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2021 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 the list of previous honorees.

Congratulations to the 2021 honorees!


Ramon Guiteras Award

Ian M. Thompson Jr., MD
For outstanding leadership and contributions in clinical trials and treatment of urologic cancers


Hugh Hampton Young Award

Yves Fradet, MD
For outstanding mentorship, research, leadership and exemplary surgical care of patients with urologic cancers


Gold Cystoscope Award

Stacy Loeb, MD, PhD, MSc
For outstanding research to enhance the value of prostate cancer screening and active surveillance


Lifetime Achievement Award

Ronald Rabinowitz, MD
For advancing the mission of the AUA by promoting education, research, and advocacy


Robert C. Flanigan Education Award

Tracey L. Krupski, MD, MPH
For fostering evidence-based decision making in urology, and outstanding commitment to resident and medical student education


Victor A. Politano Award

Mary Ann Lynn Stothers, MD, MHSc
For excellence in advancing innovative methods for treating urinary incontinence throughout the world


William P. Didusch Art & History Award

John L. Phillips, MD
For decades of outstanding writings, cataloging urologic history, and innovative use of history to educate residents


Distinguished Contribution Award

Michael J. Droller, MD
For critical contributions to the understanding of the biology and pathogenesis of bladder cancer


Distinguished Contribution Award

Peter A. Pinto, MD
For unique and significant contributions involving novel methods for diagnosing prostate cancer


Distinguished Contribution Award

Fred Saad, MD
For numerous significant contributions to the study and understanding of advanced prostate cancer


Distinguished Service Award

Christopher M. Gonzalez, MD, MBA
For outstanding service as AUA Public Policy Chair and launching the Annual Urology Advocacy Summit and AUAPAC


Distinguished Service Award

Kevin Pranikoff, MD
For dedicated service on AUA committees for three decades, and contributions to the Board as the Northeastern Section Representative


Distinguished Service Award

Roger E. Schultz, MD
For dedicated service on AUA committees for two decades, and contributions to the Board as the Mid-Atlantic Section Representative


Gold-Headed Cane Award

Sanford Siegel, MD
For tireless efforts to improve urology practice and support prostate cancer research and awareness


Presidential Citation

Peter E. Clark, MD
For significant contributions to the urologic care of patients as Practice Guidelines Chair


Presidential Citation

Jeffrey M. Frankel, MD
For tireless support and diplomatic advocacy for high quality private practice care within organized medicine


Presidential Citation

Marguerite C. Lippert, MD
For committed contributions to the success of women in urology and the education of urologists


Presidential Citation

Isaac J. Powell, MD, MS
For outstanding contributions regarding the biology, genetics and environmental impact of prostate cancer in African American men


Presidential Citation

Michael Ritchey, MD
For outstanding contributions to pediatric urologic oncology, and leadership with ABU and ABMS supporting urologic certification


Presidential Citation

Norm D. Smith, MD
For leadership in advocating for fair and accurate relative value scale payments of physician services