* eligible to renew for an additional two year term
* eligible to renew for an additional two year term
Scott K. Swanson, MD, FACS
President, 5/19/2020 - 5/27/2021
Scott K. Swanson, MD is a consultant in the Department of Urology at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was the first urologist on the staff of 42 physicians when Mayo Clinic opened in Arizona in 1987. Dr. Swanson is an Associate Professor of Urology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and was the first chair of the urology department from 1987 - 2002. He earned a bachelor's degree at the U.S. Air Force Academy and graduated magna cum laude. Dr. Swanson earned his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine, completed 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. He was a chief resident in his last year.
Dr. Swanson served in the U.S. Air Force from 1971 - 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, chair of the Department of Urology and chair of Mayo Clinic Arizona Regional Practice. Dr. Swanson was the founding program director for the Arizona Board of Urology Residency Program and the first associate medical director for the Department of Development.
Dr. Swanson served as the president of the AUA Western Section from 2006 - 2007 and has served on that Executive Board for many years. He served as chair of the AUA Audit Committee, search committees and as a member of the Finance Committee. Dr. Swanson specializes in urologic oncology, laparoscopic surgery, urinary tract reconstruction and minimally invasive and major stone surgery. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of Urology, the British Journal of Urology and Urology. He has been a member of the AUA since 1987.
Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA
President-elect, 5/19/2020 - 5/27/2021
Raju Thomas, MD is the Chair of the Department of Urology at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Professor of Urology and the Residency Program Director for the Department. Dr. Thomas obtained his medical degree from the University of Bombay, India in 1975 and graduated in 1982 from the Urology residency program at Tulane. He completed a fellowship program at the Tulane Primate Center co-sponsored by the American Urological Association and the National Kidney Foundation.
Dr. Thomas has the distinction of introducing urologic laparoscopy in 1991 and was the first surgeon to perform robotic surgery in the entire Gulf South in 2002. He also rescued and rebuilt the Department of Urology at Tulane University following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Dr. Thomas’ career highlights include Presidency of the AUA Southeastern Section and being recipient of the AUA Distinguished Service Award in 2016. He has been a member of the AUA since 1986.
John H. Lynch, MD, FACS
Immediate Past President, 5/19/2020 - 5/27/2021
John H. Lynch, MD is Professor and Chairman of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Department of Urology, Georgetown University School of Medicine Department of Urology and Chief of MedStar's newly formed Regional Urology Service Line.
Dr. Lynch serves as Director of the Robotic Program within Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. He received the Kaiser-Permanente Teaching Award and the Founders Medal from the School of Medicine and is a member of the Magis Society of Masters Teachers of the School of Medicine. He is an expert on prostate cancer surgery, PSA screening tests, and cancer survivorship. His special interests are in urologic oncology, especially nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy, cystectomy as well as the treatment of benign prostatic enlargement. He has well over one hundred publications, one hundred and forty national and international presentations and a similar number of abstracts.
Dr. Lynch is a past-President of the Washington Urologic Society. He has been Program Chairman and Local Arrangement Chairman for several AUA Mid-Atlantic Section meetings. He served on the Board of Directors for the Mid-Atlantic Section and is a Past President of the Section. He served a term on the Executive Committee of the Society of Urology Chairs and Program Directors. As Mid-Atlantic Section Representative to the AUA Board, he served on the Finance Committee and as Chair of the Compensation Committee. He served as Chair of the Urology Care Foundation’s Public Education Council from 2015 - 2018, and was awarded an Honorary Membership in the AUA in 2016. He has been a member of the AUA since 1982.
John D. Denstedt, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCAHS
Secretary, 5/7/2019 – 5/16/2023
John Denstedt, MD graduated from medical school in 1982 at The University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. He completed his residency in Urology at Western between 1983 and 1987 followed by a fellowship in Endourology at Washington University in St. Louis. He returned to London and joined the Division of Urology in the Department of Surgery at Western in 1990.
