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Residents Bowl

Residents Bowl

The Western Section "California Streamin’" team were named champions at the 7th Annual AUA Residents Bowl!

The Western Section “California Streamin’” team were named champions at the 7th Annual AUA Residents Bowl!

Make no mistake – this event is a must-attend at AUA2018. Designed to foster a spirit of competition and Section pride, the AUA Residents Bowl matches residents in an ultimate battle of the brains. This event will test residents' knowledge in different urological subspecialties, the history of urology and important new research findings. In its seventh year, the Residents Bowl continues to attract attendees to the Science & Technology Hall with its global participants teaming up to compete. More than eight different nations will be represented on eight Section teams that consist of five residents—only one team will be champion!

The Residents Bowl will be held in Science & Technology Hall.

Residents Bowl Schedule

Day

Hours

Saturday, May 19

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 20

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Monday, May 21

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Learn about the AUA Residents Bowl game format.

Read FAQs about the AUA Residents Bowl.

Check out pictures from the 6th Annual Residents Bowl and watch the event on AUA TV.

The Residents and Fellows Committee would like to extend a special thank you to the question writers who worked to create challenging and thoughtful questions for this year's event. View a full list of this year's Resident Bowl Judges and Resident Bowl Question Writers.

Meet the 2018 Participants

Mid-Atlantic – Lethal Erections

Eugene Bell, MD

Eugene Bell, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Graduation Date: June 2018

Eugene Bell graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia. He then completed medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine. Dr. Bell is currently a chief resident at Virginia Commonwealth University and will graduate in June of this year. He recently accepted a position with Alliance Urology Specialists in Greensboro, NC, and will join them in August.


Ugo Falagario, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Ugo Falagario, MD
University of Foggia
Graduation Date: November 2021

Ugo Giovanni Falagario completed his medical studies in Bari, a beautiful seaside town in the south of Italy, where he also worked as a sailing coach on the weekends. Upon passing his medical license exam, Dr. Falagario served as a research fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Thanks to his mentor, Dr. Ash Tewari, Dr. Falagario has a passion for research. He is currently completing a urology residency program in Foggia, Italy, where he studies under Drs. Carrieri and Comion, Chairman and Vice-Chairman, respectively, of the urology and kidney transplant department, and has begun his training on MRI/ultrasound fusion biopsies.


Christina Ho, MD

Christina Ho, MD
Cooper University Hospital
Graduation date: June 2018

Christina Ho is from Birmingham, Alabama and attended medical school at University of Alabama School of Medicine. She is currently a chief resident at Cooper University Hospital, and is looking forward to starting her Pediatric Urology fellowship at Children's National in Washington, D.C. next year.


Justin Mygatt, MD, PhD

Justin Mygatt, MD, PhD
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2020

Dr. Mygatt is a fourth year resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. After growing up in Georgia, he completed his undergraduate studies at Washington and Lee University. Following a year in Germany on a Fulbright grant, Dr. Mygatt was accepted into the MD/PhD program at Uniformed Services University. His research projects during residency have focused on genitourinary trauma and prostate cancer racial disparities. In his free time, Dr. Mygatt enjoys chasing around his two sons (ages 4 and 2) and is an avid UGA football and Atlanta Braves fan.


Mihir Thaker, MD

Mihir Thaker, DO
Rowan University
Graduation Date: June 2018

Mihir Thaker is a chief resident at Rowan University in New Jersey and is expected to graduate in June of 2018. After graduation, Dr. Thaker will join Kaiser Permanente in Northern California.


Carmen Tong, MD

Carmen Tong, MD
Einstein Healthcare Network
Graduation Date: June 2018

Carmen Tong is a chief urology resident at Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia PA, under the tutelage of Chairman Dr. Robert Uzzo. Born in Hong Kong, Carmen immigrated to North America when she was a child and was a concert pianist before entering urology, having won numerous state and national competitions, including the Canadian National Music Competition Grand Prize in 2007. She is an IVUMed Traveling Resident Scholar and her research interests include surgical management of congenital genitourinary anomalies and comparative effectiveness of minimally invasive surgery in children. Her research has been presented nationally at the AUA, Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA, Society of Pediatric Urology, American College of Surgeons and World Congress of Endourology, amongst others. Upon graduation this June, Carmen will begin a Society of Pediatric Urology Fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

New England – Boston Low T Party

Michael T. Grant, MD

Michael T. Grant, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Graduation Date: June 2018

Dr. Michael Grant is a chief urology resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. After graduating from Boston College in 2006, he worked for three years at the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council in business and economic development. He attended University of Massachusetts Medical School from 2009 – 2013, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Society. While at MGH, Dr. Grant was part of the team that performed the first penile transplant in the United States. He also has focused training in GreenLEP for severe BPH. He will join the faculty at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in November 2018, specializing in BPH management and upper tract reconstruction.


