American Urological Association - AUA Choosing Wisely® Champions

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AUA Choosing Wisely® Champions

Danil Makarov, MD

Danil Makarov, MD

New York University School of of Medicine

Dr. Makarov is recognized for his research on physician adherence to clinical practice guidance documents that demonstrated a need for tools and education (such as Choosing Wisely recommendations) to inform appropriate care. Dr. Makarov is an Assistant Professor and Director of Health Services Research in the Department of Urology at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and NYU Langone Medical Center in New York. He is also a SOLVE faculty member and assistant professor of health policy at NYU Wagner School of Public Service.


Peter Black, MD
Ithaar Derweesh, MD
Mitchell Humphreys, MD

Peter Black, MD
Ithaar Derweesh, MD
Mitchell Humphreys, MD

AUA Leadership Program (Mentor: John Price)

Drs. Humphreys, Black and Derweesh, as part of their participation in the AUA Leadership Program, conducted a membership survey focused on adherence to Choosing Wisely statements, with a focus on the AUA's first list of recommendations, and worked with electronic medical record vendors to incorporate clinical decision support into systems to alert providers to the AUA's recommendations. Dr. Humphreys is a consultant and professor in the Department of Urology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and serves as the associate dean of the Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development and is the Endourology Fellowship director. Dr. Black is a urologic oncologist at Vancouver General Hospital, as well as a research scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre and an associate professor in the Department of Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Derweesh is a professor of surgery in the Division of Urology at the University of California, San Diego, where he also serves as program director of the Urologic Oncology Fellowship.

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