Dr. Christopher L. Amling, FACS, is the John Barry Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) where he also serves as Director of Robotic Surgery. He received his undergraduate education from the University of Oregon and his medical degree from OHSU. He did his surgery and urology residency training at Duke University Medical Center and then completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Amling served in the US Navy for 20 years, attaining the rank of Captain. Before coming to OHSU in 2009, he was Program Director and Chair of Urology at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego and then Chief of the Division of Urology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Amling has a longtime interest in resident training and experience in the development and assessment of resident evaluation tools. In collaboration with the ACGME, he developed the SECR resident competency evaluation system in 2001 which was made available via the ACGME website to program directors of all specialties. He served on the Urology Residency Review Committee (RRC) for six years and has been a member of other national committees related to resident education including the ACGME Urology Milestones Project Committee and the ACGME Advisory Committee on Education Outcome Assessment. Dr. Amling was Chair of the Fellowship Committee for the Society of Urologic Oncology and also served as President of the Society of University Urologists in 2009.
Dr. Amling has been on several national AUA committees including the Education Council, Research Council and the Public Media Committee, and is the recipient of the AUA Gold Cystoscope Award in 2009. He has served on the Board of Directors for both the WSAUA and SESAUA, and currently serves as President-Elect of the WSAUA. He is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Surgical Association (ASA), the Western Urologic Forum (WUF), the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS) and the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons (CSGUS). Dr. Amling has contributed over 215 peer-reviewed publications, many of which have focused on prostate cancer risk assessment and treatment outcomes. His clinical practice focuses on the utilization of robotic and minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of genitourinary malignancies.
Dr. Austenfeld is a staff urological oncologist at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri and Clinical Associate Professor of Urology, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Austenfeld attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine receiving his MD degree in 1983. He completed his urological residency at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 1988, and then went on to fellowship in oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. After fellowship he became Director of Urological Oncology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Department of Urology from 1989 to 1996. Since April 1996, he has served as associate clinical faculty in the practice of urological oncology and general urology at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. He is a partner in Kansas City Urology Care, a single specialty urology group practice in greater Kansas City.
Dr. Austenfeld is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology, a member of the American Urological Association, Society of Urological Oncology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is the past President of the American Association of Clinical Urologists and past President of the South Central Section of the American Urological Association. He served as Secretary of that organization from 2002 to 2006. He has authored or coauthored over 50 scientific publications and continues to conduct clinical research studies. His interests include urological oncology, GU reconstruction and urinary prosthetics.
Dr. Austenfeld is married to Jennifer Austenfeld, MD, PhD and they have 3 children; Marcus, Anna, and Emma.
Dr. Roger R. Dmochowski is Professor at the Department of Urology and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor in Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He is director of the pelvic reconstructive fellowship program at Vanderbilt. His administrative responsibilities include Executive Medical Director of Quality and Safety for Vanderbilt University Health System, Associate Chief of Staff Vanderbilt University Hospital, and Medical Director of Risk Management Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dr. Dmochowski received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed an internship and residency in surgery and urology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and at the M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Texas. In addition, Dr. Dmochowski is subspecialty fellowship trained in female urology, neurourology, urodynamics and reconstructive urology – training which was completed at Kaiser Hospital Los Angeles. He completed a Masters in Management of Health Care at Owen Graduate Business School at Vanderbilt University in 2013. He is board certified in urology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Dmochowski has published more than 340 articles and book chapters, and 380 abstracts, and has given over 175 presentations at various national and international meetings. Dr. Dmochowski is on the editorial board for the World Journal of Urology, Neurourology and Urodynamics, and International Journal of Urogynecology, and he is a reviewer for the Journal of Urology, and Urology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Urological Association and International Continence Society. Dr. Dmochowski has been granted the Zimskind Award from the Urodynamics Society for his accomplishment in clinical treatment for incontinence. His current research interests are outcomes of incontinence therapies with a particular emphasis on quality of life issues.
Dr. H. Ballentine Carter was nominated to be a Trustee of the American Board of Urology by the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. His term extends from February 2012 - February 2018. He was certified by the American Board of Urology in 1999 and recertified in 2009.
