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Executive Committee
2017 - 2018

Officers

  • President

    Gary Evan Lemack, MD Show More
    UT Southwestern Medical Center
    5323 Harry Hines Blvd., JA5.130D
    Dallas, TX 75390-9110
    http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/
    Gary E. Lemack, M.D.

    Dr. Lemack is Professor of f Urology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Director of the Residency Program. He has a secondary appointment in the Department of Neurology. He is also the Program Director for the Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at UT Southwestern. After graduating from Cornell University Medical College, he completed his urologic residency at The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, and then a 2 year fellowship Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at UT Southwestern, where he has been on the faculty since 1999. His clinical practice focuses on care for women with incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and other refractory bladder disorders. His clinical research has focused on improving incontinence care for men and women with neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury. Much of his work has involved collaborations with the NIH/ NIDDK-sponsored Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. He currently has authored or co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed publications and over 20 book chapters.

    Dr. Lemack serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Urology and is an expert reviewer for over 10 Urology journals. He is currently the President of the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU), chairman of the Membership Committee for the Society of University Urologists, and is the Editorial Consultant for the Examination Committee for the American Board of Urology. He is currently a member of the Incontinence Guideline Panel for the European Association of Urology, and the Vice Chair of the Stress Incontinence Guidelines Panel for the American Urological Association.
  • Vice President

    Kathleen C. Kobashi, MD, FACS Show More
    Virginia Mason Medical Center
    1100 9th Avenue, C7-Uro
    Seattle, WA 98101
    https://www.virginiamason.org/home/dept.cfm?id=426
  • Secretary/Treasurer

    Sandip Prasan Vasavada, MD Show More
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    9500 Euclid Avenue, Q10-1
    Glickman Urological Institute
    Cleveland, OH 44195
    Sandip Vasavada, MD, serves as the Urologic Director, Center for Female Urology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, at Cleveland Clinic within the Glickman Urological Institute. Together with his other colleagues he helps represent one of the largest centers for female urology and reconstructive genitourinary surgery in the country. He is also Professor of Surgery (Urology) at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and has a joint appointment with the Women's Institute. Dr. Vasavada completed his medical school training in the competitive six-year combined BS/MD program at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 1991. Upon graduation, he began his urology residency at Cleveland Clinic and graduated the residency in 1997. Subsequently, he began a fellowship in female urology, neuro-urology and reconstruction at the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles, Calif. He then took a position as Assistant Professor of Urology at Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia prior to returning to Cleveland Clinic in 2001. Dr. Vasavada has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters in the area of voiding dysfunction and urinary incontinence and has been named to "Top Docs" in Philadelphia and Cleveland magazines for the past several years. He has published three textbooks, the first entitled Female Urology, Urogynecology and Voiding Dysfunction (Marcel-Dekker, N.Y., 2005) and his second book on Female Urology and Pelvic Organ Prolapse with co-author Howard Goldman, MD (Humana Publishing, 2007) and completed his third book in 2014. He has authored over 90 manuscripts and over 25 book chapters and numerous abstracts as well. He has presented numerous surgical videos and has lectured and demonstrated surgical techniques around the world. He has been named as “Teacher of the Year in 2011” and has helped train fellows in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery for the past 14 years. Dr Vasavada is a reviewer for seven major journals in the field of urology and/or voiding dysfunction. Dr. Vasavada's main clinical interests lie in the area of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and complex reconstruction of the lower urinary tract and management of complications of vaginal and lower urinary tract surgery. His current research interests are in the field of refractory bladder overactivity and neuromodulation and care pathways for optimizing care in patients undergoing incontinence and prolapse surgery. Dr. Vasavada serves with the Cleveland Clinic Section of Urogynecology on the NIH-Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (NIH-PFDN).
  • Immediate Past President

    Eric Scott Rovner, MD Show More
    Medical University of South Carolina
    Department of Urology
    96 Jonathan Lucas St., CSB 620
    Charleston, SC 29482
    http://clinicaldepartments.musc.edu/urology/fellowship/female.htm
    Eric S. Rovner, M.D. is a Professor in the Department of Urology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, South Carolina. He is the director of the Section of Voiding Dysfunction, Female Urology and Urodynamics in the Department of Urology at MUSC. He has a highly specialized clinical practice within Urology and sees mostly patients with complex voiding problems including urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse, urinary fistulae and neurogenic bladder dysfunction.

