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* eligible to renew for an additional two year term

Robert C. Flanigan, MD, FACS
President 5/22/2018-5/6/2019

Robert C. Flanigan, MD, FACS, is the Albert J. Speh Jr. and Claire R. Speh Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Flanigan has been Department Chair since 1986. 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 very involved in basic and clinical research. He has made over 430 contributions to the medical literature, including 285 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 73 book chapters. 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. Most recently, his laboratory's work has focused on the relationship between prostate cancer, prostatic fatty acid levels and obesity. In 2011, he received the Distinguished Contribution Award of the Society of Basic Urologic Research. 

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 that has funded two successful urologic education projects in sub-Saharan Africa. 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 H. Lynch, MD, FACS

John H. Lynch, MD, FACS
President-elect, 5/22/2018 – 5/06/2019

John H. Lynch, MD, FACS, is Professor and Chairman of the MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center's Department of Urology as well as Program Director for the Urology Residency Program. 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.  

In addition to being Chairman of the Department of Urology, Dr. Lynch is also director of the Prostate Cancer Center within the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. He serves as a member of the Cancer Committee and directs the Robotic Program. He sits on the peri-operative governance council and is the Medical Director of Peri-Operative Services for MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. 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.  

Dr. Lynch has served on the Board of Directors for the Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association and is Past President of the section as well. He served a term on the Executive Committee of the Society of Urology Chairs and Program Directors. He previously served as Mid-Atlantic Section Representative on the Board of Directors of the American Urological Association and during that term served on the Finance Committee and as Chair of the Compensation Committee. He was given an Honorary Membership in the AUA in 2016. He was the Chair of the Public Education Council for the Urology Care Foundation.  He has been a member of the AUA since 1982.

J. Brantley Thrasher, MD, FACS

J. Brantley Thrasher, MD, FACS
Immediate Past President, 5/22/2018 – 5/06/2019

J. Brantley Thrasher, MD, FACS, is the William L. Valk Distinguished Professor, Department of Urology and the co-director of operative services at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. He completed his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, an internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C., and his urology residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado. He subsequently completed a urologic oncology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He served for three years as Program Director for the Urology Residency Program at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, and was then appointed to his present position in 1998.

Dr. Thrasher has served as President of the Society of Urology Chairpersons and Program Directors, the Society of Urologic Oncology, and as a member of the Residency Review Committee for Urology. He has served as Vice-President of the American Board of Urology and is a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and of the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons.

He served as the South Central Section Representative to the AUA Board of Directors, as a member of the South Central Section Health Policy Committee, and is a former president of the South Central Section. He was previously the Chair of the Public Media Committee and has participated on AUA Guidelines and numerous committees of the AUA. In 2015, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the AUA, for 15 years of service to academic and organized urology. He is an associate editor for the book, "The 5-Minute Urology Consult" Editor for Practical Reviews in Urology, and an Editorial Consultant for Urology Times. He has published more than 200 manuscripts, book chapters and monographs in the area of urologic oncology. He has been a member of the AUA since 1994.

Manoj Monga, MD, FACS
Secretary, 5/20/2015 – 5/6/2019

Manoj Monga, MD, FACS, is the Director of the Stevan Streem Center for Endourology and Stone Disease at the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic, he was the Joseph Sorkness Professor and Vice Chair of urologic surgery and Director of endourology & stone disease at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Monga received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School and completed his residency at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is recognized as an international authority in endourology and stone disease, and has acted as a visiting professor at many of the major medical centers in the United States and abroad. In 2007, Dr. Monga was awarded the Endourological Society "Arthur Smith Young Innovators' Award," and has more than 350 peer-reviewed publications. His research has focused on the evaluation and design of medical devices related to endourology. 

Dr. Monga has served on numerous AUA committees and as Chair of the North Central Section's Education Council. In addition, Dr. Monga served as the treasurer of the Ohio Urological Society and member of the American Board of Urology Exam Committee, and is Past President of both the Minnesota Urological Society and the Engineering & Urology Society. He is the President of the R.O.C.K. Society and served on the Board of Directors of the Endourological Society. Dr. Monga has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Endourology, the Indian Journal of Urology and the International Brazilian Journal of Urology®. He has been a member of the AUA since 1997.