Michelle Kim, MD, PhD

Michelle Kim, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Graduation Date: June 2019

Dr. Michelle Kim is a chief resident in urology at the Massachusetts General Hospital with an anticipated graduation in 2019. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an MD and PhD in healthcare management/economics. Dr. Kim has conducted extensive research in examining questions that aim to improve the delivery of health care and hopes to continue this work by combining her research and clinical interests in urology and health economics.


Sami Leyh-Bannurah, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Sami Leyh-Bannurah, MD
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Graduation Date: 2018

Dr. Leyh-Bannurah was born in Muenster, Germany. His medical studies have taken him to Berne, Switzerland, the Martini Clinic in Hamburg, Germany and finally to the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, also located in Hamburg. Dr. Leyh-Bannurah previously served as a fellow at the Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit at the University of Montreal Health Center in Montreal, Canada.


Kristian D. Stensland, MD, MPH

Kristian D. Stensland, MD, MPH
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2020

Kristian Stensland is a resident at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, class of 2020. Originally from Snohomish, WA, Dr. Stensland completed his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University, his MD at Mount Sinai, and his MPH at Harvard University. His current academic interests include comparative effectiveness research, clinical trial optimization, and medical and research education. Despite currently living in New England, Dr. Stensland remains a huge Seattle Seahawks fan.


Archana Rajender, MD

Archana Rajender, MD
Boston University Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2019

Archana Rajender (Archie) is currently a PGY-4 Urology resident at Boston University Medical Center and will be graduating in 2019. Originally from Fargo, ND, Archie is now a true Bostonian with terrible driving skills. She completed her undergraduate and medical training through the seven-year accelerated medical program at Boston University. Her interests in Urology lie in female and pelvic floor medicine, sexual medicine and infertility.


Jared Schober, MD

Jared Schober, MD
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2020

Jared Schober is a fourth-year urology resident at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA with anticipated graduation in 2020. Originally from Nebraska, Dr. Schober has lived in Washington, Wyoming, and California. He completed a BS in Biology and a BA in Music (piano) at Walla Walla University in Washington State. After undergraduate studies, he attended medical school at Loma Linda University in Southern California. Dr. Schober's research interests include kidney, bladder, and prostate cancer. When not working, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.


Didi Theva, MD

Didi Theva, MD
Boston University
Graduation Date: June 2019

Didi Theva is a urology resident from Boston University, expected to graduate in June of 2019. Her interests within urology lie in sexual medicine, female pelvic medicine, male incontinence, urethral reconstruction and infertility. A Florida native, Dr. Theva has spent a majority of her education in the Boston area. When she is not busy prepping for quiz bowls, Dr. Theva enjoys spending time with her family.


Malte Vetterlein, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Malte Vetterlein, MD
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Dr. Vetterlein's interest in urology began during a clinical internship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia in 2011 while completing medical school at Würzburg University in Germany. Upon graduation, Dr. Vetterlein began his residency in the Department of Urology at the University Medical Center in Hamburg. In addition, Dr. Vetterlein completed a research fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and at the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, focusing on outcomes research, comparative effectiveness, and health services research.

New York – New York Yankhauers

Rachel Davis, MD

Rachel Davis, MD
Robert Woods Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University
Graduation Date: June 2018

Rachel Davis completed her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She then was part of the Teach for America program in Washington D.C. where she taught middle school science for two years. After teaching, she went to medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. After completing her residency at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson, she will be the pediatric urology fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital in July 2018.


Wai Lee, MD

Wai Lee, MD
Stony Brook Medicine
Graduation Date: June 2018

Wai Lee is currently a urology resident at Stony Brook Medicine, where he also attended medical school. He will be graduating this June, at which point he will continue his training as a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery fellow at Virginia Mason. When not in the hospital, Dr. Lee spends his time with his wife (also a urology resident) traveling, finding great restaurants and watching movies together. He is also a faithful Mets fan.


