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AUA Residents and Fellows Committee Teaching Award

The AUA Residents and Fellows Committee Teaching Award annually recognizes an outstanding urology educator or program director who has dedicated a portion of his/her career to teaching residents. 

2019 Teaching Award Winner

Dr. Robert Caleb KovellCongratulations to Robert Caleb Kovell, MD, assistant professor and associate residency program director at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, recipient of the 2019 AUA Residents and Fellows Committee Teaching Award!

Dr. Kovell will be formally recognized at the Residents Forum program at the AUA Annual Meeting in Chicago. He was nominated by Dr. Alexander Skokan, PGY-5 at the University of Pennsylvania. 

"Dr. Kovell models meticulous and thoughtful practice on a daily basis, setting a very high standard and fostering residents' abilities to meet that standard in their own work. He has always made himself available to assist with management issues, whether it be reviewing the anatomy of a patient or traveling to partner hospitals when not on call to help residents and colleagues. In the operating room, he provides residents a superb experience with supervised independence. His clinical practice spans the breadth of challenging cases, but he makes a clear effort to maintain resident autonomy in even the most difficult cases. Dr. Kovell makes use of every opportunity to help us advance our surgical skills as residents." - Dr. Alexander Skokan, PGY-5, University of Pennsylvania. 


Any urology program director and urology faculty participating in resident education as part of an ACGME accredited urology program, who has demonstrated a commitment to education in the following ways is eligible to be nominated:

  • Participation as a program director of faculty member in an ACGME accredited urology residency program.
  • Evidence of dedication and effectiveness in teaching residents.
  • Behaviors which are value-based and highly principled.
  • A consummate role model.

Check back in Fall 2019 for 2020 nomination guidelines. 

Questions?  Contact Ms. Thetius House at or (410) 689-4019. 

Past Year Winners

Click here to see a list of past years Residents and Fellows Committee Teaching Award winners.