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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 01, 2010

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AUA Communications, AUA
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AUA NAMES NEW OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS

LINTHICUM, MD, July 1, 2010—The American Urological Association (AUA) today announced the following new officers and members of the Board of Directors:

Datta G. Wagle, MD, has been named the 2010-2011 President of the AUA. Previously AUA President-Elect, Dr. Wagle served as the Northeastern Section representative to the AUA Board of Directors. He is currently the chief of urology at both St. Joseph Hospital and Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, NY. He has served as president of the American Association of Clinical Urologists, the Northeastern Section of the AUA, New York State Urological Society, Medical Society of the County of Erie, St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Staff and the Buffalo Urological Society. He was also the National Chairman of UROPAC for four years.

Sushil S. Lacy, MD, has been named the 2010-2011 President-Elect of the AUA. Dr. Lacy previously served on the AUA Board of Directors and several AUA committees. He is currently a clinical professor of urology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and is in private practice in Lincoln, NE, with seven other urologists. He is presently a member of the AUA Foundation Development Council and a mentor in the AUA Leadership Program. Dr. Lacy has served as a member of the Board of Directors for UROPAC and the American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU). He also served as president of the AACU, South Central Section of the AUA, and the Nebraska Urological Association (NUA).

Gopal H. Badlani, MD, has been named the 2010-2011 Secretary-Elect of the AUA. Dr. Badlani previously served as president of the New York Section of the AUA. He is currently professor of urology, vice chair of Clinical Affairs, and director of the Urogynecology Regenerative Medicine Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston Salem, NC. Dr. Badlani has served on numerous AUA committees, including the Bylaws, Section Secretaries and Annual Program committees. He is the former president of the Endourological Society and the Indian American Urological Association. In addition, he served on the boards of various organizations, including International Volunteers in Urology, the National Kidney Foundation and the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology.

The AUA would like to welcome the following Section representatives to its Board of Directors:

J. Brantley Thrasher, MD, has replaced Charles W. Logan, MD, as the South Central Section representative. Dr. Thrasher is a professor and the William L. Valk Chair of the Department of Urology, as well as the co-director of operative services at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Thrasher has held numerous leadership roles within the AUA, including president of the South Central Section, Kansas state representative to the Board of Directors of the South Central Section, vice chair of the AUA Prostate Cancer Guidelines Panel, chair of the Public Media Committee and mentor for the AUA Leadership Program. He also presently serves on the Residency Review Committee for Urology and is a Trustee on the American Board of Urology.

John H. Lynch, MD, has replaced Thomas J. Rohner, Jr., MD, as the Mid-Atlantic Section representative. Dr. Lynch is a professor and chair of the Department of Urology at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, and has served as program director there for the past 19 years. Dr. Lynch previously served on the AUA Practice Guidelines Committee and the Education Council and helped develop the AUA online Ethics Curriculum. Dr. Lynch has served numerous roles in local and regional urological or medical organizations, including the Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA.

A complete list of Board members is now available at www.AUAnet.org. Full biographies and headshots are available upon request. Contact AUA Communications at 410-689-3932 for more information about the AUA Board of Directors or to schedule an interview.

About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is the pre-eminent professional organization for urologists, with more than 16,000 members throughout the world. An educational nonprofit organization, the AUA pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care by carrying out a wide variety of programs for members and their patients.

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