5th Annual AUA Residents Bowl

5th Annual AUA Residents Bowl

North Central Section captures its first win ever during
the 5th year Anniversary of the AUA Residents Bowl!

North Central Section captures its first win ever during the 5th year Anniversary of the AUA Residents Bowl!

Make no mistake – this event is a must-attend at AUA2016. Designed to foster a spirit of competition and Section pride, the AUA Residents Bowl matches residents in an ultimate battle of the brains. This event will test residents' knowledge in different urological subspecialties, the history of urology and important new research findings. In its fifth year, the Residents Bowl continues to attract attendees to the Science & Technology Hall with its global participants teaming up to compete. More than eight different nations will be represented on eight Section teams that consist of five residents—only one team will be champion!

The Residents Bowl will be held in Science & Technology Hall.

Residents Bowl Schedule

Day

Hours

Saturday, May 7

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 8

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Monday, May 9

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Learn about the AUA Residents Bowl game format.

Read FAQs about the AUA Residents Bowl.

Check out pictures from the 4th Annual Residents Bowl and watch the event on AUA TV.

Meet this Year's Contenders

Mid-Atlantic

Mark W. Ball, MD

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

Mark Ball 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.


Jessica N. Harness, MD

Jessica N. Harness, MD
Charleston Area Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2017

Jessica Harness is currently a 4th year resident at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia. She attended the University of Oklahoma for her undergraduate studies in zoology & biomedical sciences. In 2012 she obtained her medical degree from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her extracurricular interests outside of residency include traveling, adventure, snow/water skiing, and time with family/friends. She enjoys all aspects of Urological Surgery and plans to pursue a practice in general urology with a special interest in international medical missions. She would like to thank all of her family and friends for their support.


Thiago Hota, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Thiago Hota, MD
Hospital de Clínicas/Universidade Federal do Paraná
Curitiba, Brazil

I was born in Maringá and moved to Curitiba in 2003, where I attended medical school. I finished my general surgery and urology residences in February 2016. Curitiba is a very interesting place to live, beautiful city, which is known as one of the greenest cities in Brazil, with amazing people and a cultural reference in my country. My personal interests in Urology include endourology oncology. I spend my free time traveling, playing and watching soccer games. I'm very excited about this opportunity to represent the Brazilian Urological Society during the next AUA Residents Bowl.


Daniel Marchalik, MD

Daniel Marchalik, MD
Georgetown University
Graduation Date: June 2016

Daniel Marchalik is from New Jersey and attended Rutgers University, followed by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Daniel is interested in the history of medicine and the intersection of literature and medicine.


Carlos Eduardo de Melo e Silva, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Carlos Eduardo de Melo e Silva, MD
Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I am 31 years old, I attended the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Medical School and finished my urology residency program in February 2016. I have personal interests in Uro-Oncology and minimally invasive procedures specially laparoscopy. My favorite sports include soccer and swimming. It will be my pleasure to receive people from all around the world during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Matthew Sterling, MD

Matthew Sterling, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Graduation Date: June 2017

Matthew Sterling was born and raised around Philadelphia and received his undergraduate degree at Penn State and Medical School at Rutgers. His interests outside of Urology include Penn State football, soccer, and spending time with his wife, nieces, and nephews. Matthew's interests are varied and include many aspects of urology. He plans to remain in academics and teach the next generation of urologists.

New England

Sophia D. Delpe, MD

Sophia D. Delpe, MD
Yale New Haven Hospital
Graduation Date: June 2017

I am originally from Long Island, NY. I attended both undergraduate and medical school at UNC Chapel Hill and headed back to the northeast for residency. My current academic interests are in female urology, specifically voiding dysfunction.


Avinash Uppalike Kusumadhara, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Avinash Uppalike Kusumadhara, MD
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University
Manipal, India

I am a 3rd year resident at the Manipal University, India. I am originally from Mangalore district, Karnataka state which is a western coastal area of India. My place is in the midst of mountain ranges filled with greenery on one side and beautiful sea shore on other side. I completed my medical schooling and surgery training at Davangere district. I am interested in Endourology and Minimal Invasive procedures of urology. I love sports and photography. I am pleased to have been selected for the 2016 AUA Residents Bowl.


Patrick William Murray, MD

Patrick William Murray, MD
Maine Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2018

I was born and raised in Oregon and completed my medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. In my spare time I cross country running, short board surfing, snowboarding and exploring the Maine Coast.


