MA-AUA Committee Members (2021 – 2022)

Board of Directors
Tracey L. Krupski, MD
Costas D. Lallas, MD
Jay D. Raman, MD
Thomas J. Guzzo, MD
Matthew G. Kaag, MD
Lambros Stamatakis, MD
Marisa Clifton, MD
Phillip M. Pierorazio, MD
Tullika Garg, MD, MPH
Gordon Brown, DO
Michael Byrne, MD
Jennifer U. Miles-Thomas, MD
Kurt A. McCammon, MD
Anne E. Calvaresi

APN/PA Committee (Ad Hoc)
Thomas J. Guzzo, MD – Chair
Anne E. Calvaresi – Board Rep
Kara R. Cossis, PA-C
Teran Simms
Adele M. Caruso

Audit Committee
Matthew G. Kaag, MD – Chair
Gordon Brown, DO
Jennifer U. Miles-Thomas, MD

ByLaws Committee
Thomas J. Guzzo, MD – Chair
Edouard J.Trabulsi, MD
John T. Barnard, MD

Health Policy Committee
Michel A. Pontari, MD – Chair
Mohit Gupta, MD
Jonathan N. Rubenstein, MD
Robert A. Linden, MD
Ruchika Talwar, MD
Arun K. Srinivasan, MD, MRCS
B. Mayer Grob, MD
Joshua P. Langston, MD
Daniel M. Hoffman, MD
Michael B. Williams, MD
JP Tierney, MD
Edouard J.Trabulsi, MD
Louis L. Keeler, MD

Membership Committee
Brant R. Fulmer, MD – Chair
Adam M. Luchey, MD
Alana M. Murphy, MD
Haerin Beller, MD

Nominating Committee
Adam P. Klausner, MD – Chair
Benjamin H. Lowentritt, MD
Jay Raman, MD
Rena Malik, MD
Susan MacDonald, MD

Program Committee
Ryan P. Smith, MD – Chair
Tracey L. Krupski, MD
Thomas J. Guzzo, MD
Paul Chung, MD
Necole Streeper, MD
Rachel Sussman, MD
Riel Smith Harrison, MD
Brant Fulmer, MD
Mary Beth Westerman, MD (ad hoc)

Residents Committee
Ruchika Talwar, MD – Chair
Thomas J. Guzzo, MD
Andrew Gabrielson, MD
Christopher Dall, MD
Jeffrey L. Ellis, MD
Marc Zeffren, MD
Rebekah Keller, MD
Daniel McClelland, MD
David Tella, MD

Residents Program
Rena Malik, MD – Chair
Susan MacDonald, MD – Chair-elect
Austin Bramwell, MD
Ruchika Talwar, MD

Young Urologists Committee (Ad Hoc)
Marissa Clifton, MD – Chair
Andres F. Correa, MD
Max Kates, MD
Rena Malik, MD
Jay D. Raman, MD
Ryan P. Smith, MD
Paul Chung, MD
Susan MacDonald, MD
Josh Cohn, MD
Devang Sharma, MD
Jay Simhan, MD

Website / Social Media Committee Task Force
Keith J. Kowalczyk, MD
Erin Hays
Rena Malik, MD
Nishant Patel, MD

MA-AUA Committee Descriptions

Advanced Practice Providers (APP) Committee
The APP Committee shall consist of up to six Members of the Section, in good standing.  Members of this Committee serve a three (3) year term renewable once.  The APP Committee is charged with organizing APP Day, engaging in membership recruitment and retention and promoting APP educational programming.

Audit Committee
The Audit Committee shall consist of the Treasurer who shall serve as Chair, and two current members of the Board of Directors to be appointed by the President.  The Committee will perform internal (or external with an independent auditor) annual audits of the organizations’ operating financial statements, tax returns and operating procedures. Additional functions include responsibility for adequacy of insurance, monitoring all AUA Section dues and Annual Meeting fees and ensure this Section’s fees are commensurate, and oversight of internal controls, to include oversight of the balance sheets.  The Committee shall report to the Board annually.

