Richard K. Babayan, MD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology, Boston University School of Medicine, and Chief of Urology at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Babayan is a graduate of Tufts University and received his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in 1975. He did his surgical training at Yale-New Haven Hospital before completing his urology residency at Boston University Medical Center in 1980. From 1980 to 1982, Dr. Babayan was an AUA Research Scholar, performing basic science research in the field of hyperthermia at both MIT and BUSM. His clinical interests center on endourology and the use of minimally invasive approaches (including robotics) for prostate cancer, urinary stones, BPH and urologic oncology.
Dr. Babayan has been an active participant in local, national and international urologic organizations. He has held numerous leadership positions in the New England Section of the AUA, including president and treasurer, and served as New England Section representative to the AUA Board of Directors from 2005 to 2009. In 2011, Dr. Babayan received the AUA's Distinguished Service Award, and in 2013, the New England Section awarded him with the Joseph B. Dowd Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Babayan has been a member of the Development Council for the AUA Foundation, and continues to be active as a mentor for the AUA Leadership Program. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Urological Survey for The Journal of Urology®, and Chair of the AUA Publications Committee. Dr. Babayan is the past president and member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of Practicing Urologists and serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition. He has been a member of the AUA since 1983.
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J. Brantley Thrasher, MD, FACS is Professor and the William L. Valk Chair, Department of Urology and the Co-Director of Operative Services at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. He completed his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, an internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C., and his urology residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado. He subsequently completed a urologic oncology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He served for three years as Program Director for the Urology Residency Program at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, and was then appointed to his present position in 1998.
Dr. Thrasher has served as President of the Society of Urology Chairpersons and Program Directors, the Society of Urologic Oncology, and as a member of the Residency Review Committee for Urology. He has served as Vice-President of the American Board of Urology and is a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons.
He served as the South Central Section Representative to the AUA Board of Directors, as a member of the South Central Section Health Policy Committee, and is a former president of the South Central Section. He was previously the Chair of the Public Media, Practice Guidelines and Prostate Cancer Guidelines (vice-chair) Committees, a mentor for the AUA Leadership Program, a member of the Best Practice Policy Panel on Cryotherapy for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer, the Chair of the Prostate Cancer Literature Review Panel and the Audio-Visual Committee of the AUA. In 2015, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the AUA, for 15 years of service to academic and organized urology. He is an associate editor for the book, “The 5-Minute Urology Consult;” Editor for Practical Reviews in Urology, and an Editorial Consultant for Urology Times. He has published more than 200 manuscripts, book chapters and monographs in the area of urologic oncology. He has been a member of the AUA since 1994.
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William F. Gee, MD, FACS, is Clinical Professor of Surgery (Urology), Voluntary Faculty, at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Emeritus Urologist at Commonwealth Urology, Lexington, Kentucky. He has spent much of his career training University of Kentucky PGY-4 urology residents during their six-month rotation with private practice urologists at St. Joseph Hospital. He received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and did his urology residency in Seattle at the University of Washington, which included a year as an NIH Senior Research Fellow. Additionally, Dr. Gee served two years on active duty as a medical officer in the United States Naval Reserve, which included service in Vietnam.
From 2005 to 2009 Dr. Gee was AUA treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He has held numerous leadership positions, including president and secretary-treasurer of the American Association of Clinical Urologists, and president of both the AUA's Southeastern Section and the Kentucky Urological Association. Dr. Gee represented the AUA as a delegate to the AMA House of Delegates prior to becoming AUA president-elect. In addition, he served as AUA representative to the "RUC" (AMA Relative Value Update Committee) for over 15 years; the RUC determines the Relative Values for the Medicare Fee Schedule. Over the years, Dr. Gee has served on numerous AUA committees, including Urology Core Curriculum, Investment, and Future of Urology Residency Training Task Force. He has also been chair of the AUA Health Policy Council and has testified before Congress on urology issues. Dr. Gee has received several AUA awards, including the AUA Distinguished Service Award and the AUA Presidential Citation. He has been a member of the AUA since 1980, and was awarded Honorary AUA Membership in 2011.
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Dr. Manoj Monga is the Director of the Stevan Streem Center for Endourology and Stone Disease at the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic, he was the Joseph Sorkness professor and vice chair of Urologic Surgery and director of Endourology & Stone Disease at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Monga received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School and completed his residency at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is recognized as an international authority in endourology and stone disease, and has acted as a visiting professor at many of the major medical centers in the United States. In 2007, Dr. Monga was awarded the Endourology Society "Arthur Smith Young Innovators' Award," and has more than 300 peer-reviewed publications. His research has focused on the evaluation and design of medical devices related to endourology. He has been an invited speaker in India, Thailand, Brazil, Italy, Greece, Mexico, China, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
Dr. Monga serves on numerous AUA committees, including the Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Committee, Abstract Committee, and Urology Care Foundation's Outreach Committee, and served as chair of the North Central Section's Education Committee. In addition, Dr. Monga served as the treasurer of the Ohio Urological Society and a member of the American Board of Urology Exam Committee, and is past-president of both the Minnesota Urological Society and the Engineering & Urology Society. Dr. Monga is the section editor of the Journal of Endourology and serves on several other editorial boards, including the Indian Journal of Urology and the International Brazilian Journal of Urology. Dr. Monga has been a member of the AUA since 1997.
