Pictured from left to right: Chris DeSantis (exec dir), Sia Daneshmand (sec-elect), Kathleen Kobashi (Pres-elect), Chris Porter (secretary), Chris Amling (2020 president), Jeffrey Frankel (2019 president), Scott Swanson (AUA pres-elect), Joe Presti, Jr. (2018 president), Martin Dresner (historian), Jeannie DeSantis (assoc director), not shown - Chris Kane (treasurer)

Western Section AUA / 2019 - 2020 Leadership

Officers

Position
Name
Location
President Christopher Amling, M.D. Portland, OR
President-Elect Kathkeen Kobashi, M.D. Seattle, WA
Past President Jeffrey Frankel, M.D. Seattle, WA
Secretary Christopher Porter, M.D. Seattle, WA
Treasurer Christopher Kane, M.D. San Diego, CA
Historian Martin Dresner, M.D. Tucson, AZ
Executive Director Chris DeSantis, MBA Santa Ana, CA
Associate Director
Jeannie DeSantis, MBA Santa Ana, CA
Executive Director - Emeritus
Frank J. DeSantis, CAE Santa Ana, CA

Board of Directors

District
Regions
Members
Alt
District 1: Northwest Canadian Provinces, Alaska, Hawaii, and Pacific Island Possessions of the U.S. Greg O. Lund, M.D.
- Palmer, AK
James Ng, M.D.
- Honolulu, HI
District 2: Washington Kenneth A. Berger, M.D.
- Pasco, WA
Kathleen Kieran, M.D.
- Seattle, WA
District 3: Oregon Jason C. Hedges, M.D.
- Portland, OR
Jen-Jane Liu, M.D.
- Portland, OR
District 4: Northern California including Alameda & Contra Costa Counties Wayland Hsiao, M.D.
- Oakland, CA
Donna Deng, M.D.
- Oakland, CA
District 5: San Francisco, San Mateo & Santa Clara Counties and Central California Craig Comiter, M.D.
- Stanford, CA
Benjamin Breyer, M.D.
- San Francisco, CA
District 6: Los Angeles County District 7: Southern California Anne K. Schuckman, M.D.
- Los Angeles, CA
Chris Tenggardjaja, M.D.
- Los Angeles, CA
District 7: Southern California Herbert Ruckle, M.D.
- Loma Linda, CA
Thomas Jones, M.D.
- Escondido, CA
District 8: Arizona Jason Jameson, M.D.
- Phoenix, AZ
Ben Lee, M.D.
- Tucson, AZ
District 9: Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming Chris Dechet, M.D.
- Salt Lake City, UT
Sarah Lenher, M.D.
- Salt Lake City, UT
District 10: Orange County Gamal Ghoniem, M.D.
- Orange, CA
Irene McAleer, M.D.
- Orange, CA

Nominations Committee

District
Members
Location
District 1: Robert Carlile, M.D. Honolulu, HI
District 2: Jeffrey Frankel, M.D. Seattle, WA
District 3: Robert Skinner, M.D. Portland, OR
District 4: Joseph C. Presti, Jr., M.D. Oakland, CA
District 5: Joseph Kuntz, M.D. Templeton, CA
District 6: Anne Schuckman, M.D. Los Angeles, CA
District 7: Forrest Jellison, M.D. Loma Linda, CA
District 8: Chris O. Twiss, M.D. Tucson, AZ
District 9: Blake Hamilton, M.D. Salt Lake City, UT
District 10: Gamal Ghoniem, M.D. Orange, CA

Health Policy Committee

District
Members
Location
Chair: Eugene Y. Rhee, M.D., MBA San Diego, CA
Vice-Chair: Jeffrey M. Frankel, M.D. Seattle, WA
District 1: Greg O. Lund, M.D. Palmer, AK
District 2: Kenneth A. Berger, M.D. Pasco, WA
District 3: Brian O. Duty, M.D. Portland, OR
District 4: Peter N. Bretan, M.D. Watsonville, CA
District 5: Joseph R. Kuntze, M.D. Templeton, CA
District 6: Alan L. Kaplan, M.D. Compton, CA
District 7: Ed Cohen, M.D. La Jolla, CA
District 8: Jason Jameson, M.D. Phoenix, AZ
District 9: Lane C. Childs, M.D. Salt Lake City, UT
District 10: Aaron Spitz, M.D. Laguna Hills, CA
Young Urologist Rep: Robert Lurvey, M.D. Sacramento, CA
Advisor: Jeffrey E. Kaufman, M.D. Irvine, CA
Advisor: Amani Abou Zam-zam, MBA Santa Monica, CA

