Dr. Stephen Nakada to become AUA President at Annual Meeting in San Antonio

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Urology Department Chair Dr. Stephen Nakada, will formally assume the role of American Urological Association (AUA) President at the conclusion of the 2024 AUA Annual Meeting

See UW Urology Presentation Schedule at AUA 2024

Dr. Nakada’s path to becoming President of the AUA is a testament to his remarkable career and unwavering commitment to the urologic field. Dr. Nakada established himself as an internationally renowned expert in urinary stones disease (urolithiasis) and urologic laparoscopy when he performed and reported the first hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy in the United States using a sleeve in 1997 – just two years after completing his fellowship in endourology. His continued groundbreaking research on kidney stones, urinary tract disorders, and innovative surgical approaches further cemented his status as a leader in the field.

While providing exceptional patient care throughout his career, Dr. Nakada is also a respected academician passionate about training and mentoring the next generation of urologists. In 2001, his extraordinary leadership skills prompted his appointment as chair of the Division of Urology and the first David T. Uehling Chair and Professor of Urology. After building and expanding the program over his seven years as its division chair, Dr. Nakada was named founding chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008.

Throughout his nearly three-decade career, Dr. Nakada has earned numerous accolades. In 2003, he became the 15th Dornier/A.F.U.D. Award Winner for Innovative Research in Urology. He received the 2004 AUA Gold Cystoscope Award, the 2017 AUA Distinguished Service Award, the 2019 Ralph Clayman Mentor Award from the Endourological Society, and the 2020 Hugh Hampton Young Award from the AUA. Dr. Nakada served on both the Staghorn Stone Guidelines Committee and the Distal Stones Guidelines Panel of the American Urological Association. He is routinely listed in Best Doctors in America, Castle Connelly’s Top Doctors, and Madison Magazine’s Top Docs.

A prolific writer and editor, Dr. Nakada has authored or co-authored nearly 300 scientific articles and has edited 11 textbooks. He is a co-inventor of the WISQOL, a kidney stone-specific quality-of-life instrument. He has served on the ABU/AUA Examination Committee and the editorial boards for Urology, the Journal of Endourology, and Urology Times.

Dr. Nakada has a long history of taking on leadership roles within the broad urological community. He has served as past president of the North Central Section of the AUA, the Endourology Society, the Society of Academic Urologists, the ROCK Society, and the American Board of Urology. Dr. Nakada is an active member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons.

One of only a few urologists who have served as both president of the American Board of Urology (2018) and the AUA, he looks forward to formally beginning his term as AUA President in May 2024.

We are pleased to announce that the Department of Urology is establishing a Nakada Endowed Chair to offer long-standing support to a chosen individual who has demonstrated a vision for leadership and mentorship in advancing innovative and groundbreaking strategies to improve the urologic health, welfare, and future of the residents of Wisconsin and beyond. If you would like to join lead donors Mark and Karen Koulogeorge in making a gift to this fund, you may do so on the UW Foundation website.

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