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Chicago, IL (January 24, 2019) – The National Association for Continence had the honor of naming Steven W. Siegel, M.D., as the most recent recipient of the Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award during PFD Weeks (the annual meeting of the American Urogynocological Society) held in Chicago October 13-18, 2018.

The award is he among the most prestigious in the field of continence care, and is conferred upon those whose distinguished careers and outstanding contributions in research, clinical practice and patient education have made them role models for others in the discipline. 

Dr. Siegel receives The Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award for exceptional urology care and field advancement

We are thrilled to honor Dr. Siegel for his dedication and exceptional service to urological care,” said Steven G. Gregg, Ph.D., Executive Director for the National Association for Continence. “We were inspired by the more than 30 years of work he has done and in particular his work advancing the role of sacral neuromodulation as a standard of care. Dr. Siegel’s philosophy is patient centric and he has helped shed more light on the conditions that women struggle with, finding new solutions and listening to their concerns. These are just a few highlights that make his career as a practitioner, mentor and researcher so genuinely notable.”  

Dr. Siegel is the Director of the Metro Urology Centers for Female Urology and Continence Care. He established this center of excellence after moving to Minnesota in 1993. Previously, he was the Head of the Section of Female Urology and Urodynamics at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, and completed his urology residency at the Cleveland Clinic in 1986. Dr. Siegel is internationally recognized for his work related to urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction. He is responsible for training urologists and gynecologists locally and throughout the nation in specialized techniques, and continues to actively participate in the education of fellows and residents, lectures, clinical research, and publication in medical journals.  

Several of Dr. Siegel’s former fellows have been recognized as “Top Doctors” and “Top Doctors for Women” in the Twin Cities metro area. He received the Christina Manthos Award for demonstrating extraordinary mentoring skills in supporting the careers of female urologists from the Society of Women in Urology in 2011. He was also honored with the David C. Utz Award for Urological Advancement and Innovation from the Minnesota Urological Society in 2002. He is a recent Past President of the North Central Section of the American Urological Association (2010), and Chairman of the Practice Standards Committee of the Society of Female Urology and Urodynamics. He previously served as a founding member and President of the International Society for Pelvic Neuromodulation.  

Dr. Siegel’s dedication to the field of urology, as a pioneer in the field with tremendous contributions to new procedures and successful outcomes, The National Association For Continence is pleased to award Dr. Siegel the 2018 AUGS Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion. 


National Association for Continence is a national, private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with incontinence, voiding dysfunction and related pelvic floor disorders. NAFC’s purpose is to be the leading source for public education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments and management alternatives for incontinence. More information is available online at
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