great care and live quality lives. Dr. Chai’s commitment to these patients and to training of colleagues is an incredible asset to the field,” said Steven G. Gregg, PhD, executive director for NAFC. “We look forward to seeing his continued contributions.”
Chai completed his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine, his urology residency at University of Michigan Medical Center, and a fellowship at University of Virginia. He has published 160 papers, reviews and medical texts, and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Physiology – Renal and as an associate editor for Journal of Urology. He has received numerous honors, including the 2013 American Urological Association (AUA) Victor A. Politano Award for outstanding work in treatment of urinary incontinence and innovations in bladder research, the 2022 AUA Distinguished Service Award for exemplary contributions to the science of urology and advocacy for urological research, and the 2015 Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contributions to urodynamics, female urology and voiding dysfunction, and exemplary service to the Society.