Western Section AUA is proud to announce that Dr. Eila Skinner is the 2020 Distinguished Member Awardee and will be honored at the Members Business Meeting in Maui for her outstanding dedication and contributions to Urology.
Dr. Eila Skinner is the Thomas A. Stamey Research Professor of Urology and Chair of the Department of Urology at Stanford University. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Stanford and her medical training from Keck USC School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Urology at LAC+USC Medical Center, and a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the Norris Cancer Center at USC with Dr. Donald Skinner. She was on the faculty in the Department of Urology at the Keck USC School of Medicine from 1990 through 2012 where she served as residency program director for over 10 years, director of the fellowship in urologic oncology, Vice Chair and hospital Chief of Staff for 3 years. She was recruited to Stanford University to become Chair of the Department of Urology in 2012.
Dr. Skinner is a current trustee and President Elect of the American Board of Urology and a member of several national organizations, including the Society of Urologic Oncology, Society of Academic Urologists, American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, Society of Women in Urology, and Society of Pelvic Surgeons. She has served on numerous committees at the American Urology Association, including the Exam Committee, Science and Quality Council, Core Curriculum Committee, Publications Committee, Program Committee, and the Guideline Committees on non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. Dr. Skinner’s primary clinical and research focus has been in the surgical treatment of locally advanced bladder cancer, bladder reconstruction and continent urinary diversion. She has active ongoing clinical trials in the treatment of bladder cancer and other urologic malignancies. Congratulations!