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Presidential Citations

Presidential Citations may be presented to individuals deemed to have significantly promoted the cause of urology during a specific period of time. Each recipient is chosen by the AUA President.

Recipients of the AUA Presidential Citations are:

[photo-Peter E. Clark, MD]2021 Award Winner
Peter E. Clark, MD

For significant contributions to the urologic care of patients as Practice Guidelines Chair

[photo-Jeffrey M. Frankel, MD]2021 Award Winner
Jeffrey M. Frankel, MD

For tireless support and diplomatic advocacy for high quality private practice care within organized medicine

[photo-Marguerite C. Lippert, MD]2021 Award Winner
Marguerite C. Lippert, MD

For committed contributions to the success of women in urology and the education of urologists

[photo-Isaac J. Powell, MD, MS]2021 Award Winner
Isaac J. Powell, MD, MS

For outstanding contributions regarding the biology, genetics and environmental impact of prostate cancer in African American men

[photo-Michael Ritchey, MD]2021 Award Winner
Michael Ritchey, MD

For outstanding contributions to pediatric urologic oncology, and leadership with ABU and ABMS supporting urologic certification

[photo-Norm D. Smith, MD]2021 Award Winner
Norm D. Smith, MD

For leadership in advocating for fair and accurate relative value scale payments of physician services

[photo-Jaime A. Cajigas, MD]2020 Award Winner
Jaime A. Cajigas, MD

For excellence in advancing AUA education, membership and collaborations with Sociedad Colombiana de Urología

[photo-Brendan M. Fox, MD]2020 Award Winner
Brendan M. Fox, MD

For leadership and outstanding contributions in advancing the AUA’s strategic goals Presidential Citation Stanley J. Kandzari, MD For an outstanding career devoted to the education of urology residents Presidential Citation Carl A. Olsson, MD For outstanding contributions as the inaugural editor of Urology Practice Presidential Citation Gail S. Prins, PhD For leadership, determination and success in advancing the breadth of urologic research and advocacy Presidential Citation Kevin A. Wohlfort For over 30 years of distinguished executive leadership and outstanding contributions in advancing AUA’s mission advertisement advertisement Join Our Email List! Sign up to receive information from the American Urological Association! Stay Informed

[photo-Stanley J. Kandzari, MD]2020 Award Winner
Stanley J. Kandzari, MD

For an outstanding career devoted to the education of urology residents

[photo-Carl A. Olsson, MD]2020 Award Winner
Carl A. Olsson, MD

For outstanding contributions as the inaugural editor of Urology Practice

[photo-Gail S. Prins, PhD]2020 Award Winner
Gail S. Prins, PhD

For leadership, determination and success in advancing the breadth of urologic research and advocacy

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Kevin A. Wohlfort]2020 Award Winner
Kevin A. Wohlfort

For over 30 years of distinguished executive leadership and outstanding contributions in advancing AUA’s mission

[photo-Lori Agbonkhese]2019 Award Winner
Lori Agbonkhese

For her instrumental role in developing AUA international relations and the initial Urology Core Curriculum.

[photo-E. David Crawford, MD]2019 Award Winner
E. David Crawford, MD

For his tireless role in genitourinary cancer research that has benefited countless urologic cancer patients.

[photo-Fernando J.W. Kim, MD, MBA]2019 Award Winner
Fernando J.W. Kim, MD, MBA

For advancements in robotic surgery and building relationships with the Brazilian and Portuguese urologic communities.

[photo-Sushil S. Lacy, MD]2019 Award Winner
Sushil S. Lacy, MD

For tireless care of urologic patients, exemplary service to the AUA, and mentorship of young urologists, and for training and educating generations of urologists in trauma and reconstruction.

[photo-Elizabeth R. Mueller, MD, MS]2019 Award Winner
Elizabeth R. Mueller, MD, MS

For contributions in founding the field of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and substantial research in this area.

[photo-Hadley M. Wood, MD]2019 Award Winner
Hadley M. Wood, MD

For founding the field of genitourinary congenitalism and improving the quality of patient care in this new area.

[photo-Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC]2018 Award Winner
Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC

For outstanding service in the development of the Oncology Knowledge Assessment Test and as chair of the Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Guideline.