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Dr. Schlossberg is Chief Medical Information Officer for John Muir Health, a not-for-profit integrated system of doctors, hospitals and other services based in Walnut Creek, Ca. Previously, Dr. Schlossberg was Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Impact Advisors, and before that, he was the Chief Medical information Officer for the Yale New Haven Health System and the Yale School of Medicine. Prior to joining Yale, he was Professor of Urology at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Vice President, Clinical Operations for Sentara Medical Group in Norfolk Virginia. He graduated from Cornell Medical School and trained at New York Hospital and Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Schlossberg received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award from the College of William and Mary Executive Master of Business Administration Program in 1998. After training with Drs. Devine and Horton in Norfolk, he spent 25 years practicing reconstructive Urology.
Dr. Schlossberg has recently completed serving as chair of Health Policy for the AUA. He has also served the AUA as the first chair of the Practice Management Committee, vice chair of Health Policy and as AUA alternate to the AMA Relative Update Committee. He has served the Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA as a Board member and representative to the Health Policy Council. In addition, he currently serves as a mentor for the AUA Leadership Program. Dr. Schlossberg has been a member of the AUA since 1987.
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David F. Green, MD is the Chief Medical Officer at Concord Hospital in Concord, New Hampshire and is a senior partner at Concord Hospital’s Center for Urologic Care. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery with the Dartmouth Medical School. Since 2014, he has served as CEO of NH Accountable Care Partners, LLC, an accountable care organization (ACO) currently comprised of five hospitals.
Dr. Green is a graduate of Allegheny College and received his Medical Degree from Pennsylvania State University at Hershey. He completed his Urology Residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital during which time he served as a Tutor in Urology at the University of Leeds, England. Following his residency, he served as Assistant Professor in Urology at the Yale University School of Medicine. While at Yale, he received an AUA Scholar Award.
Dr. Green has been active in the AUA’s New England Section throughout his career serving as Scientific Program Committee Chair in 1987 and 1997. He served two terms as the New Hampshire representative to the New England Section Board of Directors. From 1997 through 2002, he served as Secretary of the New England Section and became its President in 2003. On the national level, Dr. Green has served the AUA in various capacities including serving on the Manpower Committee in 1995, serving on the Women in Urology Committee and chairing this between 1996 and 2001. He has served on the Bylaws Committee, the Public Relations Committee and the Audit Committee serving as its Chair in 2012, and was the New England Section Representative to the AUA Board of Directors from 2009 to 2013. From 2012-2013, he served as the Secretary of UROPAC.
Dr. Green is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, a Member in the American College of Physician Executives, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology. He has been a member of AUA since 1987.
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Roger E. Schultz, MD, FACS, is a urologist working with Riverside Medical Group in Williamsburg, Virginia. He is a Full Professor of the Riverside Family Practice residency and he was chosen Best Clinical Professor by its residents in 2015. Dr. Schultz received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and completed his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Before entering private practice, he served as a Staff urologist at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. He moved to Williamsburg and has transitioned from a small group practice to a large urology practice, then to a hospital based multi-specialty practice. He has been Chief of Staff at Sentara Regional Medical Center. He has served on the Executive Board of Urology of Virginia. He has been a Board member of of Temple Beth El in Williamsburg, Hospice House of Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Community Foundation, the Riverside Medical Group, and Wedmore Place - a European style hotel associated with the Williamsburg Winery.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a former President of the Tidewater and Virginia Urological Societies. He has been Secretary, Treasurer, and President of the Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA. He has been the Section representative on the AUA Practice Management Committee, Coding and Reimbursement Committee, later the Vice Chair of Coding and Reimbursement. Dr. Schultz co-authored Humanizing Prostate Cancer, a manual for patients. He assists the Editorial Board for Urology Practice. He has been a Member of the AUA since 1988.
Dr. Schultz speaks fluent Spanish. He plays clarinet and sings with Bagels and Fraylox - a Klezmer band with an anthology of 2 CD’s! He is an ocean kayaker, amateur photographer, and tennis player. He loves to travel with his wife, Dr. Beth Scharlop (GYN).
