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

WSAUA Attendees to the AUA Advocacy Summit in Washington DC, March 12-14

Many thanks to AUA for helping us establish a pathway for our Resident’s and Young Urologists interested in leadership, advocacy and health policy issues.


Kai Dallas, MD – Sponsored Young Urologist, Resident “Prior to the summit, I was completely unaware of the importance of advocacy to allow us to best care for our patients (and ourselves). I have to admit, over the course of my training hearing the frequent grumblings about the state of the system from other doctors was disheartening for a young trainee. Having the opportunity to see (and take part of) efforts to actually address these concerns has truly inspired me. I hope to remain actively involved in advocacy and work directly with you in these endeavors in the future.”

Kathleen Kan, MD — Sponsored Young Urologist, Resident


Robert Lurvey, MD — Sponsored Young Urologist, Resident

Alan L. Kaplan, MD — Sponsored Young Urologist, Resident


Sara M. Lenherr, MD, MS — Sponsored Young Urologist, Resident


Other WSAUA Attendees


Eugene Y. Rhee, MD — Program Group, AUA State Advocacy Committee, AUA Legislative Affairs Committee, AUA Telemedicine Work Group Co-chair, WSAUA Health Policy Committee Chairman


Jeffrey M. Frankel, MD — WSAUA President Elect, AACU Past President, UROPAC Chair, WSAUA Health Policy Committee Vice-chair


Jason Jameson, MD — District 8 Rep to Board, AUA Legislative Affairs Committee, Arizona Urological Society President

Peter N. Bretan MD—AUA Public Policy Council, President of California Urological Assn


Scott K. Swanson, MD — Rep to AUA Board of Directors, Past-President WSAUA


John S. Lam, MD – Secretary/Treasurer of California Urological Assn and CMA delegate


Ben Chew, MD — District 1 Rep to Board

Eric J. Zeidman, MD — AUA Public Policy Council, Past-President WSAUA


Micheal F. Darson, MD — AUA Public Policy Council, AUA Practice Management Committee, AUA Coding and Reimbursement Committee (liaison to AUA Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee), AUA National Insurer Advisory Workgroup

Welcome New Members (2018-19)

Samuel  Abourbih, MD

Gerlad  Atkins, NP

Matthew  M.  Banti, MD

Cathy  M.  Bartz, RN, CCRA, MBA

Ken  Batai, PhD

Andrew  S.  Behesnilian, MD

Scott  A.  Berkman, MD, FAAP

Erik  Beuker, MD

Kristin  Buschemeyer, PA-C

William  H.  Cho, MD

Simon  L.  Conti, MD

Christina  Cool, PA

Daniel  E.  Cooper, MD

Justin  J.  DeGrado, MD

Rajiv  Dhir, PA

Edward  C.  Diaz, MD

Alicia  Dietrich, PA

Kamyar  Y.  Ebrahimi, MD

Deidra  Ellis, PA

Ryan  Flannigan, MD

Catherine  L.  Fung, NP

Jennifer  Gilitiuk, PA

Tracy  M.  Hitzeman, RN, CCM

Samay  Jain, MD

Debra  Jur, NP-C

Ronald  W.  Keller, PA

Ina  Wu  Kim, MD, MPH

Paul  LaPine, PA-C

Benjamin  T.  Larson, MD

Aubree  A.  Larson, PA-C

Eric  E.  Lauer, MD

Justin  Ka-Pun  Lee, MD

Eric  Levy, MD

Ann  Martinez Acevedo, PA-C

Andrew  Medendorp, MD

Megan  Melnyk, MD, FRCSC

Mariam  Imnadze  Miller, MD

Sue  Miller, PA

Farshid  Mirzaee, MD

Jasmir  Nayak, MD, FRCSC

Hao  G.  Nguyen, MD, PhD

Lesli  I.  Nicolay, MD

Neal  J.  Olarte, NP

Mark  Painter, CPMA

Guillermo (Will)  Patino, DO

Deo  Perez, PA-C

Amanda  B.  Reed-Maldonado, MD

Douglas  S.  Reeve, HP

Sabeer  Rehsia, MD, FRCSC

Amber  Rennie

Michael (Mike)  E.  Robinson, MD

Aimee  E.  Rogers, MD

Kevin  J.  Rycyna, MD

Nader  Sadoughi, MD, FACS

Melissa  Scott, PA

Amanjot  Singh  Sethi, MD

Sadik  Shabdar, PharmD

Lisa  Shames, PhD

Abrar  A.  Siddiquee, BSc

Richard  C.  Slater, DO, MHA

Devon  Snow-Lisy, MD

Barb  Sobjack, PA

Bruce  W.  Sperry, PA

George  B  Stackhouse, MD

Heidi  A.  Stephany, MD

Philip  J.  Stuart, MD, FACS

Daniel  E.  Swanson, MD

Genevieve  H.  Sweet, MD

Kelly  A.  Swords, MD, MPH

Dan  Theodorescu, MD, PhD

Thomas  Tieu, MD

Scott  B.  Tobis, MD

Robert  C.  Tyler, PhD

Eric  J.  Uhlman, MD, FACS

Mark  Wainstein, MD

Whitney  Lynn  Ward, PA-C

Jonathan  N.  Warner, MD

Elias  Wehbi, MD, FRCSC

Priya  N.  Werahera, PhD

Mandy  Williams, PA-C

Bernardetta  Witek, PA

Ross  A.  Wopat, MD

Jonathan  A.  Wu, MD

Daniel  E.  Yanko, MD

Lorraine  Y.  Young, RN

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