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J. Kellogg Parsons, MD, MHS, FACS

J. Kellogg Parsons, MD,
MHS, FACS

J. Kellogg Parsons, MD, MHS, FACS
Associate Professor
Department of Urology
Moores Comprehensive Cancer Center
UC San Diego Health System
San Diego, CA

What has been your most memorable Annual Meeting and why?

My favorite memory is from the Orlando Annual Meeting in 2014. A simple, vivid moment. I was having dinner with old friends. Just swapping stories and having fun together. And I remember thinking: This is what it's all about, the friends we make over the years!

If you weren't a urologist what would you be?

I'm tempted to say I would be a novelist. But, instead, I'm going with movie studio executive.

What is one thing left on your Bucket List?

There's a rim-to-rim trail run of the Grand Canyon that for which I'm working up the courage to train.

If you could have lunch with one person, living or dead, who would it be?

I would choose to have lunch with Winston Churchill.

What is one piece of advice you would give to a urology resident?

Listen to your patients. Learn something new from them every single day.