Western Section AUA / 2021 - 2022 Leadership

Officers

Position
Name
Location
President Christopher Porter, M.D. Seattle, WA
President-Elect Harcharan Gill, M.D. Stanford, CA
Past President Kathleen Kobashi, M.D. Seattle, WA
Secretary Sia Daneshmand, M.D. Los Angeles, CA
Treasurer Christopher Kane, M.D. San Diego, CA
Historian John Prince, M.D. (interim) Orange, CA
Executive Director Chris DeSantis, MBA Santa Ana, CA
Associate Director
Jeannie DeSantis, MBA Santa Ana, CA

Board of Directors

District
Regions
Member
Alternate
District 1: Northwest Canadian Provinces, Alaska, Hawaii, and Pacific Island Possessions of the U.S. James Ng, M.D.
- Honolulu, HI
Peter Black, M.D.
- Vancouver, BC
District 2: Washington Kathleen Kieran, M.D.
- Seattle, WA
Jeffrey Evans, M.D.
- Burien, WA
District 3: Oregon Jen-Jane Liu, M.D.
- Portland, OR
Sudhir Isherwal, M.D.
- Portland, OR
District 4: Northern California including Alameda & Contra Costa Counties Donna Deng, M.D.
- Oakland, CA
Nadya Cinman, M.D.
- Oakland, CA
District 5: San Francisco, San Mateo & Santa Clara Counties and Central California Benjamin Breyer, M.D.
- San Francisco, CA
Joseph Kuntze, M.D.
- San Luis Obispo, CA
District 6: Los Angeles County Chris Tenggardjaja, M.D.
- Los Angeles, CA
Stacey Carter, M.D.
- Los Angeles, CA
District 7: Southern California Thomas Jones, M.D.
- Escondido, CA
Brian Hu, M.D.
- Loma Linda, CA
District 8: Arizona Ben Lee, M.D.
- Tucson, AZ
Chris Wolter, M.D.
- Phoenix, AZ
District 9: Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming Sara Lenherr, M.D.
- Salt Lake City, UT
Richard Matern, M.D.
- Salt Lake City, UT
District 10: Orange County Irene McAleer, M.D.
- Newport Beach, CA
Lamia Gabal, M.D.
- Santa Ana, CA

Nominations Committee

District
Members
Location
District 1: Lynn Stothers, M.D. Vancouver, BC, Canada
District 2: Jeffrey Frankel, M.D. Seattle, WA
District 3: Christopher Amling, M.D. Portland, OR
District 4: TBD TBD
District 5: Joseph Kuntze, M.D. San Luis Obispo, CA
District 6: Chris Tenggardjaja, M.D. Los Angeles, CA
District 7: Eugene Rhee, M.D. San Diego, CA
District 8: Jason Jameson, M.D. Phoenix, AZ
District 9: M. Chad Wallis, M.D. Salt Lake City, UT
District 10: Irene McAleer, M.D. Newport Beach, CA

Health Policy Committee

District
Members
Location
Chair: Eugene Y. Rhee, M.D., MBA San Diego, CA
Vice-Chair: Jason Jameson, M.D. Phoenix, AZ
District 1 - Alaska Greg O. Lund, M.D. Palmer, AK
District 2 - Washington
Kenneth A. Berger, M.D. Pasco, WA
District 3 - Oregon Brian O. Duty, M.D. Portland, OR
District 4 - NorCal+Alameda & Contra Costa Counties Peter N. Bretan, M.D. Watsonville, CA
District 5 - San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, & Central Cal Joseph R. Kuntze, M.D. Templeton, CA
District 6 - Los Angeles+Ventura Counties John S. Lam, M.D. Woodland Hills, CA
District 7 - San Diego Eric Biewenga, M.D. San Diego, CA
District 8 - Arizona Karen Stern, M.D. Phoenix, AZ
District 9 - Idaho, Montana, WY Lane C. Childs, M.D. Salt Lake City, UT
District 10 - Orange County Aaron Spitz, M.D. Laguna Hills, CA
District 11 - Inland Empire
Forrest Jellison M.D. Loma Linda, CA
District 12 - Nevada Joseph Candela, M.D. Las Vegas, NV
District 13 - Utah
Lane Childs, M.D. Salt Lake City, UT
Young Urologist Rep: Seth Cohen, M.D. Los Angeles, CA
Advisor: Jeffrey Frankel, M.D. Seattle, WA
Advisor: Amani Abou Zam-zam, MBA Santa Monica, CA
Advisor: Robert Lurvey, M.D. Sacramento, CA

Western Section Representatives to AUA Committees

Title
Name
AUA President Raju Thomas, M.D., FACS
AUA Board of Directors Rep: Eric Zeidman, M.D.
Alt: Patrick Cartwright, M.D.
AUA Advanced Practice Providers Timothy Brand, M.D.
AUA Advocacy Representatives Jeffrey Frankel, M.D.
Chris Amling, M.D.
Eric Zeidman, M.D.
AUA delegation to the AMA

 

Jason Jameson, MD, Alternate Delegate
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.
Eugene Y. Rhee, M.D., MBA
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.
Hung-Jui Tan, M.D.
Jeremy Shelton, M.D.
AUA Educational Council Seth A. Cohen, M.D.
Jennifer Singer, M.D.
AUA History Committee Martin L. Dresner, M.D.
Benjamin Chung, M.D.
Unwanaobong Nseyo, M.D.
Irwin Goldstein, M.D. (Curator)
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.
Una Lee, 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.
Hao Nguyen, M.D., PhD
AUA Past President John H. Lynch, M.D.
AUA Practice Guidelines David Ginsberg, M.D.
Blake Hamilton, M.D.
Micheal Darson, M.D.
Ken Berger, 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.
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., M.S.
Peter Black, M.D.
AUA Residents/Fellows Committee Karan Arora, M.D.
AUA Science & Quality Council Eugene Y. Rhee, M.D., MBA
Thomas Chi, M.D.
AUA UCF
Sima Porten, M.D., MPH
Suzette E. Sutherland, M.D.
Landon Trost, M.D.
Daniel Lin, 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.