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Distinguished Contribution Award

Distinguished Contribution Awards may be presented annually to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the science and practice of urology, including, but not limited to, a sub-specialty area or military service.

Recipients of the AUA Distinguished Contribution Award are:

[photo-Michael J. Droller, MD]2021 Award Winner
Michael J. Droller, MD

For critical contributions to the understanding of the biology and pathogenesis of bladder cancer Distinguished Contribution

[photo-Peter A. Pinto, MD]2021 Award Winner
Peter A. Pinto, MD

For unique and significant contributions involving novel methods for diagnosing prostate cancer

[photo-Fred Saad, MD]2021 Award Winner
Fred Saad, MD

For numerous significant contributions to the study and understanding of advanced prostate cancer

[photo-Timothy D. Averch, MD]2020 Award Winner
Timothy D. Averch, MD

For contributions to AUA initiatives including quality improvement, simulation, e-learning and health policy


Lawrence S. Ross, MD]2020 Award Winner
Lawrence S. Ross, MD

For contributions to the field of reproductive medicine and for many years of dedicated service to the AUA

[photo-J. Christian Winters, MD]2020 Award Winner
J. Christian Winters, MD

For outstanding leadership and contributions to the field of incontinence and voiding dysfunction

[photo-Steven C. Campbell, MD, PhD]2019 Award Winner
Steven C. Campbell, MD, PhD

For seminal research in the field of urologic oncology, especially in the area of renal neoplasia.

[photo-James A. Eastham, MD]2019 Award Winner
James A. Eastham, MD

For the treatment of prostate cancer and research on improving surgical outcomes including restoring normal urinary and sexual function.

[photo-Robert M. Sweet, MD]2019 Award Winner
Robert M. Sweet, MD

For the systematic study, design and critical evaluation of surgical simulation in the field of urologic education.

[photo-Arthur L. Burnett II, MD, MBA]2018 Award Winner
Arthur L. Burnett II, MD, MBA

For outstanding contributions to the fields of prostate cancer, sexual medicine and urologic mentoring.

[photo-Wayne J. G. Hellstrom, MD]2018 Award Winner
Wayne J. G. Hellstrom, MD

For seminal contributions to andrology in the fields of sexual dysfunction and infertility as well as effective leadership and mentorship in academic urology.

[photo-Louis R. Kavoussi, MD, MBA]2018 Award Winner
Louis R. Kavoussi, MD, MBA

For pioneering contributions to minimally invasive urologic surgery, telemedicine and education.

[photo-Anthony A. Caldamone, MD]2017 Award Winner
Anthony A. Caldamone, MD

For significant contributions to academic urology and exemplary humanitarian dedication to pediatric urologic missions in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America.

[photo-James E. Lingeman, MD]2017 Award Winner
James E. Lingeman, MD

For seminal contributions to the understanding of the pathogenesis of nephrolithiasis and innovation in minimally invasive surgical approaches to kidney stone disease.

[photo-C. Lowell Parsons, MD]2017 Award Winner
C. Lowell Parsons, MD

For outstanding contributions to the understanding of glycosaminoglycans in the permeability of bladder epithelium which led to fundamental insights into the etiology and effective treatment of interstitial cystitis.

[photo-Gopal H. Badlani, MD]2016 Award Winner
Gopal H. Badlani, MD

For unparalleled contributions and leadership as Secretary of the American Urological Association as well as decades of urological education and humanitarian service.

[photo-Allen F. Morey, MD]2016 Award Winner
Allen F. Morey, MD

For outstanding contributions to the science and education of civilian and military urologists in the performance of urological reconstructive surgery as well as 18 years of philanthropic missions to Honduras.

[photo-Peter N. Schlegel, MD]2016 Award Winner
Peter N. Schlegel, MD

For countless years of research, discovery and treatment of male infertility as well as urological education and dedication to students, residents and fellows.

[photo-Leonard G. Gomella, MD]2015 Award Winner
Leonard G. Gomella, MD

For contributions to the science and practice of urology and specifically for the “Clinicians Pocket Reference,” widely used by medical students and health care providers.

[photo-Michael O. Koch, MD]2015 Award Winner
Michael O. Koch, MD

For contributions to the science and practice of urology and specifically as past chair of the American Board of Urology and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Residency Review Committee.

