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The AUA's Academic Exchange Programs provide junior faculty and residents an opportunity to interact with and learn from colleagues in different regions of the world. These funded fellowship programs encourage the interchange of urological skills, expertise and knowledge, which are critical to the continued success of urology worldwide.

Michael Abern, MD

Michael Abern, MD
2018 AUA/European Association of Urology (EAU) Academic Exchange Program Scholar

Michael Abern, MD, has been named a 2018 AUA/EAU Academic Exchange Program Scholar. Dr. Abern is a board-certified urologist, assistant professor of urology and the director of urologic oncology at University of Illinois at Chicago. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of high-risk urologic cancers and approaches the field from both a clinical and an academic perspective as a surgeon and researcher.

Dr. Abern treats both men and women, focusing on cancers of the prostate, kidney, bladder and testicles, as well as other rare diseases. He has a clinical interest in surgical management through open, laparoscopic and robotic techniques. He started the multi-disciplinary tumor board for urologic cancers, and MRI/ultrasound fusion prostate biopsy program at UIC. He is the clinical leader of the prostate cancer program of the UIC Cancer Center, which strives to bring research projects to the Chicagoland community, an area that suffers a large burden of prostate cancer mortality.  

Dr. Abern holds a leadership position as Vice Chair of Content Review for the American Urological Association. He is a reviewer for the Department of Defense prostate cancer study section and serves on the editorial board for Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases.     

As part of the AUA/EAU Academic Exchange Program, Dr. Abern attended the 2018 EAU Annual Meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. Prior to the conference, Dr. Abern visited Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (UK), University Vita -Salute San Raffaele (Italy) and Radboudumc (The Netherlands) where he had the opportunity to observe urologic surgeries and procedures, as well as attend staff activities and clinics.

Imran Ahmad, MD

Imran Ahmad, MD
2018 AUA/BAUS Visiting Scholar Program

Imran Ahmad, MD, has been named a 2018 AUA/BAUS Visiting Scholar. Dr. Ahmad is currently a clinical senior lecturer and CRUK clinician scientist in uro-oncology at the CRUK: Beatson Institute and the Institute for Cancer Sciences at the University of Glasgow.  His current research interest is in understanding the mechanisms of treatment resistance in advanced prostate cancer. As part of the Urology Group at the Beatson, headed by Professor Leung, his work in his laboratory involves novel in vivo models in conjunction with patient samples to interrogate the disease processes in advanced and treatment-resistant prostate cancer.

In addition, he is also an honorary consultant urological and robotic surgeon in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. His interests are in minimally invasive treatments for prostate and bladder cancer. As part of his role, he has introduced robotic radical prostatectomy to the West of Scotland, after returning from his robotic pelvic oncology fellowship in UCLH. He has been responsible for helping train the nurses and the existing consultant surgeons in Glasgow in this modality.

He also currently performs open radical cystectomy and long-term is keen on developing a minimally invasive cystectomy service for the West of Scotland population. This AUA visiting fellowship would be instrumental in developing collaborations to facilitate the introduction of robotic cystectomy in Scotland.

As part of the AUA/BAUS Visiting Scholar Program, Dr. Ahmad will attend the 2018 AUA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. Before the conference, Dr. Ahmad will visit the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he will have the opportunity to observe urologic surgeries and procedures, as well as attend staff activities and clinics.

Carlos Arroyo Kuribreña, MD, PhD

Carlos Arroyo Kuribreña, MD, PhD
2018 AUA/Mexican Visiting Program Scholar

Dr. Arroyo was born in London but grew up in Mexico City, where he studied medicine at the Universidad La Salle (1990-1996) and his specialty in urology at the Instituto Nacional de la Nutricion (1997-2003). He also completed his PhD in molecular BioMedicine at the CINVETAV (1999-2004) with a thesis on dendritic cells and renal cancer. Afterwards, he did a yearlong fellowship at the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (2003-2004) with an Endourological Society scholarship. Upon his return to Mexico, he started working at the Hospital Universitario de Puebla, and taught undergraduate urology at three different universities in Puebla. During this period, he was awarded the distinction of belonging to the National System of Researchers for six years with over 42 papers and 120 talks given. Today, he continues teaching and is committed to being up to date on modern urology in order to provide the best treatment to Mexicans.

As part of the AUA/Mexican Visiting Scholar Program, Dr. Arroyo will attend the 2018 AUA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. Following the conference, Dr. Arroyo will visit Mount Sinai Hospital, where he will have the opportunity to observe urologic surgeries and procedures, as well as attend staff activities and clinics.

Marcelo Esteves Chaves Campos, MD

Marcelo Esteves Chaves Campos, MD
2018 AUA/Sociedade Brasileira de Urologia (SBU) Visiting Program Scholar

Marcelo E. C. Campos, MD, has been named a 2018 AUA/SBU Visiting Program Scholar. Dr. Campos is a staff physician urologist at Rede MaterDei de Saude and also a residency preceptor at IPSEMG and at UFMG University Hospital (HC-UFMG) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He is a professor of urology at the Faculty of Medicine UNIFENAS -BH, in Belo Horizonte.

Dr. Campos received his medical degree from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and completed his residency at the Instituto de Previdencia dos Servidores do Estado de Minas Gerais (IPSEMG) both located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Dr. Campos performed an observership at Florida Hospital-Global Robotics Institute, Orlando, FL, in June 2010, and at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, in April 2011 and January 2017. Dr. Campos focuses his daily routine in endourological and minimal invasive procedures (kidney and ureteral stones). He is also particularly interested in urological research in medical education.

As part of the AUA/SBU Visiting Scholar Program, Dr. Campos will attend the 2018 AUA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. After the conference, Dr. Campos will visit the Cleveland Clinic, where he will have the opportunity to observe urologic surgeries and procedures, as well as attend staff activities and clinics.

Christina Ching, MD

Christina Ching, MD
2018 AUA/Japanese Urological Association (JUA) Academic Exchange Program Scholar

Christina B. Ching, MD, has been named a 2018 AUA/JUA Academic Exchange Program Scholar. Dr. Ching is a pediatric urologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH, USA. She received her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, and then completed a year of general surgery and five years of urology training at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. In 2014, she completed a two-year fellowship in Pediatric Urology at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, after which started as an attending at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Ching is interested in all aspects of urologic problems in children including urinary tract infections, hydronephrosis, urinary incontinence, hypospadias, kidney stones, ureteral reflux, spina bifida, and other complex pelvic and urinary conditions. She is trained in minimally invasive techniques of surgery as well as open. She participates in the multidisciplinary clinic at Nationwide Children's Hospital called the Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction which sees children with anorectal malformations. In addition to her clinical interests, she also has a strong interest in translational research and splits her time with clinical work but also basic science research. Her interest includes looking at how the bladder urothelium responds to injury and how this could be used to help better heal or even prevent bladder injury in the future.

As part of the AUA/JUA Academic Exchange Program, Dr. Ching will attend the 2018 JUA Annual Meeting in Kyoto, Japan. After the conference, Dr. Ching will visit Hokkaido University Hospital in Sapporo, Japan, where she will have the opportunity to observe urologic surgeries and procedures, as well as attend staff activities and clinics.

Juan Guglielmi, MD

Juan Guglielmi, MD
2018 AUA/CAU Visiting Program Scholar

Juan Guglielmi, MD, has been named a 2018 AUA/CAU Visiting Scholar. Dr. Guglielmi received his medical degree from the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo and completed his residence at the Hospital Alemán in Buenos Aires. Afterwards, he spent a year as chief of residence and then another year as uro-oncology fellowship. Now he is returning to his native province to develop the minimally invasive technique in prostate cancer. 

As part of the AUA/CAU Visiting Scholar Program, Dr. Guglielmi will attend the 2018 AUA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. Before the conference, Dr. Guglielmi will visit the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he will have the opportunity to observe urologic surgeries and procedures, as well as attend staff activities and clinics.

Tetsutaro Hayashi, MD

Tetsutaro Hayashi, MD
2018 AUA/Japanese Urological Association (JUA) Academic Exchange Program Scholar

Tetsutaro Hayashi, MD, has been named a 2018 AUA/JUA Academic Exchange Program Scholar. Dr. Hayashi is an assistant professor of urology at the University of Hiroshima, Japan.

Dr. Hayashi received his medical degree and completed his residency at the University of Hiroshima. He is a clinical oncological specialist registered by the Japanese Clinical Oncological Association and certified laparoscopic surgeon. After he received his PhD degree from the department of Molecular Pathology at the University of Hiroshima, he researched bladder cancer at Vancouver Prostate Centre from 2012 to 2015. He specializes in the surgical and multidisciplinary care of patients with urologic cancers, and is also active in areas of urothelial cancer research.  

As part of the AUA/JUA Academic Exchange Program, Dr. Hayashi will attend the 2018 AUA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. Before the conference, Dr. Hayashi will visit Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, where he will have the opportunity to observe urologic surgeries and procedures, as well as attend staff activities and clinics.

Matthias Michael Heck, MD, FEBU

Matthias Michael Heck, MD, FEBU
2018 AUA/ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Urologie (DGU) Visiting Program Scholar

Matthias M. Heck, MD, FEBU, has been named a 2018 AUA/DGU Visiting Program Scholar. Dr. Heck is an assistant professor of urology at Medical Center Rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich, Germany (Chief Prof. Jürgen Gschwend).

Dr. Heck received his medical degree from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He completed his residency at the Technical University Munich (TUM), Germany, and became a fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU) in 2015. He performed a research fellowship focusing on liquid biopsies at the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, USA, and became assistant professor in urology at TUM in 2016. His main scientific interest is translational biomarker research in localized and advanced prostate and bladder cancer. He received several grants and awards in this field and authored more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Heck´s clinical expertise is the surgical treatment of genitourinary cancers, including open and robotic surgery as well as systemic therapy for advanced cancer.  

As part of the AUA/DGU Visiting Scholar Program, Dr. Heck will attend the 2018 AUA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. Prior to the conference, Dr. Heck will visit John Hopkins, where he will have the opportunity to observe urologic surgeries and procedures, as well as attend staff activities and clinics.

Ryan Hsi, MD

Ryan Hsi, MD
2018 AUA/Japanese Urological Association (JUA) Academic Exchange Program Scholar

Ryan Hsi, MD, has been named a 2018 AUA/JUA Academic Exchange Program Scholar. Dr. Hsi is currently an assistant professor int the Department of Urologic Surgery after completing a laparoscopy and endourology fellowship at the University of California San Francisco, CA. Dr. Hsi received his BA and BS degree from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, and his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA. He completed an internship and a residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Seattle, WA. Dr. Hsi is board eligible for the American Board of Urology and is a member of the American Urological Association and the American Medical Association. His clinical areas of interest are performing the medical and surgical management of kidney stone disease and minimally invasive urologic surgery for benign upper tract disease. Dr. Hsi's focus of research is the pathogenesis, epidemiology, treatment and prevention of kidney stones.

As part of the AUA/JUA Academic Exchange Program, Dr. Ching will attend the 2018 JUA Annual Meeting in Kyoto, Japan. After the conference, Dr. Ching will visit Kanazawa University and Niigata University Hospitals where he will have the opportunity to observe urologic surgeries and procedures, as well as attend staff activities and clinics.  

Satoshi Inoue, MD

Satoshi Inoue, MD
2018 AUA/Japanese Urological Association (JUA) Academic Exchange Program Scholar

Satoshi Inoue, MD, has been named a 2018 AUA/JUA Academic Exchange Program Scholar. Dr. Inoue received his medical degree at Nagoya University and completed his residency at Chukyo Hospital. He worked as a medical staff of urology at Chukyo Hospital and Nagoya University Hospital. Then he researched bladder cancer at Johns Hopkins University and University of Rochester from 2015 to 2017. After he finished the basic research, he returned to Nagoya University Hospital as a medical staff of urology. He subspecializes in genitourinary cancers with a focus on bladder cancer. He intends to improve his skills in endourology, laparoscopy and robotics as well as medical care of patients with urologic diseases.

As part of the AUA/JUA Academic Exchange Program, Dr. Inoue will attend the 2018 AUA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. Prior to the conference, Dr. Inoue will visit University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he will have the opportunity to observe urologic surgeries and procedures, as well as attend staff activities and clinics.

Pankaj Joshi, MD

Pankaj Joshi, MD
2018 AUA/Indian American Urological Association (IAUA) Chakrobortty Fellowship Program Scholar

Dr. Pankaj Joshi specializes in genitourinary reconstructive urology with focus on management of urethral stricture and pelvic fracture urethral injuries. Dr. Joshi completed his master's degree in General Surgery from University of Mumbai (India) followed by DNB (Urology) from Pune. He achieved the highest honor in the field; The H S Bhat Gold Medal in the final exit examination conducted by the National Board, Urology (DNB) in 2010. For over six years, he has been actively associated with the Center for Reconstructive Urology, Pune, working as a core team member.

Dr. Pankaj has presented posters, videos, and papers on various topics in reconstructive urology in national and International meetings. He has won various prizes and has been nominated as the board of directors of GURS (Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive urologists). He has had the recent opportunity to be on the plenary session of the AUA meeting at Boston (2017). He has been a faculty at national and international meetings at India, Qatar, Dubai, Indonesia, Glasgow, Nepal, Portugal, USA, Kenya, etc. Recently, he was nominated by the Urology Society of India to represent India in the Bangladesh-AUA Annual Review Course where he delivered lectures and performed live urethroplasty at Dhaka (Bangladesh). He has 24 publications to his credit. His recent focus is on the urethral strictures and reconstructive urology.

As part of the AUA/IAUA Chakrobortty Fellowship Program, Dr. Joshi will attend the 2018 AUA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. Prior to the conference, Dr. Joshi will visit the Cleveland Clinic, where he will have the opportunity to observe urologic surgeries and procedures, as well as attend staff activities and clinics.

Camilo Milanez, MD

Camilo Milanez, MD
2018 AUA/Sociedade Brasileira de Urologia (SBU) Visiting Program Scholar

Camilo Milanez MD, has been named a 2018 AUA/SBU (Brazilian Society Urology) Visiting Program Scholar. Dr. Milanez is a staff physician urologist responsible for kidney transplantation  at the University Hospital Cassiano Antonio Moraes (HUCAM - a public service), in Vitoria, Brazil.

Dr. Milanez received his medical degree at Federal University of Espirito Santo and completed his residence at University Hospital Cassiano Antonio Moraes. In this practice, he performs surgeries and clinics. He is also particularly interested in kidney transplantation.  

As part of the AUA/SBU Visiting Scholar Program, Dr. Milanez will attend the 2018 AUA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. After the conference, Dr. Milanez will visit Cleveland Clinic, when he will have the opportunity to observe urologic surgeries and procedures, as well as attend staff activities and clinics. 

Virender Kaur Sekhon, MD

Virender Kaur Sekhon, MD
2018 AUA/Indian American Urological Association (IAUA) Chakrobortty Fellowship Program Scholar

Dr. Sekhon is a consultant of pediatric urology at Medanta - The Medicity Hospital, in Delhi NCR, India. Dr. Sekhon received her medical degree at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Jabalpur and completed her pediatric surgery residency at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. She later completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric urology at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow. She was awarded the prestigious UMN - SIU Leo Fung Memorial International Paediatric Fellowship at the University of Minnesota, USA, and received the International Young Surgeon travel grant by the Japanese Society of Paediatric Surgeons in 2016. She has more than 20 peer-reviewed publications to her credit and has been a recipient of best paper awards at national conferences. Dr Sekhon has a special interest in paediatric neuro-urology and robotic reconstructive paediatric urology.

As part of the AUA/IAUA Chakrobortty Fellowship Program, Dr. Sekhon will attend the 2018 AUA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. Before the conference, Dr. Sekhon will visit the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, where she will have the opportunity to observe urologic surgeries and procedures, as well as attend staff activities and clinics.

John Patrick Selph, MD

John Patrick Selph, MD
2018 AUA/European Association of Urology (EAU) Academic Exchange Program Scholar

J. Patrick Selph has been named a 2018 AUA/EAU Academic Exchange Program Scholar. Dr. Selph is an assistant professor of Urology in the Department of Urology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. He completed residency at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a fellowship in Genitourinary Cancer Survivorship at Duke University Medical Center. He specializes in reconstruction of the urinary tract and the treatment of genitourinary complications in cancer survivors, with his clinical practice heavily centered on urethroplasty, ureteral reconstruction, erectile dysfunction, male urinary incontinence and complications of radiation treatment for malignancy. His research focuses on multicenter collaborative studies of ureteral and urethral stricture disease and genitourinary trauma. He serves on multiple hospital committees focusing on cancer care delivery and the implementation of national cancer survivorship guidelines at UAB. He also serves as the Southeastern Section Representative to the American Urological Association's Young Urologists Committee, and he was awarded Faculty Teacher of the Year by the urology residents in 2017.

As part of the AUA/EAU Academic Exchange Program, Dr. Selph attended the 2018 EAU Annual Meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. Prior to the conference, Dr. Selph visited Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (UK), University Vita-Salute San Raffaele (Italy), and Radboudumc (The Netherlands) where he had the opportunity to observe urologic surgeries and procedures, as well as attend staff activities and clinics.  

Quoc-Dien Trinh, MD

Quoc-Dien Trinh, MD
2018 AUA/European Association of Urology (EAU) Academic Exchange Program Scholar

Quoc-Dien Trinh, MD is an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is the leader for 'Cancer and Effectiveness' at the Center for Surgery and Public Health, a joint program of Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Trinh's research focuses primarily on costs, patterns and outcomes of prostate cancer care, including robot-assisted procedures. His publications include over 400 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and videos. His research is funded by the Vattikuti Urology Institute, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the National Institutes of Health. He currently serves as the associate editor for health services research at the British Journal of Urology (BJU) International and assistant online content editor for AUA publications, including the Journal of Urology. Dr. Trinh received his medical degree from the Université de Montréal in Montreal, Canada, where he also completed his residency training in urology.  He completed his fellowship in minimally invasive urologic oncology at the Vattikuti Urology Institute in Detroit, Michigan.

As part of the AUA/EAU Academic Exchange Program, Dr. Trinh attended the 2018 EAU Annual Meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. Prior to the conference, Dr. Trinh visited Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (UK), University Vita -Salute San Raffaele (Italy), and Radboudumc (The Netherlands) where he had the opportunity to observe urologic surgeries and procedures, as well as attend staff activities and clinics.

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