Plenary: Prime Time, Friday

Plenary: Prime Time

Plenary: Prime Time, Friday, Afternoon Session: Court is in Session

Friday, May 12
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: BCEC: Ballroom West

Vijaya M. Vemulakonda, MD, JD

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dr. Vijaya Vemulakonda is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Urology and Associate Residency Program Director for the Division of Urology at the University of Colorado. She earned her law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School and her medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. She completed her urology residency at Baylor College of Medicine and her pediatric fellowship at Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington School of Medicine. She is active in the American Urologic Association, currently serving as Vice-Chair of the Judicial and Ethics Executive Committee. Her clinical interests include the management of antenatally detected congenital urologic anomalies, including posterior urethral valves, cloacal and bladder exstrophy variants, and myelomeningocele, with an emphasis on the use of robot-assisted reconstructive techniques in these patients. Her research focuses on the development of evidence based guidelines to optimize surgical outcomes in children with congenital urologic anomalies and the use of the electronic health record to facilitate prospective multi-center collaborative surgical research. Her current research funding includes an AUA data grant and and an AHRQ PCOR K08 Career Development Award.


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Manoj Monga, MD, FACS

AUA Secretary

Dr. Manoj Monga is the Director of the Stevan Streem Center for Endourology and Stone Disease at the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic, he was the Joseph Sorkness professor and vice chair of Urologic Surgery and director of Endourology & Stone Disease at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Monga received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School and completed his residency at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is recognized as an international authority in endourology and stone disease, and has acted as a visiting professor at many of the major medical centers in the United States. In 2007, Dr. Monga was awarded the Endourology Society "Arthur Smith Young Innovators' Award," and has more than 300 peer-reviewed publications. His research has focused on the evaluation and design of medical devices related to endourology. He has been an invited speaker in India, Thailand, Brazil, Italy, Greece, Mexico, China, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Dr. Monga serves on numerous AUA committees, including the Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Committee, Abstract Committee, and Urology Care Foundation's Outreach Committee, and served as chair of the North Central Section's Education Committee. In addition, Dr. Monga served as the treasurer of the Ohio Urological Society and a member of the American Board of Urology Exam Committee, and is past-president of both the Minnesota Urological Society and the Engineering & Urology Society. Dr. Monga is the section editor of the Journal of Endourology and serves on several other editorial boards, including the Indian Journal of Urology and the International Brazilian Journal of Urology. Dr. Monga has been a member of the AUA since 1997.


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Scott Swanson, MD

Scott K. Swanson, MD, is a consultant in the Department of Urology at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he became the founding chair of the department after joining the staff in 1987. In addition, he is Associate Professor of urology in the Mayo School of Medicine. Dr. Swanson earned a bachelor's degree at the U.S. Air Force Academy, graduating magna cum laude, and his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He went on to complete a surgical internship at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in Texas, and a residency in the Department of Urology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Swanson served in the U.S. Air Force from 1971 to 1987. He has received numerous honors and awards, including being selected as Distinguished Mayo Educator in 2001. He has a broad and distinguished record of service to Mayo Clinic, including serving as chair of Mayo Clinic Office of Brand Management, director of Medical Education, vice-chair and member of the Board of Governors, chair of the Surgical Council and chair of the Department of Urology. Additionally, he was the founding program director for the Arizona Board of Urology Residency Program and the first associate medical director for their Department of Development.

Dr. Swanson served as the AUA's Western Section president from 2006 to 2007. In addition, he served the Arizona Urological Society in various capacities, including president-elect, secretary/treasurer and program chair. Dr. Swanson's specialty areas of urological surgery include urologic oncology, laparoscopic surgery, urinary tract reconstruction, and minimally invasive and major stone surgery. His articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of Urology®, the British Journal of Urology and Urology. Dr. Swanson has been a member of the AUA since 1987.


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