American Urological Association - 2017 Award Winners

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2017 Award Winners

Each year, the American Urological Association honors the contributions of physician researchers and educators to the field of medicine, the specialty of urology, and the AUA. Access the list of previous honorees.

Congratulations to the 2017 honorees!


Ramon Guiteras Award

Robert C. Flanigan, MD

Robert C. Flanigan, MD
For outstanding contributions to the art and science of urology as a surgeon, educator, leader and investigator, most notably in the field of uro-oncology.


Hugh Hampton Young Award

S. Larry Goldenberg CM, OBC, MD

S. Larry Goldenberg CM, OBC, MD
For outstanding contributions in the study and treatment of prostatic diseases, and spearheading the development and implementation of a national men's health program.


Gold Cystoscope Award

Shahrokh F. Shariat, MD

Shahrokh F. Shariat, MD
For seminal contributions to urologic oncology in the areas of epigenomics, oncologic biomarkers and predictive nomograms.


Lifetime Achievement Award

Gerald Sufrin, MD

Gerald Sufrin, MD
For outstanding dedication to urologic education, research and advocacy at the NIH, and as AUA Treasurer during the construction of the new AUA Headquarters building.


Victor A. Politano Award

Karl J. Kreder Jr., MD, MBA

Karl J. Kreder Jr., MD, MBA
For over two decades of research and clinical excellence in the area of urinary dysfunction and incontinence.


Distinguished Contribution Award

Anthony A. Caldamone, MD

Anthony A. Caldamone, MD
For significant contributions to academic urology and exemplary humanitarian dedication to pediatric urologic missions in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America.


Distinguished Contribution Award

James E. Lingeman, MD

James E. Lingeman, MD
For seminal contributions to the understanding of the pathogenesis of nephrolithiasis and innovation in minimally invasive surgical approaches to kidney stone disease.


Distinguished Contribution Award

C. Lowell Parsons, MD

C. Lowell Parsons, MD
For outstanding contributions to the understanding of glycosaminoglycans in the permeability of bladder epithelium which led to fundamental insights into the etiology and effective treatment of interstitial cystitis.


Distinguished Service Award

Tomas L. Griebling, MD, MPH

Tomas L. Griebling, MD, MPH
For years of outstanding service in educating and researching the field of geriatric urology for the AUA, the South Central Section and The Journal of Urology®.


Distinguished Service Award

Stephen Y. Nakada, MD

Stephen Y. Nakada, MD
For outstanding service and leadership on the AUA Board of Directors, North Central Section, American Board of Urology, Endourological Society and the Society of Academic Urologists.


Distinguished Service Award

David F. Penson, MD, MPH

David F. Penson, MD, MPH
For outstanding leadership as AUA Public Policy Council Chair during a time of dramatic changes in the US health care system.


Gold Cane Award

John J. Mulcahy, MD, PhD, FACS

John J. Mulcahy, MD, PhD, FACS
For outstanding dedication as an academic leader, a mentor training multiple generations of urologists and an outstanding innovator in urologic prosthetic therapy.


William P. Didusch Art History Award

Friedrich H. Moll, MD

Friedrich H. Moll, MD
For outstanding contributions to the history of urology, especially the history of endoscopy, the transfer of science and knowledge between Europe and North America and the fate of German urologists under national socialism.


Presidential Citation

Allen Wen-Hsiang Chiu, MD

Allen Wen-Hsiang Chiu, MD
For outstanding leadership and contributions to the advancement of urologic science and education throughout Asia.


Presidential Citation

Ralph W. de Vere White, MD

Ralph W. de Vere White, MD
For outstanding contributions to teaching and research in the field of uro-oncology.


Presidential Citation

Elspeth M. McDougall, MD, FRCSC, MHPE

Elspeth M. McDougall, MD, FRCSC, MHPE
For outstanding contributions to education and innovative learning methods in Urology.


Presidential Citation

Craig A. Peters, MD

Craig A. Peters, MD
For an innovative career in pediatric urology as well as leadership and service to the AUA.


Presidential Citation

Mike B. Siroky, MD

Mike B. Siroky, MD
For a career of dedicated to the understanding and advancement of the field of neurourology.


Presidential Citation

Garo M. Tertzakian, MD

Garo M. Tertzakian, MD
For 30 years of dedicated humanitarian work in advancing urologic care in Armenia.


Secretary Commendation for Global Leadership

Hugo B. Dávila, MD

Hugo B. Dávila, MD

For outstanding leadership in building a strong foundation of friendship and collaboration between the Confederación Americana de Urología and AUA and contributing to the continued advancement of urologic education in Latin America.


Secretary Commendation for Global Leadership

Shin Egawa, MD, PhD

Shin Egawa, MD, PhD

For outstanding leadership in building a strong foundation of friendship and collaboration between the Japanese Urological Association and AUA and contributing to the continued advancement of urologic education in Japan and across Asia.


Secretary Commendation for Global Leadership

Archimedes Nardozza Jr., MD

Archimedes Nardozza Jr., MD

For outstanding leadership in building a strong foundation of friendship and collaboration between the Sociedade Brasileira de Urologia and AUA and contributing to the continued advancement of urologic education in Brazil.

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