AUA members who receive humanitarian grants are affiliated with ongoing non-profit organizations and projects both within and outside the United States. Their contributions are helping to improve patient outcomes and quality of care, creating and strengthening educational and research programs and fostering relationships among hospitals, universities, community and governmental organizations.
The Foundation is proud of all humanitarian grant recipients, the stories of their outstanding contributions and the lives they are changing.
2023 Humanitarian Grantees
Lee Ann Richter, MD
Dr. Richter is associate professor of urology, obstetrics and gynecology at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She also is a member of the International Organization for Women and Development Board where she travels each year to Rwanda for a 2-week medical mission evaluating and operating to repair fistula.
Samit Sunny Roy, MD, MSPH
Dr. Roy is a resident at the University of Tennessee under the mentorship of Dr. Amar Singh. Dr. Roy will visit the Sadhbhavna Trust Hospital, Kalsar, Bhavnagar, in Mahua, Gujarat, India, providing training in routine and complex urologic surgery and post operative care.
Kymora Scotland, MD
Dr. Scotland is an assistant professor of urology, director of endourology research and associate director of the Endourology Fellowship Program at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Scotland will partner with Gold Standard Urology to provide urologic screening events that bring the medical community directly to patients in south Los Angeles, with a focus on prostate cancer, incontinence, nephrolithiasis and erectile dysfunction.
Rajiv K. Singal, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Singal is surgeon-in-chief at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto, associate professor in the department of surgery at the University of Toronto and leads trips to the Zomba Central Hospital in Malawi. Thanks to his help with the Malawi Medical Council and the College of Surgeons of Eastern Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), a Malawian urologist has been trained to help provide a long-term sustainable solution to the lack of urologic care in the country.
Matthew T. Smith, Jr., MD
Dr. Smith is an assistant professor and director of resident education at SUNY Downstate University and is committed to increasing health literacy among African American men through accessible, relevant and digestible information delivered in the centers of the Black community in New York City. His project involves giving health education lectures to Black men in public community centers.
Suzette Sutherland, MD
Dr. Sutherland is an associate professor of urology at the University of Washington and travels regularly to Dakar, Senegal, where she provides education and training in women’s pelvic and genitourinary health. Her Fall 2023 trip with IVUmed will be dedicated to the evaluation of stress urinary incontinence with an emphasis on minimally invasive and low-risk surgical treatment options.
Dana Weiss, MD
Dr. Weiss is a pediatric urology specialist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and travels each year to the Civil Hospital Amdavad in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Her work and the project that is going into its 16th year, have provided direct care to one of the largest groups of patients in the world affected by bladder exstrophy.
View previous Grant Program recipients and read their trip summaries: