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AUA appoints new Office of Education chair


Victor W. Nitti, MD, has been appointed by the AUA Board of Directors as the new Chair of the AUA Office of Education.

Victor W. Nitti, MD, has been appointed by the AUA Board of Directors as the new chair of the AUA Office of Education.

Dr. Nitti, professor and vice-chairman of urology at the New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center in New York, will assume his new role on June 1, 2015, the AUA said in a news release.

Dr. Nitti is also director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at NYU School of Medicine, where he serves as director of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship program.

The AUA said Dr. Nitti brings vast experience to his new position, including previous work with the AUA Office of Education, for which he served as both course director and faculty on the AUA annual review course, annual meeting plenary sessions, and numerous female urology courses. Most recently, Dr. Nitti served as a member of the AUA Update Series advisory board, where he was responsible for lessons on urodynamics, female urology, and incontinence.

“We are looking forward to working with Dr. Nitti in his new role as chair of our Office of Education as he continues the AUA’s commitment to providing quality, evidence-based urologic education to our members,” said AUA Secretary-Elect Manoj Monga, MD, who led the search committee for the position. “He brings a sound understanding of global education and new technologies and we are excited about our next steps.”


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In other recent personnel announcements:

  • Ketan Badani, MD, has been named vice chairman of urology and robotic operations and director of the Comprehensive Kidney Cancer Program for the Mount Sinai Health System in New York. Dr. Badani, who is professor of urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will also serve as director of robotic surgery at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt.
    “Dr. Badani brings an innovative approach to treatment of kidney disease,” said Ash Tewari, MBBS, MCh, chair in urology at the Icahn School of Medicine, in a news release. “He is one of the most talented physicians in urology and we are so fortunate to have him join our team.”
    Dr. Badani comes to Mount Sinai from New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University in New York where he was director of robotic and minimally invasive surgery.
  • Mount Sinai also welcomed Reza Mehrazin, MD, John Sfakianos, MD, and Seema Sheth, MD as assistant professors of urology at the Icahn School of Medicine. Dr. Mehrazin has extensive training and certification in minimally invasive organ preservation and reconstructive techniques for patients with kidney and bladder cancer; Dr. Sfakianos is a fellowship-trained urologic oncologist with clinical expertise in bladder and upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma; and Dr. Sheth’s clinical interests include benign and malignant disorders affecting the urinary tract.
  • Urologist Sameer Singh, MD, is one of four new physicians to join USMD Affiliated Services, according to USMD Holdings, a physician-led integrated health care system in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Dr. Singh will practice at USMD’s Cleburne, TX Urology Clinic. Dr. Singh completed his medical degree and residency in urology at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
  • Deepak A. Kapoor, MD, of Advanced Urology Centers of New York, is the recipient of the AUA New York Section’s Russell W. Lavengood Award.
    Dr. Kapoor was chosen to receive this award because he is regarded as a thought leader and innovator in the field of urology,” said Felix Badillo, MD, president of the New York Section. “Dr. Kapoor’s commitment to quality management and socioeconomic issues in medicine are nationally recognized, as is his leadership in enhancing the patient experience in health care.”

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