    He is a Board Certified member of the American Urological Association, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the Society of Pelvic Surgeons, American Association of GU Surgeons, Society of University Urologists, and the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU) among others. He is the President of SUFU. Dr. Rovner has served on several committees for the WHO International Consultation on Incontinence and has been a member of the AUA Urodynamics Guidelines Committee, and SUI Guidelines Committee. He has served on the AUA/ABU Exam Committee as well as the ABU Oral Exam Committee.

    Dr. Rovner’s research interests include the study of voiding dysfunction, overactive bladder, interstitial cystitis, neurourology and urodynamics. He has held several visiting professorships and is the author of numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles, monographs and book chapters on these topics as well as books on urinary incontinence and urodynamics. He has been an invited speaker on numerous occasions throughout the United States and the world, and has been the Principal or co-investigator on multiple grants.
  • Past President

    J. Christian Winters, MD, FACS Show More
    Louisiana State University (New Orleans)
    1542 Tulane Avenue
    RM 547
    New Orleans, LA 70112

  • Member At Large

    Jennifer T. Anger, MD, MPH, FPMRS Show More
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Dept. of Surgery, Division of Urology
    99 La Cienega Blvd., Suite #307
    Beverly Hills, CA 90211
  • Member At Large

    Toby C. Chai, MD Show More
    Yale University School of Medicine
    Dept of Urology
    789 Howard Ave., PO Box 208058
    New Haven, CT 06520-8058
    http://medicine.yale.edu/urology/index.aspx
    Toby C. Chai, MD, received his BA from Johns Hopkins University, MD from Indiana University School of Medicine. He did his urology residency at University of Michigan Medical Center. He then completed a 2-year AFUD (American Foundation for Urologic Diseases) Research Scholar fellowship at the University of Virginia. Dr. Chai was a urology faculty at University of Maryland School of Maryland for 15 years and holder of the John D. Young Professorship. He moved to Yale University School of Medicine in January 2013 to become the Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Urology and Co-Director of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery clinical program at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

    Dr. Chai has an active research interest in urinary incontinence and bladder physiology. He was a Principal Investigator in the NIH Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network (UITN) which conducted several key clinical trials in treatment of stress urinary incontinence and urgency urinary incontinence. In his laboratory, Dr. Chai has been investigating how bladder urothelial cell pathophysiology affects bladder function has contributed important foundational articles in this field. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, numerous chapters, reviews and editorials.

    He has been recognized with national awards including the recipient of the 2001 Young Investigator Award from the SBUR (Society for Basic Urologic Research), the 2005 Paul Zimskind Award and 2015 Distinguished Service Award from SUFU, and the 2013 Victor A. Politano Award from the AUA for his outstanding work in the treatment of urinary incontinence and innovations in bladder research. He is the Basic Science Section Editor for the journal, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, an Associate Editor for Journal of Urology and is on the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Physiology – Renal. He is an active participant in the NIH grant peer-review process and has served on numerous ad-hoc study sections as well as having served as a regular member of several standing study sections. He has been the program chair for urologic meetings including SUFU Basic Science Program, AUA Summer Research programs, AUA Science of Female Pelvic Health, and sectional AUA meetings.
  • Member At Large

    Alexander Gomelsky, MD Show More
    Louisiana State University (Shreveport)
    1501 Kings Highway
    Room 7-303
    Department of Urology
    Shreveport, LA 71130-3932
    Alex Gomelsky, M.D.
    Professor and Interim Chairman, Department of Urology
    Residency Program Director, Department of Urology

