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

Pictured from left to right: Dean Hadley (2016 president), Jeannie DeSantis (assoc director), Chris Porter (secretary), Chris Amling (treasurer), Jeffrey Frankel (president), Rob Carlile (2017 president), Joe Presti, Jr. (2018 president), George Kaplan (historian), Chris DeSantis (exec dir)

Western Section AUA
2018 - 2019 Leadership

 

Officers

Position
Name
Location
President Jeffrey Frankel, M.D. Seattle, WA
President-Elect Christopher Amling, M.D. Portland, OR
Past President Joseph C. Presti, Jr., M.D. Oakland, CA
Secretary Christopher Porter, M.D. Seattle, WA
Treasurer Christopher Kanes, M.D. San Diego, CA
Historian George Kaplan, M.D. San Diego, CA
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. Ben Chew, M.D.
- Vancouver, BC Canada
Greg O. Lund, M.D.
- Palmer, AK
District 2: Washington Douglas Sutherland, M.D.
- Tacoma, WA
Kenneth A. Berger, M.D.
- Pasco, WA
District 3: Oregon Jason C. Hedges, M.D.
- Portland, OR
Brian D. Duty, M.D.
- Portland, OR
District 4: Northern California including Alameda & Contra Costa Counties Paul Li, M.D.
- Oakland, CA
Wayland Hsiao, M.D.
- Oakland, CA
District 5: San Francisco, San Mateo & Santa Clara Counties and Central California H. Greg Rainwater, M.D.
- Fresno, CA
Craig Comiter, M.D.
- Stanford, CA
District 6: Los Angeles County District 7: Southern California Polina Reyblat, M.D.
- Los Angeles, CA
Anne Schuckman, M.D.
- Los Angeles, CA
District 7: Southern California Ithaar Derweesh, M.D.
- La Jolla, CA
Herbert Ruckle, M.D.
- Loma Linda, CA
District 8: Arizona Christian Twiss, M.D.
- Tucson, AZ
Jason Jameson, M.D.
- Phoenix, AZ
District 9: Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming Will Lowrance, M.D.
- Salt Lake City, UT
Chris Dechet, M.D.
- Salt Lake City, UT
District 10: Orange County Jaime Landman, M.D.
- Orange, CA
Gamal Ghoniem, M.D.
- Orange, CA

Nominations Committee

District
Members
Location
District 1: Robert Carlile, M.D. Honolulu, HI
District 2: Ken Berger, M.D. Seattle, WA
District 3: Jen-Jane Liu, M.D. Portland, OR
District 4: Nadya Cinman, M.D. San Francisco, CA
District 5: Anthony Horan, M.D. Delano, CA
District 6: John Lam, M.D. Woodland Hills, CA
District 7: Dean Hadley, M.D. Loma Linda, CA
District 8: Benjamin Lee, M.D. Tucson, AZ
District 9: Stephen Summers, M.D. Salt Lake City, UT
District 10: Jeffrey E. Kaufman, M.D. Orange, CA

