2017 annual report

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A Letter from the Chair

Thirty years ago the official foundation of the American Urological Association was established. Although I didn’t have a leadership role with the Foundation in 1987, I am very proud to have served as the Chair since 2014. Over these years, I have seen tremendous growth and evolution of the Foundation. As a result, nearly $26 million has been raised over the last three years alone through fundraising efforts, grants and collaborations with patients, caregivers, families, healthcare professionals, researchers, physicians, corporate donors, affiliated organizations and the public. The year 2017 marked the end of my time as the Chair.

I am pleased to announce that Harris M. Nagler, MD, FACS has been named President of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Dr. Nagler began his two-year term as President on January 1, 2018. “I am honored to continue my commitment to the Foundation and its mission in this new role,” said Dr. Nagler. “Supporting and improving the prevention, detection and treatment of urological conditions and diseases through research and education is part of the fabric of our profession. Continuing to do it here, with an organization of such stature and trustworthiness, remains a privilege.”

Over the last year, Dr. Nagler has helped drive the Foundation’s outreach and development efforts, making great strides in establishing our foundation as the single largest resource for medically approved urologic patient education information and in supporting research funding for many of our young scientists dedicated to preventing, diagnosing and treating urologic conditions and diseases.

Together with Dr. Nagler and the members of the Urology Care Foundation Board of Directors, we are pleased to present to you the Urology Care Foundation’s 2017 Annual Report. This report highlights many of the important ways in which we strive to exceed our mission. It reviews how we support research which enables us to contribute to the cures of tomorrow, and our financials highlight how we pledge to invest in urologic health with world-renowned research and educational programs. Further, this report shows how we empower patients through our commitment to the provision of free physician-led patient education. Our annual report portrays how we care for the public through our advocacy efforts and community awareness as well as how you may find a way to give to make a difference in the lives of those suffering from urologic conditions.

On behalf of the Board, I sincerely thank our staff, volunteers and donors for their faithful trust and support. Because of you, we are able to move our mission forward and better the lives of urologic patients everywhere.

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The foundation makes a promise to improve the prevention, detection and treatment of  urological diseases.

Richard A. Memo, MD



To support urologic research and to be the premier provider and resource for the most current, comprehensive and reliable urologic health information for patients and the public.


The Urology Care Foundation is the world’s leading nonprofit urological health foundation - and the official foundation of the American Urological Association. We partner with physicians, researchers, healthcare professionals, patients, caregivers, families and the public to support and improve the prevention, detection and treatment of urological diseases through research and education. 


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Together we support

research today to help find the cures of tomorrow.

Supporting a Path toward the Discovery of Cures

The Urology Care Foundation and the American Urological Association have established a portfolio of research training awards that foster the development of urology researchers and physician scientists and support keeping them on a path to an impactful research career. These individuals become research leaders who catalyze the advancement of urology practice and reduce the burden of disease on our patients.

The thing that is so great about research is that we can offer more hope to more patients.”


George Schade, MD

University of Washington

Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Awardee

None of us could have succeeded without some sort of mentorship in the past.”


Arthur L. Burnett, II, MD, MBA

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Research Council and Urology Care Foundation Research Award Mentor

We Support Urologic Research Leaders

The foundation, working with the American Urological Association (AUA), is a driving force in the discovery of new treatments because we invest in future urologic research leaders. We do more than fund the best research from talented scientists—we help foster and develop their careers to support a long-lasting commitment to finding the next breakthrough in patient care. Since 1975, the Foundation has supported more than 750 outstanding young scientists with nearly $30 million in research funding dedicated to preventing, diagnosing and treating urologic conditions.

Funding cutting-edge research to support gifted researchers who are committed to finding the next breakthrough in patient care.

Million in Funding Provided to 68 Young Researchers in 2017

The Urology Care Foundation funds the best research at every stage of development using a rigorous peer review process. This process involves a group of urologic research experts who evaluate the quality and potential impact of every research project before it is funded.

Rising Stars in Urology Research

Physician scientists closing in on breakthroughs in patient care with research that spans from targeting the unfolded protein response in cancer metastasis to treat prostate cancer, to improving clinical practice of treating infants with ureteropelvic junction obstruction.