Dr. Carter is a Professor of Urology, James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He was born in Lake City, S.C. He graduated from Fuhrman University in Greenville, S.C. with a B.S. in biology and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Fuhrman University in 2005. He earned his M.D. degree from the Medical University of S.C. in 1981 and completed his urology residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in 1987. In 1989 Dr. Carter completed an AUA scholarship in oncology at Johns Hopkins and joined their urology facility.
In 1998, Dr. Carter was promoted to Professor of Urology and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he is Director of Adult Urology. He specializes in the management of prostate disease with a focus on prostate cancer. Dr. Carter established an Active Surveillance program for prostate cancer at Johns Hopkins in 1995 that has become one of the largest and longest running longitudinal studies of this kind.
Dr. Carter is a Diplomate of the American Board of urology and a member of the American Urological Association, the Society of Urological Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, and the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons.
Dr. Fred E. Govier is the Chief of Surgery at Virginia Mason Medical Center and is a Clinical Professor of Urology at the University of Washington. Prior to that role he served as Chief of Staff for Virginia Mason and was the Section Head of Urology and Renal Transplantation from 1995-2007.
Dr. Govier completed his Urology Residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham N.C. in 1985 and joined The Virginia Mason Medical Center. He completed an internship and first year of general surgery at the University of Oregon Medical Center and received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska in 1979.
Dr. Govier's special interests include female urology, pelvic reconstruction, and erectile dysfunction. He has published more than 70 abstracts, review articles and chapters related to these topics. Dr. Govier was elected to be a trustee of the American Board of Urology in 2012 and will serve a six year term. He is an expert reviewer for multiple journals and served 4 years on the editorial board of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Dr. Govier has served as an advisory board member for several national corporations and lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to female urology, pelvic floor reconstruction and erectile dysfunction.
In addition to his patient duties and position as the Chief of Surgery, Dr. Govier has served as the President, Secretary and chairman of the program committee of the Western Section of the American Urological Association. He has served as President and Secretary/Treasurer of the Northwest Urologic Society as well as the President of the Washington State Urologic Society. He is a member of the Western Urologic Forum and has been selected as one of the top urologic surgeons in the Seattle metropolitan area in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2011. He is a member of multiple committees at both the regional, national and international levels.
Dr Douglas Husmann is the Anson L Clark Professor of Urology and former Chair of Urology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. Dr Husmann specializes in reconstructive surgery and the transitional care of the pediatric urology patient into adulthood.
Dr. Husmann received a B.S. degree with distinction and a M.D. degree with honors from the University of Nebraska. Following graduation he entered the Public Health service as a general surgery intern and resident at the United States Public Health Service Hospital, San Francisco, California and subsequently served in the Indian Health Service in Claremore, Oklahoma. He trained in urology at University of Texas Southwestern In Dallas, Texas, in Pediatric Urology and Renal Transplantation at t he Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario and completed an American Urologic Association (AUA) Scholarship in Endocrinology at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Husmann has served on the editorial committees of the Journal of Urology and the Journal of Pediatric Urology, as the Chair of the Pediatric Section of the AUA Core Curriculum Committee, as the secretary and president of the Society for Pediatric Urology. He has been on the Written Examination Committee for the ABU/AUA both as a member, senior consultant for pediatric urology, head of the Examination Committee for the Sub-specialty of Pediatric Urology and as the Chair for the Examination Committee for the ABU/AUA.
Dr. Husmann is an avid runner, having competed in numerous 5 and 10 K races, half marathons, and marathons (26 and counting). He is devoted to his wife, PJ, and their two children, Caleb and Jessie.
Dr. Joseph is a native of Wisconsin and has an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University. He completed medical school training at the University of Wisconsin and continued with urology residency at the University of Wisconsin. He went on to fellowship training in pediatric urology at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Joseph is currently Professor of Urology within the Department of Urology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is Chief of Pediatric Urology at Children’s of Alabama and holds the Beverly P. Head endowed chair in pediatric urology. Dr. Joseph has a special interest in pediatric neurourology and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spina Bifida Association.
