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* eligible to renew for an additional two year term

John H. Lynch, MD, FACS

John H. Lynch, MD, FACS
President, 5/7/2019 – 5/18/2020

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 is a former Director of the Prostate Cancer Center within the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. He serves as Director of the Robotic Program within the hospital. He is a Past-President of the Medical Staff.  He served for ten years as co-chair of the Committee on Medical Education and was a member of the Committee on Students for the past seven years. 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 has been active both regionally and nationally. He is a past-President of the Washington Urologic Society. He has been Program Chairman and Local Arrangement Chairman for several 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. He is a former Mid-Atlantic Section Representative on the AUA Board of Directors and during that term served on the Finance Committee and as Chair of the Compensation Committee. He was awarded an Honorary Membership in the AUA in 2016. 

Scott K. Swanson, MD

Scott K. Swanson, MD, FACS
President-elect, 5/7/2019 - 5/18/2020

Scott K. Swanson, MD is a consultant in the Department of Urology at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was one of 42 physicians who opened and established that institution in 1987. He became the founding chair of the Urology Department and he is an Associate Professor of Urology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. 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 Urology  Department 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 a member and Vice Chair of the Board of Governors Mayo Clinic Arizona. He was the founding program director of the Urology Residency Program, serving 10 years in that capacity. Dr. Swanson has served in the Department of Development, Regional practices, Mayo Clinic Brand Management, Mayo Clinic hospital feasibility study and site selection. Dr. Swanson served as the AUA Western Section president from 2006 to 2007. In addition, he served the Arizona and Phoenix Urological Societies in various capacities, including president-elect, secretary/treasurer and program chair. Dr. Swanson's specialty areas of urological surgery include urologic oncology, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, urinary tract reconstruction, BPH, and minimally invasive stone surgery. His articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of Urology®, British Journal of Urology and Urology. He is a former Western Section Representative on the AUA Board of Directors. Dr. Swanson has been a member of the AUA since 1987.

Robert C. Flanigan, MD, FACS

Robert C. Flanigan, MD, FACS
Immediate Past President, 5/7/2019 - 5/18/2020

Robert C. Flanigan, MD is a professor in the Department of Urology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He most recently served as the Albert J. Speh Jr. and Claire R. Speh Professor and served as the School of Medicine’s department chair from 1986 through 2018. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine before completing his residencies in urology and general surgery at CWRU Affiliated Hospitals in 1978. He is board certified in both urology and surgery. After residency, he served in the U.S. Air Force for two years and was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. He then began his academic career at the University of Kentucky before accepting a position at Loyola University Chicago.

Dr. Flanigan is involved in basic and clinical research. His primary research interests are in the area of urologic oncology, especially renal and prostate carcinoma. His research work with cytoreductive nephrectomy has dramatically changed practice patterns in advanced renal cancer. In 2011, he received the Distinguished Contribution Award of the Society of Basic Urologic Research. Dr. Flanigan has made over 450 contributions to medical literature.

Organized Urology leadership is an important part of Dr. Flanigan's career. He has served as President of the North Central Section of the AUA, the American Board of Urology, the Society of Urologic Oncology, the Society of University Urologists, the Society of Pelvic Surgeons, and was founder and first President of the Society of Urologic Chairpersons and Program Directors. In 2011, he completed a five year term as AUA Secretary, during which he directed the development of the first Core Curriculum for Urology and also initiated the Global Philanthropic Committee. In 2011, the AUA created the Robert C. Flanigan Education Award to be presented every three years to an individual that made exemplary contributions to the educational goals of the AUA. In 2017, he was awarded the AUA's highest honor, the Ramon Guiteras Award, for outstanding contributions to the art and science of urology as a surgeon, educator, leader and investigator, most notably in the field of uro-oncology. He has been a member of the AUA since 1982.

John D. Denstedt, MD, FRCS(C), FACS

John D. Denstedt, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCAHS
Secretary, 5/7/2019 – 5/16/2023

John D. Denstedt, MD, is a Professor of Urology, in the Department of Surgery at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in London, Ontario, Canada. He 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. In May 2013, Dr. Denstedt joined the Board of Directors of the AUA as Northeastern Section Representative (2013-2017), becoming the 3rd Canadian in the organization's history to serve on the AUA Board. Dr. Denstedt is a Past Chair of the Canadian Association of Surgical Chairs.

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 200 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. Dr. Denstedt has served on the editorial boards of eight urologic journals, including as Executive Editor of the Journal of Endourology and was the Treasurer of the Endourological Society for ten years. He has been a member of the AUA since 1991.

David F. Green, MD

David F. Green, MD, FACS
Treasurer, 5/17/2017 – 5/28/2021

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 six 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 on numerous AUA committees including chairing the Women in Oncology and Audit Committees. He served as the New England Section Representative to the AUA Board of Directors from 2009 to 2013.

Dr. Green is a member in the American College of Physician Executives, and a diplomat of the American Board of Urology. He has been a member of AUA since 1987.

