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* eligible to renew for an additional two year term

J. Brantley Thrasher, MD, FACS

J. Brantley Thrasher, MD, FACS
President, 5/17/2017 – 5/22/2018

J. Brantley Thrasher, MD, FACS is the William L. Valk Distinguished Professor, Department of Urology and the co-director of operative services at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. He completed his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, an internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C., and his urology residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado. He subsequently completed a urologic oncology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He served for three years as Program Director for the Urology Residency Program at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, and was then appointed to his present position in 1998.

Dr. Thrasher has served as President of the Society of Urology Chairpersons and Program Directors, the Society of Urologic Oncology, and as a member of the Residency Review Committee for Urology. He has served as Vice-President of the American Board of Urology and is a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and of the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons.

He served as the South Central Section Representative to the AUA Board of Directors, as a member of the South Central Section Health Policy Committee, and is a former president of the South Central Section. He was previously the Chair of the Public Media, Practice Guidelines and Prostate Cancer Guidelines (vice-chair) Committees, a mentor for the AUA Leadership Program, a member of the Best Practice Policy Panel on Cryotherapy for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer, the Chair of the Prostate Cancer Literature Review Panel and the Audio-Visual Committee of the AUA. In 2015, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the AUA, for 15 years of service to academic and organized urology. He is an associate editor for the book, "The 5-Minute Urology Consult;" Editor for Practical Reviews in Urology, and an Editorial Consultant for Urology Times. He has published more than 200 manuscripts, book chapters and monographs in the area of urologic oncology. He has been a member of the AUA since 1994.

Robert C. Flanigan, MD, FACS
President-elect, 5/17/2017 – 5/22/2018

Robert C. Flanigan, MD, FACS is the Albert J. Speh Jr. and Claire R. Speh Professor and chair of the Department of Urology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Flanigan has been department chair since 1986. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine before completing his residencies in urology and general surgery at CWRU Affiliated Hospitals in 1978. He is board certified in both urology and surgery. After residency, he served in the U.S. Air Force for two years and was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. He then began his academic career at the University of Kentucky before accepting a position at Loyola University Chicago.

Dr. Flanigan is very involved in basic and clinical research. He has made over 430 contributions to the medical literature, including 285 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 73 book chapters. His primary research interests are in the area of urologic oncology, especially renal and prostate carcinoma. His research work with cytoreductive nephrectomy has dramatically changed practice patterns in advanced renal cancer. Most recently, his laboratory's work has focused on the relationship between prostate cancer, prostatic fatty acid levels and obesity. In 2011, he received the Distinguished Contribution Award of the Society of Basic Urologic Research. 

Organized Urology leadership is an important part of Dr. Flanigan's career. He has served as President of the North Central Section of the AUA, the American Board of Urology, the Society of Urologic Oncology, the Society of University Urologists, the Society of Pelvic Surgeons, and was founder and first President of the Society of Urologic Chairpersons and Program Directors. In 2011, he completed a five year term as AUA Secretary, during which he directed the development of the first Core Curriculum for Urology and also initiated the Global Philanthropic Committee that has funded two successful urologic education projects in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2011, the AUA created the Robert C. Flanigan Education Award to be presented every three years to an individual that made exemplary contributions to the educational goals of the AUA. This year, he was awarded the AUA's highest honor, the Ramon Guiteras Award, 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. He has been a member of the AUA since 1982.

Richard K. Babayan, MD
Immediate Past President, 5/17/2017 – 5/22/2018

Richard K. Babayan, MD is professor and chair of the Department of Urology, Boston University School of Medicine, and Chief of Urology at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Babayan is a graduate of Tufts University and received his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in 1975. He completed his surgical training at Yale-New Haven Hospital before completing his urology residency at Boston University Medical Center in 1980. From 1980 to 1982, Dr. Babayan was an AUA Research Scholar, performing basic science research in the field of hyperthermia at both MIT and BUSM. His clinical interests center on endourology and the use of minimally invasive approaches (including robotics) for prostate cancer, urinary stones, BPH and urologic oncology.

