Indian Journal of Urology
: 2020  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 73--74

IJU Awards 2019


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 Best Papers

Every year, the editorial board of the Indian Journal of Urology (IJU) selects the best original articles published in the journal and awards their first authors a certificate and a plaque at the IJU Evening during the Annual Meeting of the Urological Society of India (USI).

We congratulate the winners of 2019.

 First Prize

Efficacy of tamsulosin and tadalafil in relieving benign prostatic hyperplasia related symptoms: A randomized double blind placebo controlled cross-over study.

Smita Pattanaik, Sandhu HS, Mavuduru RS, Singh SK, Mandal AK. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India (Indian J Urol 2019;35:25-33).

 Second Prize

Radical cystectomy and W-shaped ileal orthotopic neobladder reconstruction with serosa-lined tunneled ureteroileal anastomoses: A critical analysis of the short-term voiding patterns and urodynamic and functional outcomes.

Uday Pratap Singh, Jena R, Madhavan K, Kumar N, Sureka SK, Srivastava A. Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India (Indian J Urol 2019;35:121-8).

 Best Reviewers

The editorial board of the IJU recognizes the selfless service of its reviewers who contribute to the quality of the publication. Every year, we select our best reviewers and present them a certificate and a plaque at the IJU Evening during the Annual Meeting of the USI. We congratulate the winners of 2019.



Dr. Sanjay Sharma is a Professor of Radiology at AIIMS, New Delhi, India. He has authored over 200 papers in the indexed journals and 28 book chapters; co-edited two popular books on Recent Advances in Imaging Technology. He has been a commonwealth scholar, PN Berry Fellow (UK), and also worked as a consultant radiologist in the National Health Service. He has been a recipient of the most prestigious Dr. J C Bose Oration of the Indian Radiology and Imaging Association. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists and Indian College of Radiology. He currently supports the Ind J Urol as one of the consulting editors (radiology). He has guest edited a symposium issue on Newer Imaging in the Ind J Urol (2015). He is a member of the editorial board of Indian J Radiol and World J Radiol, among few others. His key areas of interest include abdominal and peripheral vascular radiology, both diagnostic and interventional. He has been passionately associated with uroradiology for nearly two decades. Fond of learning and teaching, he is an ardent sportsman and loves traveling and exploring.



Dr. Amilal Bhat is a pediatric urologist and hypospadiologist of international repute. He started and developed the Department of Urology, Urosciences Centre and M. Ch. Training Programme at S.P. Medical College, Bikaner, and was the principal and HOD of Urology at S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur. Currently, he is heading the Paediatric Urology Unit at Surya Hospital, Jaipur. He has developed six new operative techniques in pediatric urology, three of which have been featured in Campbell's Textbook of Urology. He was elected President of USI North Zone; a council member and a prominent policy maker in the SIU Indian Section, ISHID, USI, USINZC, and Academic and Research Committee RUHS; was a Post Graduate Committee Member at Medical Council of India; and delivered the Kataria Memorial, Marudhara, and Dr. MP Singh surgery orations. He has authored over fifty international articles with extensive citations in various international and national journals and books and has authored many book chapters. He has won four international and ten national best podium/poster awards and has been on the editorial and review boards of many international and national journals. He has been invited as an operating faculty in various international and national conferences and workshops. He is the recipient of the Veer Durgadas Rathore Samman, Marwar Honors Prize of Excellence, Marwar Health Achiever in Urology, Outstanding Urologist Award, and Kosovo Association Award for Pediatric Surgeons.



Dr. Abrol is an abdominal organ transplant surgery fellow at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA. He developed an interest in transplant surgery during urology residency from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and while working as a staff at Christian Medical College, Vellore. His career as a transplant surgeon started from the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia, where he spent 2 years before joining the Mayo Clinic. At the Mayo Clinic, he cultured mesenchymal stromal cells from liver biopsy specimen and studied theirin vitro growth kinetics and immunomodulatory properties. He is interested in investigating the immune mechanisms of allograft rejection and tolerance. He is also studying various factors predicting high-acuity care requirements after kidney transplantation.