Martin K. Dineen, MD (1952-2023)
It is with deepest sadness that we inform you of the recent death of Dr. Martin K. Dineen, current AACU AMA Delegate and past president of the AACU.
“Urology recently lost a wonderful doctor, physician advocate and a good friend. I have known Dr. Dineen for many years including when he served our AACU as President and Delegate to the AMA. Marty would often say what the rest of us were thinking and he challenged those around him to see the big picture and always put our patients and our profession first,” said Dr. William Reha, AACU President. “Besides this, he had the gift to make people smile. I would always try to sit next to him at meetings to share his wisdom and perspective. I last saw Marty at our annual meeting in October and will always cherish this time and the others that I was fortunate to spend with him.”
Dr Dineen helped innumerable people over the span of his long career and was dedicated to providing the best care possible to every patient in his care. He was a champion of urology and organized medicine in the health policy arena and devoted countless volunteer hours to advocacy on behalf of his colleagues and his profession. Always generous with his time, Dr. Dineen could be counted on to provide sage advice and a helping hand whenever it was needed by his fellow AACU members. Dr. Dineen was also a dedicated humanitarian, helping to eliminate urogenital elephantiasis in Haiti by performing more than a thousand surgeries in areas that lacked access to care and resources.
“Marty was a giant in the field of urology. He was a urology health policy pioneer and one of the first urologists to recognize the importance of shaping health policy so that urologists could provide affordable state of the art care. His tireless efforts over the last three decades have helped countless patient, said Dr. Terrence Regan, AACU Health Policy Chair. “However, where Marty will be most missed and the role he truly cherished, will be as a teacher and mentor. Whether it was medical students, urological residents or his grandchildren, Marty loved to teach and mentor, and his efforts have made this world a better place.”
Most importantly, Dr. Dineen was devoted to his family. They were his greatest source of joy and pride, and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Marianne and his children, Michael, Martin Jr., Ryan, and Lauren during this difficult time.