Shahrokh Shariat, Head of the University Clinic for Urology at MedUni Vienna/AKH Vienna, has been awarded the European Urology 2018 Platinum Award for Excellence by the European Association of Urology.

Shahrokh Shariat | © feelimage / F. Matern
Shahrokh Shariat | © feelimage / F. Matern

The Platinum Award recognises achievements and contributions to the European Association of Urology and the specialist journal European Urology (Impact Factor 16.625) published by the Society in a peer-reviewed procedure.

About Shahrokh Shariat
Shahrokh Shariat came to Vienna from Tehran (Iran) as a child, took his school-leaving examination here and studied chemistry and mathematics at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic University in Lausanne, but then moved to the MedUni Vienna to study medicine. After completing his doctorate, Shariat went to the USA, completed a Research Fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and completed his urological specialist training at the University of Texas in Dallas. At the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Center in New York, Shariat specialized in urological oncology.
From 2010 to 2013, he headed the bladder cancer center at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York.
Since June 2013 he has been head of the University Clinic for Urology of MedUni Vienna at the AKH Vienna.
Shariat has authored a total of more than 1,000 peer-reviewed publications and holds four patents based on his research in the field of prostate and bladder cancer. His Scopus h-Index (deer factor) is 84, the Google h-Index: 109, and he was voted best urological oncologist in New York in 2012.
In the USA he was twice named one of the country’s leading urologists. He is the only one who has been awarded the two most important urologist prizes: EAU Crystal Matula Award 2014 and AUA Gold Cystoscope Award 2017.
(Vienna, 28-03-2018)

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