CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Physician Received Prestigious Award

SAN ANTONIO, TX (December 8, 2020) – CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System is proud to announce that Ian M. Thompson, Jr., M.D. will receive the Ramon Guiteras Award from the American Urological Association (AUA). This award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding contributions to the art and science of urology and is named after the pioneering surgeon who founded the AUA and is the highest award of the AUA. Dr. Ian M. Thompson, Jr. is being recognized for his outstanding leadership and contributions in clinical trials and treatment of urological cancers.

Dr. Thompson currently serves as president and chief development officer of the Friends of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Foundation and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation. Prior to this role, Dr. Thompson served as President at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center and Vice President of Oncology for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa and helped lead the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He currently practices urology and urologic oncology.

Dr. Thompson has also served as the principal investigator of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) since its inception in 1992; in this study of 18,882 men followed for over 25 years, finasteride, a drug used for treatment of symptoms of prostate enlargement or male pattern baldness, reduced the risk of prostate cancer by 25%. He currently serves on the Board of Scientific Advisors of the National Cancer Institute and previously served as President of the Society of Urologic Oncology and President of the American Board of Urology.

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About The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation was founded in 1955 to support The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is the first and only academic, free-standing children’s hospital in San Antonio. Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is a part of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System. Founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and San Antonio, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa is a Catholic, faith-based, non-profit health and wellness ministry dedicated to extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and providing the highest quality medical care and services available. As one of the top health care organizations in South-Central Texas, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa has six hospital campuses, located in downtown San Antonio, the South Texas Medical Center, Westover Hills, Alamo Heights, New Braunfels, and San Marcos. For additional information on The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation, visit, find us on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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