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News from the UroGators Alumni Society 

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Volume 1  Edition 2                                                July 2021

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A Message from Dr. Tom Stringer, UroGators President

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A lot has transpired for all of us since I last updated you on UF Urology and UroGators activities in October of 2020.

 
It is a relief to be able to project to more normal interactions and to celebrate our community of UF Urology. For the most part we have 
re-emerged both socially and professionally. Our traditional chief resident and fellow graduation was restored in June.  After five years of interacting, teaching and being taught, it is with pride and admiration that we send these young urologists into the next stage of their careers. The educational final product is the result of dedicated efforts from each faculty member, our adjunct community urologists and our clinical and administrative staff.

Last October I spoke of the far-reaching professional and personal impact of Dr. Birdwell Finlayson on many of our lives and careers. The UroGators initiated a campaign in 2020 to fully endow a research professorship in his name. That philanthropic effort has now been successfully completed. As a result, the legacy of Dr. Finlayson will live on. Our organization is recognized across the country for its successes. This is a tribute to our heritage and to the future of UF Urology.

During the pandemic, we all hoped to return to some degree of future normalcy. For the UroGators, this historically included our the visiting professor fall football weekend event. It is time.  

The Visiting Professorship UroGators Alumni Weekend is scheduled for September 3-5. As you know this includes a lecture from our visiting professor, a reception, tailgate and football game on Saturday.  We are honored to have Gary E. Lemack, MD as our guest visiting professor.  His lecture will be held September 3 at 5:00 pm.  

Most importantly, the Friday reception event will be an opportunity to officially pay tribute to one of our pioneers and benefactors. Dr. Robert Newman will receive the coveted Golden UroGator Lifetime Achievement Award. We are in the process of directly reaching out to many of our alumni that directly benefited from the era of Dr. Newman’s leadership and teachings. We are assured that the two prior recipients of this award, Drs. Zev Wajsman and Dixon Walker, will also be present.  

This is about our legacy as well as our ongoing mission to function as the patron of the resident education fund, to promote the department and to bridge across generations of UroGators. I remain very proud of UroGators and its members that promote UF Urology through their generosity and vision. 

 Best, 

Thomas F. Stringer, MD
UroGators President
Associate Chair of Philanthropy and Alumni Affairs, Department of Urology

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The 2021 David M. Drylie, MD Visiting Professorship Lecture & UroGators Alumni Weekend
September 2 – 5, 2021

RSVP TODAY!  Room Blocks End Soon! 

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Friday, September 3, 2021                     5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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"Libby Zion vs NY Hospital:  Bad Medicine, Bad Training, Bad System or Bad Luck?”

 

2021 David M. Drylie, MD Visiting Professor 

Gary E. Lemack, MD

Rose Mary Haggar Professor of Urology
Helen J. and Robert S. Strauss Professor of Urology
Vice Chair of Education
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Hotel Eleo at the University of Florida
1514 SW 14th Street  · Gainesville,  FL  ·  Free Valet Parking

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Friday, September 3, 2021                   6:00 pm  –  8:00 pm

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2021 UroGators Alumni Society Golden Gator Lifetime Achievement Award Reception 

Honoring

Robert C. Newman, MD, Professor Emeritus


Hotel Eleo at the University of Florida
1514 SW 14th Street  · Gainesville,  FL  ·  Free Valet Parking
Attire: Dressy/Business Casual

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 Saturday, September 4, 2021      4:00 pm — End of Game

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UroGators Alumni Society Tailgate

Location TBD
(food & beverage provided until 8:30 pm)

 

7:30 pm

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Florida Gators
“The Swamp”
Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

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2021 UF Urology Resident & Fellow Graduates

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Jeremy Bergamo, MD

Medical School: University of Florida College Of Medicine
Residency: 2016-2021
Practice: Florida Urology Specialists, Sarasota, FL

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Jennifer Kuo, MD

Medical School: University of Florida College Of Medicine
Residency: 2016-2021
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Surgery/Endourology Fellowship, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ

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Andrew Rabley, MD

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: 2016-2021
Fellowship: Combined Surgical Simulation and Endourology/MIS Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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Jason P. Joseph, MD

Medical School: University of Florida College Of Medicine
Residency: Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Fellowship: Endourology& Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, University of Florida Department of Urology, Gainesville, FL
Practice:  
Urology of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA

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MEET OUR CHIEFS

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Jeremy Archer, MD Chief, PGY-5

University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Jackson, MS

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Troy Larson, MD Chief, PGY-5

University of Vermont, College of Medicine
Burlington, VT

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Tanner Rawlings, MD Chief, PGY-5

University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, TX

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MEET OUR INTERNS

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Miranda Eubank, MD,  UF Urology PGY1

Why Urology?

I love the ability to treat a spectrum of patients of all ages while performing a variety of fun procedures both in the clinic and the operating room. Urologists truly improve the quality of their patient’s lives. They also tend to be awesome humans!

Learn More

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Trisha Nguyen, MD,  UF Urology PGY1

Why Urology?

Throughout medical school, I kept searching for that one field I was passionate about, so when I stumbled across urology by chance, it felt like kismet.

Learn More

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Jordan Matthews-Smith, MD, UF Urology PGY1

Why Urology?

I became interested in Urology as a 3rd year medical student after rotating on the service for my 2 week surgery elective. Urology as a specialty uniquely combines being on the cutting edge of surgical technology, longitudinal relationships with patients, and the opportunity to enhance quality of life for patients.

Learn More

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MEET OUR FELLOW

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Hemant Chaparala, MD, UF Urology Endourology/Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellow

What are you looking forward to most this year?

I chose University of Florida for fellowship because of the opportunities to work with Drs. Su, Bird, Canales, Terry, and Brisbane.

Learn More

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UF UROLOGY NEWS

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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The UF Department of Urology is unique in that our physicians and researchers are leaders in all key treatment areas and their ongoing research programs push the boundaries of medical progress.

If you would like to be part of a family and a close knit community of multidisciplinary doctors, please click below for more information about our open positions.

UF Health General Urologist
UF Health Society of Urologic Oncology-Trained Urologic Oncologist

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DONATE

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Interested in making a gift to support the UF Department of Urology through your will or trust?

 If so, contact Ted Kruljac at kruljt@ufl.edu or visit https://urology.ufl.edu/donate/.  Ted is the Senior Director of Development for UF Urology and can assist you with any giving you may be interested in making to UF Urology. 

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UF HEALTH UROLOGY PODCASTS

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Phone:  352.273.8236  |  Fax:  352.273.7515
Email:  Ronda.Patton@urology.ufl.edu

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