AUA National Chief Resident Debate

AUA National Chief Resident Debate

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 AUA National Chief Resident Debate

Roshan Manhar Patel, MD – New England Section
Gregory Murphy, MD – Debate Champion
Kara Watts, MD – New York Section
Jeffrey D. Campbell, MD – Northeastern Section
Phillippe Nabbout, MD – South Central Section
Justin B. Emtage, MD – Southeastern Section
John Brockman, MD – Southeastern Section
Matthew Michael Banti, MD – Western Section

Designed to encourage a spirit of camaraderie and the art of persuasion among chief residents from each Section, the AUA National Chief Resident Debate will have selected topics from different fields of interest provided by recognized experts in these fields. The debate will consist of eight 15-minute debates.

Sunday, May 8, 2016
3 – 5 p.m.
SDCC – Room 32

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Meet the 2016 Debaters

Mid-Atlantic

Mark W. Ball, MD

Mark W. Ball, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Graduation Date: June 2016

Mark is currently chief resident at the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins. Born and raised in Kentucky, he completed his undergraduate studies at Centre College and his medical training, internship and urology residency at Johns Hopkins. His research interest includes understanding the tumor biology of renal cell carcinoma. After completing residency this summer, he will begin his urological oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with his family.


Christopher E. Bayne, MD

Christopher E. Bayne, MD
George Washington University
Graduation Date: June 2016

Christopher is a PGY-5 urology resident at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. After finishing residency in June 2016, he will begin a two-year pediatric urology fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. His main clinical and research interests are urolithiasis and urinary diversion. After fellowship, he hopes to build a career in academic pediatric urology. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife, Hannah, and one-year-old son, Cole.

New England

Roshan Manhar Patel, MD

Roshan Manhar Patel, MD
Boston University Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2016

Roshan Patel is a chief resident in Urology at Boston University Medical Center. His interests include minimally invasive surgery and complex kidney stone surgery. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago where he majored in Economics and Biological Sciences, and attended the University of Oklahoma for medical school. He is a proud husband and father who enjoys playing golf and recently completed his first marathon in Boston. Roshan will be pursuing a fellowship in Endourology at UC Irvine upon completing residency.


Greg Murphy

Greg Murphy, MD
University of Connecticut
Graduation Date: June 2016

I'm a 4th year resident at the University of Connecticut. I'm originally from Massachusetts. I went to undergrad at Tufts majoring in biology and medical school at the UMass. I'm interested in pursuing a career in reconstruction. My hobbies include kayaking and hiking. My wife Emily and I have 2 kids, James and Cecilia.

New York Section

Kara Watts, MD

Kara Watts, MD
Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2016

Greetings! I am nearing the end of my 6 years of residency at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. I am originally from Stonington, CT and went to college at Tufts University just outside Boston, MA. When not in the hospital, I love to explore other countries and learn about different cultures and cuisines. I also enjoy cooking, good coffee, and being outdoors. My husband and I have a son named Quinn.


Yaniv Larish, MD

Yaniv Larish, MD
Lenox Hill Hospital
Graduation Date: June 2016

Dr. Larish is the chief resident of the department of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, NY. Dr. Larish graduated summa cum laude from Binghamton University with a BS in psychobiology. He then went on to receive his MD degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed two years of general surgery training prior to his four years of urology training. He has published articles on a wide variety of subjects including: kidney cancer, prostate cancer, kidney stones, and complex ureteral reconstruction. Additionally, he has published a book chapter on female pelvic reconstruction. He enjoys time with his wife and two children, and is starting his career in private practice in New York City in July.

North Central

Adam C. Calaway, MD

Adam C. Calaway, MD
Indiana University
Graduation Date: June 2017

Adam is a third year resident at Indiana University. He previously attended the University of Dayton for his undergraduate education where he obtained a BS in Biology. He went on to attend the University of Toledo College of Medicine where he earned his MD. He is interested in a career in academic urology, possibly in the field of urologic oncology.


Luke Richard Frederick, MD

Luke Richard Frederick, MD
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Graduation Date: June 2016

I was born in Peoria Illinois and completed my undergraduate studies at Cedarville University, where I completed my degree in biology in 2006. From there I studied at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, graduating in 2011. I am currently in my last year of residency at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield Illinois.

