of the American Urological Association
Pioneers in Urological Education since 1923
Western Section

Program description:


Executive Summary:

The purpose of the ALP is to match leadership opportunities with the need for prepared leaders in organized urology at a grassroots level.  A new breed of motivated and talented urologists seek out meaningful volunteer contributions and higher level participation at regional and/or state levels. This program would offer a pathway with mentorship based on real world examples backed up with a solid core of practical association leadership knowledge, resources and reference material to build-on and pass down for the future. Ultimately it is the hope that this program will engender strong leaders, develop their skills and interests and build relationships that will help put them on the path to becoming confident leaders in organized urology at all levels.



ALP participants can be nominated/selected by the current leaders of state societies or other societies, etc. The venue will be at the Western Section AUA annual meetings – Young Urologist Program – and directed by a core leadership group comprised from each participating organization and perhaps current young leaders that can be a source of inspiration.



The program is broken down into 3 main segments and ALP participants are expected to attend annual meetings, attend the annual Young Urologist Program, demonstrate loyalty and commitment to the WSAUA, and possibly pass a verbal or written test. ALP participants who successfully advance twill receive recognition and a certificate of completion.


1. Mentorship Round Table – an informal discussion with mentors and other invited leaders to give their insights, experience, best practices, and engage in open Q&A on how & where to get started, get involved and get connected.


2. Practical course work – Includes a “Knowledge notebook” with reference and resource materials. Topics may include such organizational management subjects managing a volunteer board and committees, board vs. staff responsibilities, steps to developing a long-range plan, the essentials of membership, running effective meetings, important things to say and when during meetings, understanding your role as a steward, dealing with the media, and more as it develops.


3. Actual Experience – matching available leadership opportunities with candidates, e.g. sectional or aua committees, course directors, board reps, state level advocacy positions as an officer, etc. thus allowing the person to demonstrate competency and loyalty.


Welcome New Members

2016 New Members:


Gregory  T.  Adams, MD

Rosanne S. Arnold

Gerlad  Atkins

Casey  Barnett

Glen W. Barrisford, MD

Steven C. Bereta, NP

Erin  Van Blarigan, ScD

Amin  Boroujerdi, PhD

Jennifer  Botelho, PA-C

Kristin  Buschemeyer, PA-C

Stacey  Carter, MD

Jay  Cascio, RpH

David M. Chadbourne, MD

June M. Chan

Mang  L.  Chen, MD

Kalyani  Chilukuri

Denise  Chow, MD

Stewart  P.  Chumbley, NP

Stewart P. Chumbley, FNP-BC

Nadya  Cinman, MD

Aaron  A.  Clark, MD

Lee Ann  Clark, PA-C

Robert  M.  Cope, M.D.

Brian  Cox, MD

Wallace M. Curry, MD

Mark T. Dickinson, MD

Alicia  Dietrich

Jamie  L.  DiPietro, DO

Jia  Emslie, RN

Ekene  Enemchukwu, MD

Heidi  Felton

Ann Fenton, MD

Stephen J. Freedland, MD

Stanley  K.  Frencher, Jr., MD

Ariella  A.  Friedman, MD

Gwen  M.  Grimsby, MD

Amit Gupta, MD

Judith  C.  Hagedorn, MD, MHS

Mark A. Handley, PhD

Catherine  Harris, MD, MPH

Katy  Holder

Jack  C.  Hou, MD

Joseph  L.  Hsu, DO

Craig  B.  Hunter, DO

Marketa  Injayan

Robert  E.  Jackson, MD

Nicole  Jensky

Richard  Jones

Erin E. Katz, MD

Kimberly  Keller

Stacey A. Kenfield, ScD

Aqsa  Khan, MD

Brian  J.  Kim, MD

Thomas  J.  Kinahan, M.D.

Louis  Koncz

Megan A. Kushner

Jesse  D.  Le, MD

Benjamin R. Lee, MD

Dennis  Lee, MD

Eugene  W.  Lee, MD

Sara  M.  Lenherr, MD, MS

Jen-Jane  Liu, MD

Joshua  E.  Logan, MD

Richard  Long, MD

James R. Lucas

Gregory  Maggass, MD

John M. Mai, MD

Julia S. McCord

Dennis  Mitchell

Allan  Murray

John E. Musser, MD

Hiep T. Nguyen, MD

Sylvia D. Nguyen

Mark  Nigro, MD

Parag P. Nihalani, PharmD, MS

Uzoamaka  Nwoye, MD

Mary K. O'Rourke

Antonio  J.  Otero, MD

Edward  Park, PharmD

Khanh   N.  Pham, MD

Robert  Louie, PharmD

Denise  Lepley, PhD

Jason  Phillips, MD, MBA

Brent  Pitcher, PA

Leigh R. Platte, RN

Patrick  M.  Ramos, MD

Jacqueline  Reilly, PhD

Alexandra  E.  Rogers, MD

Jon A. Rumohr, MD

Anthony  Schaeffer, MD

Melvin Leon Seard, II, MD

Galaxy  Shah, MD

Hilary  Shreves, MS, ACNP-BC

Toni F. Shull, RN

Abrar A. Siddiquee, BSc

Kristien  Sima

Hosu  Sin, Ph.D.

Sara  E.  Spettel Aliyar, MD

Blair  A.  St. Martin, MD

Marti D. Stow, PhD

Daniel  Su, MD

Jung  Suh

Joel  Tappay

James R. Templeton, PhD

Maggie  D.  Vuturo, MD

John C.H. Wang, DO

Deanna R. Williams

Sara  Woodruff

Mary Jo  Worischeck

Ramy  F.  Yaacoub, MD

Yuka  Yamaguchi, MD

Benjamin  Yuh, MD

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