Research Scholar Awards

Future research leaders receiving mentored research training in studies ranging from electrical stimulation of the urethra to prevent urinary incontinence and investigating blood-based markers to personalize kidney cancer treatment, to determining the underlying genetic cause of Peyronie’s disease.

Residency Research Awards

Preparing exceptional urology residents for a career in research by investigating an automated bladder cancer tracking program for patient care at a VA hospital or determining the mechanical properties of the human bladder.

Summer Medical Student Fellowships

Attracting outstanding medical students to urology research with projects such as exploring the effect of shift work disorder on urologic diseases and analyzing the urinary microbiome in urinary stone disease.

rising stars in urology research

Research Scholars

Christopher E. Barbieri, MD, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College | New York, NY

Lysanne Campeau, MDCM, PhD, Lady Davis Institute – Jewish General Hospital | Montreal, QC

H. Henry Lai, MD, Washington University | St. Louis, MO

Hao Nguyen, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco | San Francisco, CA

Matthew J. Resnick, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center | Nashville, TN

Vijaya Vemulakonda, MD, University of Colorado, Health Sciences Center | Aurora, CO

Residency Research Awards

Shannon Cannon, MD, University of Washington | Seattle, WA

Heather J. Chalfin, MD, Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD

Alaina Garbens, MD, University of Toronto | Toronto, ON

Brian M. Inouye, MD, Duke University Medical Center | Durham, NC

Duncan R. Morhardt, MD, PhD, University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI

Nicholas A. Smith, MD, University of California, Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA

Summer Medical Student Fellowships

Zachary R. Dionise, Duke University School of Medicine | Durham, NC

Jordan L. Fielding, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Little Rock, AR

Michael B. Franzetti, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Little Rock, AR

Andrew T. Gabrielson, Tulane University School of Medicine | New Orleans, LA

Kayln D. Holloway, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Little Rock, AR

Dylan S. Isaacson, University of California, San Francisco | San Francisco, CA

Viranda H. Jayalath, University of Toronto | Toronto, ON

Taylor P. Kohn, Baylor College of Medicine | Houston, TX

Andrew Orlando, VA Boston Healthcare System | Newburyport, MA

Kush Panara, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine | Miami, FL

Emily Rose, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine | Shaker Heights, OH

Andrew Truong, University of Wisconsin |Madison, WI

Daniel G. Wong, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School | Dallas, TX

Zheng Cao, PhD, University of Kentucky Medical Center | Lexington, KY

Christina B. Ching, MD, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital | Columbus, OH

Marianela G. Dalghi, PhD, University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA

Paul R. Dominguez Gutierrez, PhD, University of Florida | Gainesville, FL

Ryan K. Flannigan, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College | New York, NY

Scott M. Haake, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center | Nashville, TN

Abraham Hakimi, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center | New York, NY

James A. Hokanson, PhD, Duke University | Durham, NC

David C. Johnson, MD, MPH, University of California, Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA

Alan L. Kaplan, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA | Los Angeles, CA

Eugene K. Lee, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center | Kansas City, KS

Haeyeong Lee, PhD, University of Nevada, Reno | Reno, NV

Sanghee Lee, PhD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus | Aurora, CO

Suk Hyung Lee, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center | New York, NY

U–Ging Lo PhD, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center | Dallas, TX

Scott R. Manson, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine | Houston, TX

Evaristus C. Mbanefo, PhD, Biomedical Research Institute | Rockville, MD

Bronagh M. McDonnell, PhD, University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA

Laura A. Mike, PhD, University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI

Mehdi Mollapour, PhD, Upstate Medical University | Syracuse, NY

Vivek Narayan, MD, University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

Henry T. Okafor, MD, Cleveland Clinic | Cleveland, OH

Alexander W. Pastuszak, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine | Houston, TX

Petra Popovics, PhD, Miami VA Medical Center | Miami, FL

Ranjith Ramasamy, MD, University of Miami | Miami, FL

Mirja S. Rotinen, PhD, Cedars–Sinai Medical Center | Los Angeles, CA

Hooman Sadri-Ardekani, MD, PhD, Wake Forest University | Winston-Salem, NC

Simpa S. Salami, MD, MPH, University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI

Vijay Samineni, PhD, Washington University, St. Louis | Saint Louis, MO

Kymora Scotland, MD, PhD, University of British Columbia | Vancouver, BC

Hosu Sin, PhD, Stanford University, School of Medicine | Stanford, CA

Arjun Sivaraman, MBBS, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center | New York, NY

Geoff Sonn, MD, Stanford University | Stanford, CA

William B. Tabayoyong, MD, PhD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center | Houston, TX

Paul J. Toren, MD, Laval University | Quebec City, Canada

Jason P. Van Batavia, MD, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA

Rita R. Verma, PhD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine | Cincinnati, OH

Adriana Vidal, PhD, Cedars–Sinai Medical Center | Los Angeles, CA

Zongwei W. Wang, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital | Boston, MA

Elias Wehbi, MD, University of California, Irvine | Orange, CA

Jeffrey T. White, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine | Houston, TX

Kyle D. Wood, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham | Birmingham, AL

Ning Zhao, PhD, University of Miami | Miami, FL

patient education

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We’re persistently striving to empower patients with the most trusted, reliable and comprehensive urologic health information.

My husband’s Stage IV prostate cancer isn’t his struggle alone, it’s ours – we took a vow – For Better or For Worse, In Sickness and In Health.”


Janet M. Jones

Wife of Metastatic Prostate Cancer Patient

Trusted Information Empowers Patients and Caregivers

The Urology Care Foundation is a trusted resource for urologic patient education materials because our information is medically approved and aligns with current clinical guidelines of the American Urological Association. The foundation develops all patient education materials together with our Patient Education Council and six Patient Education Committees.

We have more than 150 patient education materials ranging from simple fact sheets to detailed patient guides to informative videos. All of our educational materials may be downloaded or ordered from our website for free, so our resources are the go-to place for patients and caregivers wanting to learn more about any urologic condition. We strive for all of our materials to be presented at an eighth grade reading level to ensure the information is easy to read and understandable for our many patients, including their families and caregivers.

4 new guidelines released in 2017

Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer

Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

Renal Mass and Localized Renal Cancer

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Our Magazine Empowers Patients to Actively Manage their Care

Our award-winning urology magazine, UrologyHealth extra®, is another dynamic way to reach patients and caregivers in a more relatable manner. This magazine has been intentionally designed to empower patients with reliable, current and easy-to-read information to guide them along their healthcare journey. Developed as a physician-led education tool, this magazine becomes more personal with a questions and answers section, recipes and stunning visual imagery—perfect for any doctor’s office or coffee table.

UrologyHealth extra® is a free publication which is released quarterly and is available in both print and digital formats. In 2017, we expanded the reach of this award-winning patient magazine by 27%.

Print Circulation - 249,484

Digital Circulation - 75,728

Total 2017 Circulation - 325,212

Our educational resources are the go-to place for patients and caregivers wanting to learn more about any urologic condition.

Empowering Patients by Providing a Variety of New Resources

Welcoming a new baby is both wonderful and stressful. When the baby is born with a difference, the family is confronted with unexpected news, unfamiliar terms and uncertainty about the future. This can be frightening and isolating, particularly if the healthcare team is not well versed in the care of these babies and their families. Parents report increased levels of psychological distress that could affect the well-being of the child, so there is a critical need to provide educational resources for these families. The Urology Care Foundation has a substantial impact for these families by providing easy-to-understand medical information, delivered with compassion, during a time of confusion.”


Elizabeth B. Yerkes, MD

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

community outreach

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We genuinely care for the community through advocacy, alliances and awareness.

Through Advocacy, We Work Together to Care for Our Community

Legislative Messaging | Strengthened Because We Care

Through patient and research advocacy outreach initiatives, we have strengthened the Urology Care Foundation and the AUA’s legislative messaging on Capitol Hill and among government agencies. In 2017, we provided thousands of patients and caregivers with vital information on clinical trials that offer new opportunities and hope for better outcomes. We also facilitated seven patient advocacy organizations in joining our sign-on letter promoting the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) decision to include a urologist on its review panel.

Shared Decision Making | Caring for Patients and Caregivers

In our prostate cancer suite of materials, we developed shared decision-making tools and videos to assist patients with becoming active participants in their care. In addition, we developed tools for our healthcare providers to ensure they are equipped with the necessary resources needed to develop meaningful relationships with their patients.

Driving Positive Change for Patients | Caring through Collaboration and Education

This year, the Foundation was a featured presenter in a national webinar for patient advocates entitled Driving Positive Change for Patients through Collaboration and Education. HealthyWomen and the National Association for Continence, two of the AUA’s patient advocacy partners, also presented to an audience of more than 75 advocates. The presentations focused on how advocates can drive positive change for patients through collaboration and education.

Bladder HeaLth Month | We Care Enough to Spread the Word

In November 2017, the AUA and the Urology Care Foundation launched its Bladder Health Month awareness campaign. A social media thunderclap was utilized to kick start awareness efforts, where a social reach of 135,248 people was achieved. Additional activities that occurred throughout the month included press releases, webinars hosted by the AUA’s advocacy partners and resources that promote communication between physicians and patients.

Bladder Health Alliance | Organizations Gather to Care

The fourth Annual Bladder Health Alliance Roundtable meeting successfully gathered representatives from more than 25 organizations who represent patients, physicians and the researchers. Presentations on research advocacy, innovative approaches to digital media campaigns and federal initiatives related to bladder health generated innovative ideas about collaborative tactics that aim to remove stigma and raise awareness about conditions impacting bladder health.

AMDA –The Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine

Alliance for Aging Research

American Geriatric Society’s

Health in Aging Foundation

American Urogynecologic Society

American Urological Association

Association for the Bladder Extrophy Community

Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

Blue Thong Society

Caregiver Action Network

Chesapeake Urology Associates


International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health

Interstitial Cystitis Association

Kidney Cancer Action Network

Men’s Health Network

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

National Association for Continence

National Association of Nurse

Practitioners in Women’s Health

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Simon Foundation for Continence

Society for Women’s Health Research

Society of Urologic Nurses

Society of Women in Urology

Spina Bifida Association

SUFU - Society of Urodynamics, Female

Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction

Underactive Bladder Foundation

United Spinal Association

Urological Association of Physician Assistants

Urology Care Foundation

Veterans Health Council

Women’s Health Foundation

Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)

I learned more men would have prostate cancer than women would have breast cancer, and that was just startling.”


Mike Haynes

Professional Football Hall of Famer, Prostate Cancer Survivor

Reaching Millions of People with the Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer® Campaign

The Urology Care Foundation has embraced nearly a decade of collaboration with the National Football League (NFL) in an effort to build public awareness around the risk, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. The Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer® campaign is a national public awareness effort to connect, educate and inspire men across the country to know their risk and talk to their doctor about whether prostate cancer testing is right for them. We partner with Pro Football Hall of Famer, Mike Haynes, to help us get the word out.

The Know Your Stats season kicked-off in June 2017 with a Media Tour in San Diego and Los Angeles and wrapped up in Minneapolis at Super Bowl 52 in February 2018.

Dr. Brian McNeil and Mike Haynes

Highlights from Season 9:

Men’s Health Month: June

June is a time of year men are encouraged to learn more about early detection for such diseases as prostate cancer. As such, the Foundation conducted a media tour with KYS Spokesperson Mike Haynes using 26 interviews to reach more than 500,000 people.

Summer Training Camps

Summertime is no time for resting for the Foundation. Our team was promoting prostate cancer awareness with the New Orleans Saints in June and the New England Patriots in August. During these two events, the web traffic for KnowYourStats.org doubled and more than 4,300 social media impressions were generated.