Chintan Patel, MD

Chintan Patel, MD
Lahey Clinic
Graduation Date: June 2018

My name is Chintan Patel and I am currently a fourth year resident at Lahey Clinic. I grew up outside of Boston, MA and went to college and medical school at Brown University. I am an unapologetic and avid Boston sports fan (go Pats, Red Sox and Celts!). When I am not in the hospital, I spend my free time dominating fantasy football, running along the Charles River and globetrotting with my wife. I look forward to helping the New England section take the crown back this year.


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.


Scott Vincent Wiener, MD

Scott Vincent Wiener, MD
University of Connecticut
Graduation Date: June 2017

I was born and raised in Worcester, MA and studied biology at Brandeis University, followed by Dartmouth Medical School. I'm presently a 4th year resident at the University of Connecticut. I enjoy rock climbing, bicycling, and am interested in pursuing a career in endourology.

New York Section

Christian Meyer, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Christian Meyer, MD
Hamburg, Germany

After graduating from Med School and finishing my doctoral thesis in tumor biology in the beautiful town of Luebeck at the Baltic Sea, I started General Surgery and Emergency Medicine in Switzerland. I was intrigued by urology during a visit to the University College London Hospital and decided to pursue my residency in Hamburg, Germany thereafter. Recently, I finished a research fellowship at the Center for Surgery and Public Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. I hope to continue outcomes and health services research back in Germany. In my spare time I am a devoted guitar player and spend time cycling with my wife and daughter.


Parth K. Modi, MD

Parth K. Modi, MD
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Graduation Date: June 2017

I grew up in Florida, attended Northwestern University for undergraduate and medical school. I am currently a urology resident at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. I am pursuing a fellowship in Urologic Oncology and plan to remain in academia. My wife and I are expecting our first child in June. My interests include bioethics, soccer, video games, and comedy.


Matthew Pagano, MD

Matthew Pagano, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2017

Matthew Pagano was born and raised in Morristown, NJ, before completing his undergraduate degree in chemistry, cum laude at Harvard University, followed by his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His current research interests include optimization of genitourinary prosthetics and lengthening strategies for Peyronie's disease. He received first prize for clinical investigation at the 2015 Valentine Medal Meeting of the New York Section AUA for his work on penile Doppler ultrasound, which was subsequently published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. In his spare time, Matt enjoys hiking, climbing, skiing, food culture, and play time with his baby boy.


Raj Pal, MD FRCS
International Residents Bowl Participant

Raj Pal, MD FRCS
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Nottingham, United Kingdom

I am a final year resident in the Nottingham, UK. I originally graduated at Leicester Warwick Medical School, where I also met my wife Laura. After a 2 ½ year period of full time scientific research towards my doctorate thesis, I commenced my residency training in the East Midlands. Following my residency I will commence a fellowship in Robotic uro-oncology in Bristol, UK. Outside work I spend my time with my wife and energetic 3 year old son Hari. I am a keen sports fan and my other interests include cycling and skiing.


Michael Piecuch, MD

Michael Piecuch, MD
Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School
Graduation Date: June 2017

I'm originally from Staten Island, New York, went to Columbia University for college and completed a post-baccalaureate program at Columbia, before attending medical school at SUNY Downstate. I'm currently a fourth year resident at Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School. After graduation I plan to pursue a fellowship in endourology. In my free time I enjoy traveling and spending time with my wife.


Daniel Sagalovich, MD

Daniel Sagalovich, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Graduation Date: June 2017

I am currently a fourth year urology resident at Mount Sinai. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, my family moved to the United States when I was three years old. I grew up outside of New York City and completed both my undergraduate and medical school training at George Washington University. I plan to complete a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery. In my free time, I enjoy watching English Premier League soccer and rooting for Manchester United.


Michael Tyler, MD

Michael Tyler, MD
SUNY Downstate
Graduation Date: June 2016

I am currently a 5th year Urology Resident at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn New York. I am a New York lifer, born and raised in New York City, staying for medical school at NYU and residency at Downstate. Next year, I will be headed to Santa Monica, California to train in urologic oncology under Dr. Timothy Wilson at John Wayne Cancer Institute. I am happy to be attending my 2nd AUA National Conference, and first as a participant representing the New York Section in the AUA Resident's Bowl.


Malte Vetterlein, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Malte Vetterlein, MD
University Medical Center
Hamburg, Germany

I got in contact with the great field of Urology during a clinical internship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia in 2011, before I graduated from Med School at Würzburg University in Germany in 2013. Later in 2013 I started residency in the Department of Urology at the University Medical Center in Hamburg. I've been in the US for almost six months now, working at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston as a research fellow, mainly focusing on outcomes research for the Division of Urologic Surgery and health services research for the Center for Surgery and Public Health. Besides Urology I am a passionate musician, playing the clarinet and the saxophone, and I consider myself as a movie buff.