In July 2002 he assumed the role of City-Wide Chair and Chief of the Department of Surgery at Western University and served in this role for 14 years. Dr. Denstedt is a Past Chair of the Canadian Association of Surgical Chairs. He completed a 10-year term as Treasurer of the Endourological Society in 2018.
While maintaining an active clinical practice, Dr. Denstedt is an internationally renowned scholar in urology with career accomplishments encompassing over 250 published papers and book chapters, more than 400 guest professorships in countries throughout the world and numerous honors and awards including being the ﬁrst Canadian to have won the Gold Cystoscope Award from the AUA in 1998. In 2019, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Endourological Society. Dr. Denstedt has served on the Editorial Board of eight major journals in Urology and is the immediate past Executive Editor of the Journal of Endourology. He has been a member of the AUA since 1991.
David F. Green, MD, FACS
Treasurer, 5/17/2017 – 5/27/2021
David F. Green, MD, FACS is a senior partner at Concord Hospital’s Center for Urologic Care and an adjunct associate professor of surgery with the Dartmouth Medical School. He served as Chief Medical Officer and DIO at Concord Hospital from 2006 until his retirement in 2019. From 2014 - 2019 he served as CEO of NH Accountable Care Partners, LLC, an accountable care organization (ACO) comprised of six hospitals in the state of New Hampshire.
Dr. Green 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 Research 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 and two terms as the New Hampshire representative to the New England Section Board of Directors. From 1997 - 2002, he served as secretary of the New England Section and became its president in 2003. Dr. Green has served on numerous AUA committees including chairing the Special Committee on Women’s Issue in Urology and Audit Committees. He served as the New England Section Representative to the AUA Board of Directors from 2009 - 2013. He has been a member of AUA since 1987.
Thomas F. Stringer, MD, FACS
Treasurer-elect (non-voting), 5/19/2020 - 5/27/2021
Thomas F. Stringer, MD, FACS is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville and also serves as Associate Chairman of Philanthropy and Alumni Affairs. Dr. Stringer received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He completed his residency in surgery and urology at the UF College of Medicine in 1980.
Dr. Stringer is Past-President the AUA Southeastern Section (2009 - 2010) and the Florida Urological Society (2006 - 2007). He served on the AUA's Finance, Bylaws and Investment Committees and was Chairman of the AUA Compensation Committee. He served as the Southeastern Section representative to the AUA Board of Directors (2014 – 2019). He is a contributing author to the AUA's Core Curriculum and was co-author of “The Complete Business Guide for a Successful Medical Practice”. Dr. Stringer has served as Director for the AUA Annual Meeting course on Physician Contract Negotiation for Employment and Ownership since 2012. In June of 2016, Dr. Stringer was honored with the 2016 UF Department of Urology Resident Teaching Award. He was awarded the AUA's prestigious Presidential Citation in 2010. He writes and lectures nationally on the business of urology. He has been a member of the AUA since 1984.
Kurt A. McCammon, MD
Mid-Atlantic Section Representative, 5/19/2020 – 5/16/2022*
Kurt McCammon, MD is the Devine Chair in Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery and Chairman and Professor of the Department of Urology at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he also serves as Urology Residency Program Director and fellowship director of the adult and pediatric genitourinary reconstructive surgery program. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio, completed residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School and a two-year fellowship in genitourinary reconstructive surgery also at EVMS.
Dr. McCammon is a past president of the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons and is the Chair of the Board of IVUmed. Dr. McCammon lectures both nationally and internationally on the topics of male and female reconstruction and has also authored numerous chapters and publications on pelvic reconstruction. His clinical interests include female urology, pelvic reconstruction, urethral reconstruction, and male incontinence. He has been a member of the AUA since 1997.