    Education:
    Undergraduate:
    B.A. in Russian and Natural Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University, 1993
    Medical School:
    University of Maryland, 1997
    Residency:
    Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, 1997 – 2002
    Fellowship:
    Female Urology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2002 – 2003

    Dr. Gomelsky is a Professor in the Department of Urology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport where he has been on staff since 2004. He has been Residency Program Director since 2011 and was appointed interim Chairman of the Department of Urology in November 2014. He is the Director of the Section of Female Urology, Neurourology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at LSU Health — Shreveport. His clinical and research interests entail outcomes in incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse surgery. He has recently been appointed to the AUA Stress Urinary Incontinence Guidelines Committee and the ABU/AUA Written Examination Committee. Dr. Gomelsky has received the 2012 Paul Zimskind Award from SUFU for contributions to the organization and served as a Southeastern Section Representative to the AUA Leadership Program from 2008 to 2010.
  • Member At Large

    Michael J. Kennelly, MD Show More
    Women's Center For Pelvic Health
    2001 Vail Ave
    Suite 360
    Charlotte, NC 28207
    Michael Kennelly, MD holds various faculty teaching positions in the Departments of Urology and Gynecology at Carolinas Medical Center and University of North Carolina School of Medicine - Charlotte Campus. He is Professor of Surgery, Division of Urology & Department of Gynecology at Carolinas Medical Center, Medical Director of the Charlotte Continence Center at Carolinas Medical Center, Director of Urology at Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital, and Co-Director of the Women’s Center for Pelvic Health. Dr Kennelly completed his medical school training at University of Cincinnati School of Medicine in 1989. His postgraduate training included an internship and urologic residency at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He completed his fellowship training in female urology, neurourology, urodynamics, and reconstructive urology through the Division of Urology at The University of Texas in Houston, Texas. He was an American Urologic Association Scholar between 1994 – 1995 with an emphasis on neuropharmacologic treatments and urodynamic effects in neurogenic bladder and detrusor sphincter dyssynergia. Dr. Kennelly is a Diplomat of The American Board of Urology with certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is also a member of more than 15 professional organizations and holds several leadership positions. He is the Treasurer of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, President of the American Paraplegic Society, Past President of the American Spinal Injury Association and a Board of Director of the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction. Listed in Americas Top Doctors for 14 consecutive years (2002-2016), Dr. Kennelly’s clinical, educational, and academic expertise is in male and female voiding dysfunction, neurogenic bladder, and complex lower urinary tract and pelvic floor reconstruction. He participates in numerous clinical trials and regularly serves as organizer, invited lecturer and visiting professor at local, national, and international events. Dr. Kennelly has authored or coauthored several journal articles, book chapters, and educational videos in the areas of urinary incontinence and neurourology and has lectured extensively on these topics.
  • Member At Large

    Stephen R. Kraus, MD Show More
    Univ. of Texas/HSC at San Antonio
    Department Of Urology
    7703 Floyd Curl Drive
    MC 7845
    San Antonio, TX 78229
    Stephen R. Kraus, MD, MS, FACS is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he heads the Division of Female Urology, Neuro-Urology, and Voiding Dysfunction and serves as Medical Director of the South Texas Pelvic Floor and Bladder Center and the Spinal Cord Injury Urodynamics Unit at Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital.

    In addition to serving on the editorial board of Drugs and Aging, and BMC Urology International, Dr. Kraus serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Urology, Urology and Neurourology & Urodynamics. He has authored or co-authored over 80 peer reviewed journal articles, chapters and updates and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors in research and teaching. Dr. Kraus is actively engaged in research in the fields of urinary incontinence, urodynamics and male/female voiding dysfunction. He serves as principal investigator for a variety of studies and research grants including the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network, sponsored and funded by the National Institute of Health/ National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney diseases.

    Dr. Kraus completed his undergraduate education at Brandeis University in Waltham MA and received his MD from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a division of the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey (UMDNJ). He completed his residency in urology, also at the UMDNJ, followed by a fellowship in Neuro-Urology, Incontinence, and Urodynamics at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Kraus received his Master of Science in Clinical Investigation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2008. A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is also a member of: the American Urological Association, the Geriatric Urology Society, the American Urogynecologic Society, the International Continence Society and the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology. He is on the Executive Board of the Texas Urological Society where he also serves as Chair of the Education Committee.