Dr. Babayan has been an active participant in local, national and international urologic organizations. He has held numerous leadership positions in the New England Section of the AUA, including president and treasurer, and served as New England Section representative to the AUA Board of Directors from 2005 to 2009. In 2011, Dr. Babayan received the AUA's Distinguished Service Award, and in 2013, the New England Section awarded him with the Joseph B. Dowd Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Babayan has been a member of the Development Council for the AUA Foundation, and has been a mentor in the AUA Leadership Program. He is a past member of the Editorial Board of the Urological Survey for The Journal of Urology®, and Chair of the AUA Publications Committee. Dr. Babayan is the past president and member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of Practicing Urologists and serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition. He has been a member of the AUA since 1983.

Manoj Monga, MD, FACS
Secretary, 5/20/2015 – 5/7/2019

Manoj Monga, MD, FACS is the director of the Stevan Streem Center for Endourology and Stone Disease at the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic, he was the Joseph Sorkness Professor and vice-chair of urologic surgery and director of endourology & stone disease at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Monga received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School and completed his residency at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is recognized as an international authority in endourology and stone disease, and has acted as a visiting professor at many of the major medical centers in the United States and abroad. In 2007, Dr. Monga was awarded the Endourological Society "Arthur Smith Young Innovators' Award," and has more than 350 peer-reviewed publications. His research has focused on the evaluation and design of medical devices related to endourology.

Dr. Monga has served on numerous AUA committees, including the Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Committee, Abstract Committee, and Urology Care Foundation's Outreach Committee, and served as chair of the North Central Section's Education Council. In addition, Dr. Monga served as the treasurer of the Ohio Urological Society and a member of the American Board of Urology Exam Committee, and is past-president of both the Minnesota Urological Society and the Engineering & Urology Society. He is the President-elect of the R.O.C.K. Society and a member of the Board of Directors of the Endourological Society. Dr. Monga has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Endourology, the Indian Journal of Urology and the International Brazilian Journal of Urology®. He has been a member of the AUA since 1997.

David F. Green, MD

David F. Green, MD, FACS
Treasurer, 5/17/2017 – 5/28/2021

David F. Green, MD, FACS is the chief medical officer at Concord Hospital in Concord, New Hampshire and is a senior partner at Concord Hospital’s Center for Urologic Care. He is also an adjunct associate professor of surgery with the Dartmouth Medical School. Since 2014, he has served as CEO of NH Accountable Care Partners, LLC, an accountable care organization (ACO) currently comprised of six hospitals.

Dr. Green is a graduate of Allegheny College and received his Medical Degree from Pennsylvania State University at Hershey. He completed his urology residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital during which time he served as a tutor in urology at the University of Leeds, England. Following his residency, he served as assistant professor in urology at the Yale University School of Medicine. While at Yale, he received an AUA Scholar Award.

Dr. Green has been active in the AUA’s New England Section throughout his career serving as Scientific Program Committee chair in 1987 and 1997. He served two terms as the New Hampshire representative to the New England Section Board of Directors. From 1997 through 2002, he served as secretary of the New England Section and became its president in 2003. On the national level, Dr. Green has served the AUA in various capacities including serving on the Manpower Committee in 1995, serving on the Women in Urology Committee and chairing this between 1996 and 2001. He has served on the Bylaws Committee, the Public Relations Committee and the Audit Committee serving as its chair in 2012, and was the New England Section representative to the AUA Board of Directors from 2009 to 2013. From 2012-2013, he served as the secretary of UROPAC.

Dr. Green is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member in the American College of Physician Executives, and a diplomat of the American Board of Urology. He has been a member of AUA since 1987.

