Dr. Kaplan will be honored at the Members Business in Vancouver on Wednesday, August 9. His outstanding dedication and contributions to Urology make him a worthy choice. Below is a brief biography of his accomplishments.
Dr. Kaplan is a native Texan, born in Brownsville. During WWII he attended 11 elementary schools in 10 cities as his father was serving as a flight surgeon in the US Army Air Corps. After the war his family settled in Beaumont, TX where he completed high school. He received a BA from the University of Texas and an MD from Northwestern University Medical School. Following a rotating internship at Charity Hospital of Louisiana at New Orleans he entered the US Navy as a general medical officer serving 1 year of sea duty in the Pacific and 2 years at the Naval Training Center San Diego. This was followed by Urology residency at Northwestern University under John Grayhack during which he had an NIH post-doctoral fellowship and earned an MS in Urology. His first job after residency was as Acting Chief of Urology at the Children’s Memorial Hospital, in Chicago. He then relocated to San Diego and entered solo private practice in 1969. In 1971 he limited his practice to pediatric urology, the first urologist west of the Mississippi to do so. He was appointed to the UCSD faculty in 1971, was Acting Chief of Urology in 1975-1976, Chief of Pediatric Urology 1972-1997, and currently Distinguished Professor of Clinical Surgery Emeritus, having participated in the education of over 150 residents between UCSD and the Navy Medical Center San Diego. A fellowship in pediatric urology was established in 1987, accredited by the ACGME and provided further education for 25 fellows, 60% of who are involved academically.
Dr. Kaplan has authored over 175 peer reviewed papers, 90 textbook chapters, and 1 textbook. He is a member of the AUA, WSAUA, International Society of Urology, American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been a visiting Professor at a number of institutions both in the United States and abroad and served on the Examination Committee of the AUA and was a Trustee of the American Board of Urology, serving as its delegate to the American Board of Medical Specialties. He was the Chair of the Pediatric Health Council of the American Foundation of Urologic Disease and served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Urology and Urology (the gold Journal). Locally, he was Chief of Urology, Chief of Surgery, Chief of Staff, and a Trustee of Children’s Hospital San Diego (now Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego). He has been president of the local chapter of the American College of Surgeons, the Society for Pediatric Urology, The Section on Urology of the American Academy of Pediatrics, San Diego Urologic Society, as well as an honorary member of the Southeastern Section of the AUA and the Society of Government Urologic Surgeons. He was recently awarded the Pediatric Urology Medal by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Stevenson Award by the Society of Government Urologic Surgeons, and the MacLaggen award by the Rotary club.
Presentations to be made at the annual meeting in Kauai
MILEY B. WESSON - RESIDENT ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS
Samir Bidnur, MD, Univ. of British Columbia
“Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Small Renal Mass Management- Implications for Transplantation and Urologists.”
Brian Winters, MD, Univ. of Washington
“Inhibition of ERG Activity in Patient Derived Prostate Cancer Xenografts using the Small Molecule Inhibitor YK-4-279”
Samuel L. Washington, III, MD, UCSF
“Incidence of Prostate Cancer within Skeletal Muscle at the Prostate Apex in Men Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy.”
JOSEPH F. MCCARTHY – PHYSICIAN ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS
Thomas Chi, MD, UCSF
“Feasibility of Antegrade Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound Nephrostograms.”
Sean McAdams, MD, Mayo Arizona
“Morcellation Efficiency in Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate: Wolf Piranha Outperforms Lumenis VersaCut with no Apparent Learning Curve.”
HEALTH POLICY ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS
Brock O’Neil, MD, Univ. of Utah
“The Influence of Provider Characteristics and Market Forces on Response to Financial Incentives.”
Anobel Y. Odisho, MD, Univ. of Washington
“Beyond Classical Risk Adjustment: Socioeconomic Status and Hospital Performance in Urologic Oncology.”
Geolani W. Dy, MD, Univ. of Washington
“Variable Resource Utilization in the Prenatal and Postnatal Management of Isolated Hydronephrosis.”
The Research Scholar Program, the AUA’s premier funding opportunity in urologic research, provides $40,000 per year for one- and two-year mentored training for clinical and postdoctoral fellows who are no more than five years beyond completing a doctorate or residency, or early career investigators who are in the first five years after beginning a faculty position. Sponsoring institutions provide matching funds and ensure that the scholar receives adequate research support.
