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Executive Committee
2020 - 2021

Officers

  • President

    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).
  • Vice President

    David Alan Ginsberg, MD Show More
    University of Southern California
    1441 Eastlake Ave
    Ste 7416
    Dept of Uro
    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.
  • Secretary/Treasurer

    J. Quentin Clemens, MD Show More
    University of Michigan
    3875 Taubman Center
    1500 East Medical Center Dr.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0330
    http://www.med.umich.edu/urology/
    J. Quentin Clemens, MD, FACS, MSCI, is Associate Professor of Urology and Director of the Division of Neurourology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan. He directs the fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. His research interests are in the areas of epidemiology and health services research related to benign urologic diseases.

    Dr. Clemens has been Principal Investigator or co-Investigator on multiple NIH-funded projects related to urinary incontinence, interstitial cystitis and chronic prostatitis, including the recently funded MAPP and LURN research networks. He is Chair of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board for the NIDDK Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network.

    Dr. Clemens has also been actively involved in health policy issues with the AUA, where he was named the Gallagher Health Policy Scholar for 2008-2009. He is former Chair of the AUA Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee, current Chair of the AUA Data Committee, a member of the AUA Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee and the AUA Health Policy Council.
  • Immediate Past President

    Kathleen C. Kobashi, MD, FACS Show More
    Virginia Mason Medical Center
    1100 9th Avenue, C7-Uro
    Seattle, WA 98101
    https://www.virginiamason.org/kathleen-c-kobashi-md
    Kathleen Kobashi, MD, FACS1 is Head of the Section of Urology and Renal Transplantation at Virginia Mason Medical Center and Director of VM’s Pelvic Floor Center. She received her B.A. at Wellesley College and her M.D. at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, and completed her urologic residency at the University of California, Irvine followed by a Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) fellowship at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles before joining Virginia Mason in 1999.

    In addition to her passion around clinical medicine, Dr. Kobashi is dedicated to research and education of patients and future urologists. She founded the VM FPMRS fellowship in 2003 and a new Urology residency in 2014, for which she serves as the Program Director. She is a Clinical Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle.

    Dr. Kobashi has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on topics related to urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse and has been invited faculty on the subject around the globe. She is the Immediate Past President of SUFU (Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction), President-elect for the Western Section AUA, and serves on the American Board of Urology Examination Committee and as the Associate Editor of the new AUA journal, Urology Practice. She received the 2006 Continence Care Champion award from the National Association for Continence, the prestigious Paul Zimskind Award from SUFU in 2010, and a Presidential Citation from the American Urological Association in 2013.
  • Past President

    Gary Evan Lemack, MD Show More
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    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.

  • Member At Large

    Lori A. Birder, PHD Show More
    Unv of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    3550 Terrace St, A1217 Scaife Hall
    Pittsburgh, PA 15261
    Lori A. Birder, Ph.D. received a B.S. in chemistry from Duquesne University and her Ph.D. in neuro-pharmacology from the University of Pittsburgh. She did her postdoctoral work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied mechanisms underlying somatic nociception. Currently, Dr. Birder is a Professor of Medicine (tenured) with a secondary appointment in the Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

    Dr. Birder has been a strong supporter of SUFU, having participated in basic science research forums and also sponsored a number of students/fellow urology presentations at national and international meetings. Dr. Birder has also participated as an invited speaker for various symposia/workshops as well as (Neural Control) Committee Chair/Participant for the International Consultation on Incontinence. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and reviews/book chapters focusing on urinary bladder epithelial (urothelial) cell function in health and disease. These findings support a departure from the conventional view of the urothelium as a simple barrier highlighting a role for the urothelium in sensory mechanisms in the urinary bladder. In addition to committee service (both within and outside the University), Dr. Birder is also on the editorial board of a number of journals including the American Journal of Physiology Renal and an Associate Editor for Neurourology and Urodynamics.
  • Member At Large

    Anne Pelletier Cameron, MD, FPMRS Show More
    University of Michigan
    1500 E. Medical Center Drive
    3875 Taubman Center
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5330
    Anne K. Pelletier-Cameron, MD, FRCSC, FPMRS

    Anne K. Pelletier-Cameron, MD, FRCSC, FPMRS is an Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Michigan and director of the Clinical Urology Research Endeavor (CURE). She received her undergraduate degree at the University of New Brunswick. After completing her medical degree at the University of Ottawa and residency in urology at Dalhousie University, she came to the University of Michigan for a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstruction. Dr. Cameron remains at the university where she is an active clinician, but also participates in several research trials including the NIDDK Funded LURN. Her clinical interests include complex incontinence, female urethral disease and the care of neurogenic bladder. She also has a strong interest in medical education and is associate fellowship director and clerkship director for the urology residency. She is also a member of the doctoring faculty in the newly created medical school curriculum which includes teaching, coaching and curriculum development.