Sameer Mittal, MD

Sameer Mittal, MD
New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine
Graduation Date: June 2018

Sameer Mittal is currently one of the chief urology residents at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. Born in Rockland County just north of New York City, Dr. Mittal attended Cornell University for his undergraduate studies and Georgetown University for medical school. He is pursuing a pediatric urology fellowship at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia next year. When not working, Dr. Mittal enjoys spending time with his wife (whom he met over 10 years ago), his adorable beagle mix pup and even more adorable three-month-old son.


Neel H. Patel, MD

Neel H. Patel, MD
New York Medical College
Graduation Date: July 2019

Neel Patel is a PGY-4 urology resident at New York Medical College. Born and raised in Queens, NY, Dr. Patel attended the University at Buffalo School of Medicine where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and graduated in 2014. His research interests include RCC, Stone Disease, BPH, and quality improvement. He plans to pursue an endourology/minimally invasive fellowship after residency. During his free time, Dr. Patel enjoys traveling, boxing, swimming, weightlifting, reading, and cooking.


Keisuke Shigeta, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Keisuke Shigeta, MD
Keio University School of Medicine
Graduation Date: March 2021

Keisuke Shigeta is a resident in the department of urology at Keio University School of Medicine. During his elementary school days, Dr. Shigeta resided in Los Angeles for eight years, and is excited to visit San Francisco for the first time in 25 years at AUA2018. Currently, his research includes the mechanism of drug resistance in urothelial carcinoma.


Rei Unno, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Rei Unno, MD
Nagoya City University
Graduation Date: March 2019

Dr. Unno graduated from the Hamamatsu University School of Medicine in 2010 and subsequently completed the urology residency. He specializes in the surgical treatment of urologic cancers and stones. Currently, he is a graduate student with research interests including understanding the mechanism of urolithiasis. When not in the hospital, Dr. Unno enjoys surfing and spending time with his wife and daughter.


Jared Winoker, MD

Jared Winoker, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Graduation date: June 2019

Jared Winoker is currently a fourth year resident in urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. A native of the New York metropolitan area, he completed his undergraduate education at Cornell University and his medical training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to music and crosswords, Jared is an avid fan of the less fortunate New York sports teams.


Wayland Wu, MD

Wayland Wu, MD
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Graduation date: June 2019

Wayland Wu is a native Californian who grew up in the city by the bay. He earned his doctorate at Drexel College of Medicine in Philadelphia and is currently a senior resident at Smith Institute of Urology at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Outside of medicine, he enjoys cooking, learning about the latest in automotive technology, and traveling. Future plans include pediatric urology fellowship, staying in academic medicine, and helping his team win the AUA Residents Bowl.

North Central – Urine Trouble

Kevin B. Ginsburg, MD

Kevin B. Ginsburg, MD
Wayne State University
Graduation Date: June 2019

Kevin Ginsburg is a life-long resident of Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate studies and Wayne State University for medical school and residency. Dr, Ginsburg has a strong interest in urologic oncology and plans to pursue a SUO fellowship after residency. Kevin and his wife, Veronica, welcomed their first child in March of 2018. When not reading The Journal of Urology, Kevin likes to spend weekend mornings on the golf course when the weather permits and enjoys snowboarding in the winter.


Min Jun, DO

Min Jun, DO
Detroit Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2018

Min Jun is chief resident at the Detroit Medical Center. He will go on to complete two fellowships in reconstruction: one with Dr. Mike Metro at Temple University and another with Dr. Lee Zhao at New York University. Dr. Jun’s area of focus is not only in traditional reconstruction, but also in robotic urologic reconstruction and transgender surgery. Dr. Jun enjoys spending time with his family whenever possible. With his non-existent free time, he enjoys playing golf. Dr. Jun is a San Francisco native and hopes to make it back home someday.


Abhinav Khanna, MD

Abhinav Khanna, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Graduation Date: June 2020

Abhinav is currently a PGY-4 Urology resident at Cleveland Clinic.


Derek Lomas, MD, PharmD

Derek Lomas, MD, PharmD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Graduation Date: June 2018

Derek Lomas is a chief resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He completed his undergraduate studies and earned a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree at Drake University in 2009. He went on to attend the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, earning his MD in 2013. His clinical interests include endourology and minimally invasive procedures. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling and spending time at the lake with his family.