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Kevin R. Loughlin, MD, is a Professor of Surgery (Urology) at Harvard Medical School; Director of Urologic Research and Senior Surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital; and staff urologist at numerous medical institutions throughout the Boston area, including the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He is actively involved in bladder cancer research and has lectured nationally and internationally on urologic research topics. Dr. Loughlin is a graduate of Princeton University, received his medical degree from New York Medical College and his MBA from Boston University. In addition, he holds an honorary master's degree from Harvard University.
Dr. Loughlin served as secretary of the New England Section of the AUA from 2002-2007 and as president from 2008-2009. He is a served on numerous AUA committees including The Journal of Urology Editorial Board, Research Council, and Urologic, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Imaging Committee. Dr. Loughlin currently serves on the Board of the American Association of Clinical Urologists and the Massachusetts Association of Practicing Urologists, and is a trustee of the American Board of Urology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Loughlin has written more than 200 scientific publications and authored or edited 10 books. He has served on numerous editorial boards, including The Journal of Urology, Urology, the Canadian Journal of Urology, Urologic Oncology, and AUA News. Dr. Loughlin received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New England Section of the AUA and the Alumnus Medal of Honor Award from New York Medical College. Dr. Loughlin has been a member of the AUA since 1989.
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Frederick A. Gulmi, MD is a physician who recently has joined the Department of Urology at the NYU School of Medicine as the Vice-Chairman of Urology and the Chief of Urology at the NYU Lutheran Medical Center. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Urology at the NYU School of Medicine. Before this Dr. Gulmi was the Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Urologic Surgery at The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York. He was also Chairman and Residency Program Director there.
Dr. Gulmi graduated from the Universidad Central Del Caribe in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He completed a year of internship as a Flexible Intern at The Long Island College Hospital, one year of General Surgery at The Nassau County Medical Center and his Urology Residency and Chief Residency at The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. After completing his residency at Brookdale, Dr. Gulmi became the Frederick C. Wallace Fellow at The New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical School, focusing on Renal Physiology and Endourology. Once his fellowship was completed, Dr. Gulmi returned to the Brookdale University Hospital where he continued to practice for the last 25 years.
Dr. Gulmi has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Urology and the British Journal of Urology. He served as the Vice-Chairman for Resident Education for the National Urology Ultrasound Faculty of the American Urologic Association. Dr. Gulmi has taught ultrasound post-graduate courses at the AUA Annual Meeting. He is a member of the New York Section of the AUA, and has served as Secretary and President of the Board of Directors of The New York Section of the AUA. Dr. Gulmi was recently awarded the Russell W. Lavengood Distinguished Service Award by the Board of Directors of the NY Section of the AUA for his contributions to the NY Section. He has been a member of the AUA since 1993.
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Chandru P. Sundaram, MD, is Professor of Urology and Director of the Residency Program and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. After graduating from Madras Medical College, he completed a Masters in general surgery from Bangalore University in India. Dr. Sundaram went on to complete his residency at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and an endourology fellowship in Boston. He began his academic urologic career at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he directed an Endourological Society-recognized fellowship. In 2002, Dr. Sundaram established a fellowship and program in minimally invasive surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has been recognized with teaching awards from both Washington University and Indiana University. He has been a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England since 1989.
Dr. Sundaram's areas of interest include minimally invasive surgery of the kidney, prostate and adrenal gland. He has authored or co-authored more than 140 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has served as board member and assistant editor of the Journal of Endourology. Dr. Sundaram has held multiple leadership positions, including president of the AUA's North Central Section, the Indiana Urologic Association and the Society of Urological Robotic Surgeons. In addition, he has been the chairman of the AUA's Laparoscopy, Robotic and New Surgical Technology Committee; has served on the AUA's Education Council; and serves as diplomat of the American Board of Urology through February 2021. Dr. Sundaram has been an invited faculty at numerous international meetings and institutions around the world. He is a 2009 graduate of the AUA's Leadership Program, and has been a member of the AUA since 1997.
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John Douglas Denstedt, MD, graduated from medical school at The University of Western Ontario (Western) in London, Ontario. He did his residency in urology at Western, and completed a fellowship in endourology at Washington University in St. Louis. He has been on the faculty at Western in the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry since 1990, and is currently Professor of Urology. In July 2003, he assumed the role of chairman and chief of the Department of Surgery at Western, and was re-appointed in 2008 for another 5-year term. He also serves as special advisor to the Dean Internationalization and Simulation at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.
While maintaining an active clinical practice, Dr. Denstedt has served on countless boards and committees, and is currently a member of the AUA's Nominating Committee and Judicial & Ethics Committee, among others. Dr. Denstedt is a member of the Northeastern Section of the AUA, where he served as treasurer and president. Additionally, Dr. Denstedt serves as chair of the Canadian Association of Surgical Chairs and treasurer of the Endourological Society. His clinical practice at St. Joseph's Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre is primarily in endourology, with research interests in urolithiasis, biofilms, lasers and minimally invasive techniques in urology.