    Dr. Kraus has been an active member and supporter of the Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU) since his residency. He currently serves on the SUFU Executive Board and his past efforts to support the society include: co-Chair of the 2009 SUFU meeting at the AUA Annual meeting (Chicago 2009), member of the resident and fellowship education committees, abstract reviewer for all SUFU annual meetings where he has also served as moderator, workshop leader and invited lecturer. In addition, Dr. Kraus has continuously served on the faculty for the SUFU Designated Course, “Foundations in Female Urology” at the annual meeting of the AUA. Dr Kraus served as a member of the AUA Guideline Panel on Urodynamics and was teaching faculty for Urodynamics and Neurourology for the AUA Annual Review Course.
  • Member At Large

    Nirit Rosenblum, MD Show More
    NYU Urology Associates
    150 E. 32nd Street
    New York, NY 10016-6024
    Nirit Rosenblum, MD is an Assistant Professor of Urology at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Rosenblum completed urology residency training at NYU Medical Center. She then pursued fellowship training at UCLA Medical Center in female urology, urodynamics and pelvic reconstructive surgery under Dr. Shlomo Raz. Dr. Rosenblum joined the NYU urology faculty in 2002 and has been involved in training FPMRS fellows since that time. She has also been involved at Bellevue Hospital Center, a large city hospital serving greater New York City, in caring for female patients with pelvic floor disorders and urinary incontinence as well as both male and female patients with neurological disorders and bladder dysfunction.

    Dr. Rosenblum has developed the NYU Langone FPMRS minimally invasive approach to pelvic organ repair utilizing the Da Vinci Robot system. She trains FPMRS fellows in these techniques at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Rosenblum has interests in pelvic organ prolapse repair, including uterine-sparing techniques, incontinence treatments, female sexual dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms as well as recurrent urinary tract infections in women at all ages. She employs a comprehensive approach to female pelvic medicine encompassing medical, surgical and holistic treatment options.

    Dr. Rosenblum has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers and contributed several book chapters within female pelvic medicine. She also served as associate editor of the book entitled Vaginal Surgery for the Urologist. She is an active member of the American Urological Association (AUA), the Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU), The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and the Society for Women in Urology (SWIU). She has been an active faculty instructor for several years at the AUA annual meeting.
  • Foundation President

    Victor William Nitti, MD Show More
    NYU Langone Medical Center
    150 East 32nd St
    New York, NY 10016
    http://www.nyumedicalcenter.org/nyuth/nyumc.jsp
    Victor W. Nitti, MD, is Professor of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology at New York University Langone Medical Center. He is also the head of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and is the fellowship director for that ACGME accredited program. He is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and did his urology residency at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY. He then completed a fellowship in female urology, neurourology and reconstructive urology at UCLA.

    Dr. Nitti served on the faculty at SUNY Brooklyn before joining the faculty of NYU in 1995. He is an authority in urodynamic techniques, medical and surgical therapies for urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, female pelvic reconstructive surgery and voiding dysfunction. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles as well and book chapters on these subjects. He is the editor of two text books: Practical Urodynamics, published by W. B. Saunders and Vaginal Surgery for the Urologist published by Elsevier. He has presented his research at national and international meetings and has been invited as a visiting professor and participated in postgraduate courses throughout the world.

    Dr. Nitti has been involved in a numerous clinical trials for new pharmacologic, minimally invasive treatments for urinary incontinence. His current research interests focus on new and innovative treatments for urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction, diagnosis of voiding dysfunction, and outcome measures.