[photo-Alan W. Partin, MD, PhD]2015 Award Winner
Alan W. Partin, MD, PhD

For contributions to science, most importantly, the creation of the “Partin tables,” which are used by urologists throughout the world.

[photo-John M. Barry, MD]2014 Award Winner
John M. Barry, MD

For outstanding contributions to urologic education and dedication to the science and success of renal transplantation.

[photo-H. Ballentine Carter, MD]2014 Award Winner
H. Ballentine Carter, MD

For 20 years of research into diagnosis of prostate cancer, and educating the medical community on the AUA guideline in the early detection of prostate cancer.

[photo-Marshall L. Stoller, MD]2014 Award Winner
Marshall L. Stoller, MD

For outstanding comprehension of the mechanism of stone formation and being uniquely gifted in the pursuit of the basic science of urolithiasis.

[photo-Hector H. Henry II, M.D.]2013 Award Winner
Hector H. Henry II, MD

For over 40 years of outstanding contributions to urology as an officer of the United States Army Medical Corps, for community outreach and leadership in the AUA Southeastern Section.

[photo-Richard J. Macchia, M.D.]2013 Award Winner
Richard J. Macchia, MD

For outstanding dedication to urologic education and career development of medical students and urology residents.

[photo-Paul F. Schellhammer, M.D.]2012 Award Winner
Paul F. Schellhammer, MD

For outstanding contributions to the science and practice of urology and for clinical studies in the treatment of prostate cancer.

[photo-Joel Sheinfeld, M.D.]2012 Award Winner
Joel Sheinfeld, MD

For outstanding contributions in the field of urologic oncology and for guiding numerous trainees through oncologic fellowships.

[photo-Culley C. Carson III, M.D.]2011 Award Winner
Culley C. Carson III, MD

For outstanding contributions to the understanding and management of the urological aspects of sexual medicine.

[photo-Michael A. S. Jewett, M.D.]2011 Award Winner
Michael A. S. Jewett, MD

For outstanding contributions to the science and treatment of urological malignancies.

[photo-Anthony W. Middleton Jr., M.D.]2011 Award Winner
Anthony W. Middleton Jr., MD

For outstanding contributions in Health Policy, Socioeconomics, Managed Care and Survey Analysis on the national, section and state levels.

[photo-Michael L. Blute, M.D.]2010 Award Winner
Michael L. Blute, MD

For outstanding contributions in the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of urologic malignancies.

[photo-Gerald H. Jordan, M.D.]2010 Award Winner
Gerald H. Jordan, MD

For outstanding contributions to the training of a generation of urologists in the subspecialty of reconstructive urology.

[photo-Elroy D. Kursh, M.D.]2010 Award Winner
Elroy D. Kursh, MD

For outstanding leadership of the AUA North Central Section, education and career advancement of young urologists, and commitment to the highest quality of patient care.

[photo-Catherine R. deVries, M.D.]2009 Award Winner
Catherine R. deVries, MD

For outstanding contributions as founder and president of IVUmed, for 17 years of medical and surgical education, and treatment of thousands of suffering children and adults worldwide.

[photo-J. Curtis Nickel, M.D.]2009 Award Winner
J. Curtis Nickel, MD

For significant work on chronic pelvic pain syndromes in men and women.

[photo-David G. McLeod, M.D.]2009 Award Winner
David G. McLeod, MD

For leadership and direction of urology programs at the Uniformed Services Medical School and Walter Reed Hospital and mentorship to civilian and military urologists.

[photo-Anthony Atala, M.D.]2008 Award Winner
Anthony Atala, MD

For his pioneering work in the areas of tissue engineering, printable organs and amniotic fluid stem cells

[photo-Peter T. Scardino, M.D.]2008 Award Winner
Peter T. Scardino, MD

For fundamental work that has enhanced our understanding of the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer

[photo-James E. Montie, M.D.]2007 Award Winner
James E. Montie, MD

For longstanding achievements in the investigation of bladder and prostate cancer and service as a founding member and President of the Society of Urologic Oncology

[photo-Stuart S. Howards, M.D.]2006 Award Winner
Stuart S. Howards, MD

For longstanding service as executive secretary of the American Board of Urology and excellent work at NIH on behalf of Urology.

