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Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Awards May be awarded annually to individuals for outstanding service in advancing the goals of the American Urological Association.

Recipients of the Distinguished Service Award are:

[photo-Christopher M. Gonzalez, MD, MBA]2021 Award Winner
Christopher M. Gonzalez, MD, MBA

For outstanding service as AUA Public Policy Chair and launching the Annual Urology Advocacy Summit and AUAPAC

[photo-Kevin Pranikoff, MD]2021 Award Winner
Kevin Pranikoff, MD

For dedicated service on AUA committees for three decades, and contributions to the Board as the Northeastern Section Representative

[photo-Roger E. Schultz, MD]2021 Award Winner
Roger E. Schultz, MD

For dedicated service on AUA committees for two decades, and contributions to the Board as the Mid-Atlantic Section Representative

[photo-Dean G. Assimos, MD]2020 Award Winner
Dean G. Assimos, MD

For voluminous, substantive contributions to the educational resources of the AUA

[photo-Manoj Monga, MD]2020 Award Winner
Manoj Monga, MD

For innovative and impactful service as AUA Secretary to the benefit of urologists and patients worldwide

[photo-Aaron Spitz, MD]2020 Award Winner
Aaron Spitz, MD

For more than twelve years of outstanding service to the AMA and organized medicine on behalf of urology

[photo-Kevin R. Loughlin, MD, MBA]2019 Award Winner
Kevin R. Loughlin, MD, MBA

For outstanding leadership and support of the missions of the AUA, New England Section and the American Board of Urology.

[photo-Randall B. Meacham, MD]2019 Award Winner
Randall B. Meacham, MD

For an outstanding career of service to the AUA Board, South Central Section, and ACGME Urology Residency Review Committee.

[photo-J. Stuart Wolf Jr., MD]2019 Award Winner
J. Stuart Wolf Jr., MD

For significant advancement through leadership and dedication to the Science and Quality of the AUA.

[photo-J. Quentin Clemens, MD]2018 Award Winner
J. Quentin Clemens, MD

For excellence in neurourology and pelvic reconstructive surgery as well as service as the Data Committee Chair in developing the AUA Quality Registry.

[photo-Jeffrey E. Kaufman, MD]2018 Award Winner
Jeffrey E. Kaufman, MD

For decades of outstanding leadership and service to the Western Section and the AUA Board of Directors and contributions to the importance of Health Policy.

[photo-Richard A. Memo, MD]2018 Award Winner
Richard A. Memo, MD

For exemplary service and leadership as AUA Treasurer, and as the inaugural Chairperson of the Urology Care Foundation.

[photo-Tomas Lindor Griebling, Jr., MD, MPH ]2017 Award Winner
Tomas Lindor Griebling, Jr., MD, MPH

For years of outstanding service in educating and researching the field of geriatric urology for the AUA, the South Central Section and The Journal of Urology.

[photo-Stephen Y. Nakada, MD ]2017 Award Winner
Stephen Y. Nakada, MD

For outstanding service and leadership on the AUA Board of Directors, North Central Section, American Board of Urology, Endourological Society and the Society of Academic Urologists.

[photo-David F. Penson, MD, MPH]2017 Award Winner
David F. Penson, MD, MPH

For outstanding leadership as AUA Public Policy Council Chair during a time of dramatic changes in the US health care system

[photo-Martin K. Dineen, MD]2016 Award Winner
Martin K. Dineen, MD

For over two decades of outstanding leadership in Health Policy as well as humanitarian service in Haiti to eliminate the scourge of urogenital elephantiasis.

[photo-Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, MMHC, FACS]2016 Award Winner
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, MMHC, FACS

For outstanding leadership in the Specialty of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstruction, and for development of AUA Guidelines.

[photo-Raju Thomas, MD]2016 Award Winner
Raju Thomas, MD

For outstanding leadership as the Chair of Urology at Tulane University, particularly after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, as well as for humanitarian service in providing minimally invasive surgery to less privileged areas of the world.

[photo-Mark T. Edney, MD]2015 Award Winner
Mark T. Edney, MD

For tirelessly advocating for our military veterans and working with physicians, AUA staff, various stakeholders and elected officials to pass a urotrauma bill aimed at improving the health of our veterans.

[photo-Linda M. Dairiki Shortliffe, MD]2015 Award Winner
Linda M. Dairiki Shortliffe, MD

For more than 20 years of outstanding leadership to the profession of urology through exemplary service to further the academic, research and clinical practice of our specialty.