    Dr. Cameron is active with the Society of Women in urology serving on their Board of Directors and as the annual meeting Scientific Chair and active with the AUA serving on the Core Curriculum as well as a member the on the Neurologic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Guideline Committee. Dr. Cameron has also been very active with SUFU serving on multiple committees including the Young SUFU committee and the SUFU Urodynamics Antibiotic Prophylaxis Task Force and was awarded the Paul Zimskind research award in 2018.
  • Member At Large

    Howard B. Goldman, MD, FACS Show More
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute
    9500 Euclid Ave., Desk Q10
    Cleveland, OH 44195
    Howard B. Goldman is a Professor on the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and an expert in quality and patient safety serving as the Institute Vice Chairman for Quality at the Glickman Urologic Institute. He has a joint appointment in the departments of urology and obstetrics and gynecology and is actively involved in the training of fellows and residents, including serving as Fellowship director for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Urology at the Cleveland Clinic. He has directly trained over 35 fellows and residents who are specialized FPMRS practitioners. Dr Goldman’s interests are in the medical and surgical treatment of urinary incontinence and other types of voiding dysfunction, neuromodulation, prolapse repair, complex reconstructive female urologic surgery and neurourology. His contributions to the literature have been prolific, including author of over 250 articles and book chapters, editor of three textbooks and panel member for a number of standardization, guidelines and best practice statement panels. Within the AUA he has been on the SUI Guidelines as well as Urodynamics guidelines committees. Within ICS he has been on the male LUTS terminology committee as well as the ICS/IUGA female prolapse terminology committee. He also led the group that came up with the ICS sacral neuromodulation best practices document. His prominent international reputation has led to invitations as visiting professor in the United States and abroad as well as numerous invited lectures. He is on the editorial board of a number of journals and is a former Assistant Editor of the Journal of Urology. . He is currently the co-director of the AUA annual review course for part 1 of the ABU exam, is on the AUA Education committee, serves as online education director for IUGA, is the scientific co-chair for the 2020 ICS annual meeting, was the program co-chair for the 2020 SUFU meeting, was on the program committee for the 2020 International Neurourology Society and is the International Consultation on Incontinence committee chair for surgery for male incontinence. Dr Goldman has been involved in and led numerous projects related to innovative treatments utilizing stem cells for SUI, neuromodulation, utilization of urodynamics, management of complications and improvements in safety and efficiency in pelvic floor surgery. Dr. Goldman is an astute physician-scientist, nurturing educator, model leader, and unwavering patient advocate renowned in the field of urology.
  • Member At Large

    W. Stuart Reynolds, MD, MPH, FACS Show More
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    A-1302 Medical Center North
    Nashville, TN 37232
  • Member At Large

    Nirit Rosenblum, MD Show More
    NYU Urology Associates
    222 East 41 Street
    11th Floor
    New York, NY 10017
    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.
  • Member At Large

    Ariana L. Smith, MD Show More
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Division of Urology
    800 Walnut Street, 19th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Foundation President

    Victor William Nitti, MD Show More
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Box 957366
    200 Medical Plaza, Suite 140
    Los Angeles, CA 90095
    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.
  • Young SUFU Member Chair

    Doreen Eleanor Chung, MD, FRCSC Show More
    Columbia University
    161 Fort Washington Ave 11 Fl
    Room 1104
    New York, NY 10032
  • Historian

    Alan J. Wein, MD, PhD (hon), FACS Show More
    Penn Medicine, UPHS, Urology, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
    West Pavilion 3rd Floor
    3400 Civic Center Blvd
    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.
  • Communications Website Committee Chair

    Toby C. Chai, MD Show More
    Boston Medical Center
    725 Albany St
    #3B
    Shapiro ACC, Urology
    Boston, MA 02118
    http://www.bmc.org/urology
    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 was faculty at Yale University School of Medicine from 2013 to 2019. In 2019, he assumed position of Chair of Urology at Boston University School of Medicine and Chief of Urology at Boston Medical Center.

    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.
  • Editor-The Journal of Neurourology and Urodynamics

    Roger Roman Dmochowski, MD, MMHC, FACS Show More
    Vanderbilt University SchoolMed Ctr
    Department of Urology
    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

    Alexander Gomelsky, MD Show More
    LSU HSC 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.
  • Basic Science Committee Chair

    Maryrose P. Sullivan, PhD Show More
    VA Boston Healthcare System
    1400 VFW Parkway
    Bldg 3, RM 2C108
    Boston, MA 02132
  • Basic Science Committee Co-Chair

    Larissa V. Rodriguez, MD, FPMRS Show More
    Keck Medicine of USC
    9033 Wilshire Blvd Suite 305
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Standing Committee Chairs

  • Finance Committee Chair

    J. Quentin Clemens, MD Show More
    University of Michigan
    3875 Taubman Center
    1500 East Medical Center Dr.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0330
    http://www.med.umich.edu/urology/
    J. Quentin Clemens, MD, FACS, MSCI, is Associate Professor of Urology and Director of the Division of Neurourology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan. He directs the fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. His research interests are in the areas of epidemiology and health services research related to benign urologic diseases.

    Dr. Clemens has been Principal Investigator or co-Investigator on multiple NIH-funded projects related to urinary incontinence, interstitial cystitis and chronic prostatitis, including the recently funded MAPP and LURN research networks. He is Chair of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board for the NIDDK Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network.

    Dr. Clemens has also been actively involved in health policy issues with the AUA, where he was named the Gallagher Health Policy Scholar for 2008-2009. He is former Chair of the AUA Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee, current Chair of the AUA Data Committee, a member of the AUA Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee and the AUA Health Policy Council.
  • Health Policy Chair

    Michael J. Kennelly, MD Show More
    Atrium 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.
  • Membership Chair