Dr. Joseph is a member of several organizations including a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a past President of the Society for Pediatric Urology. Dr. Joseph has served on the ABU/AUA Joint Examination Committee as a member, consultant and past chair. He became a Diplomate of the ABU in 1987, recertified in 1995, 2005 and added Subspecialty Certification in Pediatrics in 2008.
Dr. Lemack is Professor of Urology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Director of the Residency Program. He has a secondary appointment in the Department of Neurology. He is also the Program Director for the Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at UT Southwestern. After graduating from Cornell University Medical College, he completed his urologic residency at The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, and then a 2 year fellowship Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at UT Southwestern, where he has been on the faculty since 1999. His clinical practice focuses on care for women with incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and other refractory bladder disorders. His clinical research has focused on improving incontinence care for men and women with neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury. Much of his work has involved collaborations with the NIH/ NIDDK-sponsored Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. He currently has authored or co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed publications and over 20 book chapters.
Dr. Lemack serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Urology and is an expert reviewer for over 10 Urology journals. He is currently the President for the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU), an Oral Examiner for the American Board of Urology, and a Board Member of the South Central Section of the American Urological Association. He is currently a member of the Incontinence Guideline Panel for the European Association of Urology, Vice Chair of the Stress Incontinence Guidelines Panel for the American Urological Association, and Trustee of the American Board of Urology
Dr. Nakada was nominated to be a Trustee of the American Board of Urology by the American Urological Association. His term extends from February 2013 – February 2019. Dr. Nakada received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in Biology and his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his Urology residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Dr. Nakada went on to complete his fellowship training in Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Washington University prior to joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin in 1995.
Dr. Nakada is the David T. Uehling Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. He has been the Chairman of Urology at Wisconsin since 2001. Dr. Nakada's clinical practice and research focuses on surgical and medical management of kidney stones and minimally invasive renal surgery. Dr. Nakada currently serves as an Associate Editor for Urology, an Editorial Consultant for Urology Times and an Assistant Editor of the Journal of Endourology. In 2004, Dr. Nakada received the Gold Cystoscope Award from the AUA, and he is an active member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and the Clinical Society of American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons.
Dr. Nakada has served on both the AUA Staghorn Stone and the Ureteral Stone Guidelines Committees, the AUA/ABU Joint Examination Committee and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the AUA. Dr. Nakada is the Secretary General of the Endourology Society and a member of the Urology Residency Review Committee.
Dr. Joel B. Nelson was nominated to be a trustee of the American Board of Urology by the American Urological Association. His term extends from February 2016 – February 2022. He is the Frederic N. Schwentker Professor and Chair of Urology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Senior Medical Director of the University of Pittsburgh Physicians.
Dr. Nelson received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh and a MD degree from Northwestern University Medical School. He trained in urology at Northwestern and completed an American Foundation of Urologic Disease Fellowship at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins. In 1996, he joined the Department of Urology at Johns Hopkins and was named Director of Urologic Oncology at Johns Hopkins Bayview. In 1999, Dr. Nelson was appointed Chair of the newly formed Department of Urology at the University of Pittsburgh. His clinical and academic interests are focused on prostate cancer. Administratively, he oversees the 2800-member faculty practice plan of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Nelson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology, certified in 1998 and recertified in 2008. He is a member of the American Urological Association, Society of Urological Oncology, Society of Basic Urological Research, and American Society of Clinical Oncologists. He is a past President of the Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association. He is a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the Clinical Society of American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons.
Dr. Nelson is married to Elizabeth “Liz” Nelson and they have three children: Micah, Asa and Adlai. Everyone in the family has run at least one marathon; for some, it will always be one.
Dr. Eila Skinner is the Thomas A Stamey Research Professor of Urology and Chair of the Department of Urology at Stanford University. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Stanford and her medical training from Keck USC School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Urology at LAC+USC Medical Center, and a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the Norris Cancer Center at USC. She was on the faculty in the Department of Urology at the Keck USC School of Medicine from 1990 through 2012 where she served as residency program director for over 10 years. She was recruited to Stanford University to become Chair of the Department of Urology in 2012.