Paras Singhal, MBBS, MS
International Residents Bowl Participant

Paras Singhal, MBBS, MS
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Graduation Date: June 2018

Dr. Paras Singhal is completing his final year of residency pursuing his MCh in Urology at PGIMER in Chandigarh, India. He completed my medical schooling (MBBS) and post-graduate (MS) studies in General Surgery from the premier medical institute in India, AIIMS, located in Delhi. His rotations in urology during his post-gradate studies and the renal transplant program in his surgical unit attracted Dr. Singhal to the field. After completing his MS, Dr. Singhal gained additional clinical experience in urology and renal transplant units at other reputable hospitals as well as a prostate cancer research fellow in New York. Dr. Singhal is keenly looking forward to attending the AUA 2018 Annual Meeting.

Northeastern – Red Hot Willie Checkers

Alex M. Arnouk, MD

Alex M. Arnouk, MD
Albany Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2019

Alex M. Arnouk, MD, is a PGY-4 urology resident at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA in 2014 with a distinction in clinical-translational research and induction into Alpha Omega Alpha. A native of New Jersey, Dr. Arnouk enjoys traveling, culinary arts, and working on home improvement projects in his spare time. Awards received during his training include the Annual Resident Teaching Award (2016, 2017) and first place in basic science (2016) and oncology (2017) research at regional resident research competitions.


Derek Bos, MD

Derek Bos, MD
McMaster University
Graduation Date: June 2019

Derek Bos is a fourth year urology resident at McMaster University. He was born in Timmins, Ontario and completed his medical degree at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. During residency at McMaster, he has developed a keen interest in advanced stone disease and minimally invasive surgery. Post residency, Derek looks forward to pursuing an endourology fellowship.


Michael Ernst, MD

Michael Ernst, MD
University at Buffalo
Graduation Date: June 2020

Michael Ernst is a PGY-3 urology resident in Buffalo, a city best known for its playoff-caliber NFL team and occasional winter storm. Originally from Albany, NY, Dr. Ernst completed his undergraduate training in biostatistics at Cornell University and subsequently finished medical school at Stony Brook University on Long Island. There, he learned it was normal, though not entirely healthy, to drive by three or more bagel shops on the way to the hospital. Dr. Ernst enjoys the outdoors, skiing, cheering on all Cornell sports, and the sweet aroma of TURP chips.


Nicholas Haddad, MD

Nicholas Haddad, MD
McGill University
Graduation Date: June 2019

Nick Haddad is a fourth year resident at McGill University, where he also obtained his medical degree. He is looking forward to completing his residency and starting his fellowship in Toronto in 2019. He enjoys soccer and is an avid bird enthusiast.


Matthew Hong, MBBS, PhD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Matthew Hong, MBBS, PhD
Flinders Medical Centre
Graduation Date: February 2019

Dr. Matthew Hong is a urology trainee from Australia. He was born in Melbourne, Victoria and early in his residency completed his PhD in prostate cancer genomics through the Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne. He went on to complete the bulk of his formal urological training in Melbourne before venturing to Adelaide in South Australia for his final year. He has interests in reconstructive and prosthetic urology and hopes to pursue this in an international fellowship in North America or Europe in future. Outside of his professional life, Dr. Hong is a keen violinist, explores the world through travel and is an avid reader of popular science and human history.


Madhur Nayan, MD, PhD

Madhur Nayan, MD, PhD
University of Toronto
Graduation Date: June 2020

Madhur Nayan graduated from McGill Medical School and is now a resident at the University of Toronto. During residency, Dr. Nayan completed a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research. His interests are in urologic oncology and population-based research. He summited Kilimanjaro in 4 days.


Henry Yao, MBBS
International Residents Bowl Participant

Henry Yao, MBBS
Western Health
Graduation Date: March 2019

Dr. Henry Yao is the current urology fellow at Western Health in Australia. Previously, he completed urology training at the Alfred Hospital, Monash Health and Eastern Health. His future career aspirations include genitourinary reconstructive surgery and minimally invasive surgery.

