UF Urology/UroGators at the 2023 AUA

At the 2023 American Urological Association (AUA) meeting in Chicago, the University of Florida urology residency program had an excellent showing with multiple residents presenting their research.  Residents were able to enjoy all the AUA meeting had to offer by presenting their own research, attending plenary and breakout sessions, visiting the exhibit hall, and socializing with new and old friends.

On April 28, Dr. Elizabeth Kwenda (PGY-1) presented her research on kidney stones and osteoporosis: the bone-bowel-kidney axis, Dr. Austin Krishingner (PGY-3) presented contrast agents for urologic fluoroscopy: a comparative phantom study, and Dr. Samir Merheb (PGY-3) presented the response for reproductive rights: An evaluation of medical society consensus statements following the Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs V. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.  On May 1, Dr. Jordan Smith (PGY-2) presented Pediatric single port robotic pyeloplasty compared to open and multiport cohorts and Dr. Miranda Eubank (PGY-2) presented her video on robot-assisted cerclage sacrohysteropexy.  Dr. Nikhil Batra (PGY-5) was a member of the South East Section AUA resident bowl team and also participated in the resident debate. 

The residency program is excited to have another excellent turnout for next year’s AUA 2024 meeting in San Antonio.

M. Louis Moy, MD
Associate Professor
Residency Program Director

Chicago was once again the site for the AUA annual meeting. The last time we were in Chicago for the AUA was pre Covid in 2019. That was also the last annual UroGators AUA meeting reception. Chicago 2023 was a rebirth in many ways. Not only are we again face to face with our domestic and international colleagues, but we are again face to face with our current and former residents, fellows and faculty members. It is a vibrant atmosphere of fellowship and culture in the midst of the largest gathering of urologists in the world.

The UF Department of Urology and the UroGators gladly partner to restore this important tradition. Generations regather. This event included former residents (Marla Wardenburg, MD and her new born son Henry as well as Andrew Rabley, MD headed from Seattle to Utah) and old friends. Kevin Loughlin, MD, from Boston and my former AUA board colleague, re-stated that this is his favorite and most inspiring institutional AUA reception. Mine too.

See you next year.

Thomas F. Stringer, MD
Associate Professor
Associate Chair of Philanthropy and Alumni Affairs

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