Neil H. Baum, MD, presented “Interviews with Icons: Alan Wein, MD, PhD, FACS” for the Grand Rounds in Urology audience in May 2024.

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How to cite: Baum, Neil H. Interviews with Icons: Alan Wein, MD, PhD, FACS.” May 2024. Accessed Jul 2024.

Interviews with Icons: Alan Wein, MD, PhD, FACS

Grand Rounds in Urology Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, interviews Alan Wein, MD, PhD, FACS, on the past, present, and future of overactive bladder treatment in Urology. Among his many achievements, Dr. Wein has co-written or co-edited +30 books on Urology, including several editions of the Campbell Walsh Wein Urology textbook, and holds editorial board positions for 14 journals. Additionally, Dr. Wein is largely credited as the researcher who led the charge to rename “unstable bladder” to overactive bladder.

In this interview, they discuss Dr. Wein’s perspective on:

  • The History of Overactive Bladder
  • The Role of Pharmacology in Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction
  • The Evolution of Incontinence and Overactive Bladder Treatments
  • The Role of AI and Telemedicine in Treatment
  • The Future of Urinary Incontinence and Overactive Bladder Management


Neil H. Baum, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Urology at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is also a retired urologic surgeon. Additionally, Dr. Baum serves as the Medical Advisor to Vanguard Communications Group. Dr. Baum is the author of Marketing Your Clinical Practice - Ethically, Effectively, and Economically, which is in its 4th edition, has sold over 175,000 copies, and has been translated into Spanish. He also wrote The Complete Business Guide to a Successful Medical Practice, which was published in 2015. Dr. Baum was the columnist for American Medical News for more than 25 years. Dr. Baum also wrote the popular column, “The Bottom Line,” for Urology Times for more than 20 years. He is a requested speaker each year to the Practice Management Seminar for the American Urological Association (AUA), where he discusses techniques for making urology practices more efficient and more productive. He has written more than 9 books on practice management and over 250 peer-reviewed articles on various urologic topics. Dr. Baum is also the medical advisor to Vanguard Communications Group.