NYS AUA Annual Resident Essay Contest

 
Moderator(s): Ephrem Olweny, M.D.
Lee Richstone, M.D.
Judge(s): Manoj Monga, M.D.
Michael Gong, M.D.
Courtenay Moore, M.D.
The Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
 
Debate Winners:

Clinical Category:
1st Place Increasing Incidence of High Grade Prostate Cancer Among Veterans After the United States Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Against Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening
Michael Piecuch - Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School
2nd Place Learning Curve of MRI-US Fusion-Targeted Biopsy: Improvements in Cancer Detection Over Time
Xiaosong Meng - New York University Medical Ctr.
3rd Place Bulbocavernosus Muscle Area as a Novel Quantitative Measure for Androgen Deficiency
Sandeep Gurram - Northwell Health
Honorable Mention Assessment of Physicians' Practices in Screening and Treating Women with Bacteriuria
Erica Ditkoff - Columbia Univ. Phy. & Surgeons
Honorable Mention Role of Personality in Reported Stent-Related Quality of Life Following Ureteroscopic Stone Extraction
Rachel Davis - Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Med Sch

Basic Science Category:
1st Place Combination of Hexaminolevulinate (Cysview®) and Blue Light Irradiation Induce Cell Death in Patient-Derived Bladder Cancer Organoid Model: A Pilot Study
Justin Matulay - Columbia Univ. Phy. & Surgeons
2nd Place Is Ethyl Pyruvate a More Effective Agent for Prevention of Oxidative Renal Cell Injury?
Jonathan Bloom - New York Medical College
3rd Place Pilot Study Results Using Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting of Spermatozoa from Testis Tissue: A Novel Method for Sperm Isolation after TESE
Sameer Mittal - NY Presbyterian Hosp/Cornell Med. Ctr.

Socioeconomic Category:
1st Place Healthcare Disparities: Do Medicaid Patients Have Longer Wait Times for Outpatient Urological Evaluation?
Wai Lee - SUNY Stony Brook
2nd Place Patient Race and Clinical Benefit are Associated with Receipt of Definitive Prostate Cancer Treatment in the Veterans Health Administration
Temitope Rude - New York University Med. Center

Miscellaneous:
1st Place Frequency, Quality and Utility of Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
Parth Modi - Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Med Sch
2nd Place A Historical Comparison of the Preeminent Urology Textbooks of 1917 and 2017: 100 Years of Urology
Alon Mass - New York University Med. Center
3rd Place Gender Differences in Academic Productivity and Promotion Among Top Urologists
Marissa Theofanides - Columbia Univ. Phy. & Surgeons
Moderator(s): Danil Makarov, MD, MHS
Ephrem Olweny, M.D.
Judge(s): Aria F. Olumi, MD
Cidgem Tanrikut, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
 
Debate Winners:

Clinical Category:
1st Place Alon Mass – New York University Langone Medical Center
2nd Place Daniel Lee – NY Presbyterian Hosp/Cornell Med. Ctr.
3rd Place Brenton Armstrong – New York University Langone Medical Center

Transitional (Research) Category:
1st Place Aryeh Keehn – Einstein/Montefiore Hospital
2nd Place Sandeep Mehta – Northwell Health
3rd Place Aaron Bernie – NY Presbyterian Hosp/Cornell Med. Ctr

Honorable Mention:
1st Carrie Mlynarczyk – Columbia Univ. Phy. & Surg
2nd Dmitry Volkin – New York University Langone Medical Cente
3rd Xiaosong Meng – New York University Langone Medical Center
4th Daniel Sagalovich – Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Program Chairman: John Phillips, M.D.
Program Vice-Chairman: Danil Makarov, M.D., MHS
Judge(s): Jaime Landman, M.D. and Edward Uchio, M.D., University of CA, Irvine
Jeffrey Cadeddu, M.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center
 
Debate Winners:
1st Place Laboratory Neal Patel (Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson)
2nd Place Laboratory Jennifer Reifsnyder (Cornell)
3rd Place Laboratory Amul Bhalodi (New York Medical College)
 