North Central Section

Luke Edwards, MD

Luke Edwards, MD
William Beaumont Hospital
Graduation Date: June 2017

Luke Edwards is a PGY-IV Urology resident at Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak MI. He attended Michigan Technical University for Undergraduate Education and Wayne State University for Medical School. Outside of Urology, Luke enjoys spending time with his wife Jess and their three children, Aviana, Vaughn, and Atlas. Luke's additional hobbies include resistance training, hiking, shooting sports, and classic literature.


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.


Hanhan Li, MD

Hanhan Li, MD
Vattikuti Urology Institute
Graduation Date: June 2017

Hanhan Li graduated from Case Western University in 2007. She found her way to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where she resides with her husband Nick. The areas of research that she has pursued while in residency are prostate cancer, cancer screening, endourology, pediatric urology and female urology. She is interested in pursuing a reconstructive urology fellowship following graduation.


Ian D. McLaren, MD

Ian D. McLaren, MD
University of Michigan
Graduation Date: June 2017

Dr. McLaren is a fourth year resident at the University of Michigan. He attended Yale University earning an undergraduate degree in Economics. He worked in Chicago for the consulting company Accenture prior to attending medical school at the University of Wisconsin. He is originally from Neenah, Wisconsin and currently lives in Ann Arbor with his wife Amanda and their 2 year-old son Henry. He is planning a career combining general urology and men's health.


Anojan Navaratnam, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Anojan Navaratnam, MD
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Brisbane, Australia

I graduated from the University of New South Wales Medical School in 2007 and began my Urological Training in 2011. I am an avid sports fan and will watch almost any sport. I love getting away from work to hit a few golf balls and traveling with my wife. I look forward to participation in the Resident's Bowl in 2016.


Matthew Winter, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Matthew Winter, MD
Sydney, NSW, Australia

I am currently in my final year of urology training in Sydney, Australia. Born, raised and educated in the sleepy suburbs of Adelaide, I initially embarked upon a career in music. I moved to Melbourne following medical school to pursue a surgical pathway. I met a wonderful woman, married her in 2010 and we are currently expecting our first child in July this year. I subsequently relocated to Sydney to complete urology training. I have a keen interest in laparoscopic/robotic urological oncology. I enjoy blues/jazz guitar, piano, running, most sports and golf. Come and say hello, this Aussie loves the USA!

Northeastern Section

Melanie Aube, MD

Melanie Aubé, MD
McGill University
Graduation Date: June 2017

Melanie is a fourth year resident in urology at McGill University. She grew up in Ottawa, and spent most of her free time training in rhythmic gymnastics and racing on ski slopes. Melanie completed medical school at Laval University in Quebec City, before moving to Montreal, Canada, for residency training. After graduation, Melanie plans to pursue a fellowship in reconstructive surgery.


Rahul Bansal, MBBS, MS, MCh

Rahul Bansal, MBBS, MS, MCh
McMaster University
Graduation Date: June 2017

Rahul was born and raised in India where he completed his medical schooling, surgical and urology residency from PGIMER, Chandigarh. During chief residency, he was selected for the AUA Resident Scholar Program from India. He moved to Canada for a renal transplant fellowship at McMaster University and the University of Toronto. Thereafter, he stayed in Canada and is currently PGY4 at McMaster University. His clinical and research interests are renal transplantation and surgical outcomes of minimally invasive surgery as applied to urology. He is an avid cricket follower and loves to travel and spend time with family.


Michael Daugherty, MD

Michael Daugherty, MD
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Graduation Date: June 2018

Mickey grew up in Huntington Station, New York. He attended the University of Delaware for undergraduate education, then attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. He is currently a third year resident completing his urology training at SUNY Upstate Medical University.


Sevann Helo, MD

Sevann Helo, MD
Albany Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2017

Dr. Helo is currently a PGY4 resident at Albany Medical Center. When she's not reading Urology Times, Sevann enjoys marathon running, traveling and contributing reviews as an Elite Yelp Reviewer. Although she loves all aspects of urology, Sevann is in the process of applying to fellowships in Sexual Medicine and Infertility because there's nothing she loves more than penile/scrotal surgery.


