BALTIMORE, Dec. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Urology Care Foundation, the official foundation of the American Urological Association (AUA), announces Gopal Badlani, MD, will join the Urology Care Foundation Board of Directors (BOD), effective January 1, 2016.
The Urology Care Foundation, the world's leading nonprofit urological health foundation, strives to improve patients' lives and advance urologic research and education through its work with patients, caregivers, family providers, researchers, other health care professionals and the general public. Dr. Badlani will succeed John Forrest, MD who has been a member of the Foundation BOD since its inception. Foundation BOD member, as well as Major League Baseball umpire and crew chief, John Hirschbeck will also be stepping down.
"Dr. Badlani's unwavering enthusiasm, perseverance and dedication to public health makes him a great addition to the Urology Care Foundation Board of Directors," said Dr. Richard A. Memo, Urology Care Foundation chair. "His wealth of expertise, level of involvement and significant contributions to both the AUA, and to the field of urology, are exactly what we seek in a volunteer leader."
Dr. Badlani most recently served as the AUA Secretary where he supported the Urology Care Foundation chair, Dr. Memo and the BOD with the Foundation's outreach and development programs. Through his tireless efforts, he helped establish 14 new Research Endowment awards through the Research Scholars Award Program, the flagship research training program of the Foundation. He is also currently professor of urology, vice chair for clinical affairs and director of the Urogynecology Regenerative Medicine Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.
"I am grateful to the Urology Care Foundation for the opportunity to continue my passion for making a difference in patients' lives and in the field of urology," said Dr. Badlani. "I look forward to promoting the advancement of the Foundation as a leader in nonprofit urological health.
About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 22,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy.
About the Urology Care Foundation: The Urology Care Foundation is committed to advancing urology research and education. We work with researchers, health care professionals, patients, and caregivers to improve patients' lives. The Urology Care Foundation is the official foundation of the American Urological Association.
Contact: Christine Frey, AUA
SOURCE Urology Care Foundation