[photo-David L. McCullough, M.D.]2006 Award Winner
David L. McCullough, MD

For dedicated service, contribution and guidance at AUA’s Chair of Education from 2003-2006.

[photo-Alan B. Retik, M.D.]2005 Award Winner
Alan B. Retik, MD

For unsurpassed leadership as an educator and mentor, and world-renown recognition in helping advance the science of pediatric urology.

[photo-Joseph A. Smith, M.D.]2004 Award Winner
Joseph A. Smith, MD

For outstanding leadership, commitment and contributions to the science, practice, and education of Urologic Oncology.

[photo-Mostafa M. Elhilali, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.S.C.]2003 Award Winner
Mostafa M. Elhilali, MD, PhD, F.R.C.S.C.

For outstanding leadership and contributions to the science and practice of urology, education and international relations.

[photo-Robert J. Krane, M.D.]2002 Award Winner
Robert J. Krane, MD

For outstanding contributions to the science and practice of urology, particularly in the areas of sexual dysfunction and urodynamics

[photo-William Marston Linehan, M.D.]2001 Award Winner
William Marston Linehan, MD

For outstanding contributions to the science and practice of urology.

[photo-Alan J. Wein, M.D.]2001 Award Winner
Alan J. Wein, MD

For outstanding contributions to the science and practice of urology.

[photo-Fray F. Marshall, M.D.]2000 Award Winner
Fray F. Marshall, MD

For his oustanding contributions to the science and practice of urology.

[photo-Jerome P. Richie, M.D.]1999 Award Winner
Jerome P. Richie, MD

For his dedicated service to the AUA in urologic education, clinical innovation and research.

[photo-Richard D. Williams, M.D.]1999 Award Winner
Richard D. Williams, MD

For his advocacy for urologic research, and urologic oncology.

[photo-Larry I. Lipshultz, M.D.]1998 Award Winner
Larry I. Lipshultz, MD

For his leadership in promotion of urology in the management of male infertility

[photo-Arthur D. Smith, M.D.]1998 Award Winner
Arthur D. Smith, MD

For his outstanding contributions to the science and practice of urology.

[photo-Carl A. Olsson, M.D.]1997 Award Winner
Carl A. Olsson, MD

For his diligent representation of our speciatly at the National Institures of Health and Federal Funding Agencies.

[photo-Ian M. Thompson, Jr., M.D.]1997 Award Winner
Ian M. Thompson, Jr., MD

For outstanding contributions to the goals of the American Urological Association.

[photo-Leroy Nyberg, Jr., M.D.]1996 Award Winner
Leroy Nyberg, Jr., MD

[photo-Alan D. Perlmutter, M.D.]1995 Award Winner
Alan D. Perlmutter, MD

[photo-Martin I. Resnick, M.D.]1995 Award Winner
Martin I. Resnick, MD

[photo-John P. Donohue, M.D.]1994 Award Winner
John P. Donohue, MD

[photo-Charles J. Devine, Jr., M.D.]1993 Award Winner
Charles J. Devine, Jr., MD

[photo-Winston K. Mebust, M.D.]1993 Award Winner
Winston K. Mebust, MD

[photo-Ralph V. Clayman, M.D.]1992 Award Winner
Ralph V. Clayman, MD

[photo-John McNeal, M.D.]1992 Award Winner
John McNeal, MD

[photo-E. Darracott Vaughan, Jr., M.D.]1992 Award Winner
E. Darracott Vaughan, Jr., MD

[photo-Alvaro Morales, M.D.]1991 Award Winner
Alvaro Morales, MD

[photo-Howard M. Pollack, M.D.]1991 Award Winner
Howard M. Pollack, MD

[photo-William H. Cooner, M.D.]1990 Award Winner
William H. Cooner, MD

[photo-Christian Chaussy, M.D.]1989 Award Winner
Christian Chaussy, MD

[photo-Ferdinand Egbert, M.D.]1989 Award Winner
Ferdinand Egbert, MD

[photo-Egbert Schmiedt, M.D.]1989 Award Winner
Egbert Schmiedt, MD

[photo-Charles Yongchal Pak, M.D.]1987 Award Winner
Charles Yongchal Pak, MD