E. Ann Gormley, MD, FACS, FRCSC
New England Section Representative, 5/17/2017 – 5/27/2021
E. Ann Gormley, MD is Professor of Surgery (Urology) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. She is the Associate Program Director of Urology at DHMC after serving as the Program Director for 19 years. Dr. Gormley received her medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan, and while completing her residency in urology at the University of Alberta, she earned an MSc in Experimental Surgery. She then completed a fellowship in female urology and voiding dysfunction at the University of Michigan and the University of Texas. Dr. Gormley is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is Board Certified by the American Board of Urology with sub-certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Gormley's interests are in female urology, voiding dysfunction and resident education. She was the chair of the NIDDK's Urinary Incontinence Network and is Past President of the Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU). Dr. Gormley is Past President of the Society of Urology Chairpersons and Program Directors (SUCPD) and is a board examiner for the American Board of Urology and served on the AUA/ABU Exam Committee. Dr. Gormley served on the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Urology. She served on a joint committee between the Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology RRCs that authored the Milestones for the Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Gormley was awarded the ACGME "Courage to Teach" Award in 2014. She is a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons.
Dr. Gormley is a Past President and Secretary of the AUA New England Section. She has served on numerous AUA committees, including the AUA/SUFU Stress Incontinence Guidelines Committee and chaired the AUA Overactive Bladder Guidelines Panel and the Bylaws Committee. She is a former Assistant Editor for The Journal of Urology® and Urology Practice and currently is Assistant Editor for the AUA Update Series. Dr. Gormley is an Associate Member of the Committee on Certification for the ABMS. She has been an AUA member since 1995.
Reza Ghavamian, MD
New York Section Representative, 5/19/2020 – 5/16/2022*
Reza Ghavamian, MD is the Eastern Regional Director of Urology for Northwell Health in New York and Professor of Urology at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra / Northwell. He is a Urologic Oncologist and also Chairman of Urology at Northwell's Huntington Hospital.
Dr. Ghavamian is a Past President of the AUA New York Section and a graduate of AUA’s leadership program. He has served on several AUA committees including New Technologies & Imaging Committee. An academic physician, he has been intricately involved in medical student, resident and fellow education throughout his academic career.
Dr. Ghavamian has authored and coauthored numerous original manuscripts, book chapters and has been a frequently invited speaker nationally and internationally. He has also edited two textbooks and two special issues in prominent urologic publications. He has been a member of the AUA since 1997.
James C. Ulchaker, MD
North Central Section Representative, 5/19/2020 – 5/16/2022*
James C. Ulchaker, MD is the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Urology at the Cleveland Clinic, as has been on staff at the Urologic Oncology/Prostate Center for the past 22 years. Dr. Ulchaker graduated from Baldwin Wallace College, Case Western University School of Medicine, and completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he was awarded the Bruce H. Stewart award for being the top resident there.
The majority of Dr. Ulchaker’s research has been in the field of new technologies associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, tumor markers, and the socioeconomic implications of today’s healthcare environment. He is a Past President of the AUA North Central Section, the Cleveland Urological Society, and the Ohio Urological Society. Dr. Ulchaker served as chair of the AUA’s Young Urologists Committee and AUA Legislative Affairs Committee. He was also named the 2011 AUA Gallagher Health Policy Scholar and is the former Vice-Chair of UROPAC. He has been a member of the AUA since 1997.
Barry A. Kogan, MD
Northeastern Section Representative, 5/17/2017 – 5/27/2021
Barry A. Kogan, MD is the chair of urology at Albany Medical College, is a professor of surgery and pediatrics and holds the Falk Family Chair in Urology. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University and completed his residency at the University of Michigan. After a fellowship in Pediatric Urology in Liverpool, England, he joined the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco where he was eventually promoted to Professor of Urology and Pediatrics. In 1997, he became the chief of the Division of Urology in Albany.
Having an active clinical practice in pediatric urology, Dr. Kogan has a wide range of primary to tertiary care cases-including hypospadias, undescended testes, childhood neurogenic bladder, urinary tract infections, vesicoureteral reflux, prenatal and neonatal hydronephrosis and especially disorders of sexual development. He has shaped a number of new techniques that have altered pediatric urology. Dr. Kogan is an active investigator with experience in NIH-funded basic and clinical research, investigator initiated clinical research and industry-sponsored clinical trials. He has published extensively in many areas of pediatric urology and investigative urology.