By-Laws Committee
The By-Laws Committee shall consist of the Secretary of the Section, who shall serve as ex-officio Chair, and six (6) or more additional members appointed by the President to serve a three (3) year term renewable once.  The Chair of the Committee will serve as the Section representative to the AUA By-Laws Committee.  It shall be the responsibility of the Committee to review and make necessary changes to the Section By-Laws, as directed by the Board of Directors for approval by the Section membership.

Health Policy Committee
The Health Policy Committee shall consist of a Chair, elected for a term of three (3) years, who shall serve as the Section representative to the AUA Health Policy Council, and at least one representative of each state within the Section boundaries.  The Committee shall become familiar with and study all matters pertaining to the inter-professional problems associated with the delivery of urologic care to the public, including national and local legislative initiatives affecting urology, coding, and reimbursement issues, and peer review.  The Committee shall report annually to the Section Board of Directors and/or membership on its own activities and on the proceedings of the AUA Health Policy Council.

Membership Committee
The Membership Committee shall consist of three (3) Active or Senior Members of the Section, in good standing.  One member of this Committee shall be appointed annually by the President to serve three (3) years and shall, in his or her third year, be Chair.  The Membership Committee will focus on membership benefits and recruitment for the Society. The new membership applications will be vetted by the AUA and sent to the Secretary for approval.

Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee shall consist of the three (3) most recent living Past Presidents, of whom the senior shall act as Chair, and two (2) Active members of the Section in good standing nominated and voted by two-thirds of the membership at the Annual Meeting.  These two elected members shall serve for a three-year non-renewable term.

Section Officers.  It shall be the duty of the Nominating Committee to select and present to the Section by mail thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Meeting a slate of nominees of Active Members of the Section in good standing for the office of President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian (when those offices are vacant) and two additional members to serve on the Board of Directors of the Section.

AUA Representation.  The Nominating Committee shall also nominate members of the Section in good standing to serve on the AUA Board of Directors and other AUA Councils and Committees, for terms specified in the AUA By-Laws.  Prior to the beginning of the AUA Board of Director Representative’s term, the AUA Board may reject the appointee for a serious conflict of interest or other grave misconduct deemed by the Board in its sole discretion to bring discredit upon the AUA. The decision of the AUA Board shall be final.  No member of the Nominating Committee shall be eligible for nomination to any office of the Section or of the AUA.

Annual Awards/Recognition. The Nominating Committee will also be responsible for creating for the annual slate of section nominees for sectional and national awards to be presented to the BOD at the Annual Fall Meeting.

Program Committee
The Program Committee shall consist of the President, the Secretary, Scientific Program Chair, Scientific Program Chair-Elect and at least one (1) other member in good standing appointed by the President, and shall arrange the scientific program for the Annual Meeting.

Residents & Fellows Committee
The Residents Committee shall consist of a Chair, the Section Secretary or a designated appointee as an ex-officio member, and one (1) representative from as many of the urology residency programs within the Mid-Atlantic Section boundaries as possible.  All resident members of the Committee must be a candidate member in good standing. The Committee shall address the needs of junior and senior level urology residents; familiarize residents with the Mid-Atlantic Section leadership structure, practices, and value of involvement; organize Residents Day; engage Mid-Atlantic residents, including assisting with member recruitment and retention, encouraging section involvement and engagement, and supporting and promoting resident education; and organize this community’s concerns in a unified manner so that strategies to rectify any issues may be developed and the residency experience improved.  The Committee will hold a meeting at the Section’s Annual Meeting, conference calls upon necessity, and conduct regular email correspondence.  The Chair must be currently enrolled in his/her residency program and must be available to facilitate regular correspondence among the Committee.  The Committee Chair shall serve a one (1) year term, and all Committee member positions are 1-year terms and are renewable once, provided the member is still in residency.  The Committee will report to the Section Board of Directors.

Young Urologists Committee
The Young Urologists Committee shall consist of at least six Members of the Section, in good standing.  Members of this Committee serve a three (3) year term renewable once.  Members must be within ten (10) years of graduating residency. The Young Urologist Committee is charged with encouraging long-term section engagement, encouraging engagement with other YUs in section activities, and developing Residents Bowl questions and moderating competition.