Pro Football Hall of Fame

August marks the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week where sports stars, fans and media outlets gather to recognize football’s greatest players, coaches and staff. During the 2017 Enshrinement Week, more than 4 million people were reached through 27 Know Your Stats radio interviews, including national outlets like CBS, NBC and SIRIUS XM radio.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is a big month for the Foundation as we do what we can to promote prostate health to as many people as we are able. Through the combined efforts of two Foundation media tours and a tweetchat, nearly 70 million people were reached with important messages about prostate cancer.

Without John Williams, bikes don’t really fly, nor do brooms, nor do men in red capes. There is no Force. Dinosaurs do not walk the earth. We do not wonder, we do not weep, we do not believe.”


Steven Spielberg

American Director, Producer and Screenwriter referring to musical movie composer, John Williams.

Urology Care Foundation Benefit

The Foundation is truly grateful for all the support and continued involvement we receive from our donors. In turn, we offer support opportunities to raise funds and awareness of urologic conditions. One of these fundraising events was held during the AUA Annual Meeting in May 2017 in Boston. The gala event featured An Evening with the Music of John Williams supported by AUA members, industry partners and Boston socialites. Nearly $500,000 was raised to advance urologic research.

Our donors were invited to attend this extraordinary event that celebrated the work of John Williams, the legendary composer and Grammy award winner credited with scoring such Hollywood blockbusters as Star Wars, Jaws, Superman and more. The concert featured Maestro Jonathan McPhee and the Lexington Symphony, with accompaniment by the New World Chorale. The magnitude of participation made a positive impact on the Boston community helping to raise substantial support to advance urologic research and education, including urologic cancers globally.

financial stewardship

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The foundation pledges to invest in urologic health with world-renowned research and educational programs.

I believe that the investment in human capital - in terms of [the Urology Care Foundation] research training - is the best investment.”


Natasha Kyprianau, PhD

University of Kentucky

Research Council and Urology Care Foundation Research Award Mentor

More Than $4 Million Raised to Invest in Urologic Health

Financial Highlights of 2017* may be summarized by the Urology Care Foundation’s two major categories:

Research Grants

Our funding opportunities have a global reach and support the spectrum of the research career, including medical students, residents, postdoctoral fellows and independent investigators. International researchers are eligible for awards sponsored by the Indian American Urological Association and the Endourological Society.

Grants are administered by the American Urological Association and are awarded to institutions and individuals through the Urology Care Foundation. The AUA has a stringent peer-review process that reflects the highest standards of the National Institutes of Health. Each year, the Foundation grants nearly $2 million in research funding to support training awards, salary stipends and fellowships to promising young investigators.

Education and Outreach

Awareness is raised for urologic health through national public health campaigns and publications. The Foundation’s online and print materials are based on information from the AUA’s Clinical Guidelines. Our patient-friendly educational tools are designed to promote communication between patients and their healthcare providers. We also publish UrologyHealth extra®, a quarterly, award-winning patient focused magazine.

*A copy of the most recent audited financials is available by contacting the Urology Care Foundation. Documents submitted under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are also available from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401 (410-974-5534).

giving opportunities

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We give to make a difference in the lives of those suffering from urologic conditions.

Why is Giving to the Urology Care Foundation Important?

Some Give to Help Patients and Advance Urology

Mid-Atlantic Section Representative and AUA Board Director, Roger E. Schultz. MD, FACS, is proud to donate to the Urology Care Foundation. When asked why donations to the Foundation are important, he says that “the Foundation provides all the educational resources I need to teach my patients what they need to know about their urologic conditions. Donations are also important toward advancing the cures of tomorrow…providing us with scientists and the clinicians that help support urology.”

Others Give in Memory of Loved Ones

Many times our heartfelt pain can lead us toward the desire to help others. Kalish Kedia, MD of Cleveland Urology Associates recalls one of his most memorable Urology Care Foundations donations as one donated in loving memory of his late son. As a father, he says that “the most important values that I’ve taught my children are a need to have respect for other people and the environment around you, and to give back to others.” Dr. Kedia’s gift will ensure funds are generated to support the discovery and advancement of urologic research for future generations.

When you donate to the Urology Care Foundation, your gifts fund answers and education that offer a better future for people fighting urologic diseases.