[photo-Gerald H. Jordan, MD]2018 Award Winner
Gerald H. Jordan, MD

For decades of innovation in urologic reconstruction and fostering collaboration between the American Board of Urology and AUA.

[photo-Jack W. McAninch, MD]2018 Award Winner
Jack W. McAninch, MD

For training and educating generations of urologists in trauma and reconstruction.

[photo-Jessica McCullough]2018 Award Winner
Jessica McCullough

In recognition of 15 years of outstanding administrative service to urology and the AUA.

[photo-Arturo Mendoza-Valdes, MD]2018 Award Winner
Arturo Mendoza-Valdes, MD

NULLIn recognition of years of service to the Sociedad Mexicana de Urología and the AUA South Central Section.

[photo-John W. Weigel, MD]2018 Award Winner
John W. Weigel, MD

For over 50 years of educating and mentoring generations of urologists in the military and the University of Kansas.

[photo-Allen Wen-Hsiang Chiu, MD]2017 Award Winner
Allen Wen-Hsiang Chiu, MD

For outstanding leadership and contributions to the advancement of urologic science and education throughout Asia.

[photo-Elspeth M. McDougall, MD, FRCSC, MHPE ]2017 Award Winner
Elspeth M. McDougall, MD, FRCSC, MHPE

For outstanding contributions to education and innovative learning methods in Urology.

[photo-Craig A. Peters, MD]2017 Award Winner
Craig A. Peters, MD

For an innovative career in pediatric urology as well as leadership and service to the AUA.

[photo-Mike B. Siroky, MD]2017 Award Winner
Mike B. Siroky, MD

For a career dedicated to the understanding and advancement of the field of neurourology.

[photo-Garo M. Tertzakian, MD]2017 Award Winner
Garo M. Tertzakian, MD

For 30 years of dedicated humanitarian work in advancing urologic care in Armenia.

[photo-Ralph W. de Vere White, MD]2017 Award Winner
Ralph W. de Vere White, MD

For outstanding contributions to teaching and research in the field of uro-oncology.

[photo-Anthony J. Casale, MD]2016 Award Winner
Anthony J. Casale, MD

For years of leadership in Pediatric Urology, for the treatment of complex urogenital anomalies in children and resident teaching.

[photo-Col Paul A. Friedrichs, MD]2016 Award Winner
Col Paul A. Friedrichs, MD

For outstanding leadership in the United States Air Force Medical Corps, for support of combat operations in Iraq, and for leadership in the AMA House of Delegates.

[photo-J. William McRoberts, MD]2016 Award Winner
J. William McRoberts, MD

For many years of leadership as Chair of Urology at the University of Kentucky and for service as the AUA Southeastern Section Secretary and President.

[photo-Drogo K. Montague, MD]2016 Award Winner
Drogo K. Montague, MD

For innovation and teaching in prosthetic surgery and penile reconstruction; and for leadership in creating AUA Guidelines.

[photo-Arnold M. Belker, MD]2016 Award Winner
Arnold M. Belker, MD

For many years of outstanding leadership in Andrology and Reproductive Medicine; and for innovation and teaching in microsurgery.

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

For outstanding leadership in disaster relief and humanitarian work both in the US and abroad; and for teaching urological skills in developing nations.

[photo-Noel E. Sankey, MD, FACS]2015 Award Winner
Noel E. Sankey, MD, FACS

For outstanding vision and dedication in establishing an innovative model of urologic stone therapy in Denver and the entire state of Colorado, as well as contributions to the AUA South Central Section.

[photo-Allen D. Seftel, MD]2015 Award Winner
Allen D. Seftel, MD

For outstanding work with the Urology Care Foundation Outreach Council.

[photo-William D. Steers, MD]2015 Award Winner
William D. Steers, MD

For years of dedication and outstanding service to the AUA, in so many ways, but most remarkably as editor of The Journal of Urology®.

[photo-Col (Ret.) Martin L. Dresner, MD, FACS]2015 Award Winner
Col (Ret.) Martin L. Dresner, MD, FACS

For decades of dedicated service to the AUA, the Western Section of the AUA, the U.S. Army and Veterans Administration and urology residency training.

