A Tradition of Excellence
The Florida Urological Society (FUS) meeting serves as a beacon where leaders in urology in the state of Florida and beyond converge to share in their experiences and provide the latest updates in urologic care. UF Urology has consistently stood out as a pillar of excellence. This year was no exception. The University of Florida Department of Urology once again showcased its commitment to academic and clinical excellence at the 75th Annual Meeting of the FUS, held from August 31 – September 3, 2023, at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando. Our residents and faculty were at the forefront, contributing significantly to the event’s success.
PGY-3 Powerhouse: A Clean Sweep of Resident Awards
This year’s PGY-3 class truly outdid their senior residents’ performance from last year’s meeting where the trio of residents received two first place and one second place award in the resident competitions. Rising to the occasion, Dr. Miranda Eubank was awarded the top prize, keeping the “Wise Old Owl Award” for the Milton Coplan Pyelogram Hour at its rightful home at UF. Meanwhile, the Victor Politano Resident Debates saw a joint First Place victory with Dr. Jordan Smith and Dr. Trisha Nguyen sharing top honors. Their polished presentations and collective achievements underscore the high intellect and work ethic of these three outstanding residents, along with the rigorous training and academic richness inherent to the UF Department of Urology.
Our faculty played a pivotal role in shaping the discussions and sessions at the FUS meeting. Dr. Lawrence Yeung contributed his expertise to a panel discussion on complex reconstructive urologic cases. Dr. John DiBianco enlightened attendees with insights on HoLEP and provided valuable tips for PCNL access and stone extraction. Dr. Vincent Bird moderated the Urolithiasis session and led an expert panel on challenging endourologic cases. In the Men’s Health session, Dr. Kevin Campbell delved into the intricacies of Men’s Health Clinics and highlighted the potential of oral testosterone therapy. Dr. Padraic O’Malley showcased his expertise as a panelist on a case-based panel discussion on “approaches to complex robotic partial nephrectomy”, and also served on an expert panel on challenging bladder cancer cases.
As we reflect on the success of the 2023 FUS meeting, we are reminded of the strength and dedication of our faculty and their commitment to academic training and recruiting the very best and brightest individuals to its residency training program. We eagerly anticipate continuing this tradition of excellence and achieving even greater milestones in the coming years.
Jason P. Joseph, MD
Assistant Professor of Urology
Associate Residency Program Director
Director of MIS Education and New Technologies