J. Quentin Clemens, MD, FACS, MSCI is the Edward J. McGuire Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Urology at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He graduated from Goshen (IN) College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Natural Science 1989. Afterwards he obtained his MD degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland in 1993.Dr. Clemens then completed his urologic residency training at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his Fellowship in Neurourology, Reconstruction and Incontinence with Edward J. McGuire at the University of Michigan in 2000. He was then a member of the full-time academic Urology faculty at Northwestern from 2000 to 2007. He completed his MS degree from The Graduate School of Northwestern University in 2003. Dr. Clemens was named Director of the Division of Neurourology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery and Director of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program at the University of Michigan in 2007. In 2019, he was promoted to Associate Chair for Research for the Department of Urology.
Dr. Clemens’ clinical interests include female urinary incontinence, complex fistulas and mesh erosions, bladder dysfunction due to neurologic disease, and interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. He is a member of the American Board of Urology Examination Committee and the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) Executive Committee. He has served as a member of the AUA Core Curriculum Committee, and on numerous AUA Clinical Practice Guidelines Committees. In 2014, he received the Paul Zimskind Award from SUFU for his accomplishments in the field of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Clemens has published over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. He is the Associate Editor for AUA News and he is the author for the UpToDate chapters on interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and male urinary incontinence. Dr. Clemens’ research interests are in the areas of epidemiology and health services research related to benign urologic diseases. He has been Principal Investigator on multiple NIH-funded projects related to urinary incontinence, interstitial cystitis and chronic prostatitis, including the current NIDDK MAPP Research Network and NIDDK LURN Research Network. He has been Chair of the MAPP Network since 2013.
Dr. Clemens has also been actively involved in health policy issues with the American Urological Association (AUA), where he was named the Gallagher Health Policy Scholar for 2008-2009. He is past Chair of the AUA Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee, and past Chair of the AUA Data Committee. As Chair of the Data Committee, he led the development and administration of the AQUA registry, the AUA census and the AUA data grants program. For these activities he was awarded the 2018 AUA Distinguished Service Award.