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

By Sean Stroup, MD, Chairman

WS Rep to AUA Young Urologists Committee

This year’s WSAUA Young Urologist Forum occurred on Tuesday, August 8 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM in Vancouver, BC. We had a thoughtful and lively roundtable discussion about different career paths and employment opportunities in urology.  We were honored to have a fantastic group of speakers and attendees that shared different perspectives about being in academic, employed, and private practice. Our guest speakers included Dr. Lance Walsh in private practice in Rancho Mirage, CA; Dr. Ryan Kopp from the VA in Portland, OR; Dr. Erik Castle from the Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ; and Dr. Eugene Rhee the regional Chief of Urology at Kaiser Permanente, Southern California.  Specifically, we discussed the challenges and benefits of choosing a particular practice environment. Our speakers and attendees shared tips for Young Urologists seeking employment, including giving some advice to help prepare for interviews and essential questions to ask of the practice.

The AUA Young Urologists Committee is dedicated to providing a number of early career resources for young urologists.  This year the AUA Young Urology Committee launched a speed-mentoring program with great success, and we are planning future programs next year. The AUA Young Urology Committee also updated its “Transitioning From Residency to Practice,” guide which is a useful resource for residents, fellows, and early career urologists seeking employment.  This reference can be found on the Young Urology page on the AUA website.  The YU Online Community is an exclusive AUA member benefit for young Urologists to collaborate with their peers, to raise questions, and to discuss interesting topics.  Webcasts on a variety of topics are also available for viewing on the AUA YU online community library.  Lastly, the committee is working on the development and implementation of an introduction to understanding business concepts and practice management course that we hope to roll out as one of the available courses for the upcoming AUA annual meeting.

Ultimately, we hope to facilitate residents, fellows, and other urologists in our section develop robust professional networks and better understand the opportunities and challenges associated with the practice of urology. Please join us next year in Maui for WSAUA 2018.

Call for Candidates for AUA President

DEADLINE TO APPLY: JANUARY 30, 2018

 Eligibility: Active and Senior Members only


Application for AUA President 2020-PDF

Application for AUA President 2020- Word doc

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AUA President’s Job Description – PDF

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Timeline

 

FALL

2017

Call for Candidates Sent to Membership

JAN

30

2018

Deadline for submission of candidate applications

MAR

31

2018

WS Nominating Committee to submit short list to WsAUA BOD

MAY

2018

BOD selects final candidates at Interim Board mtg at AUA in San Francisco

JUN

2018

Election ballots to be sent to membership

AUG

30

2018

Deadline for ballot return

SEPT

2018

Counting of ballots

OCT

2018

Announce election results to membership at Annual Meeting in Maui

NOV

2018

Submit name of Candidate to AUA

MAY

2019

Candidate is elected as President-Elect of AUA

MAY

2020

Candidate assumes office of President of AUA

Announcement: AUA Now Accepting 2018 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar Applications

The AUA is now accepting applications for the 2018 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar program, a unique opportunity to explore policy issues that impact the specialty of urology and gain critical insight and information to plan for the future of urology practice. AUA Gallagher Scholars are now among some of the AUA’s top health policy leaders, and attribute their participation in the program as a key step in making the transition to leadership roles. Learn more about the program and how to apply.

The AUA and the Urology Care Foundation are now accepting pre-applications for the 2018 Research Scholar Award competition. These awards provide $40,000 per year for one- and two-year mentored research training for clinical fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. Sponsoring institutions provide additional financial support, an outstanding research environment and access to excellent mentorship. Pre-applications are required and are due by August 16, 2017 at 5:00PM EDT. The application deadline is September 13, 2017.

click here for 2018 Research Scholar App

george-kaplan-mdDr. 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.

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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