Election of Officers: 2019-2020
Reza Ghavamian, M.D.
Jay Motola, M.D.
Immediate Past President
Mitchell Benson, M.D.
District I Representative (Long Island)
Gerald Wang, M.D.
District II Representative (Brooklyn)
Jaspreet Sandhu, M.D.
District III Representative (Manhattan/Bronx)
District IV Representative (Westchester Co.)
District V Representative
AUA Representative – Alternate
District II — Brooklyn/Staten Island, Queens
District III — Manhattan
District IV — Westchester, Rockland, Bronx, and other northern or western geographies located within the geographic boundaries of the Section.
District V — New Jersey
Website Committee (3 year term) — Appointed by President
Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad (Chair)
Ivan Grunberger — Secretary (Chair)
Jay Motola — Secretary-Elect
George Owens (3 yrs)
Frederick Gulmi (2 yrs)
Louis Kavoussi (4 yrs)
Harris Nagler (NYS rep to the AUA Bylaws Committee)
the applicability of the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws. The Bylaws Committee shall consist of
the Secretary of the Section as Chair, the Section Secretary-elect, the Section Representative to the
AUA Bylaws Committee and 3 active or senior members who shall be appointed by the President. The term of
the 3 committee members is staggered initially and serves 2, 3 and 4 years. Thereafter, the term of each
committee member shall be 3 years. The Bylaws Committee will report as needed to the Board of Directors.
Every five years, or as directed by the President of the Section, the Committee will undertake a
thorough review of the Bylaws. Any rewrite of the bylaws will then be presented to the Board of
Directors who shall vote on the rewrite.
Mitchell Benson — Treasurer (Chair)
President, the Immediate Past-President and the President-Elect and a Section representative on a
rotating basis. The Finance Committee shall study and evaluate all financial affairs of the Section and
make recommendations to the Board of Directors. The Committee shall set up a budget for the various
activities each year, and on the basis of the projected budget, make recommendations to the Board of
Directors regarding dues for the ensuing year.
Section, who shall be appointed by the President, and who shall serve for two years. It shall examine
the audits submitted by the certified public accountant retained by the Section. It shall examine the
accounts of the Treasurer. It shall verify submission of all appropriate tax documents. The audit
committee shall present an annual report to the Board of Directors
George Owens (Chair)
Representative assigned annually in rotation, and either the Secretary-elect or Treasurer elect. The
members of the Nominating Committee are not eligible for consideration for the positions under
consideration. The Nominating Committee will consider institutional, academic and practice diversity.
The Chairman of this Committee shall be the Immediate Past-President.
Survey Committee (3 year term) — Appointed by the President
Lane Palmer (Chair)
recommendations of the nominating committee are considered and will serve a four year term. The
President will also appoint a non-board of director’s representative, a board member, and one of the
members-at-large. The immediate past President will also serve on this committee. The Judicial and
Ethics Committee shall investigate (a) all controversies arising from the Articles of Incorporation and
Bylaws of this Section and (b) all questions which involve alleged violation of medical ethics and (c)
all questions involving membership in the Section, or the rights and standing of members, whether in
relation to other members, to the Section, or to the public. In cases of investigation of individual
members, any Committee member from the same district as the individual being investigated must recuse
himself from the deliberations. In this situation, the President of the Section shall appoint an
additional member bringing the number of members for deliberation to five. The Judicial and Ethics
Committee shall report to and make recommendations to the Board of Directors. The Chair of the Judicial
and Ethics Committee shall be recommended as the Section representative to the AUA Judicial and Ethics
Council subject to the approval by the President of the AUA
Felix Badillo (Chair)
President and his or her appointed Program Scientific Chair. The Program Chair shall be nominated by the
President and approved by the Board of Directors. The program chair is responsible for and shall in
consultation with the president arrange the scientific program for the Annual Meeting.
Jason van Batavia
David M. Golombos (NYS Rep to the AUA Resident’s Committee)
residency programs within the Section. The candidate will be nominated by each program’s director. The
chair of this committee will be selected by a vote from the representatives of each program. This
committee shall meet no less than yearly with a meeting always occurring on the day of the Valentine
Essay Contest. This committee shall submit their minutes to the executive Secretary of the Section which
will then be submitted to the Board of Directors.
NYS Representative to AUA Committees