[photo-Sender Herschorn, MD, FRCSC]2015 Award Winner
Sender Herschorn, MD, FRCSC

For unending contributions to the AUA and Canadian Urological Association in research for the treatment of urinary incontinence and overactive bladder.

[photo-Rick Rutherford, CMPE, CHA]2015 Award Winner
Rick Rutherford, CMPE, CHA

For establishing the Practice Management Department at the AUA, advancing the mission of the AUA through daily dedication and diligence and serving as a key resource for AUA members.

[photo-R. Ernest Sosa, MD]2014 Award Winner
R. Ernest Sosa, MD

For outstanding contributions to urological education, resident training and leadership of the New York Section of the AUA.

[photo-Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD]2014 Award Winner
Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD

For pioneering work in magnetic resonance imaging of prostate cancer.

[photo-Eric A. Klein, MD]2014 Award Winner
Eric A. Klein, MD

For innovative research in molecular markers in prostate cancer, leadership of Society of Urologic Oncology and building a center of excellence at Cleveland Clinic.

[photo-Fletcher C. Derrick Jr., MD]2014 Award Winner
Fletcher C. Derrick Jr., MD

For long-standing contributions to urological education, patient care, and superb clinical judgment and surgical skills.

[photo-Leo Giambarresi, PhD]2014 Award Winner
Leo Giambarresi, PhD

For outstanding service in advancing AUA’s Research program and the National Urology Research Agenda.

[photo-Jorge Gutierrez-Aceves, MD]2014 Award Winner
Jorge Gutierrez-Aceves, MD

For outstanding efforts to improve education in Latin America and building a lasting relationship between the AUA and Confederación Americana de Urología.

[photo-Mark P. Campobello, CPA]2013 Award Winner
Mark P. Campobello, CPA

For outstanding leadership as the chief financial officer and over 17 years of service to the AUA.

[photo-Kathleen C. Kobashi, M.D.]2013 Award Winner
Kathleen C. Kobashi, MD

For outstanding contributions in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgical techniques.

[photo-Charles F. McKiel Jr., M.D.]2013 Award Winner
Charles F. McKiel Jr., MD

For outstanding contributions in AUA’s strategic planning and excellent service as AUA president.

[photo-Edward M. Messing, M.D.]2013 Award Winner
Edward M. Messing, MD

For outstanding contributions in bladder cancer research and excellent service as an educator.

[photo-Ajay Nehra, M.D.]2013 Award Winner
Ajay Nehra, MD

For outstanding achievements in Men’s Health awareness and contributions to international educational activities in India and Saudi Arabia.

[photo-Howard M. Snyder III, M.D.]2013 Award Winner
Howard M. Snyder III, MD

For outstanding contributions in reconstructive pediatric urology and the treatment of hypospadias.

[photo-Sakti Das, M.D.]2012 Award Winner
Sakti Das, MD

For dedicated service to international urologic medical missions and humanitarian efforts in promoting literacy in the developing world.

[photo-Mahesh R. Desai, M.D.]2012 Award Winner
Mahesh R. Desai, MD

For dedication to residency education in India and fostering progressive international relations with the AUA.

[photo-Tom F. Lue, M.D.]2012 Award Winner
Tom F. Lue, MD

For outstanding achievements in the areas of male sexual dysfunction and Peyronie's disease.

[photo-Yanqun Na, M.D.]2012 Award Winner
Yanqun Na, MD

For dedication to residency education in China and fostering progressive international relations with the AUA.

[photo-Seiji Naito, M.D., PhD]2012 Award Winner
Seiji Naito, MD, PhD

For dedication to residency education in Japan and fostering progressive international relations with the AUA.

[photo-Richard S. Pelman, M.D.]2012 Award Winner
Richard S. Pelman, MD

For outstanding achievements in Men’s Health Awareness.

[photo-Jack L. Sales, M.D.]2011 Award Winner
Jack L. Sales, MD

For a lifetime of exemplary service to the American and Canadian Urological Associations and for strengthening the CUA and Northeastern Section Foundations.

