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Award Winners

Each year, the American Urological Association honors the contributions of physician researchers and educators to the field of medicine, the specialty of urology, and the AUA. Access a list of previous honorees.

Congratulations to the 2016 honorees!

Ramon Guiteras Award

William Marston Linehan, MD

William Marston Linehan, MD

For outstanding contributions to the art and science of urology, most notably in the identification of genes associated with different types of kidney cancers and developing new strategies for their management.

Hugh Hampton Young Award

Margaret Sue Pearle, MD, PhD

Margaret Sue Pearle, MD, PhD

For seminal contributions to the science of nephrolithiasis by providing the evidence base that has shaped paradigms for the medical prevention and surgical therapy of stone disease, and for exemplary service in AUA Education and Guidelines.

Gold Cystoscope Award

Benjamin K. Canales MD, MPH

Benjamin K. Canales MD, MPH

For exemplary research initiatives in the pathogenesis of nephrolithiasis which include the development of new animal models and the exploration for novel therapeutic approaches.

Lifetime Achievement Award

James E. Montie, MD

James E. Montie, MD

For dedicated leadership in the field of urologic oncology and a lifelong commitment in helping advance urological education.

Eugene Fuller Triennial Prostate

Peter C. Albertsen, MD

Peter C. Albertsen, MD

For outstanding contributions to the understanding of prostate cancer, most notably in epidemiology and statistical analysis.

Victor A. Politano Award

W. Hardy Hendren III, MD

W. Hardy Hendren III, MD

For outstanding contributions in developing surgical techniques of reconstruction of urogenital anomalies and undiversion in children.

Health Science Award

William L. Parry, MD

Medivation, Inc.

For outstanding support of physician and patient education in prostate cancer. 

William P. Didusch Art and History Award

William L. Parry, MD

William L. Parry, MD

For continuous dedication in preserving the art and history of urology, naming the William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History and creating four award winning urology exhibits.

Distinguished Contribution Award

Gopal H. Badlani, MD

Gopal H. Badlani, MD

For unparalleled contributions and leadership as Secretary of the American Urological Association as well as decades of urological education and humanitarian service.

Distinguished Contribution Award

Allen F. Morey, MD

Allen F. Morey, MD

For outstanding contributions to the science and education of civilian and military urologists in the performance of urological reconstructive surgery as well as 18 years of philanthropic missions to Honduras.

Distinguished Contribution Award

Peter N. Schlegel, MD

Peter N. Schlegel, MD

For countless years of research, discovery and treatment of male infertility as well as urological education and dedication to students, residents and fellows.

Distinguished Service Award

Martin K. Dineen, MD

Martin K. Dineen, MD

For over two decades of outstanding leadership in Health Policy as well as humanitarian service in Haiti to eliminate the scourge of urogenital elephantiasis.

Distinguished Service Award

Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, MMHC, FACS

Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, MMHC, FACS

For outstanding leadership in the Specialty of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstruction, and for development of AUA Guidelines.

Distinguished Service Award

Raju Thomas, MD

Raju Thomas, MD

For outstanding leadership as the Chair of Urology at Tulane University, particularly after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, as well as for humanitarian service in providing minimally invasive surgery to less privileged areas of the world.

Gold Cane Award

Paul H. Lange, MD, FACS

Paul H. Lange, MD, FACS

For an outstanding career of academic leadership, mentorship and innovative contributions to the fields of urological oncology and endourology.

Presidential Citation

Arnold M. Belker, MD

Arnold M. Belker, MD

For many years of outstanding leadership in Andrology and Reproductive Medicine; and for innovation and teaching in microsurgery.

Presidential Citation

Peter N. Bretan, MD

Peter N. Bretan, MD

For outstanding leadership in disaster relief and humanitarian work both in the US and abroad; and for teaching urological skills in developing nations.

Presidential Citation

Anthony J. Casale, MD

Anthony J. Casale, MD

For years of leadership in Pediatric Urology, for the treatment of complex urogenital anomalies in children and resident teaching.

Presidential Citation

Col Paul A. Friedrichs, MD

Col Paul A. Friedrichs, MD

For outstanding leadership in the United States Air Force Medical Corps, for support of combat operations in Iraq, and for leadership in the AMA House of Delegates.

Presidential Citation

J. William McRoberts, MD

J. William McRoberts, MD

For many years of leadership as Chair of Urology at the University of Kentucky and for service as the AUA Southeastern Section Secretary and President.

Presidential Citation

Drogo K. Montague, MD

Drogo K. Montague, MD

For innovation and teaching in prosthetic surgery and penile reconstruction; and for leadership in creating AUA Guidelines.

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