The UroGators, as the official alumni society of the University of Florida (UF) Department of Urology, serves to support and promote the advancement of urologic education for residents and members, enhance fellowship and communication between current and former residents, fellows, and faculty, and serve as advisors to those who support UF’s Department of Urology.
The UroGators Alumni Society was formally established in 2007 under the auspices and support of the newly formed (2005) UF Department of Urology. UroGators represents a rebirth of the Urology Foundation fostered by former division chief Dr. David Drylie in the early 1970s and represents over six decades of UF Urology residents, fellows and faculty.
Established and ongoing UroGators annual events include: the UF Department of Urology/UroGators Alumni Reception held in conjunction with the American Urological Association Meeting, the UF Urology Resident Graduation Banquet and the David M. Drylie, MD, Visiting Professorship Lecture, Reception and Alumni Tailgate. Watch for our News from UF Health Urology, Gator Bites | News from the UroGators Alumni Society visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on all UroGators activities. Through the generosity of the Department, we have grown interest and participation every year.
Proud UroGators have continued to make significant contributions to our profession and to their communities across the nation. As alumni, we were afforded a multitude of professional and personal opportunities from our shared time at UF. Through your generosity, we continue to serve as patrons of the Resident Education Fund. The David M. Drylie, M.D. Visiting Professorship, which greatly enhances national reputation and prestige, is permanently and fully endowed as the result of generous gifting from many UroGators. The same unique philanthropic spirit resulted in the full funding of the Birdwell Finlayson Research Professorship.
Join us October 5-8, 2023, when the UF Department of Urology and the UroGators Alumni Association will celebrate what has become a much anticipated and much appreciated visiting professorship weekend. Our honored guest for the 9th Annual David M. Drylie Visiting Professorship will be Mohit Khera, MD, MBA, MPH from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. This event, as in years past, will be a mixture of academic focus with relaxed social gatherings that will include our residents, faculty, alumni and Dr. Khera, along with our extended staff and families. The combination of a scholarly activity with family friendly relaxation is what defines this event. The Visiting Professor/UroGators Alumni Weekend is a vital part of our department. It exposes our residents to thought leaders from around the country and enhances UF Urology’s reputation and national prestige.
Information for all activities can be found by visiting https://bit.ly/34MlZpx. We hope to see all of you in Gainesville in October.
I humbly restate that I am proud to serve and to represent a truly special group of friends and professionals that share a common Gainesville past. Please consider UF Urology your home away from home.
Thomas F. Stringer, MD
Associate Chair of Philanthropy and Alumni Affairs
UF Department of Urology