Dr. Denstedt has authored more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters and has been a guest professor at over 200 universities, national meetings or instructional courses throughout the world. He serves on the editorial board of most major urology journals, and is currently managing editor of the Journal of Endourology. In 1998, he became the first Canadian to win one of the AUA's highest honors, the Gold Cystoscope Award. Dr. Denstedt has been a member of the AUA since 1991.
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Randall B. Meacham, MD, is Professor and Chief of the Division of Urology, and Urology Residency Program Director at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, where he went on to complete his urology residency and a fellowship in male reproductive medicine and surgery. He joined the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1990, and has been chief of the Division of Urology since 2001. Dr. Meacham's primary area of clinical and academic activity is the evaluation and treatment of male infertility, with a focus on microsurgical reconstruction. He is a nationally recognized specialist in urologic microsurgery and maintains a large referral practice in the management of male reproductive disorders.
Dr. Meacham is a member of the South Central Section of the AUA, where he has held numerous leadership positions, including secretary (2006 – 2010) and president (2011 – 2012), and is currently a member of the Health Policy Council, Program Committee and Bylaws Committee. In addition, he is past-president of both the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction and the Rocky Mountain Urological Society, and served as medical staff president and board member of the University of Colorado Hospital. He currently serves as vice chair of the Urology Residency Review Committee of the ACGME.
Dr. Meacham is an internationally recognized thought leader in the area of male reproductive medicine and lectures extensively. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific publications, and has served on numerous editorial boards, including The Journal of Andrology, Reviews in Urology and the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Dr. Meacham has been a member of the AUA since 1995.
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Thomas F. Stringer, MD, is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and assumed the full time role as Medical Director of the University of Florida Urology Clinic in 2011 after a career as managing partner of a large urology group practice and as an adjunct professor in the Department. Dr. Stringer received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He went on to complete his residency in surgery and urology at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida.
Dr. Stringer is an active member of the AUA, and in 2010, he was awarded the AUA's prestigious Presidential Citation. He is past-president of the Southeastern Section of the AUA (2009 – 2010), where he also served as treasurer from 2004 – 2007. He has also served on the AUA's Finance, Bylaws and Investment Committees, and is a contributing author to the AUA's Core Curriculum. Dr. Stringer currently serves as president of the UroGators Alumni Society, and is past-president of the Florida Urological Society. He was an active foundation board member of Citrus Memorial Hospital and subsequently served as their inaugural chief medical officer. He writes and lectures nationally on the business of urology. Dr. Stringer has been a member of the AUA since 1984.
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Scott K. Swanson, MD, is a consultant in the Department of Urology at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he became the founding chair of the department after joining the staff in 1987. In addition, he is Associate Professor of urology in the Mayo School of Medicine. Dr. Swanson earned a bachelor's degree at the U.S. Air Force Academy, graduating magna cum laude, and his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He went on to complete a surgical internship at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in Texas, and a residency in the Department of Urology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Dr. Swanson served in the U.S. Air Force from 1971 to 1987. He has received numerous honors and awards, including being selected as Distinguished Mayo Educator in 2001. He has a broad and distinguished record of service to Mayo Clinic, including serving as chair of Mayo Clinic Office of Brand Management, director of Medical Education, vice-chair and member of the Board of Governors, chair of the Surgical Council and chair of the Department of Urology. Additionally, he was the founding program director for the Arizona Board of Urology Residency Program and the first associate medical director for their Department of Development.
Dr. Swanson served as the AUA's Western Section president from 2006 to 2007. In addition, he served the Arizona Urological Society in various capacities, including president-elect, secretary/treasurer and program chair. Dr. Swanson's specialty areas of urological surgery include urologic oncology, laparoscopic surgery, urinary tract reconstruction, and minimally invasive and major stone surgery. His articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of Urology®, the British Journal of Urology and Urology. Dr. Swanson has been a member of the AUA since 1987.
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Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Sheppard is a business professional with over 25 years of corporate leadership experience. As the Chief Executive Officer of the AUA, he is responsible for AUA's three corporate entities. In his 19 years with the AUA, Mr. Sheppard has held several executive level positions, including director of Finance and Information Systems, chief operating officer and deputy executive director. Prior to joining the AUA, Mr. Sheppard served in senior level business positions at USF&G Realty Advisors, Inc. as a real estate portfolio controller, and C.W. Amos and Company, LLC as a senior independent public auditor. In addition, Mr. Sheppard is a retiree of the U.S. Naval Reserves Service. He has numerous professional affiliations, including memberships with the American Society of Association Executives, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, the Institute of Management Accountants Association, Specialty Societies CEO Coalition and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Sheppard received his MBA from Loyola College's Sellinger School. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Association Executive. Mr. Sheppard is the recipient of several awards, including many military honors. He has written a number of published articles and participates on several committees for medical-related organizations, including currently serving as Treasurer and Board member of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies.
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