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.
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.