[photo-Ajit G. Phadke, M.D.]2011 Award Winner
Ajit G. Phadke, MD

For outstanding contributions in establishing and fostering progressive international relations with the AUA.

[photo-Jorge D. Elias, M.D.]2011 Award Winner
Jorge D. Elias, MD

For dedication to urology in Mexico and fostering collaborations with the AUA through the South Central Section.

[photo-Frank J. DeSantis, CAE]2011 Award Winner
Frank J. DeSantis, CAE

For over 45 years of outstanding administrative management of the AUA Western Section.

[photo-Shlomo Raz, M.D.]2011 Award Winner
Shlomo Raz, MD

For outstanding contributions in the field of female reconstructive surgery and strengthening urologic education in Mexico and South America.

[photo-Michael T. Sheppard, CPA, CAE]2011 Award Winner
Michael T. Sheppard, CPA, CAE

For dedicated service as the Executive Director, advancing the AUA through new opportunities and leadership in navigating the complexity and challenges of association management.

[photo-David B. Joseph, M.D.]2010 Award Winner
David B. Joseph, MD

For outstanding contributions to urologic education and patient care with superb clinical judgment and surgical skills.

[photo-Thomas F. Stringer, M.D.]2010 Award Winner
Thomas F. Stringer, MD

For outstanding contributions to the American Urological Association through service on committees and as president of the Southeastern Section.

[photo-John N. Wettlaufer, M.D.]2010 Award Winner
John N. Wettlaufer, MD

For outstanding contributions to urologic education and patient care with superb clinical judgment and surgical skills.

[photo-Wendy J. Weiser]2010 Award Winner
Wendy J. Weiser

For outstanding administrative assistance of three AUA Sections and many other urologic organizations.

[photo-Gregory A. Slachta, M.D.]2009 Award Winner
Gregory A. Slachta, MD

For lifelong service to urology health policy initiatives, including as AUA Health Policy Chair and 17 years of representing urology’s delegation to the AMA House of Delegates.

[photo-Arthur I. Sagalowsky, M.D.]2009 Award Winner
Arthur I. Sagalowsky, MD

For 15 years of diligent representation of the AUA at the United Network for Organ Sharing/Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.

[photo-Roger R. Dmochowski, M.D.]2008 Award Winner
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD

For dedicated service as Chair of AUA’s Practice Guidelines Committee, for developing new processes and overseeing numerous guidelines; for negotiating the development of international guidelines of the highest quality

[photo-Robert G. Ferrigni, M.D.]2008 Award Winner
Robert G. Ferrigni, MD

For initiative in bringing education and technology through didactic and skilled lab courses to the urologists of Mexico

[photo-Harry W. Herr, M.D.]2008 Award Winner
Harry W. Herr, MD

For leadership in the field of diagnosis and treatment of urothelial cancer including the introduction of BCG and for clarifying the role of lymph node dissection in treating patients with advanced bladder cancer

[photo-Mark S. Soloway, M.D.]2008 Award Winner
Mark S. Soloway, MD

For lifelong commitment to education in urologic oncology through case presentation analysis and stimulating moderation of panel discussions; for disseminating best practices to urologists worldwide

[photo-Ian M. Thompson, Jr., M.D.]2008 Award Winner
Ian M. Thompson, Jr., MD

As the prime mover of the PCPT trial prostate cancer chemoprevention and clarified and expanded the understanding of PSA testing.

[photo-Ananias C. Diokno, M.D.]2007 Award Winner
Ananias C. Diokno, MD

For leadership of the North Central Section, innovative contributions to the science of neurourology, and service to the community as hospital CMO

[photo-Lawrence W. Jones, M.D.]2007 Award Winner
Lawrence W. Jones, MD

For outstanding contributions representing the AUA at the American Medical Association, for leadership of the Western Section and the American Association of Clinical Urologists and furthering AUA's mission through practice management and health policy in

[photo-Professor Pierre Teillac]2007 Award Winner
Professor Pierre Teillac

For strong leadership in fostering collaboration between the AUA and EAU to enhance international urology initiatives

[photo-W. Scott McDougal, M.D.]2006 Award Winner
W. Scott McDougal, MD

For your outstanding work with the American Urological Association/American Board of Urology Examination Committee.