Takeshi Namekawa, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Takeshi Namekawa, MD
Chiba University Hospital
Chiba, Japan

I was born and raised, and attended University and joined the urology department in Chiba, a city of calm weather suited to agriculture next to Tokyo. Outside of hospital, I spend exciting days with my 3 year old twin boys—under mind control by my psychiatric specialist wife. In my schooldays, I enjoyed playing basketball.


Naoya Niwa, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Naoya Niwa, MD
Keio University Hospital
Tokyo, Japan

Nice to meet you! I'm a Japanese urologist. I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and graduated from Keio University School of Medicine. I recently finished my post-graduate 5-year urological residency training in March 2016. This is my first time not only attending the AUA Annual Meeting, but also my first time coming to America. I am honored to represent the Japanese Urological Association during the 2016 AUA Residents Bowl.


Marc J. Rogers, MD

Marc J. Rogers, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2016

Marc grew up in Acton, Massachusetts and attended Bucknell University where he majored in cell biology and biochemistry. Afer completing a lovely 4 years at Bucknell, he matriculated to the esteemed University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Marc spent 5 years completing his medical studies, he took 1 year off to research inflammation and metabolic disease. Loving Pittsburgh, he was lucky enough to be accepted into residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While trying to figure out what to do with the rest of his life during residency, he became a big fan of the aspects of infertility and sexual medicine. When Marc graduates in June 2016 he will be travelling cross country to attend the men's health fellowship at the University of Washington.

South Central Section

Michael Aberger, MD

Michael Aberger, MD
University of Kansas
Graduation Date: June 2016

I was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin. I attended both the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Medical College of Wisconsin prior to beginning my residency program at the University of Kansas.


Ahmed Abdelhalim, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Ahmed Abdelhalim, MD
Mensheyet Elbakry Hospital
Cairo, Egypt

I was born in Egypt and recieved my undergraduate degree at Cairo University. Currently I am in my third year of residency at Mensheyet Elbakry Hospital. I completed my first 2 years of residency as a visiting resident at Cairo University Medical School (Kasr Alainy Medical School). I am married with one child, have an interest in photography and playing squash.


McCabe C. Kenny, MD

McCabe C. Kenny, MD
University of Colorado-Denver
Graduation Date: June 2017

McCabe grew up in Osage, Iowa. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa and subsequently graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He and his wife Amanda spend their free time following the Hawkeyes and enjoying the Colorado outdoors.


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.


Mostafa Esmat Sheba, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Mostafa Esmat Sheba, MD
Cairo, Egypt

I was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, It is quite a multi-cultural city. When I first decided to study medicine, I knew nothing about urology. But, When, I was done with my medical degree from Cairo university, I could not get my mind on any other speciality other than urology, I matched for it and got it. I was so thrilled, I am in the last year of a 5 year residency program; the first year was entirely general surgery and ICU. When I am not looking up a new research, I am watching a movie, I am a great cinema fan. I would like to pursue a career in the US, hopefully a robotic fellowship and I am so happy the Egyptian Association of Urology recommended me to participate in the resident bowl. I would like to be of help to my team.


Nirmish Singla, MD

Nirmish Singla, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2018

Originally born in the UK (Wales), I've grown up in various cities throughout the United States. I completed my bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering along with my MD from the University of Michigan. I came down south to get my fill of sunshine and vitamin D while continuing my training at UTSW, where I'm currently a PGY-3 resident in urology. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy playing tennis and spending time with my wife, who is a rising fellow in pediatric hematology/oncology at UTSW as well.


Gavin Neal Wagenheim, MD

Gavin Neal Wagenheim, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston
Graduation Date: June 2016

I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and grew up in Houston, Texas. I received my bachelor's degree in business administration from University of Texas, Austin and received my MD from the University of Texas, Houston. I am currently a chief resident at the University of Texas, Houston and plan to practice in the Houston area.

Southeastern Section

Nima Baradaran, MD

Nima Baradaran, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Graduation Date: 2017

After completing medical school in Iran in 2009 I moved to Baltimore to work as a research fellow in department of pediatric urology at Johns Hopkins. I am currently a 4th year urology resident interested in reconstructive urology fellowship.


Giovanni Cacciamani, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Giovanni Cacciamani, MD
University of Verona
Verona, Italy

My name is Giovanni Cacciamani. I'm 30 years old and grew up in Verona. I'm a graduate of the University of Verona. I'm currently a 3rd year resident at the Urology department in Verona (Chief Prof. Walter Artibani). My areas of interest are robotic surgery in urology-in particular on robotic training – minimally invasive procedures and development of new technology in Urology. When I am not in the hospital, I spend my free time reading, at the gym and globetrotting with my girlfriend. I am honored to represent the Italian Urological Society during the 2016 AUA Residents Bowl.