[photo-J. Brantley Thrasher, MD]2015 Award Winner
J. Brantley Thrasher, MD

For more than 15 years of outstanding and extremely effective contributions to academic and organized urology through service to the AUA Board of Directors and the South Central Section of the AUA.

[photo-Patrick H. McKenna, MD]2014 Award Winner
Patrick H. McKenna, MD

For extraordinary efforts and exemplary service as the Chair of the Judicial & Ethics Committee.

[photo-David F. Green, MD]2014 Award Winner
David F. Green, MD

For more than 20 years of outstanding contributions on AUA committees and special task forces, for leadership in forging the AUA/AACU Affiliation, and as a unique, balanced perspective as a key member of the Board of Directors.

[photo-Anton J. Bueschen, MD]2014 Award Winner
Anton J. Bueschen, MD

For extraordinary service and leadership of AUA’s Southeastern Section, and as AUA’s President and special contributions to AUA’s Leadership program.

[photo-Brendan M. Fox, M.D.]2013 Award Winner
Brendan M. Fox, MD

For outstanding contributions in long-term strategic planning, in integrating AUA’s Foundation and excellent service as Historian, President and mentor.

[photo-Michele Paoli]2013 Award Winner
Michele Paoli

For extraordinary effort in the administrative management of the Endourological Society and the AUA New York Section.

[photo-Ronald Rabinowitz, M.D.]2013 Award Winner
Ronald Rabinowitz, MD

For over 35 years of service in committees and governance, strengthening AUA/ABU exams processes, and unique contributions to AUA’s history and archives.

[photo-John B. Forrest, M.D.]2012 Award Winner
John B. Forrest, MD

For 20 years of leadership and significant contributions in furthering AUA’s clinical guidelines as a member of numerous panels and as the Chair of the Practice Guidelines Committee.

[photo-Deborah J. Lightner, M.D.]2012 Award Winner
Deborah J. Lightner, MD

For leadership and thoughtful advice in advancing AUA’s disciplinary policies as the Chair of the Judicial & Ethics Committee.

[photo-Richard K. Babayan, M.D.]2011 Award Winner
Richard K. Babayan, MD

For outstanding service to the AUA Foundation, AUA Leadership Program and the AUA Board of Directors.

[photo-Mark S. Litwin, M.D., M.P.H.]2011 Award Winner
Mark S. Litwin, MD, M.P.H.

For outstanding contributions to the goals of the AUA through committee service and editorial contributions to urological publications, including the Urologic Diseases in America Project.

[photo-Harris M. Nagler, M.D.]2011 Award Winner
Harris M. Nagler, MD

For outstanding contributions to the goals of the AUA through service as the Chair of the Judicial & Ethics Committee.

[photo-William F. Gee, M.D.]2010 Award Winner
William F. Gee, MD

For outstanding contributions to the financial success of the American Urological Association as Treasurer and for dedicated service to health policy and practice management.

[photo-S. Larry Goldenberg, M.D.]2010 Award Winner
S. Larry Goldenberg, MD

For outstanding contributions to the goals of the American Urological Association and promotion of public awareness of prostate cancer.

[photo-Lawrence S. Jones, M.D.]2010 Award Winner
Lawrence S. Jones, MD

For dedication to the AUA Western Section, and outstanding advocacy on behalf of the American Urological Association throughout the spectrum of organized medicine.

[photo-Anthony J. Schaeffer, M.D.]2010 Award Winner
Anthony J. Schaeffer, MD

For outstanding service to the American Urological Association Foundation as Chair of the Research Council.

[photo-Michael A. Pretl, Esq.]2009 Award Winner
Michael A. Pretl, Esq.

For outstanding service as AUA General Counsel, confidant to the Board of Directors and AUA committees, and for successfully negotiating a never ending minefield of challenging legal issues.

[photo-Michael J. Droller, M.D.]2009 Award Winner
Michael J. Droller, MD

For major contributions to the field of urologic oncology and efforts on the editorial board of the Journal of Urology.

[photo-James B. Regan, M.D.]2009 Award Winner
James B. Regan, MD

For tireless dedication and outstanding service to the urologic community in leading AUA’s Health Policy programs.

[photo-Pat Fox Fulgham, M.D.]2008 Award Winner
Pat Fox Fulgham, MD

For innovation and dedication in establishing a curriculum that will provide the foundation for ultrasound training of residents and practitioners

[photo-Kevin A. Wohlfort]2008 Award Winner
Kevin A. Wohlfort

For outstanding contributions in helping ensure AUA's financial stability, for creating the Industry Relations Committee to support the educational efforts of the AUA

[photo-Gerald Sufrin, M.D.]2007 Award Winner
Gerald Sufrin, MD

For two decades of service on AUA’s committees, for contributions as Treasurer to the Board of Directors and dedication in building AUA’s new headquarters facility

[photo-Alice Henderson]2006 Award Winner
Alice Henderson

For 25 years of dedicated service to the AUA’s Office of Education in developing continuing medical education products and programs.

