Professor Urology Department Mayo Clinic Rochester USA
Tobias S. Köhler, Professor of Urology, specializes in the treatment of erectile and sexual dysfunction, and BPH (enlarged prostate) in the Department of Urology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He received his undergraduate, medical degree, Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Urology Specialty Training all from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. This was followed by an andrology fellowship at Northwestern School of Medicine in Chicago under Dr. Robert Brannigan and Dr. Kevin McVary. Dr. Köhler spent his first nine years of academic practice at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois rising to Full Professor before matriculating back to his home state of Minnesota..
Dr. Köhler is an active member of American Urological Association, North Central Section, and the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. He has published more than 150 peer reviewed scientific articles, book chapters and scientific abstracts and presented both locally and nationally on various subjects including erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, BPH, surgical education, and penile prostheses. He was co-editor for both textbooks “Contemporary Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction – 2 nd Edition” and “Surgeons as Educators, A Primer for Academic Development & Teaching Excellence”. He was nominated for the AUA Golden Cystoscope award by the North Central Section in both 2015 and 2016 and has received multiple awards and recognition for his research and teaching excellence. He was a graduate of the AUA Leadership Program in 2017. He is also a physician trainer for penile prosthesis surgery both in the United States and in Europe.
Professor Urology Department Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Nashville, TN.
Sam S. Chang, MD, MBA, is the Patricia and Rodes Hart Endowed Professor of Urologic Surgery and Oncology, and the Oncology Fellowship Director and Vice- Chair of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Chang, a graduate of Princeton University and Vanderbilt University Medical School (where he earned a full 4-year Justin Potter Scholarship), completed his uro-oncology fellowship as Chief Fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has also recently completed his MBA at Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Business. Since his return to Nashville, he has focused on urologic oncology and education and has led efforts in integration of evidence-based medicine in clinical pathways, enhanced national guidelines formulation, and improved urologic cancer staging. He has orchestrated the initiation and expansion of multiple cancer-related treatment protocols. Dr. Chang has served as the Chairman of the SUO Panel on Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer, the chair of the American Joint Committee on Cancer GU Staging Task Force, the Facilitator and Vice-Chair of the Renal Malignancy Follow-Up AUA Guidelines Panel, the Chair of the AUA/ASCO/ASTRO/SUO Guidelines on Nonmetastic Invasive Bladder Cancer, and the Chairman of the AUA Prostate Cancer Core Curriculum Committee. He served as the initial national Prostate Cancer Editor for the AUA Core Curriculum. He is a current member of the NCCN Kidney Cancer Panel and is a Senior Editor of the American Board of Urology Examination committee. In addition, he was named an AUA-EAU Academic Exchange Fellow. Dr. Chang has authored more than 275 original publications, multiple book chapters, and edited several textbooks. For his academic efforts, he received the SUO’s first-ever Distinguished Service Award, a CaPCURE Prostate Cancer Young Investigator Award, and has been named multiple times as a Journal of Urology’s Best Reviewer. He received of the American Urologic Association Gold Cystoscope Award and completed a term as a nominated Fellow of the Nashville Health Care Council in 2016. He has been elected (2018-2022) as Assistant Secretary of the American Urological Association in charge of International Relations with Europe and the Middle East.
Chair/Chief/Professor, department of surgery, division of urology, schulich school of medicine & dentistry, the university of western ontario , Ontarion, Canada
John Douglas Denstedt, MD, graduated from medical school at The University of Western Ontario (Western) in London, Ontario. He did his residency in urology at Western, and completed a fellowship in endourology at Washington University in St. Louis. He has been on the faculty at Western in the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry since 1990, and is currently Professor of Urology. In July 2003, he assumed the role of Chairman and Chief of the Department of Surgery at Western University and continues in this capacity. While maintaining an active clinical practice, Dr. Denstedt has served on many boards and committees, and is currently a member of the AUA’s Board of Directors. Dr. Denstedt is a member of the Northeastern Section of the AUA, where he served as Treasurer and President. Additionally, Dr. Denstedt served as Chair of the Canadian Association of Surgical Chairs and is currently Treasurer of the Endourological Society. His clinical practice at St. Joseph’s Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre is primarily in endourology, with research interests in urolithiasis, biofilms, lasers and minimally invasive techniques in urology.
Dr. Denstedt has authored more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters and has been a guest professor at over 200 universities, national meetings or instructional courses throughout the world. He serves on the editorial board of most major urology journals, and is currently Managing Editor of the Journal of Endourology. In 1998, he became the first Canadian to win one of the AUA’s highest honors, the Gold Cystoscope Award. Dr. Denstedt has been a member of the AUA since 1991.
Most recently, he has been named Secretary-elect of the American Urological Association
Division of Urology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Aseem R. Shukla, MD, is an attending urologist and Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Division of Urology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Shukla completed his residency in general surgery and urology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and his fellowship in pediatric urology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Prior to returning to CHOP in 2012, Dr. Shukla served as Director of urology at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital and held associate professorships in urology and pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. Additionally, Dr. Shukla served as the Residency Program Director of the University of Minnesota Department of Urology. At CHOP, Dr. Shukla is the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery with a clinical and research interest in robotic-assisted laparoscopy, urinary reflux, hydronephrosis, urinary tract reconstruction, hypospadias and disorders of sexual differentiation. He is also the holder of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Endowed Chair in Pediatric Urology.
Dr. Shukla is active in developing pediatric urology as a discipline globally and serves as a physician lead for CHOP Global Medicine. In that role, Dr. Shukla provides consultation and strategic input in developing opportunities for partnerships and collaborations that serve to increase access to pediatric healthcare services in South Asia and the Gulf Region. Dr. Shukla leverages existing and ongoing global health experience in direct interactions with government entities, social entrepreneurs and physician leaders to transform and scale delivery in target regions.
Dr. Shukla’s passion for alleviating the global burden of surgical disease led him to organize and demonstrate at live surgical workshops throughout Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. Recognizing, however, that lasting change can only come with innovation through commitment, in 2009, Dr. Shukla initiated a surgical workshop at the Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad, India, that has become an international model of Indo-U.S. academic collaboration. This collaboration brings together a leading American children's hospital and India's most respected pediatric surgeons to address the vast surgical burden of complex urological anomalies in India. The annual Bladder Exstrophy-Epispadias consortium is in its 10th consecutive year. A strategy bringing together academic surgeons, local hospital systems, American disease specific support groups and research staff has led to the creation of an international Center of Excellence in Ahmedabad, that is now a referral destination for all of South Asia and Africa.
Weill Cornell Medical College/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY
Dr. Jonathan A.Coleman graduated from medical school in 1996 at the Cornell University Medical College in New York, New York. He completed his residency in Urology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Western in 2002 followed by a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Coleman is currently an Associate Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY USA. As a urologic surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Coleman has expertise in minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of kidney, adrenal, and prostate cancers. Dr. Coleman is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Charles Horn Leadership Award, Cornell University Medical College, Gerald P. Murphy Scholar in Urologic Oncology, Teacher of the Year Awards at MSKCC and SUNY Downstate as well as named one of America’s Top Doctors for Cancer and Newsweek’s Top Cancer Doctors. In addition to a busy clinical practice, Dr. Coleman has an active urology research lab and serves as principal investigator on numerous funded research projects. Dr. Coleman is an active member of the American Urological Association and is currently a Board Member, Society of Urologic Oncology, Clinical Trials Consortium, Clinical Trials Committee–Renal Sub-committee. In addition to these activities he also serves as a reviewer for several Urology Journals including The Journal of Urology.