Designed to foster a spirit of competition and Section pride, the National Residents Bowl matches residents in an ultimate battle of the brains. Last year's inaugural event was a rousing success, testing residents' knowledge in different urological subspecialties, the history of urology and important new research findings. Eight AUA Sections will send four residents—only one team will be champion. This is the not-to-be-missed event of AUA2013.

Check out pictures from the 2nd Annual National Residents Bowl and watch the event on AUA TV.

Congratulations to the Southeastern Section, who outpointed the Western Section to win the 2nd Annual Residents Bowl championship.

AUA2013 Residents Bowl Results

Saturday – Preliminaries
Round 1
New England vs. North Central, Winner – New England
Western vs. South Central, Winner – Western

Round 2
New York vs. Mid-Atlantic, Winner – New York
Northeastern vs. Southeastern, Winner – Southeastern

Sunday – Semifinals
New England vs. Western – Western
New York vs. Southeastern – Southeastern

Monday – Finals
Western vs. Southeastern, Winner – Southeastern

Meet the contenders:

Mid-Atlantic Section
Thomas R. Clements, MD (2013) Thomas R. Clements, MD (2013)
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Tom Clements, MD, was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. After completing his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University, he attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is currently a chief resident at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Upon graduation, he will be joining Urology of Central PA, a large private practice group located in Harrisburg, PA. He is married and has three daughters.
Jayram Krishnan, MD (2013) Jayram Krishnan, MD (2013)
UMDNJ/SOM/Kennedy Mem Hsp/Our Lady of Lourdes

Jay Krishnan, MD, was born in Bridgeport, CT, and was raised in Philadelphia, PA. He has two older brothers who are also in medicine. He majored in General Arts from Villanova University then proceeded to the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for his Doctor of Osteopathy. He did a combined program that also included a Masters in Business Administration (Healthcare Management). Jay moved to Bethesda, MD,where he completed a surgical Internship at the National Naval Medical Center. Over the next four years, Jay served in the United States Navy as a General Medical Officer with deployments to Japan, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan. Following his military commitment, Jay entered a Urologic Surgery residency at UMDNJ.
Jack W. Lambert, III, MD (2013) Jack W. Lambert, III, MD (2013)
Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine

Jack Lambert, MD, was born in Maryville, Tennessee. He graduated from Tufts University in Boston, MA, in 2003 as an English Literature major and also attended the University College of London for one year. Dr. Lambert moved back south and attended the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center for medicine and graduated in 2008. He then moved to Norfolk, Virginia, to attend Eastern Virginia Medical School for his urology residency, where he is currently finishing his chief year and will become a laparoscopic fellow next year.
Samuel P. Robinson, MD (2014) Samuel P. Robinson, MD (2014)
Virginia Commonwealth University

Samuel Robinson, MD, born in Augusta, Georgia, obtained his undergraduate degree in history and EMT-I certification from the University of Georgia. He attended Mercer University School of Medicine and graduated AOA. He is currently a PGY-4 at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia, and was recently awarded first prize in the Resident Prize Essay competition at the annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic section of the American Urological Association. His interests include oncology and endourology. Outside of work, he enjoys playing soccer and traveling internationally.
Jay Simhan, MD (2013) Jay Simhan, MD (2013)
Temple University School of Medicine

Jay Simhan, MD, is currently a chief resident in Urology at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Simhan graduated summa cum laude with highest honors and a BS degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina (UNC) – Chapel Hill. After obtaining his medical degree at UNC-Chapel Hill as well, he subsequently completed a General Surgery internship at Temple University Hospital. Currently, he is an active resident member of the Mid-Atlantic section of the American Urological Association and also serves on the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Urologic Society. Dr. Simhan's urologic interests are in urologic trauma, reconstruction, and oncology. After graduation from residency, he plans on completing a fellowship in urologic trauma, reconstruction, and prosthetics at UT-Southwestern.
New England Section
William C. Faust, MD (alternate) (2014) William C. Faust, MD (alternate) (2014)
Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Boris Gershman, MD (alternate) (2013) Boris Gershman, MD (2013)
Massachusetts General Hospital

Boris Gershman, MD, is currently a chief resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and is pursuing a Society of Urologic Oncology fellowship next year.
Benjamin Wright Herrick, MD (2014) Benjamin Wright Herrick, MD (2014)
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Benjamin Herrick, MD, grew up and went to college in North Carolina, attended medical school in Virginia and is currently in his fifth of six years of urology residency in New Hampshire. Dr. Herrick is not planning on completing a fellowship figuring that ten years of training is ENOUGH! He and his wife are hoping to move back to North Carolina after residency. When at home, he loves playing with his kids. Dr. Herrick is honored to represent the New England Section of the American Urological Association and is ready to kick some a$$ in the 2nd Annual AUA Residents Bowl.
Ravi Kacker, MD (2013) Ravi Kacker, MD (2013)
Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women's Hospital