    Dr. Nitti is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Board of Urology and a member of the American Urological Association, the Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU), The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), the International Continence Society (ICS) and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th International Consultation on Incontinence (ICI). He served as President of SUFU from 2010-2012. Dr. Nitti is on the editorial boards of Neurourology and Urodynamics, the Journal of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, International Urogynecology Journal, and Reviews in Urology.
  • Historian

    Alan J. Wein, MD, PhD (hon) Show More
    Penn Medicine, UPHS, Urology, Perelman Center For Advanced Medicine
    3400 Civic Center Blvd,West Pavilion
    3rd Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    www.pennmedicine.org
    Alan J. Wein, MD, PhD(hon.), FACS is the Founders Professor and Chief of the Division of Urology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Chief of Urology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Residency Program in Urology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Princeton University and received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed training in Surgery and Urology at the University of Pennsylvania including a fellowship at the Harrison Department of Surgical Research. He has been certified and recertified (voluntary) by the American Board of Urology. He was awarded an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Patras, Greece in September 2005, and was made an honorary professor of the Federal State Institute of Urology of Russia in 2010. He is a recipient of the Urodynamics Society Lifetime Achievement Award, the F. Brantley Scott Award of the American Foundation for Urologic Diseases, the Hugh Hampton Young Award of the American Urological Association, both the Distinguished Service Award and the Distinguished Contribution Award of the American Urological Association, the Achievement Award of the Interstitial Cystitis Association, the William P. Burpeau Award of the New Jersey Academy of Medicine, the Distinguished Service Award of the Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology, the Ferdinand C. Valentine Award of the New York Academy of Medicine, and in 2012, Dr. Wein received the Edward L. Keyes Medal, an award recognized as one of the greatest individual citations in the specialty. In 2014, he received the Continence Care Award from The National Association For Continence (NAFC) and, received the Distinguished Graduate Award by the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Wein has authored or co-authored more than 950 articles and chapters, 850 editorials, edited or co-edited 35 books, and has multiple multimedia presentations to his credit. His extensive experience in the field of urology has afforded him the opportunity to participate in numerous invited academic activities, meetings, and courses as a speaker, faculty member and chairperson. He is a prodigious lecturer with over 950 invited academic activities over the course of his career, including the co-chairmanship of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th International Consultations on Incontinence. Throughout his career, he has been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine and Castle Connolly as a “Top Doctor®”, and is listed as one of America’s “Best Doctors®” by the Best Doctors in America, Inc. His fields of interest are the physiology and pharmacology of the lower urinary tract, the evaluation and management of lower urinary tract function and dysfunction including problems related to prostate enlargement, urinary incontinence and neurologic disease, and the evaluation and management of urologic cancer.
  • Residency Education Committee Chair

    Angelo E. Gousse, MD Show More
    Memorial Hospital Miramar
    1951 SW 172 Ave., Suite 305
    Miramar, FL 33029
    Angelo E. Gousse, MD

    One of the very few fellowship trained reconstructive and neuro-urologists in Florida, Dr. Gousse is also a former tenured Professor of Urology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Urology, Vice-Chairman of the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Urology service, where he was also the Urology Residency Program Director and Fellowship Director for Female Urology, Urodynamics, and Reconstructive Surgery. He has was the Director of the Urodynamics and Laboratory at the VA Medical Center for the past ten years, as well as attending physician at several medical centers in Miami and Broward. He treated the spinal cord injured patients at the Miami VA for 10 years.

    After graduating as the valedictorian of the City University of New York (York College) with a perfect GPA in his major, Dr. Gousse received his medical degree with highest honors from the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and a postdoctoral fellowship in urodynamics, female urology, and pelvic floor reconstruction at the University of California Los Angeles. He is certified by the American Board of Urology. He has performed more than one thousand complex reconstructive procedures and is one of the handful of urologists performing urethroplasty in the entire state of Florida. He was the first to perform Sacral Nerve Modulation (Interstim) for urinary problems in South Florida.