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

John D. Denstedt, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Secretary-elect, 5/22/2018 – 5/06/2019

John D. 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 under Dr. Ralph Clayman 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 American Urological Association as Northeastern Section Representative (2013-2017), becoming the 3rd Canadian in the organization's history to serve on the AUA Board. Dr. Denstedt is the Immediate 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 honours and awards including being the first Canadian to have won the Gold Cystoscope Award from the American Urological Association. Dr. Denstedt's research interests include urolithiasis; biomaterials; and urinary tract infection. With a specific interest in surgical education, he has participated in the development and validation of computer based surgical simulators. Dr. Denstedt serves on the Editorial Board of eight journals in Urology, is currently Managing Editor of the Journal of Endourology and was the Treasurer  of the Endourological Society. 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, FACS, 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 fellow of the American College of Surgeons, 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, FACS, is a urologist who works for Urology of Virginia in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dr. Schultz received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and completed his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Before entering private practice, he served as a staff urologist at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. He moved to Williamsburg and worked there until 2017 when he joined a large urology group practice in the Tidewater area.  He has been Chief of Staff at Sentara Regional Medical Center in Williamsburg.  He was a full professor for the Riverside family practice program and was voted Best Clinical professor by its residents in 2015. 

He has been a board member of Temple Beth El in Williamsburg, Hospice House of Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Community Foundation, the Riverside Medical Group, Urology of Virginia, and Wedmore Place - a European-style hotel associated with the Williamsburg Winery.

He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a former president of the Tidewater and Virginia Urological Societies. He has been Secretary, Treasurer, and President of the Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA. He has been the Section Representative on the AUA Practice Management Committee, Coding and Reimbursement Committee and later the Vice Chair of Coding and Reimbursement. Dr. Schultz co-authored Humanizing Prostate Cancer, a manual for patients. He assists the Editorial Board for Urology Practice. As an AUA Board member, he serves on the Finance and Compensation committees.  He has been a member of the AUA since 1988.

E. Ann Gormley, MD
New England Section Representative, 5/17/2017 – 5/6/2019*

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 2000.  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 serves 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 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 currently is an Assistant Editor for Urology Practice and 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 a physician who recently joined the Department of Urology at the NYU School of Medicine as the Vice-Chairman of Urology and the Chief of Urology at the NYU Lutheran Medical Center. He is also a clinical associate professor of urology at the NYU School of Medicine. 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
North Central Section Representative, 5/20/2015 – 5/6/2019

Chandru P. Sundaram, MD, is a professor of urology and 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. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the American College of Surgeons.

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 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He serves as a board member and assistant editor of the Journal of Endourology and Senior Editor of Videourology. He is Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee of the Endourological Society. 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. 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, 5/17/2017-5/6/2019*

Dr. 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.

Randall B. Meacham, 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.

Thomas F. Stringer, MD, FACS

Thomas F. Stringer, MD, FACS
Southeastern Section Representative, 5/21/2014 – 5/6/2019

Thomas F. Stringer, MD, FACS, is a Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  He assumed the full time role as Medical Director of the University of Florida Urology Clinic in 2011 after a career as managing partner of a large urology group practice and as an adjunct professor in the department. Dr. Stringer received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He went on to complete his residency in surgery and urology at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida.

Dr. Stringer is an active member of the AUA, and in 2010, he was awarded the AUA's prestigious Presidential Citation. He is Past President of the Southeastern Section of the AUA (2009 - 2010), where he also served as treasurer from 2004 - 2007. He has also served on the AUA's Finance, Bylaws and Investment Committees, and was the chair of the AUA Compensation Committee.  He is a contributing author to the AUA's Core Curriculum and was co-author of a 2015 textbook on the business of a successful medical practice. Dr. Stringer currently serves as President of the UroGators Alumni Society, and is Past President of the Florida Urological Society. He was an active foundation board member of Citrus Memorial Hospital and subsequently served as their inaugural chief medical officer. He writes and lectures nationally on the business of urology and serves as course director for an annual AUA post-graduate course on physician-employment contract negotiation. Dr. Stringer has been a member of the AUA since 1984.

Scott K. Swanson, MD

Scott K. Swanson, MD
Western Section Representative, 5/20/2015 – 5/6/2019

Scott K. Swanson, MD, is a consultant in the Department of Urology at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he became the founding chair of the department after joining the staff in 1987. In addition, he is an Associate Professor of Urology in the Mayo School of Medicine. 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 Department of Urology 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 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 and chair of the Department of Urology. Additionally, he was the founding program director for the Arizona Board of Urology Residency Program and the first associate medical director for their Department of Development. Dr. Swanson served as the AUA's Western Section president from 2006 to 2007. In addition, he served the Arizona Urological Society in various capacities, including president-elect, secretary/treasurer and program chair. Dr. Swanson's specialty areas of urological surgery include urologic oncology, laparoscopic surgery, urinary tract reconstruction, and minimally invasive and major stone surgery. His articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of Urology®, the British Journal of Urology and Urology. Dr. Swanson has been a member of the AUA 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, including currently serving as Treasurer and board member of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies.

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