The UroGators of the University of Florida (UF) Department of Urology serve to support and promote the advancement of urologic education for residents and members, to enhance fellowship and communication between current and former residents, fellows and faculty, and to serve as advisors to those who support UF’s Department of Urology.
Formally established in 2007, UroGators represents a rebirth of the Urology Foundation fostered by former division chief Dr. David Drylie in the early 1970s. UroGators was formed under the auspices and support of the newly formed (2005) Department of Urology.
Our ongoing UroGators 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 UF Health Urology | UroGators Update, 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.
UroGators members continue to make significant contributions in our field throughout the country and the world. As alumni, we are afforded a multitude of professional and personal opportunities as a result of our training. Hence, UroGators sustainability is contingent upon your generosity and philanthropic gifts. We will continue to serve in our role as patrons of the Resident Education Fund. One such example is the establishment of the David M. Drylie, M.D.,Visiting Professorship which has been fully endowed in perpetuity through the generous giving of numerous UroGators.
The culmination of 60 years of residency training was celebrated October 5 2018, with Steve Nakada as the guest lecturer of the David M. Drylie, MD permanently endowed visiting professorship followed by the UF/LSU football game complete with a tailgate Saturday, October 6. The 60th Anniversary was celebrated Friday night at the Cade Museum, with representatives from every era of residency training sharing their memories. It was a reminiscent, educational and enjoyable time for all. Click here for a recap of the events.
We recently hosted Dr. Allen Morey for our 2019 David M. Drylie, MD Visiting Professorship Lecture/UroGators Alumni Society Weekend held October 3 – 5, 2019. For a recap of all events, click here.
Due to the spread of COVID-19 and the University of Florida Campus Events and Gatherings Policies, the 2020 UroGators Alumni Society Weekend has been cancelled. The 2020 David M. Drylie, MD Visiting Professorship Lecture will take place Friday, October 2nd at 5:00 pm. Attendance is by invitation only. All others and individuals at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are welcome to attend via Zoom. For the Zoom link information email UF-Urology@urology.ufl.edu.
I am honored, as your President, to represent a truly special group of professionals and friends who share a common past. I truly hope you find the UroGators Alumni Society meaningful and that you remain loyal supporters of UroGators as we continue to grow, adapt and remain relevant in your life and in the lives of the next generation of urologists trained at UF.
Thomas F. Stringer, M.D.
Associate Chair of Philanthropy and Alumni Affairs, Department of Urology