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2016 Data Grant Recipients

Bilal Chughtai, MD
Assistant Professor of Urology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York

Project Title: Long Term Systemic Effects of Vaginal Mesh: Seeking the Truth

Dr. Chugtai studied the systematic response of polypropylene mesh implantation in women.

Alan Kaplan, MD
Resident Department of Urology, UCLA, Los Angeles

Project Title: Value-Based Care Redesign in Urology: Can Quality and Cost Data Feedback Change Physician Behavior?

Dr. Kaplan analyzed the substantial treatment and cost variation in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) surgery through defined value-based care pathway for BPH using clinical outcomes, guidelines, cost and patient experience.

Justin Ziemba, MD

Michael Ordon, MD, MSc, FRSC
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Blayne Welk, MD, FRCSC, MSc
Assistant Professor, Western University, London, Ontario and Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Ontario, Canada

Project Title: The Impact of the Choosing Wisely® Urology Campaign on Medical Care in the United States and Canada

Dr. Ordon and Dr. Welk evaluated the impact of the urology-based Choosing Wisely® recommendations on low value medical care in both the United States and Canada.

Vijay Vemulakonda, MD, JD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgery, The Children's Hospital, University of Colorado Denver

Project Title: Establishing an EHR-Based Multicenter Research Network to Assess Adherence to AUA Vesicoureteral Reflux Guidelines

Dr. Vemulakonda's project aimed to develop an Electronic Medical Records (EMR)-based pediatric urology research network to assess current Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR) treatment patterns.