1st Place Clinical Matthew Pagano (Columbia)
2nd Place Clinical Christopher Hartman (North Shore/LIJ Health System)
3rd Place Clinical Ghalib Jibara (Brookdale)
Honorable Mention Jennifer Ahn (Columbia)
Alison Levy (Columbia)
 
1st Place Misc. Danny Lascano (Columbia)
Program Chairman: Ivan Colon, M.D.
Program Vice-Chairman: John Phillips, M.D.
Judge(s): Stephen Nakada, M.D., Daniel Williams IV, M.D., Sara L. Best, M.D., Univ. of Wisconsin Sch. Of Medicine
 
Debate Winners:
1st Place Laboratory Lamont Barlow, M.D. (Columbia)
2nd Place Laboratory Nikhil Waingankar, M.D. (North Shore/LIJ Health System)
3rd Place Laboratory Eric Moskowitz, M.D. (New York Medical College)
 
1st Place Clinical Nicholas Hauser, M.D. (Cornell)
2nd Place Clinical Sameer Mittal, M.D. (Cornell)
3rd Place Clinical Blake Wynia, M.D. (NYU)
Honorable Mention Jason Van Batavia, M.D. (Cornell)
Joshua Gonzalez, M.D. (Mount Sinai)
 
1st Place Misc. Blake Alberts, M.D. (Columbia)
2nd Place Misc. Simpa Salami, M.D. (North Shore/LIJ Health System)
3rd Place Misc. Geoffrey Gaunay, M.D. (Beth Israel)
Honorable Mention David Peters, M.D. (Brookdale)
Program Chairman: Douglas Scherr, M.D.
Program Vice-Chairman: Ivan Colon, M.D.
Judge(s): Glenn Preminger, M.D., John Wiener, M.D., Brant Inman, M.D., Duke Univ. Med. Ctr.
 
Debate Winners:
1st Place Clinical Lamont Barlow, M.D. (Columbia)
2nd Place Clinical Joshua Gonzalez, M.D. (Mount Sinai)
3rd Place Clinical Kara Watts, M.D. (Montefiore)
 
1st Place Laboratory Jason Van Batavia, M.D. (Columbia)
2nd Place Laboratory Drew Freilich, M.D. (New York Medical College)
3rd Place Laboratory Christopher Barbieri, M.D. (Cornell)
 
1st Place Misc. Steven Weissbart, M.D. (Mount Sinai)
2nd Place Misc. Benjamin Katz, M.D. (Beth Israel)
3rd Place Misc. Gina Badalato, M.D. (Columbia)
Program Chairman: David Shin, M.D.
Program Vice-Chairman: Douglas Scherr, M.D.
Judge(s): Ballentine Carter, M.D., Robert Getzenberg, M.D., Alan Partin, M.D., Johns Hopkins Univ. Sch. Of Medicine
 
Debate Winners:
1st Place Clinical/Misc Christopher Deibert, M.D. (Columbia)
2nd Place Clinical/Misc Puneet Masson, M.D. (Cornell)
3rd Place Clinical/Misc Kelly C. Johnson, M.D. (UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson)
Honorable Mention Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D. (Cornell)
Dara Holder, M.D. (Columbia)
 
1st Place Laboratory Yongpeng Gu, M.D. (Brookdale)
2nd Place Laboratory Bobby Alexander, M.D. (New York Medical College)
3rd Place Laboratory Soroush Rais-Bahrami, M.D. (North Shore/LIJ Health System)
Honorable Mention Piruz Motamedinia, M.D. (Columbia)
Program Chairman: Sovrin Shah, M.D.
Program Vice-Chairman: David Shin, M.D.
Judge(s): Richard Babayan, M.D., David Wang, M.D., Mark Katz, M.D. – Boston Univ. Sch. Of Med.
 