A letter of intent is required and is due by August 11, 2016 at 5:00PM Eastern time. The application deadline is September 8, 2016 at 5:00PM Eastern time.
Dr. Snow has practiced as a pediatric urologist at the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Medical Center. He has written over 66 original articles and 37 book chapters. He received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, his medical degree from the University of Utah, residency training from Indiana University, and fellowship training in pediatric urology from University of Pennsylvania at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
He has earned an Executive MBA degree from Pepperdine University (2003). He serves as the chairman of pediatric urology at Primary Children’s Medical Center where he has held that position and practiced pediatric urology for the last 32 years. At Primary Children’s Medical Center he was medical staff president in 1992 and was chairman of the department of surgery at Primary Children’s Medical Center in 1999. At the University of Utah in the School of Medicine Dr. Snow is a professor in the departments of surgery and pediatrics. He served as chairman of the University of utah Medical Group Finance Committee for many years.
The Western Section AUA is pleased to invite all members to join us in honoring Dr. Snow during the Member’s Business Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 in Kauai, Hawaii.
Dr. Snow is a past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Urology. He has served on national executive committees of the Society of Pediatric Urology and the section on urology of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been a invited speaker at many meetings and seminars including most recently at the national convention of the American Urological Association. He has been a visiting professor on several occasions including twice in Tokyo, Japan.
For the Western Section of the AUA he served on the Mile B. Wesson Essay Committee for years, as the Western Section’s Representative on the Journal of Urology Editorial Board for 6 years and currently as the Western Section Representative on the AUA Nominating Committee.
Dr. Snow’s clinical interests are in the fields of hypospadias, urinary reconstruction, ureteorpelvic junction obstruction, ureterovesical junction obstruction, vesicoureteral reflux, undescended testicle, hydrocele and outpatient urologic surgery. He is actively performing research to develop a non-invasive comfortable device to detect vesicoureteral reflux. The University of Utah has received a patent regarding this invention. Another research interest is in developing a device to measure core body temperature non-invasively.
Distinguished Member, Western Section AUA, 1995
Professor Emeritus of Urology
University of California, San Francisco
51 Years of Perfect Attendance to
Founded California Urology Foundation for Research (CUF)
Dedicated to Urology
Text of presentation by president, Dr. Jeffrey Kaufman at the 2015 annual meeting:
I am pleased to present this honor to one of our most Distinguished Members, Dr. Emil Tanagho. You know him well in person and can find a short biography about him on Page 106 in your program book. Dr. Tanagho is originally from Alexandria, Egypt where he obtained his doctorate in urology and surgery. We are fortunate to have him as a long standing member of the Western Section!
Brief biography: Emil A. Tanagho, MD served as Chairman of the UCSF Department of Urology from 1976 to 1996. Under his direction, the department became known for its pioneering work in the field of neurostimulation for control of micturition. In 1985, his work was recognized with the Jacob Javits Neurosciences Award, and was so honored for ten consecutive years. His group won the Jack Lapides Prize for Neurourology and Urodynamics eight of the eleven times it was given during his tenure. He has developed electrodes for stimulation of the sacral roots and has broad and lengthy experience with a large series of patients in whom these have been implanted. The author of hundreds of scientific articles, Tanagho also serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals, including The Journal of Urology, Urology, and Neurourology and Urodynamics.
As you can see, Dr. Tanahgo’s contributions to urology is cutting edge and extensive! We’ve all benefited from his vast research and experience. He has been a supporter of urology and an inspirational teacher to Young urologists everywhere for decades. He has attended every single one of the last 51 annual meetings, how many in here can say that? If you are positive, raise your hand!
I would be surprised to see anyone here who can beat that record of perfect attendance! Dr. Tanagho is truly one in a million and has upgraded the study of urology immensely. He is professor emeritus of Urology at the University of California San Francisco and still active in the study of documentation of urological procedures.
He founded the CUF along with Dr. Jack McAninch and Dr. Tom Lue as a way to preserve the future of urology. To ensure its continuity and expansion he has entrusted the ongoing governance of the CUF to the Western Section AUA. On behalf of the Western Section AUA, we will be proud and honored to continue the legacy of the CUF. Thank you, Dr. Tanagho. May I present this token of our appreciation of you!