WSAUA Sends Five Aspiring Leaders to AUA Advocacy Summit

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