Ways to Give

Because of the generosity of our donors, the Urology Care Foundation is able to truly make a difference in the lives of people affected by urologic disease. You too can make a difference in the lives of those suffering from urologic conditions. Every donation matters and your contribution can change lives for the better.

The Urology Care Foundation offers a wide range of gifting options through which individuals, corporations and foundations can help support the Foundation. Here are a few of our most popular giving arrangements:

Leave a Planned Gift

  • Gifts from a Retirement Plan
    Leverage your retirement assets to benefit you and your family, reduce federal taxes and support urologic cures far into the future.
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
    Leave a lasting gift.
  • Gifts of Stock and Appreciated Assets
    Take advantage of appreciated securities without incurring capital gains tax.
  • Name the Urology Care Foundation in Your Will or Trust
    Make us part of your family. You can plan a gift to us that will only take effect after your other financial obligations are fulfilled.

Make a One-Time Donation

To learn more, we welcome you to personally contact us for assistance.

Cynthia M. Duncan
Director of Development, Urology Care Foundation
cduncan@UrologyCareFoundation.org | Phone: 410-689-4064

Emily Boyce
Major Gifts and Planned Giving Manager, Urology Care Foundation
eboyce@UrologyCareFoundation.org | Phone: 410-689-4034

leadership and staff

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The foundation is dedicated to lead responsibly and with integrity.

Our Board of Directors

The Urology Care Foundation Board of Directors’ governance structure includes public directors, AUA member urologists, the AUA’s treasurer and chair.

Richard A. Memo, MD

David F. Green, MD

Gopal H. Badlani, MD

Harris M. Nagler, MD
Urologist Member-at-Large

Raju Thomas, MD
Urologist Member-at-Large

Sanford Siegel, MD
Urologist Member-at-Large

William Koeblitz
Public Member-at-Large

Thomas Cavalier
Public Member-at-Large

John Lynch, MD
Chair, Public Education Council

Aria Olumi, MD
Chair, Research Council

Michael T. Sheppard, CPA, CAE
Executive Director, AUA

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”


Warren G. Bennis

Public Education Council

The Board is united in its quest to support and improve the prevention, detection and treatment of urological diseases through research and education.

Public Education Council


John H. Lynch, MD | Chair

Ahmad H. Bani Hani, MD

Arthur L. Burnett II, MD, MBA

T. Ernesto Figueroa, MD

Mark Gibbons

Michael J. Kennelly, MD

Stacy Loeb, MD

Ajay K. Nangia, MD

Kenneth Ogan, MD

Paul F. Schellhammer, MD

Angela M. Smith, MD, MS

Brian R. Stork, MD

Research Council

Aria F. Olumi, MD | Chair

Darius Bägli, MDCM

Linda A. Baker, MD

Timothy Boone, MD, PhD

Arthur L. Burnett II, MD, MBA

Mary Butler, MS

Benjamin Canales, MD, MPH

Toby Chai, MD

Peter Clark, MD

Ashish M. Kamat, MD, MBBS

Steven Kaplan, MD

Hari Koul, PhD

Natasha Kyprianou, PhD

J. Kellogg Parsons, MD

Craig A. Peters, MD

Gail Prins, PhD

Ganesh Raj, MD, PhD

Robert Reiter, MD

Larissa Rodriguez, MD

Daniel Shoskes, MD

Sunil Sudarshan, MD

John T. Wei, MD

Kevin A. Wohlfort | Executive Vice President, Industry Relations, Development & Publications

Cynthia M. Duncan | Development Director

Emily J. Boyce, MEd | Major Gifts & Planned Giving Manager

Devon Cardinale | Development Specialist

Education and Outreach

Patricia Banks, MS | Marketing, Communications & Patient Education Director

Christine Frey | Corporate Communications Manager

Nicole Ramey | Patient Education & Grants Project Manager

Casey Callanan | Outreach Specialist


Carolyn J. M. Best, PhD | Research Director

Julia Gumminger, MA, MSEd | Research Education & Events Manager

Krystal Brinson, PhD | Research Grants Project Manager

Erik Siedow, MA | Program Evaluation & Communications Coordinator

Idrissa Macklin | Research Associate

our gratitude

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Collaboration produces success, so we thank all who contribute to the greater good of urology.