Western Section Representatives to AUA Committees

Title
Name
AUA Advanced Practice Providers Louis Koncz, PA-C
Timothy Brand, M.D.
AUA Advocacy Representatives Jeffrey Frankel, M.D.
Chris Amling, M.D.
Eric Zeidman, M.D.
AUA Board of Directors Rep: Eric Zeidman, M.D.
Alt: Patrick Cartwright, M.D.
AUA By-Laws Committee Jason Jameson, M.D.
Daniel Lin, M.D.
Mitzi Barmatz, M.D.
AUA Coding / Reimb. Committee Lane C. Childs, M.D.
Micheal Darson, M.D.
Carleen Bensen, M.D.
AUA Core Curriculum Committee Benjamin N. Breyer, M.D.
Alan Shindel, M.D.
AUA Data Committee Benjamin N. Breyer, M.D.
Matthew Cooperberg, M.D.
Thomas Chi, M.D.
Jeremy Shelton, M.D.
AUA Educational Council Seth A. Cohen, M.D.
AUA History Committee Martin L. Dresner, M.D.
Benjamin Chung, M.D.
Unwanaobong Nseyo, M.D.
AUA JU Editorial Board Peter Black, M.D.
Duane Baldwin, M.D.
Karim Chamie, M.D.
Siamak Daneshmand, M.D.
Ithaar H. Derweesh, M.D.
Jason C. Hedges, M.D., PhD
Jaime Landman, M.D.
Mark Tyson, M.D.
AUA Judicial & Ethics Council Chris Twiss, M.D.
Jeffrey Kaufman, M.D.
Jennifer Anger, M.D.
AUA Leadership Awardees
Ben Chung, M.D.
Matthew Gretzer, M.D.
Kirstin Greene, M.D.
AUA Legislative Affairs Committee Jason Jameson, M.D.
Eugene Y. Rhee, M.D., MBA
Jeremy Shelton, M.D.
Karen Stern, M.D.
AUA New Technologies & Imaging Committee Timothy Brand, M.D.
Thomas S. Lendvay, M.D.
Hao Nguyen, M.D., PhD
AUA Past President Robert C. Flanigan, M.D.
AUA Practice Guidelines David Ginsberg, M.D.
Blake Hamilton, M.D.
AUA Practice Management Committee Micheal Darson, M.D.
Kenneth A. Berger, M.D.
AUA President-Elect Scott K. Swanson, M.D.
AUA Public Policy Council Eugene Y. Rhee, M.D., MBA
Peter Bretan, M.D.
Micheal F. Darson, M.D.
Brian D. Duty, M.D.
Jeff Evans, M.D.
Aaron Spitz, M.D. - AMA Rep.
AUA Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Committee Micheal F. Darson, M.D.
John Lam, M.D.
AUA Research Education, Conferences, & Communications
Robert Reiter, M.D.
John Gore, M.D
AUA Research Grants & Investigator Support John T. Leppert, M.D., MS
AUA Residents/Fellows Committee Karan Arora, M.D.
Alexandria "Ally" Hertz, M.D.
AUA Science & Quality Council Eugene Y. Rhee, M.D., MBA
AUA UCF - Bladder Health
Sima Porten, M.D., MPH
Suzette E. Sutherland, M.D.
AUA Update Series Advisory Committee Eila Skinner, M.D.
J. Kellogg Parsons, M.D.
Benjamin Breyer, M.D.
AUA Video Education Committee Daniel D. Dugi III, M.D.
James Porter, M.D.
Jennifer Hsueh-Lin Yang, M.D.
AUA Young Urologists Committee Seth Cohen, M.D. - WS Rep.
Forrest Jellison, M.D.
Erik T. Grossgold, M.D. - SGSU Rep.
BPH Panel J. Kellogg Parsons, M.D.
Male Infertility Panel
Michael L. Eisenberg, M.D.
Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Panel David A. Ginsberg, M.D.
Claire Chen Yang, M.D.
Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection Lenore Ackerman, M.D.
Jennifer Anger, M.D.
Una Lee, M.D.
Lynn Stothers, M.D
Testicular Cancer Panel Siamak Daneshmand, M.D.