[photo-Jerome P. Richie, M.D.]2006 Award Winner
Jerome P. Richie, MD

For your outstanding work with the American Urological Association/American Board of Urology Examination Committee.

[photo-Doris Stoll, Ph.D.]2006 Award Winner
Doris Stoll, PhD

For your work as the Executive Secretary of the Residency Review Committee.

[photo-Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D.]2006 Award Winner
Andrew C. von Eschenbach, MD

For your outstanding work in Cancer research.

[photo-Dr. Erwin and Mrs. Karen Rugendorff]2005 Award Winner
Dr. Erwin and Mrs. Karen Rugendorff

For years of unstinting ardor and dedication in helping establish the William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History through your many philanthropic contributions and generous gifts of time, zeal and service.

[photo-Paul W. Stapp]2005 Award Winner
Paul W. Stapp

For outstanding and resplendent work in the design and placement of urologic memorabilia, archives, and instruments, enabling the William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History to be viewed world wide as the gold standard.

[photo-The Honorable Margaret Duckett]2004 Award Winner
The Honorable Margaret Duckett

For dedication and service to the Board of Directors of the American Foundation for Urologic Disease, in planning the annual AFUD Benefit, and promoting AUA and AFUD collaboration.

[photo-Mark R. Knowles]2004 Award Winner
Mark R. Knowles

For strengthening the collaborative activities of the American Foundation for Urologic Disease and the American Urological Association, and through service as AFUD/AUA Executive Council chair.

[photo-Donald R. Lee]2004 Award Winner
Donald R. Lee

For strengthening the collaborative activities of the American Foundation for Urologic Disease and the American Urological Association.

[photo-Jeffrey Arthur Dann, M.D.]2003 Award Winner
Jeffrey Arthur Dann, MD

For outstanding contributions in the area of physician reimbursement and expertise in terminology and CPT coding.

[photo-Ralph E. Hopkins, M.D.]2003 Award Winner
Ralph E. Hopkins, MD

For organization of outstanding annual urologic conferences for the past 23 years.

[photo-Donald E. Novicki, M.D.]2003 Award Winner
Donald E. Novicki, MD

For long-term service as the assistant editor of the AUA Update Series.

[photo-James B. Regan, M.D.]2003 Award Winner
James B. Regan, MD

For outstanding contributions in the area of physician reimbursement and service on the Practice Expense Advisory Committee.

[photo-Jay Y. Gillenwater, M.D.]2002 Award Winner
Jay Y. Gillenwater, MD

For dedicated service to the American Urological Association and outstanding contributions as Editor of the Journal of Urology

[photo-John T. Grayhack, M.D.]2002 Award Winner
John T. Grayhack, MD

For dedicated service to the American Urological Association and outstanding contributions as Editor of the Journal of Urology

[photo-Deborah Polly]2002 Award Winner
Deborah Polly

For dedicated service as Publications Director and 30 years of service to the AUA and the Journal of Urology

[photo-Donald Gleason, M.D.]2001 Award Winner
Donald Gleason, MD

For contributions to the study of prostate cancer through his work in pathology and the establishment of the Gleason Scoring System.

[photo-Michael Milken]2001 Award Winner
Michael Milken

For his generous contributions to the research of prostate cancer and through public awareness.

[photo-M. Ray Painter, M.D.]2001 Award Winner
M. Ray Painter, MD

For his work and contributions in coding and reimbursement for treatment of patients with urologic disease.

[photo-General H. Norman Schwartzkopf]2001 Award Winner
General H. Norman Schwartzkopf

For his contributions in the area of public/patient awareness of early diagnosis of prostate cancer.

[photo-Roberto J. Canto, M.D.]2000 Award Winner
Roberto J. Canto, MD

For contributions to AUA continuing education for the practicing urologist.

[photo-Marilyn Frank]2000 Award Winner
Marilyn Frank

For her contributions to fundraising for the American Foundation for Urologic Disease/American Urological Association.

[photo-Jorge L. Lockhart, M.D.]2000 Award Winner
Jorge L. Lockhart, MD

For his contributions to the American Urological Association and coordination of international efforts through Confederacion Americana de Urologia.