With Sincere Appreciation

We are thankful for the continued generosity and commitment of our corporate, foundation and association donors. This past year, donations helped to make a significant difference in the lives of millions who were diagnosed with urologic disease through their support of the Urology Care Foundation’s research and education programs. We’d like to recognize with heartfelt gratitude the gifts made from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

corporate champions

urology sections and societies

AUA Mid-Atlantic


Indian American
Urological Association

New England Section
of the AUA

New York Section
of the AUA

Northeastern Section
of the AUA

North Central Section
of the AUA

Sexual Medicine Society of North America

Society for
Pediatric Urology

Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction

Society of Urologic

Southeastern Section
of the AUA

South Central Section
of the AUA

Western Section
of the AUA

Corporate & Organizations

AdMeTech Foundation

Advanced Urology of New England

Arkansas Urological Society

Aquinox Pharmaceuticals


Audax Group

Boston Scientific

Boston University

Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana Farber

Brix Chocolates

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

Children’s Urological Foundation, Inc.


C. R. Bard, Inc.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Section of Urology

Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia

Department of Urology, University of Buffalo

Dornier MedTech

Elsevier, Inc.

Emerson Hospital

Emory University

Florida Urological Society

Geisinger Health System Urology

GenomeDX Biosciences

Georgetown University

Global Experience Specialists

Greg Packer

Hyatt Place Washington, DC/US Capitol

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (Chicago)

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


InterContinental Boston

InterContinental Chicago

InterContinental New Orleans

InterContinental San Francisco

Jackson Urological Associates

James C. Christensen

Jewish Communal Fund

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

John Hirschbeck

Kimpton Gray Hotel (Chicago)

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

LSUHSC Foundation/Department of Urology

Massachusetts Association of Practicing Urologists

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition

Marriott International Global Sales

Marriott Marquis Chicago

McAirlaid’s, Inc

Metamark Genetics

Mobility Works

Mount Sinai

New Orleans Marriott

New York University Medical Center

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.

Omni Chicago

Omni Riverfront Hotel (New Orleans)

OPKO Health

Outcomes Health

Platypus Tours

Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Rockefeller Foundation


San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Sony Electronics

Stanford University Urology Department

Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.

SUNY Upstate Medical

TerSera Therapeutics

Transamerica Retirement Solutions Corporation

True Blue Golf Club

Tulane University School of Medicine Department of Urology

University of Kansas Health System Department of Urology

University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center

University of Michigan Department of Urology

University of Vermont Urology

University of Virginia, Department of Urology

University Urological Associates

Urology at BIDMC

Wake Forest University

Washington University in Saint Louis

Weill Cornell Urology

Westport Group

Winston Flowers

With Gratitude

The work of the Urology Care Foundation in urologic research and education is made possible through the generous support of the following individuals.

vision for legacy

lifetime donors $100,000+

The Estate of Norman Aehle

The Estate of Sylvia Arenson

The Estate of Thelma A. Elkins

The Estate of Toby Greene

The Estate of Frank Hinman, Jr. and Marion Hinman

The Estate of Adam Orsatti

The Estate of David Papier

The Estate of Sandra Syms

The Estate of Adam Tigelman

Gopal Badlani, MD and Charculata Badlani, MD

Charles B. Brendler, MD and Sarah Brendler

Sakti Das, MD

Kailash Kedia, MD and Usha Kedia

Diane Krane

Sushil Lacy, MD and Jane G. Lacy

Ram Lalchandani, MD

Aida Politano

Sanford Siegel, MD

Raju Thomas, MD

lifetime donors $99,999 - $50,000

leaders $49,999 - $10,000

The Richard J. Fox Foundation

The Kahlert Foundation

The Yemini Family Foundation

Dean George Assimos, MD

Ralph W. deVere White, MD

Richard A. Memo, MD

Champions $9,999 - $2,000

Richard K. Babayan, MD

Gopal Badlani, MD

John M. Barry, MD

Robert D. Blute, Jr., MD

Jacqueline Brecht, MD

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