South Central – Pirates of the Perineum

Amr Elsawy, MB, Bch
International Residents Bowl Participant

Amr Elsawy, MB, Bch
Mansoura Urology and Nephrology Center
Graduation Date: September 2019

Dr. Elsawy currently serves as a resident at the Mansoura Urology and Nephrology Center in Mansoura, Egypt. He graduated with his MB, BCh from the Mansoura Faculty Medicine, graduating at the top of his class, and received his Masters degree in Urology in 2016.


Judy Ann Farias, MD

Judy Ann Farias, MD
University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Graduation Date: June 2018

Dr. Judy Ann Farias is from Santa Maria, Texas and is a 2013 graduate of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and a focus in Social Inequality, Health, and Policy. She was the recipient of the Bill Gates Millennium Scholars Program, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Bernhard T. Mittemeyer, MD Presidential Scholarship Endowment. She and her husband have a rescued cat and a chihuahua. They enjoy salsa dancing, exploring different ethnic cuisines, watching football and the watching the latest movies.


Ahmed Mohamed Fathy, MSc
International Residents Bowl Participant

Ahmed Mohamed Fathy, MSc
Cairo University

Dr. Fathy graduated with honors in 2010 from the Faculty of Medicine at Cairo University. He gained considerable surgical and endoscopic experience from working in the Urology and Surgical Causality department at Kasr Al-Ainy Hospital. He is currently studying female urology and pelvic floor dysfunction. Dr. Fathy's areas of interest include female urology, urologic oncology, endourology and laparoscopy. He currently serves as an assistant lecturer of urology at Cairo University in Egypt.


Michael A. Maccini, MD

Michael A. Maccini, MD
University of Colorado
Graduation Date: June 2018

Mike Maccini is a chief resident originally from Spokane, Washington. After completing his undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College, he attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Outside of residency, Dr. Maccini enjoys trying not to get hurt playing recreational sports, skiing, spending time in the outdoors with his wife, and brewing beer. He will be returning to Eastern Washington to join a private practice group in Spokane after he graduates in June.


Nathan J. Rademaker, MD

Nathan J. Rademaker, MD
University of Oklahoma
Graduation Date: June 2019

Nathan Rademaker is currently in his fourth year of urology residency at the University of Oklahoma. Following high school, he played two years of junior college baseball before attending Texas Christian University where he majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. Upon graduation, Dr. Rademaker was accepted to the Texas A&M College of Medicine where he became interested in urology and matched with the urology residency program at the University of Oklahoma. Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jenna, and their four year old daughter, Avery, who is an avid princess enthusiast, zoo-goer and festival aficionado.


Ulises Cristobal Sanchez Aquino, MD

Ulises Cristobal Sanchez Aquino, MD
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Graduation Date: February 2019

Born in Jalisco, Mexico, Dr. Sanchez Aquino is currently a fourth year urology resident at National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. He is both a resident member of the Sociedad Mexicana de Urologia and an international resident member of the American Urological Association.


Andrew J. Zganjar, MD

Andrew J. Zganjar, MD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2020

Andrew Zganjar is currently a third year resident at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He grew up in a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin before eventually graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry (go Badgers!). In 2015, Dr. Zganjar received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Outside of residency, he enjoys playing golf, running, and spending time outdoors with his wife and dog (Ollie).

Southeastern – ScrotalRecall

Adam Berneking, MD

Adam Berneking, MD
University of Kentucky
Graduation Date: June 2018

Adam is in his fifth and final year away from his Midwestern roots. He will complete his residency and southern dialect training in June 2018. He'll leave behind the beautiful, rolling, green hills and majesty of bourbon country for hot, humid summers and dry, frigid winters in Iowa where he'll yet again refer to folks as "you guys." He will devote his free time to being a father to two little girls and a husband to his beautiful bride. He will also dabble in golf, lithotripsy, tennis, and vasectomies.


Umar Karaman, MD

Umar Karaman, MD
Louisiana State University Shreveport
Graduation Date: June 2018

Dr. Karaman is currently in his fifth and final year of residency in Shreveport, LA. He plans to return to Panama City, FL, his hometown, to practice at the completion of residency. He is excited to return home and be closer to his family.


Russell Libby, MD

Russell Libby, MD
Tulane University
Graduation Date: June 2020

Russell Libby is a native of Atlanta, GA. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics at Vanderbilt University and graduated with the designation of an Honors College Scholar. He completed his MD at Baylor College of Medicine and is currently a resident in Urology at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is enjoying his time honing his skills in his specific interests areas of robotic and minimally invasive urologic surgery. He hopes to return to Atlanta following completion of his residency to practice with his father and brother. He enjoys spending time with his son Shaun, wife Lauren and their two dogs.


