Dr. Shenelle Wilson of Georgia Urology has received the Young Urologist of the Year Award from the American Urological Association (AUA). This accolade cites Dr. Wilson’s work as founder of the nonprofit Urology Unbound, which works to support future and current Black and underrepresented minority medical students and urologists.
“Dr. Wilson has an incredible commitment to expanding opportunities for diverse individuals and developing the urologists of tomorrow, which makes this recognition so well deserved,” says Georgia Urology CEO Dan Fellner. “She not only exemplifies diversity in urology, but is a true champion of the cause.”
The AUA Young Urologists of the Year Award is presented annually to an AUA member in each urological section in recognition of their efforts and commitment to advancing the development of early-career urologists. Dr. Wilson represents the Southeast section.
“The fact I’m being recognized for working to increase diversity in our field gives me hope for the future,” says Dr. Wilson. “The AUA obviously sees value in the Urology Unbound initiative, which is an incredible honor.”
Dr. Wilson graduated cum laude from La Universidad Adventista de las Antillas (Antillean Adventist University) in Puerto Rico with a Bachelor of Science in nursing before receiving her medical doctorate from Morehouse School of Medicine. She completed her residency in urology at Augusta University, formerly the Medical College of Georgia, and completed her fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Alongside her work with Urology Unbound, Dr. Wilson is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Urological Association; the Society of Women in Urology; the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health; the American Urogynecologic Society; International Urogynecological Association; Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction; and the R. Frank Jones Urological Society.