    Listed in Best Doctors in America for 5 consecutive years ( 2005-20011), Dr. Gousse’s research interests have focused on overactive bladder neuropharmacology, reconstruction, neurogenic urinary incontinence, as well as functional recovery from spinal cord injury. An international leader in voiding dysfunction, he has pioneered the optimal dosage of neurotoxins ( Botox ) to manage bladder dysfunction. Over the past seven years, he has collaborated on extramural NIH grants with basic scientists to investigate urinary markers for interstitial cystitis. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific publications and numerous textbook chapters, journal articles, and abstracts, and has participated as a guest professor in the United States and abroad on various aspects of reconstructive urology. For many years, he has been the Section Editor of the Female Urology section in the journal Current Urology Reports. Recently appointed as a Board Member of the Urodynamics Society (SUFU) and Genito-Urinary Reconstructive Surgeons (GURS), he also serves on the AUA Female Urology Core Curriculum Committee. His professional awards and honors include a listing in Best Doctors in America 2005 to 2010, America’s Top Urologists by the prestigious Consumer’s Research Council of America 2008, Strathmore’s Who’s Who since 2001, the Miller University of Miami Medical School’s Urology Teacher of the Year Award on numerous occasions, the Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award, and the Cullen Research Award from the Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, and the Dr. Jonas Salk Scholar Award for his work on E.coli microbial genetics.

    A dedicated teacher, mentor, and researcher, Dr Gousse enjoys community work in underserved areas to benefit the less fortunate. A radio and TV personality in the Haitian Community, Dr. Gousse is the co-founder and president of the charitable organization Haitian American Leadership Organization (HALO).
  • Editor-The Journal of Neurourology and Urodynamics

    Roger Roman Dmochowski, MD, MMHC, FACS Show More
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Department of Urology
    Rm. A-1302, Medical Center North
    Nashville, TN 37232-2765
    http://www.vanderbilturology.com/
    Dr. Roger R. Dmochowski is Professor at the Department of Urology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He is Director of the Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and supervisor of the Fellowship in Pelvic Medicine at Vanderbilt. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor in Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He is also Vice Chair, Section of Surgical Sciences Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Associate Director of Quality and Safety, Vanderbilt Health System, Executive Director of Risk Prevention for Vanderbilt Health System, Executive Medical Director for Patient Safety and Quality (Surgery),Associate Chief of Staff, and Medical Director of Risk Management at Vanderbilt University Hospital.

    Dr. Dmochowski received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed an internship and residency in surgery and urology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and at the M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Texas. In addition, Dr. Dmochowski is subspecialty fellowship trained in female urology, neurourology, urodynamics and reconstructive urology. He is board certified in urology and female pelvic medicine and reconstruction.

    Dr. Dmochowski has published more than 260 articles and 100 book chapters, and 390 abstracts, and has given over 240 presentations at various national and international meetings. Dr. Dmochowski is on the editorial board for the World Journal of Urology and Neurourology and Urodynamics, and he is a reviewer for the Journal of Urology, and Urology. He is the incoming Editor in Chief of Neurourology and Urodynamics. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Urological Association and International Continence Society. He is a trustee of the American Board of Urology. Dr. Dmochowski has been granted the Zimskind Award from the Urodynamics Society for his accomplishment in clinical treatment for incontinence. His current research interests are outcomes of incontinence therapies with a particular emphasis on quality of life issues. He also is active in bio materials evaluation.
  • Education Committee Chair

    Michael Edward Albo, MD Show More
    University of California (San Diego)
    Div of Urology
    200 W. Arbor Drive
    San Diego, CA 92103-8897
    http://health.ucsd.edu/
    Michael E. Albo, MD is Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Urology and Co-Director of the Women’s Pelvic Medicine Center at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He is adjunct Professor in the Department of Reproductive Medicine at UCSD. He is also the Director of Urologic Services in the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Albo earned his medical degree from the University of Utah College of Medicine in 1988, completed his Urology residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville, VA in 1994 and finished fellowship training in Female Urology, Urodynamics and Reconstructive Surgery at the UCLA Health Sciences Center in 1996. Dr. Albo is board-certified in Urology since 1998 and has sub-specialty certification in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery since 2013. He has been one of San Diego’s Top Doctors for the last 15 years.