Roger E. Schultz, MD, FACS

Roger E. Schultz, MD, FACS
Mid-Atlantic Section Representative, 5/11/16 – 5/22/2020

Roger E. Schultz, MD brings to the AUA Board the experience and concerns of a general urologist who has worked in the military, a hospital based system, small and large private practice. He currently works for Urology of Virginia in Virginia Beach, VA. Dr. Schultz attended the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. After finishing residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania he served four years at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA and then joined a small private practice in Williamsburg, VA. Dr. Schultz helped to organize, develop, and ultimately direct one of the first large urology practice groups, Urology of Virginia. Later he was employed by a hospital system in his home town but returned to Urology of Virginia as he preferred this model of practice.

Dr. Schultz has served as Chief of Staff at his local hospital, President of the Tidewater and Virginia Urological Societies, and Secretary, Treasurer and President of the Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA. He was the Mid-Atlantic representative on the AUA Practice Management Committee and was Vice Chair of the AUA Coding and Reimbursement Committee. He currently serves on the AUA Finance Committee and Chairs the AUA Compensation Committee.

Dr. Schultz has served on many community boards including the Williamsburg Community Foundation, Hospice House, Wedmore Place (hotel associated with the Williamsburg Winery), and Temple Beth El. He co-authored Humanizing Prostate Cancer, a manual for patients. Dr. Schultz has been an AUA member since 1988.

E. Ann Gormley, MD

E. Ann Gormley, MD, FACS
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 has been the Program Director at DHMC since 2001. Dr. Gormley received a BA in English and her medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan. 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. 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). She is a board examiner for the American Board of Urology. 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.

A Past President and Secretary for the New England Section of the AUA, Dr. Gormley also previously served on the AUA/ABU Exam Committee, 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.

Frederick A. Gulmi, MD

Frederick A. Gulmi, MD
New York Section Representative, 5/11/2016 – 5/18/2020

Frederick A. Gulmi, MD is the Vice-Chairman and Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Urology NYU School of Medicine, and Chief of Urology, NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn, NY. Previously, Dr. Gulmi was the director of minimally invasive and robotic urologic surgery at the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York where he also served as Chairman and Residency Program Director.

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 25 years.

Dr. Gulmi has served as a reviewer for The Journal of Urology® and the British Journal of Urology. He has authored several chapters for Campbell's Textbook of Urology on the pathophysiology of urinary obstruction and renovascular hypertension. He served as the Vice Chairman for resident education for the National Urology Ultrasound Faculty of the AUA. Dr. Gulmi has taught hands-on ultrasound post-graduate courses at the AUA Annual Meeting and throughout the USA. He has served as Secretary and President of the AUA New York Section Board of Directors. Dr. Gulmi was recently awarded the Russell W. Lavengood Distinguished Service Award by the AUA New York Section Board for his contributions to the section. He has been a member of the AUA since 1993.

Chandru P. Sundaram, MD

Chandru P. Sundaram, MD, FACS, FRCS Eng
North Central Section Representative, 5/20/2015 – 5/18/2020

Chandru P. Sundaram, MD is the Welch Professor of Urology, Vice Chair (QI), Director of the Residency Program and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. After medical school in India and initial training in surgery and urology in India and England, Dr. Sundaram went on to complete his residency at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis followed by a fellowship in endourology. 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.

Dr. Sundaram's areas of interest include kidney cancer and minimally invasive surgery of the kidney, prostate and adrenal gland. He has authored or co-authored more than 170 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He serves as a board member and assistant editor of the Journal of Endourology and Senior Editor of Videourology. 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. He is Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee of the Endourological Society. In addition, he is the former Chair of the AUA's Laparoscopic, Robotic and New Surgical Technology Committee and has served on the AUA's Education Council. 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.

Barry A. Kogan, MD

Barry A. Kogan, MD
Northeastern Section Representative, 5/17/2017 – 5/17/2021

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 went to medical school at 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 also 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 also been heavily involved in leadership among many organizations within urology, including the 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

Anthony Y. Smith, MD
South Central Section Representative, 5/22/2018 – 5/18/2020*

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 did 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 under Dr. Thomas Borden. He completed a transplant and immunology fellowship with Dr. Barry Kahan 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 South Central Section of the American Urological Association. He has also served on numerous committees for the American Urological Association including a term as Chair of the Public Media Committee. Dr. Smith is an author or co-author for 60 publications, book chapters or books, and published abstracts and has presented more than 120 talks or lectures at various regional, national, or international meetings. He has been a member of the AUA since 1990.

Martin K. Dineen, MD, FACS

Martin K. Dineen, MD, FACS
Southeast Section Representative, 5/7/2019 - 5/27/2021*

Martin K. Dineen, MD is a urologist who works for the Advanced Urology Institute, in Daytona Beach, Florida and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Florida School of Medicine. Dr. Dineen received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1974. He 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 State Urological Society and Southeastern Section of the AUA. 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

Eric Zeidman, MD
Western Section Representative, 5/7/2019 – 5/27/2021*

Dr. Eric J. Zeidman is an Assistant Professor in Urology and Neurourology 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. He is also a Fellow of 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. In his career, Dr. Zeidman has written over 34 articles and book chapters on male and female urologic dysfunction.

Dr. Zeidman has served the urologic community for many years. He served on AUA Committees as a member of the AUA Public Policy Council, Nominating Committee and Investment Committee. He 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. Dr. Zeidman has been a member of the American Urological Association since 1987.

Michael T. Sheppard, CPA, CAE

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 three corporate entities. In over 20 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. He currently serves as Treasurer and board member of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies.

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