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Dr. Alan Partin To Be Inducted in UM Hall of Fame

Dr. Alan Partin

Dr. Alan Partin

Congratulations to Dr. Alan Partin, (BA ‪chemistry‬ ’83) of Baltimore, Maryland, an inductee into the 2015 Ole Miss Alumni Association Hall of Fame!

A professor of urology, oncology and pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Partin’s areas of clinical expertise include prognosis prediction and surgical treatment for men with prostate cancer. He has served as the Jakurski Family Director of The Brady Urological Institute and urologist-in-chief for the Department of Urology since 2005.

At UM, Dr. Partin achieved the honor of Academic All-American and varsity letter recognition two years for football, and graduated summa cum laude.

Partin earned his MD and PhD in pharmacology and molecular systems from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also completed his residency in urology and surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Partin’s research focuses on development and testing of new and existing methods for predicting the aggressiveness of prostate cancers. He is credited with creating a set of tables widely known as the Partin Tables, which help physicians and patients choose the most appropriate treatments for prostate cancer.

Recognized with the Ambrose Monell Research Award, David Koch Prostate Cancer Research Award, and the 2002 AUA/ACMI Gold Cystoscope Award, and the AUA Distinguished Contribution award (2015) among others, Partin is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Urological Association.

He is the editor of Campbell-Walsh Urology Textbook, editor or co-editor of three journals, and has published over 600 scholarly articles.

Partin is married to Vicky Partin and they have four children, Topper, David, Dane, and Michael.


The Ole Miss Alumni Association will award seven distinguished alumni with its highest annual honors as part of Homecoming 2015. Created in 1974, the Hall of Fame honors select alumni who have made an outstanding contribution to their country, state or the University of Mississippi through good deeds, services or contributions that have perpetuated the good name of Ole Miss.

Inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame for 2015 are: Mary Ann Strong Connell (BA 59, MA 71, MLS 73, JD 77) of Oxford; Lee McCarty (BAEd 47) of Merigold; Dr. Alan Partin (BA 83) of Baltimore, Md.; Billy Van Devender (BSCvE 71) of Jackson; and Dr. Thomas D. Wallace Jr. (BAEd 78, MEd 80, PhD 02) of Bakersfield, Calif.