    As faculty member of the UC San Diego School of Medicine since 1996, Dr. Albo participates in both the resident and fellowship training programs within the Departments of Urology and Reproductive Medicine. He is a member of the UCSD Academy of Clinician Scholars.

    Dr. Albo’s clinical and research interests are in the areas of urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction and neurourology. He served as the Principal Investigator for the UCSD clinical site in the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network from 2001 until 2013 and as a Co-investigator in the UCSD Pelvic Floor Disorders Network since 2006. He is author of several seminal articles on the New England Journal of Medicine that provide Level 1 evidence for the outcomes of surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women.

    He serves on the Executive Committee of the Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction and is the recipient of that society’s Zimskind Award. He has served the AUA as a member of the AUA Research Foundation.
  • Basic Science Committee Chair

    Adam Philip Klausner, MD Show More
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Div of Urology/Surgery
    West Hospital, 7th Fl., East Wing, 1200
    Richmond, VA 23298-0118
  • Basic Science Committee Co-Chair

    Georgi V. Petkov, PhD Show More
    The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    Pharmacy Bldg., Room 55
    881 Madison Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38163
    Georgi V. Petkov, PhD

    Dr. Georgi V. Petkov is a Professor of Pharmacology at the University of South Carolina. He received his PhD degree in Physiology from the University of Sofia in 1997. Dr. Petkov’s research interest is in the mechanisms that regulate urinary bladder smooth muscle function and the role of ion channels in this tissue. His recent studies have helped to identify ion channels as new pharmacological targets for urinary bladder dysfunction. Dr. Petkov’s current research program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has published a number of peer-reviewed papers in journals such as J Physiol, Am J Physiol, J Urol, JPET and many others. He serves as editor, associate editor, and reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals. He has served a standing member of the Urologic and Genitourinary Physiology and Pathology NIH Study Section. Dr. Petkov has given many invited seminars worldwide and received various international academic awards.

Standing Committee Chairs

  • Communications Website Committee Chair

    David Alan Ginsberg, MD Show More
    USC
    Department of Urology
    1441 Eastlake Ave., Suite 7416
    Los Angeles, CA 90033
    David A. Ginsberg, MD, received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and his M.D. at the University of Southern California ( USC), where he also stayed for his urology residency. In 1997, Dr. Ginsberg served as Clinical Instructor and Fellow in Female Urology, Neurourology and Reconstruction at UCLA during his fellowship year with Dr. Shlomo Raz. Dr. Ginsberg subsequently returned to USC and is presently an Associate Professor of Urology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and co-chief of the USC Continence Center. In addition, Dr. Ginsberg is Chief of Urology at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, an internationally respected facility focusing on the care of patients with spinal cord injury and other neurologic diseases.

    Dr. Ginsberg has been actively involved with SUFU for many years. This has included multiple abstract presentations by himself as well as his residents and fellows, invited lectures and, in 2008, Dr. Ginsberg served as co-chair for the 2008 SUFU program focusing on Neurogenic Bladder which preceded the annual AUA meeting. Dr. Ginsberg was a member of the AUA Urology Core Curriculum Section for Neuropathic Bladder and is a present member of the AUA/ABU Examination Committee. Dr. Ginsberg has served as faculty for the course “Controversies in Female Urology” at the annual AUA meeting since 2008 and has also had the honor to speak several times during the plenary session at the AUA annual meeting.

    Dr. Ginsberg's present research interests focus on lower urinary tract reconstruction in SCI patients, urologic applications of botulinum toxin (Dr. Ginsberg was a lead investigator for trials that led to the FDA approval of botulinum toxin for the indication of NGB) and long-term follow-up issues for patients with neurogenic bladder. Dr. Ginsberg is the author or co-author of over 50 peer-reviewed articles, numerous book chapters and is a regular reviewer for journals such as Journal of Urology, Urology, Neurourology & Urodynamics and Neurosurgery. He is on the urological editorial board for Medscape and Neurourology and Urodynamics.
  • Health Policy Chair