Monica O'Hanlon, MD

Monica O'Hanlon, MD
University of Tennessee Memphis
Graduation Date: June 2020

Monica O'Hanlon is a third-year urology resident at University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis. She is originally from Dodge City, Kansas and is the youngest of six children. She received her undergraduate degree in biology at Wichita State and then received her medical degree from the University of Kansas. She enjoys traveling, running, and baking in her spare time.


Helen Teixeira, MBBCh, FRCS
International Residents Bowl Participant

Helen Teixeira, MBBCh, FRCS
Sussex Deanery
Graduation Date: October 2018

Dr. Teixeria is a graduate of Cardiff University in the UK and completed her foundation training in Wales, where she had her first exposure to urology at the Royal Gwent Hospital. She went on to complete two years of core surgical training at Torbay Hospital in her native South West. She is now in her final year of urology specialty training in South East UK and hope to return to the South West for a consultant post.


Brian Young, MD

Brian Young, MD
Duke University
Graduation Date: June 2019

Originally from Finger Lakes region of New York, Dr. Young completed his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his medical degree from University of Buffalo. Having joined the US Army in 2009, Dr. Young completed his surgical internship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD prior to beginning urology training at Duke University. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Young can be found enjoying the outdoors with his wife and pet beagle.

Western – California Streamin'

Brittney Hanerhoff Cotta, MD

Brittney Hanerhoff Cotta, MD
University of California San Diego
Graduation Date: June 2020

Brittney Cotta is originally from Central Illinois, and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois in 2009. She performed research at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine until matriculating into medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Cotta became interested in urology through excellent mentorship at her home medical school and matched into the Department of Urology at University of California San Diego in 2015. She is currently a PGY-3 with research interests in reconstructive urology and urologic oncology, with an expected gradation date of June 2020.


William Austin Critchlow, MD

William Austin Critchlow, MD
Mayo Clinic
Graduation Date: June 2019

Dr. Critchlow is a fourth year resident at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, originally hailing from the state of Missouri. Future plans include returning to Missouri after training for a private practice opportunity in a large single specialty group in St. Louis.


Flavio G. Faria, MD
International Residents Bowl Participant

Flavio G. Faria, MD
University Hospital of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo

Dr. Faria completed his MD degree at the Faculty of Medicine at University of Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil in 2011. After two years training in general surgery, he was accepted to the three-year program of medical residency in urology at the University Hospital of Ribeirão Preto, University in São Paulo. His primary areas of interest include oncology and lithiasis. Dr. Faria would like to thank all who has supported him over the years, especially his parents and his wife.


Adam J. Gadzinski, MD, MS

Adam J. Gadzinski, MD, MS
University of California, San Francisco
Graduation Date: June 2019

Adam J. Gadzinski, MD, MS, is honored to represent both University of California, San Francisco, and the Western Section of the AUA in this year's Residents Bowl. Dr. Gadzinski grew up in Ludington, MI and studied physics at the University of Notre Dame prior to attending the University of Michigan Medical School. He is currently applying to oncology fellowship programs to pursue following residency at UCSF. Outside of clinical and academic pursuits, Dr. Gadzinski enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter exploring the bay area. On fall Saturdays, he can always be found cheering on the Notre Dame football team.


Alexandria Hertz, MD

Alexandria Hertz, MD
Madigan Army Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2020

Dr. Hertz completed her undergraduate education at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX with a major in Spanish. She went on to complete medical school at University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio. She is currently a PGY-3 resident at Madigan Army Medical Center and is interested in pursuing academic urology. Current research interests include the use of low shockwave energy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and infertility.


Serena Yang-Loudin, MD

Serena Yang-Loudin, MD
Oregon Health & Science University
Graduation Date: June 2018

Serena Yang-Loudin was born in Beijing, China, but moved several times from age two onwards. She grew up in Norway and Canada before her parents decided to settle down in California. Dr. Yang-Loudin is interested in most aspects of urology and will be pursuing a career as a general urologist. When she is not at work, she enjoys exploring all the amazing restaurants Portland has to offer, spending time with her husband, and chasing after their one year old son.