Dr. Kogan has been involved in leadership among many organizations within urology, including the AUA Northeastern Section (Past President), American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Urology (Past Chair), Society for Pediatric Urology (Past President), the Society of University Urologists (Past President), the Residency Review Committee for Urology (former Vice-Chair) and the American Board of Urology (former trustee and Vice President). He has been a member of the AUA since 1985.
Anthony Y. Smith, MD
South Central Section Representative, 5/22/2018 – 5/16/2022
Anthony Y. Smith, MD is a retired Professor Emeritus, Chief and Program Director for the Division of Urology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. While at the University, Dr. Smith specialized in urologic oncology and kidney transplant.
Dr. Smith obtained a BS in chemical engineering with high honors at New Mexico State University in 1977 and an MD degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas in 1981. He completed his first two years of general surgery at the University of Louisville under Dr. Hiram Polk and then trained in urology at the University of New Mexico. He completed a transplant and immunology fellowship at the University of Texas at Houston and then joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in 1987. He retired from the University in 2013 and currently serves as an attending at the Albuquerque VA Medical Center specializing in urologic oncology.
Dr. Smith has been named among Best Doctors in America from 1996 - 2014 and again in 2017, "Top Doc" by the Albuquerque Magazine on several occasions since 2007, Best Doctors in the US by US News and World Report in 2012, and was recognized in 2007 by Consumer's Council of America in their Guide to America's Top Urologists. Dr. Smith served as a member of the Genitourinary Steering Committee for the National Cancer Institute. He is a Past President of the AUA South Central Section and has served on numerous AUA committees including as chair of the Public Media Committee. He has been a member of the AUA since 1990.
Martin K. Dineen, MD, FACS
Southeastern Section Representative, 5/7/2019 - 5/27/2021*
Martin K. Dineen, MD works for the Advanced Urology Institute in Daytona Beach, Florida and received his medical degree from Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Medicine in 1980 and completed his residency training in urology at LSU in 1985. He completed fellowship training in urologic oncology at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, New York.
Dr. Dineen has been active both regionally and nationally. He is a past-President of the American Association of Clinical Urologists, Florida Urological Society and AUA’s Southeastern Section. He served for 17 years on the AUA Public Policy Council and for 15 years on the AUA Coding & Reimbursement Committee. In 2016, he was awarded the AUA Distinguished Service Award for over two decades of outstanding leadership in Health Policy as well as humanitarian service in Haiti to eliminate the scourge of urogenital elephantiasis. He has been a member of the AUA since 1990.
Eric Zeidman, MD, FACS
Western Section Representative, 5/7/2019 – 5/27/2021*
Eric J. Zeidman, MD is an Assistant Professor in Urology and Neurology as well as a Consultant for the Department of Urology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from the United States Military Academy and earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan. He completed his residency in urology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center for the United States Army in Washington, DC and fellowship training at the University of California, Genitourinary Reconstruction, Female Urology, Urodynamics program in Los Angeles, California. His research interests include neurourology, voiding dysfunction, female urology, incontinence (male) and continence restoration. Dr. Zeidman has written over 34 articles and book chapters on male and female urologic dysfunction.
Dr. Zeidman has served the AUA’s Western Section as Chair of the Western Section Bylaws Committee as well as President and Treasurer of the AUA Western Section. He has served on AUA Committees as a member of the AUA Public Policy Council, Nominating Committee and Investment Committee. Dr. Zeidman has been a member of the American Urological Association since 1987.
Michael T. Sheppard, CPA, CAE
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 four corporate entities including the Urology Care Foundation, AUA’s official foundation for urologic patient education and research. In over 23 years with the AUA, Mr. Sheppard has held several executive level positions and has served as AUA's CEO since 2005. 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, Greater Washington Society of Association Executives and Institute of Management Accountants Association. 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 a past Treasurer and Board member of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies.