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Leadership

Board of Directors

The Urology Care Foundation Board of Directors' governance structure includes public directors, AUA member urologists, the AUA's treasurer and a chair. The extensive knowledge of this group will be invaluable as the Foundation forges ahead in its efforts to pave a way for advancements in urologic research and patient care.

Harris M. Nagler, MD, FACS

President: Harris M. Nagler, MD, FACS is Professor of Urology at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. He previously served as President of Beth Israel Medical Center and Chair of the Sol and Margaret Berger Department of Urology at Beth Israel Medical Center and Professor of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. At Beth Israel he had also served as the Chief of Graduate Medical Education/Academic Affairs at the Beth Israel; the Program Director of the urology residency-training program, Chief Medical Officer and Physician-in-Chief. Dr Nagler's clinical practice focuses on male infertility, erectile dysfunction and general urology.


Gopal H. Badlani, MD

Secretary: Gopal H. Badlani, MD, is currently professor of urology, vice chair for clinical affairs, and director of the Urogynecology Regenerative Medicine Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. He most recently served as the American Urological Association (AUA) Secretary where he supported the Urology Care Foundation chair, Dr. Memo and the BOD with the Foundation's outreach and development programs. Through his tireless efforts, he helped establish 14 new Research Endowment awards through the Research Scholars Award Program, the flagship research training program of the Foundation.

In 2013, Dr. Badlani was one of three physicians nationwide selected to receive a Physician of the Year Award for Clinical Excellence from Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The award recognizes physicians who exemplify excellence in clinical medical practice.


David F. Green, MD, FACS

Treasurer: 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. Dr. Green has been active in the AUA’s New England Section throughout his career serving as a committee chair and later served as a state representative, secretary and president of the Board of Directors.

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.


Sanford J. Siegel, MD, FACS

AUA Urology Member-at-Large: Sanford J. Siegel, MD founded Chesapeake Urology Associates in 1999. He was elected President and CEO of the new Chesapeake Urology Associates in 2006 when Baltimore’s three largest urology practices merged. As President and CEO of Chesapeake Urology, Dr. Siegel has built the group into one of the country’s most prominent urology practices, and the largest in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Dr. Siegel also served on the board of directors for ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer and currently is a board member of the Park Heights Community Health Alliance (PHCHA).


Raju Thomas, MD

AUA Urology Member-at-Large: Raju Thomas, MD was named Chair of the Department of Urology at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, effective March 1, 1996. He is also a Professor of Urology and the Residency Program Director for the Department of Urology. Dr. Thomas played a key role in rescuing and rebuilding the Department of Urology at Tulane University following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.


William Koeblitz

Public Member-at-Large: Jay G. Baitler is currently an operating partner with Atlas Holdings, a private equity firm and diversified group of manufacturing, distribution, service and trading businesses. Prior to Atlas Holdings, Mr. Baitler served as Executive Vice President, Staples Contract Division, from 2004 until his retirement in 2013. During his tenure with Staples, Mr. Baitler oversaw significant growth of the organization, both organic and acquired, and was personally responsible for the integration of Corporate Express, a $4.4 billion acquisition, the largest acquisition in Staples' history. He has been Independent Director of TESSCO Technologies Inc. since 2007 and is also a Director of Iconex.

Mr. Baitler has served on many Boards, including the Board of Managers at Soundview Paper, LLC and the Advisory Boards of Finch Paper, LLC and Twin Rivers Paper Company. Mr. Baitler is a graduate of Union College and currently resides in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.


William Koeblitz

Public Member-at-Large: Ryan D. Drant specializes in healthcare investments in the medical device, healthcare services, healthcare information technology and specialty pharma sectors, and has been actively investing in healthcare since 1996. He currently serves as the Founder and Managing Director of Questa Capital Management. During his investment career, he has served on 33 boards of directors and has overseen the deployment of $950 million in equity capital. Mr. Drant was named four times to the Forbes Midas List of best venture capital investors.

Prior to founding Questa, Mr. Drant was a General Partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), where he joined in 1996, became a General Partner in 2004 and served on the firm's investment committee for 11 years spanning four funds totaling $8.0 billion in total capital. He led the firm's global healthcare investing practice and served as a member of NEA's four-person management committee. Previously, Mr. Drant was with the Health Care Investment Banking Group of Alex. Brown & Sons and Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Drant graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Political Science.


William Koeblitz

Public Member-at-Large: Michael W. Hodin, PhD is Managing Partner at the High Lantern Group and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Coalition on Ageing. He also blogs for the Fiscal Times under the Age and Reason Blog and for the HuffPost50. Dr. Hodin is a fellow at Oxford University's Harris Manchester College and sits on many Boards including, the American Skin Association, Business Council for International Understanding, Foreign Policy Association and the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council for Population Ageing.

He served as a senior executive at Pfizer, Inc. for 30 years, where he created and led its International Public Affairs and Public Policy operations. From 1976-1980, Dr. Hodin was Legislative Assistant to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and was also a visiting scholar at Brookings Institution on U.S. Foreign Economic Policy. Dr. Hodin currently lives in New York City.

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