Karl Kreder, MD, MBA and professor and head of urology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, has been named the Rubin H. Flocks Chair in Urology. He is also a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons. The five-year appointment was effective July 1, 2011.
The position is named in honor of the second department head, Rubin H. Flocks, MD, who served from 1949 to 1974. Flocks was a strong advocate for medical student and resident education opportunities. He also developed the radioisotopic treatment of prostate cancer with colloidal radioactive gold, known as brachytherapy.
The endowed Flocks Chair was established by gifts to the UI Foundation from family, friends, colleagues and former trainees of Rubin Flocks.
Kreder is the director of urodynamics and reconstructive urology. He also has clinical expertise in treating geriatric incontinence and benign prostatic hypertrophy. His research interests include overactive bladder/female incontinence, and interstitial cystitis.
He earned a medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in urology at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and a fellowship in reconstructive urology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He received a master's in business administration degree with distinction from the UI.