Northeastern Section

Jeffrey D. Campbell, MD

Jeffrey D. Campbell, MD
Western University
Graduation Date: June 2017

Jeff grew up just outside Toronto and completed medical school on the east coast of Canada at Dalhousie University. He is currently a fourth year resident at Western University in London, Ontario Canada. He and his wife recently had their first son, which has been quite an exciting adjustment for them. After residency, Jeff plans to pursue an academic fellowship in andrology and sexual medicine.


Lorraine Liang, MD

Lorraine Liang, MD
University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital
Graduation Date: June 2016

Lorraine is a Chief Resident at the University of Rochester. Upon graduation, she will be practicing General Urology in a private practice setting. She has many extracurricular interests including skiing, gardening, cooking, and Zumba. She has no previous debating experience, but is widely known to be very opinionated!

South Central

John Brockman, MD

John Brockman, MD
Washington University in St. Louis
Graduation Date: June 2017

John Brockman is currently a fourth-year urology resident at Washington University in St. Louis. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, he completed his undergraduate degree at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Outside of medicine, he is an avid runner and traveler, and enjoys rooting for Tottenham Hotspur. Following graduation, he plans to complete a fellowship in Andrology.


Philippe Nabbout, MD

Philippe Nabbout, MD
University of Oklahoma
Graduation Date: June 2017

I was born and raised in Lebanon. I received my medical degree from Saint Joseph University in Beirut. I moved to the United States and joined the department of urology at the University of Oklahoma five years ago. I enjoy spending time with my family and especially playing soccer with my son. I plan to join a private practice at the completion of my training.

Southeastern

Rishi Ashok Modh, MD

Rishi Ashok Modh, MD
University of Florida Urology
Graduation Date: June 2016

Rishi Modh is currently a urology chief resident at the University of Florida. He completed his undergraduate, business school, and medical education at the University of Miami, where he graduated with AOA Honors. Dr. Modh has published peer reviewed journal articles and presented research at regional and national meetings. During residency, he has been awarded prizes for academic achievement and resident quality improvement projects. Last year, Dr. Modh travelled to Leogane, Haiti with International Volunteers in Urology and was awarded the resident Humanitarian Award at this year's Southeastern Section meeting. After residency, he will continue on to private practice in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Justin B. Emtage, MD

Justin B. Emtage, MD
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Graduation Date: June 2016

Justin Emtage is currently a chief resident at the University of South Florida. He was born in Newfoundland, Canada, but grew up in Barbados. He attended undergrad at the University of Toronto and medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He loves sports and in addition to practicing muay thai and playing soccer at every chance, he has previously represented school and country in tennis. His research interests lie in male sexual health and oncology. He will be starting a fellowship in Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery at City of Hope in the summer.

Western

Matthew Michael Banti, MD

Matthew Michael Banti, MD
Madigan Army Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2016

CPT Matthew Banti is currently the urology chief resident at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. A native of Illinois, he completed his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University and received his MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 2010. He is currently involved with wartime genitourinary trauma research. Following graduation, CPT Banti will continue on as a staff urologist at Madigan.


Ryan Werntz, MD

Ryan Werntz, MD
Oregon Health and Science University
Graduation Date: June 2017

Straight Outta South Bend, Indiana, I attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and played 4 years of basketball and majored in biochemistry. I received my medical degree from Indiana SOM in Indianapolis before moving to Portland for my urology training. I enjoy sailing, all things involving the outdoors, and being tortured nightly by the cries of my 18 month old boy/girl twins. I met my Anesthesia resident wife in high school. After graduation, I plan on pursuing a urologic oncology fellowship.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 AUA National Chief Resident Debate

Charles Ostenberg, MD – New York Section
Amy Dobberfuhl, MD – Northeastern Section
Brian Linder – North Central Section
Mark Tyson, MD – Western Section
Thomas J. Pshak, MD – South Central Section
Michael Sourial, MD – Northeastern Section
Ryan Craig Hutchinson, MD – Southeastern Section
Courtney L. Shepard, MD – Southeastern Section

Dr. Pramod C. Sogani congratulates Dr. Brian Linder on being awarded the AUA 2015 Residents Debate Grand Champion!

Dr. Pramod C. Sogani congratulates Dr. Brian Linder on being
awarded the AUA 2015 Residents Debate Grand Champion!