Dr. Skinner is a member of several national organizations, including the Society of Urologic Oncology, Society of University Urologists, American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, and Society of Women in Urology. She has been a member of a number of committees at the American Urology Association including the Science and Quality Council, the Core Curriculum Committee, and the Guideline Committee on non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.
Dr. Skinner’s primary clinical and research focus has been in the surgical treatment of locally advanced bladder cancer, bladder reconstruction and continent urinary diversion. She has active ongoing clinical trials in the treatment of bladder cancer and other urologic malignancies.
Dr. Skinner is married to Tom Sadler and they have three children, including their eldest who is currently a resident in urology training.
Dr. Terris received her general surgery training at Duke University and urologic surgery training at Stanford University. Her urologic oncology fellowship training, also at Stanford, focused on prostate cancer diagnosis and staging. After completion of her training, she remained at Stanford as faculty member in the Department of Urology and Chief of Urology at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she was successful in accrual funding, mentoring resident/student research, published extensively, participated in numerous clinical trials, and maintained a busy clinical practice. Dr. Terris joined the faculty at AU and the Augusta Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2002. She was named 2003-2004 Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar. Dr. Terris assumed the position of Program Director for the Urology Residency Training Program in 2003, Chief of Urology and has past served as president of the Society of Urology Chairs and Program Directors and a member of the Residency Review Committee for Urology. She has been repeatedly named to Top Doctors in America and America’s Best Doctors.
Hunter Wessells is Professor and Nelson Chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Dr. Wessells specializes in genitourinary trauma, reconstructive surgery, and erectile dysfunction.
Dr. Wessells received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Georgetown University. He completed general surgery and urology residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia before completing a fellowship in Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery and Trauma at the University of California, San Francisco. He was a member of the faculty at the University of Arizona College of Medicine from 1995 to 2000, after which he joined the Department of Urology at the University of Washington, serving as Chair since 2008.
Dr. Wessells leads an NIH funded research program investigating the risk factors and genetic susceptibility to diabetes associated erectile dysfunction. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Urological Association (AUA), and the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. Dr. Wessells has served in professional and government positions including the AUA Legislative and Guidelines Panel for Urotrauma, the Urological Kidney and Genital Development Study Section of the National Institutes of Health, and the Examination Committee of the American Board of Urology/American Urological Association. He is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Impotence Research.
An avid outdoors sportsman, Dr. Wessells rows a single shell, enjoys open water swimming and cycling climbs on Mt St Helens and Mt. Rainier, and maintains an organic vegetable garden.
After receiving his M.D. from Northwestern University, Dr. Wolf completed urology residency at UCSF and then an Endourology / Laparoscopy Fellowship with Ralph Clayman. He joined the University of Michigan in 1996, and over the ensuing 20 years he served as the Director of the Division of Endourology, the Director of the Endourology / Laparoscopy Fellowship, and the Associate Urology Department Chair for Surgical Services. In 2016, he assumed his current role as Associate Chair for Clinical Integration and Operations in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care at Dell Medical School of the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Wolf has served on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Urologic Society, the Society of Academic Urology, and the Endourological Society. He chaired the American Urological Association (AUA) Practice Guidelines Committee, and the AUA Science & Quality Council. At the University of Michigan, Dr. Wolf received the Silver Cystoscope Award for Urology Residency Teaching Excellence 3 times (1999, 2002 and 2005). He was appointed the inaugural David A. Bloom Professor of Urology in 2006. The Department of Urology awarded him the Faculty Service Award in 2011 and the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2012. He was inducted into the League of Educational Excellence of the University of Michigan Medical School in 2015, and that year he also received the inaugural Program Director’s Award from the Endourological Society. In 2010, Dr. Wolf was elected to the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. In 2018, he started a 6-year term as a Trustee of the American Board of Urology.
An author of over 300 peer-reviewed articles and videos, and 150 invited publications, Dr. Wolf serves or has served on the editorial boards of 11 journals. His scholarly work has been recognized by awards and/or research grants from the American Foundation for Urologic Disease, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Endourological Society, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, and the AUA and 2 of its sections.