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, 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.
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 this past year.
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. We welcome your visit anytime and especially at the upcoming Visiting Professor event this September 2-5. Dr. Gary Lemack, Professor of Urology and Neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center will be our honored visiting professor for the event. The event will again include a mixture of academic presentations as well as social events to include the annual tailgate and Saturday Gator football. This year we will again honor our proud heritage, as well as honoring Robert C. Newman, MD, Professor Emeritus with the 2021 UroGators Alumni Society Golden Gator Lifetime Achievement Award at the Friday reception.
For more information and to RSVP for the events, visit https://bit.ly/34hiKCK.
Thomas F. Stringer, MD
Associate Chair of Philanthropy and Alumni Affairs
UF Department of Urology