Western Section Representatives to AUA Committees

Title
Name
AUA Advanced Practice Nurses/PAs Kevin A. Wayne, PA-C
Timothy Brand, M.D.
AUA Awards Committee William Bohnert, M.D.
AUA Board of Directors Rep: Scott K. Swanson, M.D.
Alt: Eric Zeidman, M.D.
AUA By-Laws Committee Jason Jameson, M.D.
Daniel Lin, M.D.
Chad Wallis, M.D.
AUA Coding / Reimb. Committee Christopher Porter, M.D.
Lane C. Childs, M.D.
Micheal Darson, M.D.
Carleen Bensen, M.D.
AUA Core Curriculum Committee Benjamin N. Breyer, M.D.
Karen Stern, M.D.
Laura Leddy, M.D.
H. Albin Gritsch, M.D.
AUA Data Committee Jennifer Anger, M.D.
Matthew Cooperberg, M.D.
Benjamin N. Breyer, M.D.
Chris Saigal, M.D.
Ithaar Derweesh, M.D.
AUA Educational Council Timothy Brand, M.D.
Peter Carroll, M.D.
Mark Jordan, M.D.
Inderbir Gill, M.D.
John Lam, M.D.
Christopher Porter, M.D.
AUA Finance Committee Scott Swanson, M.D.
AUA History Committee George Kaplan, M.D.
Lawrence Jones, M.D.
AUA Int. Academic Fellowship Committee Inderbir S. Gill, M.D.
Charles Rosser, M.D.
AUA International Relations Committee William Bohnert, M.D.
Elspeth McDougall, M.D.
AUA Judicial & Ethics Council John Corman, M.D.
Chris Twiss, M.D.
Jeffrey Kaufman, M.D.
Jennifer Anger, M.D.
AUA Laparoscopic, Robotic & New Surgical Technology Timothy Brand, M.D.
Arnold Chin, M.D.
James Porter, M.D.
Thomas Lendvay, M.D
AUA Leadership Program
Peter Black, M.D.
Mitchell Humphreys, M.D.
Ithaar Derweesh, M.D.
AUA Legislative Affairs Committee Mitch Humphreys, M.D.
Jason Jameson, M.D.
Eugene Rhee, M.D.
Jeremy Shelton, M.D.
AUA Nat'l Medical Student Curriculum Seth A. Cohen, M.D.
AUA Nominating Committee Rep: Patrick Cartwright, M.D.
AUA Awards Committee William Bohnert, M.D.
AUA Practice Guidelines Micheal Darson, M.D.
David Ginsberg, M.D.
Blake Hamilton, M.D.
AUA Public Policy Council Peter Bretan, M.D.
Micheal F. Darson, M.D.
Eric Zeidman, M.D.
AUA Publications Committee Peter R. Carroll, M.D.
Inderbir S. Gill, M.D.
AUA Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Committee Micheal F. Darson, M.D.
John Gore, M.D.
AUA Research Council Robert Reiter, M.D.
Larissa Rodriguez, M.D.
J. Kellogg Parsons, M.D.
AUA Research Grants Peter Black, M.D.
Daniel W. Lin, M.D.
Larissa Rodriguez, M.D.
J. Kellogg Parsons, M.D.
AUA Residents Committee Hamad Ahmadi, M.D.
Kimberly L. Fischer, M.D.
AUA Science & Quality Council Eila Skinner, M.D.
AUA UCF - Prostate/Public Education Council Paul Lange, M.D.
AUA Update Series Advisory Committee Peter R. Carroll, M.D.
Eila Skinner, M.D.
AUA Urologic Diagnostic & Therapeutic Imaging Hao Gia Nguyen, M.D.
Chris Porter, M.D.
AUA Urology Practice Editorial Board Kathleen Kobashi, M.D.
Eugene Rhee, 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 John Lam, M.D.
Sean Stroup, M.D.
Matthew Christman, M.D.
JAC Representatives Jeffrey Kaufman, M.D.
Scott Swanson, M.D.
Dean Hadley, M.D.
Rob Carlile, M.D.
Jeffrey Frankel, M.D.
JU Editorial Board Peter Black, M.D.
Craig Comiter, M.D.
William Lowrance, M.D.
Jaime Landman, M.D.
Maxwell V. Meng, M.D.
Jaime Landman, M.D.
Representatives to SUNA
Martin L. Dresner, M.D.

 

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Samuel  Abourbih, MD

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Matthew  M.  Banti, MD

Cathy  M.  Bartz, RN, CCRA, MBA

Ken  Batai, PhD

Andrew  S.  Behesnilian, MD

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Lesli  I.  Nicolay, MD

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Mark  Painter, CPMA

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Amanda  B.  Reed-Maldonado, MD

Douglas  S.  Reeve, HP

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Kevin  J.  Rycyna, MD

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Melissa  Scott, PA

Amanjot  Singh  Sethi, MD

Sadik  Shabdar, PharmD

Lisa  Shames, PhD

Abrar  A.  Siddiquee, BSc

Richard  C.  Slater, DO, MHA

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Barb  Sobjack, PA

Bruce  W.  Sperry, PA

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Heidi  A.  Stephany, MD

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Genevieve  H.  Sweet, MD

Kelly  A.  Swords, MD, MPH

Dan  Theodorescu, MD, PhD

Thomas  Tieu, MD

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Eric  J.  Uhlman, MD, FACS

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