Roger E. Schultz, MD, FACS

Roger E. Schultz, MD, FACS
Mid-Atlantic Section Representative, 5/11/16 – 5/22/18*

Roger E. Schultz, MD, FACS is a urologist working with Riverside Medical Group in Williamsburg, Virginia. He is a full professor of the Riverside Family Practice residency and he was chosen Best Clinical Professor by its residents in 2015. Dr. Schultz received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and completed his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Before entering private practice, he served as a staff urologist at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. He moved to Williamsburg and has transitioned from a small group practice to a large urology practice, then to a hospital based multi-specialty practice. He has been chief of staff at Sentara Regional Medical Center. He has served on the executive board of Urology of Virginia. He has been a board member of of Temple Beth El in Williamsburg, Hospice House of Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Community Foundation, the Riverside Medical Group, and Wedmore Place - a European-style hotel associated with the Williamsburg Winery.

He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a former president of the Tidewater and Virginia Urological Societies. He has been secretary, treasurer, and president of the Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA. He has been the Section representative on the AUA Practice Management Committee, Coding and Reimbursement Committee, later the vice-chair of Coding and Reimbursement. Dr. Schultz co-authored Humanizing Prostate Cancer, a manual for patients. He assists the Editorial Board for Urology Practice. He has been a member of the AUA since 1988.

E. Ann Gormley, MD
New England Section Representative, 5/17/2017 – 5/7/2019*

E. Ann Gormley, MD is a professor of surgery (urology) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. She received a BA in English and her medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan. While completing her residency in urology at the University of Alberta, she earned an MSc in Experimental Surgery. She then completed a fellowship in female urology and voiding dysfunction. Dr. Gormley is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is Board Certified by the American Board of Urology with sub-certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Gormley's interests are in female urology, voiding dysfunction and resident education. She was the chair of the NIDDK's Urinary Incontinence Network and is a past president of the Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU). Dr. Gormley is a past president of the Society of Urology Chairpersons and Program Directors (SUCPD). She is a board examiner for the American Board of Urology. Dr. Gormley serves on the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Urology. She served on a joint committee between the Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology RRCs that authored the Milestones for the Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Gormley was awarded the ACGME "Courage to Teach" Award in 2014. She is a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons.

A past president and secretary for the New England Section of the AUA, Dr. Gormley also previously served on the AUA/ABU Exam Committee, the AUA Stress Incontinence Guidelines Committee and chaired the AUA Overactive Guidelines Panel and Bylaws Committee.  She currently serves on the editorial board of the AUA Update Series and is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Urology® and Urology Practice.  Dr. Gormley has been an AUA member since 1995.

Frederick A. Gulmi, MD

Frederick A. Gulmi, MD
New York Section Representative, 5/11/2016 – 5/22/2018*

Frederick A. Gulmi, MD is a physician who recently joined the Department of Urology at the NYU School of Medicine as the Vice-Chairman of Urology and the Chief of Urology at the NYU Lutheran Medical Center. He is also a clinical associate professor of urology at the NYU School of Medicine. Previously, Dr. Gulmi was the director of minimally invasive and robotic urologic surgery at the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York. He was also Chairman and Residency Program Director there.

Dr. Gulmi graduated from the Universidad Central Del Caribe in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He completed a year of internship as a flexible intern at The Long Island College Hospital, one year of General Surgery at the Nassau County Medical Center and his urology residency and chief residency at the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. After completing his residency at Brookdale, Dr. Gulmi became the Frederick C. Wallace Fellow at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical School, focusing on renal physiology and endourology. Once his fellowship was completed, Dr. Gulmi returned to the Brookdale University Hospital where he continued to practice for the last 25 years.

Dr. Gulmi has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Urology® and the British Journal of Urology. He served as the vice-chairman for resident education for the National Urology Ultrasound Faculty of the AUA. Dr. Gulmi has taught ultrasound post-graduate courses at the AUA Annual Meeting. He is a member of the New York Section of the AUA, and has served as secretary and president of the AUA New York Section Board of Directors. Dr. Gulmi was recently awarded the Russell W. Lavengood Distinguished Service Award by the AUA New York Section Board for his contributions to the section. He has been a member of the AUA since 1993.

