LINTHICUM, Md., Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA) has named Zachary N. Gordon, MD as its inaugural Science and Quality Scholar for 2016-2017. This program is designed to prepare the next generation of urologists for key roles in the Science and Quality arena through intensive training, and the selection process is highly competitive.
The AUA developed the Science and Quality Scholar program to advance the fields of guidelines, quality and data, and to help residents and fellows develop insight into how the AUA improves and promotes the advancement of evidence-based science. Science and Quality Scholars spend a full year engaged in critical seminars, conferences and meetings at the national level. Scholars also engage in other educational activities such as attending the Brandeis University Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management and the Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute at Columbia University (online course).
"In selecting the AUA's first Science and Quality Scholar, the committee was faced with the considerable challenge of winnowing the field to just one of the many highly qualified applicants and we are proud to recognize Dr. Gordon with this richly deserved honor," said AUA Science & Quality Chair Dr. J. Stuart Wolf Jr., who led the selection committee. "He brings to the position exceptional credentials, a record of extensive service and future promise as a leader in the field of urology."
Dr. Gordon is a Chief Resident in the Department of Urology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He currently serves as Chair of the Resident Quality and Patient Safety Forum, Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Reduction Task Force, as well as a Sentinel Event Alert Workgroup evaluating the safe use of health information technology. As a result of his work to promote safe, high quality, and evidence-based patient care, Dr. Gordon has become recognized as a future leader in healthcare, and was recently selected to the American Board of Medical Specialties Visiting Scholars Program. Over the past four years, Dr. Gordon has become actively involved in over a dozen institutional committees and task forces throughout the medical center on a wide range of quality improvement, patient safety and health informatics initiatives. Dr. Gordon has authored several peer-reviewed scientific articles, including publications in the Journal of Urology and Journal of Pediatric Urology.
For more information about the Science & Quality Scholar Program, or to request a headshot of Dr. Gordon, please contact Wendy Isett at 410-689-3789 or wisett@AUAnet.org.
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 20,000 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.
Contact: Wendy Waldsachs Isett, AUA
410-689-3789 (office), wisett@AUAnet.org
SOURCE American Urological Association