[photo-Antonio Puras-Baez, M.D.]2000 Award Winner
Antonio Puras-Baez, MD

For his contributions to the field of urologic education as Director of the urology program at the University of Puerto Rico.

[photo-G. James Gallagher]1999 Award Winner
G. James Gallagher

Contributions to the American Urological Association as demonstrated by his leadership and organizational skills.

[photo-F. Kash Mostofi, M.D.]1999 Award Winner
F. Kash Mostofi, MD

For contributions to the field of Genitourinary Pathology.

[photo-Robert W. Costos]1998 Award Winner
Robert W. Costos

For his support of and advice to the American Urological Association regaring the Association's investment policy and fund.

[photo-Jean L. Fourcroy, M.D.]1998 Award Winner
Jean L. Fourcroy, MD

For her contributions in maintaining a smooth connection between the American Urological Association and the Food & Drug Administration.

[photo-Robert P. Gibbons, M.D.]1998 Award Winner
Robert P. Gibbons, MD

For his many contributions to urology and the AUA and, most specifically, for his work as Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, 1997-1998

[photo-Earl F. Nation, M.D.]1998 Award Winner
Earl F. Nation, MD

For his contributions to the writing of the history of the American Urolgoical Association.

[photo-Richard J. Boxer, M.D.]1997 Award Winner
Richard J. Boxer, MD

For diplomacy in promoting urologic biomedical research

[photo-Russell C. Coile, Jr.]1997 Award Winner
Russell C. Coile, Jr.

For outstanding contributions to the American Urological Association in facilitation of strategic planning and in health policy consultation.

[photo-William F. Gee, M.D.]1997 Award Winner
William F. Gee, MD

For contributions to Urology in Health Policy.

[photo-Carole L. Gordon, M.D.]1997 Award Winner
Carole L. Gordon, MD

For outstanding leadership in the American Urological Association's liaison organizations.

[photo-Stephen C. Jacobs, M.D.]1997 Award Winner
Stephen C. Jacobs, MD

For devoted service to the American Urological Association

[photo-Frank Bicknell, M.D.]1996 Award Winner
Frank Bicknell, MD

[photo-William H. Cooner, M.D.]1995 Award Winner
William H. Cooner, MD

[photo-Hovey Dabney]1995 Award Winner
Hovey Dabney

[photo-Yoshio Aso, M.D.]1994 Award Winner
Yoshio Aso, MD

[photo-Louis Jan Denis, M.D.]1994 Award Winner
Louis Jan Denis, MD

[photo-Senator Robert Dole]1994 Award Winner
Senator Robert Dole

[photo-Ken Koshiba, M.D.]1994 Award Winner
Ken Koshiba, MD

[photo-The Gilbert J.C. and VA G. McCurdy Family]1994 Award Winner
The Gilbert J.C. and VA G. McCurdy Family

[photo-Frank Ault]1993 Award Winner
Frank Ault

[photo-Ming Chu]1993 Award Winner
Ming Chu

[photo-G. Patrick Murphy, M.D.]1993 Award Winner
G. Patrick Murphy, MD

[photo-David G. McLeod, M.D.]1992 Award Winner
David G. McLeod, MD

[photo-Jeffrey Cohn, M.D.]1992 Award Winner
Jeffrey Cohn, MD

[photo-Senator Alan Cranston]1992 Award Winner
Senator Alan Cranston

[photo-Senator Robert Dole]1992 Award Winner
Senator Robert Dole

[photo-Edward C. Kaps]1992 Award Winner
Edward C. Kaps

[photo-Senator George Kirkpatrick]1992 Award Winner
Senator George Kirkpatrick

[photo-William S. Kiser, M.D.]1992 Award Winner
William S. Kiser, MD

[photo-Congressman John Porter]1992 Award Winner
Congressman John Porter

[photo-Maurice Sandler, M.D.]1992 Award Winner
Maurice Sandler, MD

[photo-Senator Ted Stevens]1992 Award Winner
Senator Ted Stevens

[photo-Carl Tuvin]1992 Award Winner
Carl Tuvin

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