Debate Winners:
1st Place Clinical Timothy Siegrist, M.D. (Lenox Hill)
2nd Place Clinical Mark Silva, M.D. (Columbia)
3rd Place Clinical Boback Berookhim, M.D. (Mount Sinai)
Honorable Mention Elena Gimenez, M.D. (Cornell)
Matthew Wosnitzer, M.D. (Columbia)
 
1st Place Laboratory Andrew Fishman, M.D. (NY Medical College)
2nd Place Laboratory David Green, M.D. (NY Medical College)
3rd Place Laboratory Bobby Alexander, M.D. (NY Medical College)
Honorable Mention Jonathan Schiff, M.D. (Cornell)
Ricardo Gonzalez, M.D. (Cornell)
 
1st Place Misc. Justin Friedlander, M.D. (North Shore/LIJ)
2nd Place Misc. Ruben Pinkhasov, M.D. (Maimonides)
3rd Place Misc. Drew Freilich, M.D. (North Shore/LIJ)
Program Chairman: John Phillips, M.D.
Program Vice-Chairman: Sovrin Shah, M.D.
Judge(s): Eric A. Klein, M.D., Daniel A. Shoskes, M.D., Sandip P. Vasavada, M.D. – Cleveland Clinic
 
Debate Winners:
1st Place Clinical/Misc Jason Van Batavia , M.D. (Columbia)
2nd Place Clinical/Misc Piruz Motamedinia, M.D. (Columbia)
3rd Place Clinical/Misc Puneet Masson M.D. (Cornell)
Honorable Mention Brian Marks, M.D. (SUNY Downstate)
 
1st Place Laboratory Bobby Alexander, M.D. (NY Medical College)
Honorable Mention Peter Stahl, M.D. (Cornell)
Program Chairman: Jaspreet Sandhu, M.D.
Program Vice-Chairman: John Phillips, M.D.
Judge(s): Leonard Gomella, M.D., Edouard J. Trabulsi, M.D., Patrick J. Shenot, M.D. – Thomas Jefferson Med. College
 
Debate Winners:
1st Place Clinical Puneet Masson, M.D. (Cornell)
2nd Place Clinical Gina Badalato, M.D. (Columbia)
3rd Place Clinical Benjamin Dillon, M.D. (Mount Sinai)
Honorable Mention Sylvia Montag, M.D. (North Shore/LIJ)
Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D. (Cornell)
 
1st Place Laboratory Eric Kauffman, M.D. (Cornell)
2nd Place Laboratory Catherine Seager, M.D. (Columbia)
3rd Place Laboratory Stephen Poon, M.D. Columbia
Honorable Mention Peter Stahl, M.D. (Cornell)
 
1st Place Misc. Israel Nosnik, M.D. (Beth Israel)
Program Chairman: Robert Moldwin, M.D.
Program Vice-Chairman: Jaspreet Sandhu, M.D.
Judge(s): Ian M. Thompson, M.D., Carlos Bermejo, M.D., Dipen Parekh, M.D. – Univ. of Texas HSC at San Antonio
 
Debate Winners:
1st Place Clinical Marc Feder, M.D. (Montefiore)
Erica Lambert, M.D. (Columbia)
Michael Schwartz M.D. (Cornell)Andrew Hirsh, M.D. (Columbia University)
2nd Place Clinical Michael Herman, M.D. (Cornell)
Jonathan Kaye, M.D. (North Shore/LIJ)
Honorable Mention Stephen Poon, M.D. (Columbia)
 
1st Place Laboratory/Misc Eric Kauffman, M.D. (Cornell)
2nd Place Laboratory/Misc Shahab Hillyer, M.D. (Brookdale)
3rd Place Laboratory/Misc John Fitzgerald, M.D. (Brookdale)
Honorable Mention John Riordan, M.D. (UMDNJ-Robert Wood)
Program Chairman: Robert E. Weiss, M.D.
Program Vice-Chairman: Robert M. Moldwin, M.D.
Judge(s): Timothy Boone, M.D., Rodney Appell, M.D., Kevin Slawin, M.D. – Baylor College of Medicine
 
Debate Winners:
1st Place Clinical Eric Kwon, M.D. (Lenox Hill)
2nd Place Clinical Stefan Samuelson, M.D. (Columbia)
3rd Place Clinical Jamie Kanofsky, M.D. (NYU)
Honorable Mention Jeremy Kaufman, M.D. (NYU)
Joseph Feliciano, M.D. (SUNY Downstate)
David Robbins, M.D. (NYU)
 
1st Place Laboratory Gerald Wang, M.D. (Cornell)
2nd Place Laboratory Michael Schwartz, M.D. (Cornell)
3rd Place Laboratory Caroline Alvayay, M.D. (Montefiore)
Honorable Mention Joshua Ehrlich, M.D. (Cornell)
Program Chairman: Mantu Gupta, M.D.
Program Vice-Chairman: Robert E. Weiss, M.D.
Judge(s): Alan Partin, M.D., Ballentine Carter, M.D., Robert H. Getzenberg, Ph.D. – Johns Hopkins Univ. Sch. Of Medicine
 
Debate Winners:
1st Place Clinical John Watson, M.D. (UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson)
2nd Place Clinical Daniel Barocas, M.D. (Cornell)
3rd Place Clinical Puneet Masson, M.D. (Columbia)
 
1st Place Laboratory Preston Sprenkle, M.D. (Columbia)
2nd Place Laboratory Kevin Bigelow, M.D. (Cornell)
3rd Place Laboratory Michael Ohebshalom, M.D. (Cornell)
 
1st Place Misc. Seth Strope, M.D. (Mount Sinai)
2nd Place Misc. John R. Carlucci, M.D. (Maimonides)
3rd Place Misc. Erica H. Lambert (Columbia)
Program Chairman: Doug Scherr, M.D.
Program Vice-Chairman: Mantu Gupta, M.D.
Judge(s): Michael Blute, M.D. – Mayo Clinic
 
Debate Winners:
1st Place Clinical Marco Camuzzi, M.D. (Brookdale)
2nd Place Clinical Stephen Boorjian, M.D. (Cornell)
3rd Place Clinical Michael Ohebshalom, M.D. (Cornell)
Honorable Mention Ying Hua, M.D. (Columbia University)
Jamie Kanofsky, M.D. (NYU)
 
1st Place Laboratory Eric Smith, M.D. (Cornell)
2nd Place Laboratory Seth Strope, M.D. (Mount Sinai)
3rd Place Laboratory Grace Biggs, M.D. (Beth Israel)
Honorable Mention John Riordan, M.D. (UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson)
 
1st Place Misc. Lee Richstone, M.D. (Cornell)
2nd Place Misc. Jay Shah, M.D. (Columbia)
3rd Place Misc. Elan Salzhauer, M.D. (SUNY Downstate)
Honorable Mention Adam Berman, M.D. (Beth Israel)
Mark Katz, M.D. (Columbia)
Program Chairman: Stephen Savage, M.D.
Program Vice-Chairman: Doug Scherr, M.D.
Judge(s): Karim Hamawy, M.D., Andrea Sorcini, M.D., Ingolf A. Tuerk, M.D. – Lahey Clinic
 
Debate Winners:
1st Place Clinical Carl Gjertson, M.D. (Columbia)
2nd Place Clinical Grant Disick, M.D. (Mount Sinai)
Brent Yanke, M.D. (SUNY Downstate)
3rd Place Clinical Jay Shah, M.D. (Columbia University)
Honorable Mention Lee Schachter, M.D. (SUNY Downstate)
 
1st Place Laboratory Seth Strope, M.D. (Mt. Sinai)
2nd Place Laboratory Jason Hafron, M.D. (Montefiore)
3rd Place Laboratory Scott David, M.D. (Cornell)
Honorable Mention Jonathan Schiff, M.D. (Cornell)
Ricardo Gonzalez, M.D. (Cornell)
 
1st Place Misc. Rupa Patel, M.D. (NYU)
2nd Place Misc. Robyn Rosenkopf-Leitner, M.D. (SUNY Downstate)
3rd Place Misc. G. De Castro, M.D. (Columbia)