In recognition of his special contributions to the field of Urology, the Council of Deans of the University of Jordan (UJ) has decided, based on the recommendation of the School of Medicine's Council, to award the title of honorary professor to Austrian Professor Shahrokh Shariat.
Shariat, who is a renowned pioneer in the field of urologic malignancies, holds the position of Chair of the Department of urology at the Medical University of Vienna
. He is also adjunct professor of urology and medical oncology at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, and adjunct professor of urology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Texas, USA.
An alumnus of the University of Vienna in 1998, Dr. Shariat continued his education with postdoctoral fellowships in Gene Therapy for Urologic Diseases and Urologic Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, before leaving to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for his internship and residency followed working as a fellow and faculty instructor at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2010, Shariat joined the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York.
He has published more than 1100 peer-reviewed research papers, and more than 400 non-peer-reviewed research papers, and 18 book chapters. He is also the holder of four patents stemming from his research into prostate and bladder cancer, and is the recipient of various national and international rewards. He is the recipient of the prestigious Matula award from the European Urological Association in 2014 and the prestigious Gold Cystoscope award from the American Urological Association in 2017.
Shariat's research focuses on urologic oncology - molecular mechanisms, markers, early detection, natural history, treatment, translational and outcomes research.
The title was presented in a special ceremony on Monday, October 7, by UJ President Prof. Abdul Karim Al Qudah in the presence of the Vice President for Scientific Schools Prof. Kifah Jamani, Dean of the School of Medicine Prof. Islam Massad and other senior officials at UJ.