Chandru P. Sundaram, MD

Chandru P. Sundaram, MD
North Central Section Representative, 5/20/2015 – 5/7/2019

Chandru P. Sundaram, MD is a professor of urology and Director of the Residency Program and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. After medical school in India and initial training in surgery and urology in India and England, Dr. Sundaram went on to complete his residency and his endourology fellowship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He began his academic urologic career at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he directed an Endourological Society-recognized fellowship. In 2002, Dr. Sundaram established a fellowship and program in minimally invasive surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has been recognized with teaching awards from both Washington University and Indiana University. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Sundaram's areas of interest include kidney cancer and minimally invasive surgery of the kidney, prostate and adrenal gland. He has authored or co-authored more than 140 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He serves as a board member and assistant editor of the Journal of Endourology and Senior Editor of Videourology. Dr. Sundaram has held multiple leadership positions, including president of the AUA's North Central Section, the Indiana Urologic Association and the Society of Urological Robotic Surgeons. In addition, he has been the chairman of the AUA's Laparoscopic, Robotic and New Surgical Technology Committee and has served on the AUA's Education Council. Dr. Sundaram has been an invited faculty at numerous international meetings and institutions around the world. He is a 2009 graduate of the AUA's Leadership Program, and has been a member of the AUA since 1997.

Kevin R. Loughlin, MD, MBA

Barry A. Kogan, MD
Northeastern Section Representative, 5/17/2017-5/7/2019*

Dr. Barry A. Kogan, MD is the chair of urology at Albany Medical College, is a professor of surgery and pediatrics and holds the Falk Family Chair in urology. He went to medical school at Northwestern University and completed his residency at the University of Michigan. After a fellowship in Pediatric Urology in Liverpool, England, he joined the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco where he was eventually promoted to professor of urology and pediatrics. In 1997, he became the chief of the Division of Urology in Albany.

Having an active clinical practice in pediatric urology, Dr. Kogan has a wide range of primary to tertiary care cases-including hypospadias, undescended testes, childhood neurogenic bladder, urinary tract infections, vesicoureteral reflux, prenatal and neonatal hydronephrosis and especially disorders of sexual development. He has shaped a number of new techniques that have altered pediatric urology. Dr. Kogan is also an active investigator with experience in NIH-funded basic and clinical research, investigator initiated clinical research and industry-sponsored clinical trials. He has published extensively in many areas of pediatric urology and investigative urology.

Dr. Kogan has also been heavily involved in leadership among many organizations within urology, including the Northeastern Section (past president), American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Urology (past chair), Society for Pediatric Urology (past president), the Society of University Urologists (past president), the Residency Review Committee for Urology (former vice-chair) and the American Board of Urology (former trustee and vice president).  He has been a member of the AUA since 1985.

Randall B. Meacham, MD

Randall B. Meacham, MD
South Central Section Representative, 5/21/2014 – 5/22/2018

Randall B. Meacham, MD is a professor and chief of the Division of Urology, and urology residency program director at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, where he went on to complete his urology residency and a fellowship in male reproductive medicine and surgery. He joined the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1990, and has been chief of the Division of Urology since 2001. Dr. Meacham's primary area of clinical and academic activity is the evaluation and treatment of male infertility, with a focus on microsurgical reconstruction. He is a nationally recognized specialist in urologic microsurgery and maintains a large referral practice in the management of male reproductive disorders.

Dr. Meacham is a member of the South Central Section of the AUA, where he has held numerous leadership positions, including secretary (2006 - 2010) and president (2011 - 2012), and is currently a member of the section's Health Policy Council, Program Committee and Bylaws Committee. In addition, he is past-president of both the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction and the Rocky Mountain Urological Society, and served as medical staff president and board member of the University of Colorado Hospital. He currently serves as vice-chair of the Urology Residency Review Committee of the ACGME.

Dr. Meacham is an internationally recognized thought leader in the area of male reproductive medicine and lectures extensively. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific publications, and has served on numerous editorial boards, including The Journal of Andrology, Reviews in Urology and the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Dr. Meacham has been a member of the AUA since 1995.