[photo-G. James Gallagher]2005 Award Winner
G. James Gallagher

For dedicated service to the AUA as an administrator, organizer and leader through seventeen years of increased complexity and challenges.

[photo-Dennis J. Card, M.D.]2004 Award Winner
Dennis J. Card, MD

For outstanding commitment and service to the American Urological Association, the New England Section, and the American Foundation for Urologic Disease.

[photo-Charles W. Logan, M.D.]2003 Award Winner
Charles W. Logan, MD

For outstanding collaborative efforts in furthering AUA’s advocacy and formal affiliation with the American Association of Clinical Urologists.

[photo-Thomas W. Brady, M.D.]2002 Award Winner
Thomas W. Brady, MD

For outstanding contributions to the goals of the AUA through his service in the area of media relations

[photo-Stuart S. Howards, M.D.]2001 Award Winner
Stuart S. Howards, MD

For his role as Editor of the Investigative Urology Section of the Jounal of Urology.

[photo-Jack W. McAninch, M.D.]2001 Award Winner
Jack W. McAninch, MD

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

[photo-Joseph W. Segura, M.D.]2001 Award Winner
Joseph W. Segura, MD

For his eight years of dedicated service to the Practice Guidelines Committee as well as his outstanding contributions in the fields of Endourology and urinary stone disease.

[photo-Joseph N. Corriere, Jr.,  M.D.]2000 Award Winner
Joseph N. Corriere, Jr., MD

For his outstanding work as Director of the AUA Office of Education 1993-2000

[photo-Patrick C. Walsh, M.D.]2000 Award Winner
Patrick C. Walsh, MD

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

[photo-Alan J. Wein, M.D.]2000 Award Winner
Alan J. Wein, MD

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

[photo-Charles E. Hawtrey, M.D.]1999 Award Winner
Charles E. Hawtrey, MD

For his monumental work in chairing the AUA Technology Committee.

[photo-R. Dixon Walker, III, M.D.]1999 Award Winner
R. Dixon Walker, III, MD

For leadership in the field of Pediatric Urology.

[photo-Thomas P. Ball Jr., M.D.]1998 Award Winner
Thomas P. Ball Jr., MD

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

[photo-H. Logan Holtgrewe, M.D.]1997 Award Winner
H. Logan Holtgrewe, MD

For his leadership and contributions in Health Policy.

[photo-David L. McCullough, M.D.]1996 Award Winner
David L. McCullough, MD

[photo-William A. Brubaker]1995 Award Winner
William A. Brubaker

[photo-Richard J. Hannigan]1995 Award Winner
Richard J. Hannigan

[photo-Gregory A. Slachta, M.D.]1994 Award Winner
Gregory A. Slachta, MD

[photo-Josiah F. Reed, Jr., M.D.]1993 Award Winner
Josiah F. Reed, Jr., MD

[photo-Paul J. Schildt, M.D.]1992 Award Winner
Paul J. Schildt, MD

[photo-Arnold H. Colodny, M.D.]1991 Award Winner
Arnold H. Colodny, MD

[photo-James B. Metcalfe, M.D.]1991 Award Winner
James B. Metcalfe, MD

[photo-Tom E. Nesbitt, Sr., M.D.]1991 Award Winner
Tom E. Nesbitt, Sr., MD

[photo-Samuel S. Ambrose, M.D.]1990 Award Winner
Samuel S. Ambrose, MD

[photo-David C. Utz, M.D.]1989 Award Winner
David C. Utz, MD

[photo-Harry C. Miller, Jr., M.D.]1988 Award Winner
Harry C. Miller, Jr., MD

[photo-Russell W. Lavengood, Jr., M.D.]1987 Award Winner
Russell W. Lavengood, Jr., MD

[photo-Wallace A. Gerrie, M.D.]1986 Award Winner
Wallace A. Gerrie, MD

[photo-Lester Persky, M.D.]1985 Award Winner
Lester Persky, MD

[photo-Robert H. Bradley, Jr., M.D.]1984 Award Winner
Robert H. Bradley, Jr., MD

[photo-Peter L. Scardino, M.D.]1983 Award Winner
Peter L. Scardino, MD