AUA Western Section 2015 Winners

Submitted by UCSF Urology on October 23, 2015 at 11:01 am

 Drs. Matthew Truesdale, Michael Leapman, and Sima Porten shined at this year’s AUA Western Section, held this year in Indian Wells, CA.    

 Miley B. Wesson Resident Essay Winners

  • 1ST PLACE: Matthew Truesdale, MD – “Methylene Blue Bedside Injection as a Cost-Effective Alternative to Antegrade Nephrostography to Assess Urinary Obstruction after Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy.”

Joseph F. McCarthy Physician Essay Winners

  • 2ND PLACE: Sima P. Porten, MD – “The Impact of Tumor Stage and Node Status on Survival Following Cystectomy: The COBRA (Cancer of the Bladder Risk Assessment) Score.”
  • 3RD PLACE: Michael S. Leapman, MD – “Pathologic and Biochemical Outcomes among African-American and Caucasian Men with Low-Risk Prostate Cancer in the SEARCH Database: Implications for Active Surveillance Candidacy.”

History Essay Winners

  • 1ST PLACE: Michael S. Leapman, MD – “Up and Away: Five Decades of Urological Investigation in Microgravity.”

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