Thomas F. Stringer, MD, FACS

Thomas F. Stringer, MD, FACS
Southeastern Section Representative, 5/21/2014 – 5/7/2019

Thomas F. Stringer, MD, FACS is a clinical assistant professor and associate chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  He assumed the full time role as medical director of the University of Florida Urology Clinic in 2011 after a career as managing partner of a large urology group practice and as an adjunct professor in the department. Dr. Stringer received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He went on to complete his residency in surgery and urology at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida.

Dr. Stringer is an active member of the AUA, and in 2010, he was awarded the AUA's prestigious Presidential Citation. He is past president of the Southeastern Section of the AUA (2009 – 2010), where he also served as treasurer from 2004 – 2007. He has also served on the AUA's Finance, Bylaws and Investment Committees, and is currently the chair of the AUA Compensation Committee.  He is a contributing author to the AUA's Core Curriculum and was co-author of a 2015 textbook on the business of a successful medical practice. Dr. Stringer currently serves as president of the UroGators Alumni Society, and is past president of the Florida Urological Society. He was an active foundation board member of Citrus Memorial Hospital and subsequently served as their inaugural chief medical officer. He writes and lectures nationally on the business of urology and serves as course director for an annual AUA post graduate course on physician employment contract negotiation. Dr. Stringer has been a member of the AUA since 1984.

Scott K. Swanson, MD

Scott K. Swanson, MD
Western Section Representative, 5/20/2015 – 5/7/2019

Scott K. Swanson, MD is a consultant in the Department of Urology at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he became the founding chair of the department after joining the staff in 1987. In addition, he is an associate professor of urology in the Mayo School of Medicine. Dr. Swanson earned a bachelor's degree at the U.S. Air Force Academy, graduating magna cum laude, and his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He went on to complete a surgical internship at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in Texas, and a residency in the Department of Urology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Swanson served in the U.S. Air Force from 1971 to 1987. He has received numerous honors and awards, including being selected as Distinguished Mayo Educator in 2001. He has a broad and distinguished record of service to Mayo Clinic, including serving as chair of Mayo Clinic Office of Brand Management, director of Medical Education, vice-chair and member of the Board of Governors, chair of the Surgical Council and chair of the Department of Urology. Additionally, he was the founding program director for the Arizona Board of Urology Residency Program and the first associate medical director for their Department of Development.

Dr. Swanson served as the AUA's Western Section president from 2006 to 2007. In addition, he served the Arizona Urological Society in various capacities, including president-elect, secretary/treasurer and program chair. Dr. Swanson's specialty areas of urological surgery include urologic oncology, laparoscopic surgery, urinary tract reconstruction, and minimally invasive and major stone surgery. His articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of Urology®, the British Journal of Urology and Urology. Dr. Swanson has been a member of the AUA since 1987.

Michael T. Sheppard, CPA, CAE

Michael T. Sheppard, CPA, CAE
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Sheppard is a business professional with over 25 years of corporate leadership experience. As the chief executive officer of the AUA, he is responsible for AUA's three corporate entities. In over 20 years with the AUA, Mr. Sheppard has held several executive level positions, including director of Finance and Information Systems, chief operating officer and deputy executive director. Prior to joining the AUA, Mr. Sheppard served in senior level business positions at USF&G Realty Advisors, Inc. as a real estate portfolio controller, and C.W. Amos and Company, LLC as a senior independent public auditor. In addition, Mr. Sheppard is a retiree of the U.S. Naval Reserves Service. He has numerous professional affiliations, including memberships with the American Society of Association Executives, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, the Institute of Management Accountants Association, Specialty Societies CEO Coalition and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Sheppard received his MBA from Loyola College's Sellinger School. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Association Executive. Mr. Sheppard is the recipient of several awards, including many military honors. He has written a number of published articles and participates on several committees for medical-related organizations, including currently serving as treasurer and board member of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies.

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