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Public Education Council

We are proud to have the advice and guidance of the experts listed below, all of whom are leaders in the field of urology, research and patient education in the United States, to continually update and review the information we use to educate the public.


T. Ernesto Figueroa, MD

Chair: T. Ernesto Figueroa, MD is Chief, Division of Urology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. He is a Professor of Urology and Pediatrics at the Sydney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Dr. Figueroa is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA where he completed a residency in urology. He completed a fellowship in pediatric urology at the Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Figueroa is certified by the American Board of Urology with a sub-specialty certification in Pediatric Urology, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Surgeons, and Society for Pediatric Urology. He is a past recipient the Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar award.


Ahmad H. Bani Hani, MD

Ahmad H. Bani Hani, MD is an Associate Professor of Urology and Pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Bani Hani completed a urology residency at the Mayo Clinic and a fellowship in pediatric urology at the Riley Children’s Hospital at the University of Indiana. Dr. Bani Hani is certified by the American Board of Urology with subspecialty certification in Pediatric Urology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Bani Hani’s clinical interests include all aspects of pediatric urology with specific interest in urinary tract reconstruction, neurogenic bladder, the use of intestinal segments for urinary tract reconstruction, endourology and stone disease.


Arthur L. Burnett, II, MD

Arthur L. Burnett, II, MD is Professor, Department of Urology, at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he is also Director of the Basic Science Laboratory in Neuro-urology.  Currently, Dr. Burnett holds professional appointments at the Johns Hopkins Hospital including Director of the Male Consultation Clinic and clinician-scientist at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute.  Dr. Burnett received his undergraduate degree in biology from Princeton University and subsequently his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  He then completed his internship and residency in surgery, and subsequently residency and fellowship in urology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Upon completion of his urology residency, he also received an American Foundation of Urologic Disease New Investigator Award to continue research work into the regulatory mechanisms of penile erection.


Mark Gibbons

Mark Gibbons is the Director of Programs and Operations for Caregiver Action Network, helping to raise the platform in education and awareness for caregivers across the nation. Before joining Caregiver Action Network (CAN), Mr. Gibbons dedicated 10 years of service to the U.S. Army by serving as an officer in Operation Desert Shield/Storm as well as Operation Provide Comfort. Following service to his country, Mr. Gibbons served as Chief of Staff for the Mayor of Augusta, Georgia and then as a congressional aide for Representative Charles Norwood (10th-GA). Following his relocation to Washington, DC, he brought his leadership skills to the syndicated television program, the McLaughlin Report, and served as the Director of Operations for the American Red Cross. He is a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.


Kelly A. Healy, MD, FACS is Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Dr. Healy earned her medical degree from Emory School of Medicine. She completed her Urology residency at Emory University. Following this, she completed her fellowship in Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery/Robotics while serving as a Clinical Instructor at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She served as an assistant professor and director of the Jefferson Kidney Stone Center until 2017. Dr. Healy joined Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in October 2017 and is part of the Kidney Stone Center. She specializes in Endourology. Her main clinical and research interests include the medical and surgical management of nephrolithiasis as well as endoscopic treatment of upper urinary tract urothelial tumors.

Dr. Healy serves as a reviewer for several journals and is as a nominated member of the Kidney and Adrenal Health Committee of the Urology Care Foundation. She will serve a three-year term as Chair of the Committee starting in May 2018.


Michael J. Kennelly, MD

Michael J. Kennelly, MD is a Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology and Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Carolinas Medical Center, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.  He is also 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 in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Kennelly received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. He completed his residency in urology at the University of Michigan Hospital and a fellowship in neurourology, urodynamics, and incontinence at the University of Texas Health Science Center.  Dr. Kennelly was a 1994-1995 Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar.  He is a diplomat of The American Board of Urology with certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Kennelly serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU), the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, and the American Paraplegic Society.


Ajay K. Nangia, MBBS, FACS

Ajay K. Nangia, MBBS, FACS is Professor and Vice Chair of Urology and Clinical Director of Andrology at the University of Kansas Medical Center.  Dr. Nangia received his medical degree from St. Thomas and Guy's Hospital Medical School, University of London, U.K. He completed his urology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a Male Infertility and Microsurgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Nangia completed the AUA’s 2010 Leadership Program and is a Past President of the AUA’s Society for the Study of Male Reproduction. Dr. Nangia helped develop the AUA’s testosterone position statement and Men's Health Checklist. He is a past member of the American Board of Urology Written Exam Committee. 

He currently serves on the AUA Public Policy Council and section editor of the AUA News. Dr. Nangia's special interests include vasectomy reversal, male infertility, vasectomy/male contraception, male sexual/reproductive dysfunction, and testicular cancer awareness.


Paul F. Schellhammer, MD

Paul F. Shellhammer, MD received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree AOA from Cornell Medical College. He completed his general surgery residency at the University Hospital of Cleveland followed by service in Viet Nam in the USAF. Dr. Schellhammer served his urology residence at the Medical College of Virginia, in Richmond, VA. He completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. 

Dr. Schellhammer has served as a professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is past chairman of the Department of Urology and program director of the Resident Training Program at EVMS. He has been in practice since 1974 with Eastern Virginia Medical School/Urology of Virginia.

Dr. Schellhammer has made many contributions to the field of urologic oncology through research initiatives. He has been published widely in the category of prostate cancer. He serves on several editorial boards and as a trustee and president of the American Board of Urology. He has also served as president of the Society of Urologic Oncology, president of the Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association, member of the Board of Directors of the American Urologic Association and president of the American Urologic Association from 2007-2008.


Angela M. Smith, MD, MS

Angela M. Smith, MD, MS is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina Department of Urology in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  She received a BS and BA in biostatistics and music performance as well as an MD and Masters of Science in Clinical Research from the University of North Carolina, where she completed her urology residency. She is a urologic oncologist at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center where she treats GU malignancies, including bladder, prostate and kidney cancer. She has a background in health services research and biostatistics with particular interests in patient-centered outcomes research, risk stratification, and quality of care for invasive bladder cancer. She leads a PCORI Engagement Award with the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network to engage patients in the research prioritization process, and is funded by an AHRQ K08 grant that integrates PROs into post-surgical care through mobile health technology. She also serves on the PCORI Advisory Panel for the Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment Options, representing clinicians.


Brian R. Stork, MD

Brian R. Stork, MD is a private practice urologist at West Shore Urology in Muskegon, MI. In addition to being a community urologist, he is also an Adjunct Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Urology at the University of Michigan and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Stork graduated from University of Iowa Roy J Lucille A Carver College of Medicine in 1996 and completed his residency at William Beaumont Hospital.  

Dr. Stork has a special interest in treating urinary stonae disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia, incontinence, benign and malignant conditions of the kidney, and prostate cancer.

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