Patrick Joe Fox, MD

Patrick Joe Fox, MD
Georgia Regents University
Graduation Date: June 2016

Patrick Fox graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA with a degree in chemistry Attended the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA where he obtained his MD. He is currently Chief resident in Urology at the Medical College of Georgia. He will be moving to Pittsburgh, PA to complete a Fellowship in Pediatric Urology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.


Lindsey Marie Hartsell, MD

Lindsey Marie Hartsell, MD
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Graduation Date: June 2016

I am originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, where I attended the University of Tennessee. I then moved to Memphis for medical school and residency. After graduation, I am moving to Atlanta for a fellowship in reconstruction at Emory. Ultimately, I hope to have a career in academic medicine. In my free time, I enjoy singing, running, and traveling.


Umar Karaman, MD

Umar Karaman, MD
LSUHSC Shreveport
Graduation Date: June 2018

Dr. Karaman is a native of Florida who completed his college education at the University of Florida and medical school at the Florida State University School of Medicine. He is currently a PGY-3 resident at LSU Health – Shreveport.


Ramiro Jose (Joe) Madden-Fuentes, MD

Ramiro Jose (Joe) Madden-Fuentes, MD
Duke University
Graduation Date: June 2016

Ramiro (Joe) Madden-Fuentes is a 6th year resident at Duke University. He was raised in Cartago, Costa Rica and moved to the USA in 1996. He completed his undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University (2006), and medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine (2010). He will be the genitourinary reconstructive surgery and cancer survivorship fellow at Duke University in 2016-2017.


Jubilee Tan, MD

Jubilee Tan, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Graduation Date: June 2016

Jubilee was born and raised in Illinois where she also attended undergrad and medical school. She has greatly enjoyed her past 5 years in Alabama, and is excited to continue her training next year in FPMRS at UAB. She is a skilled sous chef to her husband Peter and is very proficient at taking long naps.

Western Section

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.


Mitchell R. Bassett, MD

Mitchell R. Bassett, MD
University of Utah
Graduation Date: June 2018

Dr. Bassett is currently a third year resident at the University of Utah. He completed his Bachelor's degree in biochemistry with a Portuguese minor at Utah State University. He then went on to earn his MD degree from Duke University. As a Salt Lake City native, he enjoys skiing, mountaineering, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and camping.


Tom S. Feng, MD

Tom S. Feng, MD
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2017

Tom Feng, a Mississippi native, is currently a 4th year resident at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He studied molecular biology at Princeton and graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has an interest in robotics/laparoscopic surgery as well as in Endourology. Following graduation, he will pursue a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery. His hobbies include playing basketball and hiking.


Joseph Shirk, MD

Joseph Shirk, MD
University of California, Los Angeles
Graduation Date: June 2018

Joseph Shirk grew up in southern Wisconsin. He spent two years as a NCAA student athlete at a private college, after which he completed his coursework at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in both Biochemistry and Genetics. He attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin and internship at Boston Medical Center. He is currently completing his residency at UCLA with career interests in oncology and surgical innovation. He is honored to represent the Western Section this year and ready to play the game.


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.


Chao Zhang, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Chao Zhang, MD
Shanghai, China

Chao Zhang graduated from the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China in 2014. He is now a first year resident in the department of Urology, Shanghai Changhai Hospital. Except for general urology, he works in a team which focuses on innovation of minimally invasive surgeries as well as management of prostate cancer. In his spare time, he likes playing the violin and swimming.


Dalei Zhang, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Dalei Zhang, MD
Beijing, China

Dalei Zhang graduated from Peking University and received MD in Surgery, 2014. He has worked as a resident in Urological Department of Beijing Hospital for 1 year. He is interested in urological minimally invasive surgery and continence field and now he enjoys to be an urologist every day. He is also good at photography and table tennis.


Dimitar Zlatev, MD

Dimitar Zlatev, MD
Stanford University
Graduation Date: June 2017

Dr. Dimitar Zlatev was born in Bulgaria and grew up in the Boston area. Prior to medical school he completed a Bachelor's and Master's in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer. He completed medical school at Northwestern School of Medicine in 2011 and is currently a Urology resident at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics. He is interested in the application of computer science algorithms to clinical problems in urology.

Congratulations to the Northeastern Section
which won the 2015 Residents Bowl championship!

Congratulations to the New England Section which won the 2014 Residents Bowl championship!

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