Ravi Kacker, MD, was born in the Washington, DC, area and went to undergraduate and medical school at Northwestern University prior to starting his training in urology at the Harvard Longwood program. He is planning on pursuing a fellowship in andrology/infertility at Men's Health Boston and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center under the direction of Dr. Abraham Morgentaler. He ultimately aims to pursue both a clinical and research career. His research interests are in testosterone deficiency, the mechanisms of erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy, and the relationships between metabolic and sexual dysfunction.
Andrew Robert Leone, MD (2015) Andrew Robert Leone, MD (2015)
Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University

Andrew Leone, MD, is in his third year urology residency at Brown/RIH in Providence, RI. He is originally from outside of Boston, MA, and attended Boston College for undergraduate and UMASS Medical School where he met his wife. During college Dr. Leone minored in Spanish and is now fluent in Spanish. In medical school, he was fascinated by urology, particularly with the aspect of providing urologic care abroad to underserved populations through medical missions. He is active in the Christian Medical Association and his hobbies include swimming, golfing, and kayaking. He and his wife have been involved in medical mission trips in Bolivia and Honduras.
Kamal Nagpal, MD (alternate) (2016) Kamal Nagpal, MD (2016)
Lahey Clinic Medical Center

Kamal Nagpal, MD, graduated from University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India and completed his Master of Surgery (MS) from the same institution. He then traveled to London to finish his MRCS and PhD from Imperial College. Dr. Nagpal was involved in the Surgical Safety Checklist project and subsequently joined the surgical categorical residency program in New York before entering into urology residency program in Lahey Clinic, MA.
Kristen R. Scarpato, MD (2014) Kristen R. Scarpato, MD (2014)
University of Connecticut Health Center

Kristen Scarpato, MD, loves long walks on the beach and can't help it – she's a "New Englandah", born in Boston and raised on Cape Cod along with seven siblings. She attended college in Colorado and moved back to Boston for an MPH and ultimately an MD. Dr. Scarpato is currently a PGY4 at UCONN applying for urologic oncology. When not in the hospital, you can find her cheering (loudly) for Boston sports teams, running long distances, doing the crossword puzzle, or eating something delicious. The New England Section is definitely going to win this year.
New York Section
Seth D. Cohen, MD (2013) Seth D. Cohen, MD (2013)
Lenox Hill Hospital

Seth D. Cohen, MD, is the chief resident in the Department of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He is a graduate of Tulane Medical School, where he received both his MD and MPH degrees. During his residency, Dr. Cohen has published in the Journal of Urology, British Journal of Urology and in the Journal of Sexual of Medicine. Dr. Cohen has also won first place at Northshore Long Island Jewish Health System's coveted Academic Essay Competition for his work in the use of low dose CT scanning in stone disease. He is interested in the field of Sexual Medicine, and will be joining Dr. Irwin Goldstein's fellowship in San Diego next year. Outside of residency, Seth is a sports fanatic, having completed two triathlons and countless other races over the past couple of years.
Propa Ghosh, MD (2013) Propa Ghosh, MD (2013)
Maimonides Medical Center

Propa Ghosh, MD, was born and raised in New Jersey. She dual-majored in Management Science and Biology at MIT, and then pursued pharmaceutical business strategy consulting for a few years prior to attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine from 2002 to 2006. She is currently the chief urology resident at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and will then be attending a one-year fellowship in Robotic Surgery at Montefiore Hospital. On a personal note, she enjoys various hobbies and interests, including painting, music and traveling.
Yongpeng Gu, MD (2013) Yongpeng Gu, MD (2013)
Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center

Yongpeng Gu, MD, is the chief resident in the Department of Urology at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Gu performed research about prostate cancer before he started urology residency. He has published papers in peer reviewed journals and won first place in the laboratory research in Resident Essay Contest of the American Urological Association's New York section in 2012. He will finish residency training in June 2013.
Steven Weissbart, MD (2014) Steven Weissbart, MD (2014)
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Steven Weissbart, MD, is currently a PGY-4 urology resident at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Prior to residency, he graduated from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences alpha omega alpha and The George Washington University magna cum laude and phi beta kappa with a BS in Economics.
Steve Williams, MD (2013) Steve Williams, MD (2013)
Einstein/Montefiore Hospital

Steve Williams, MD, is a fifth year resident in Urology at the Montefiore Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Williams has published extensively in various journals and has authored several text book chapters. In 2012 he was awarded the Leo M Davidoff award for outstanding achievement in the teaching of medical students. He plans to pursue a career in academic medicine with a focus on oncology.
North Central Section
Casey Dauw, MD Casey Dauw, MD (2015)
University of Michigan Medical Center

Casey Dauw, MD, attended The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he pursued his undergraduate education studying microbiology. He competed as a varsity swimmer for the Volunteers on a full scholarship and garnered many awards including multiple All-American honors. He then completed his medical training at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine where he graduated magna cum laude. He is currently completing his residency training at the University of Michigan. He is an unapologetic and avid Michigan sports fan and enjoys his free time spending time with his wife Colleen and two children Owen and Ellie.
Matthew Fulton, MD (2015) Matthew Fulton, MD (2015)
Beaumont Health System

Matthew Fulton, MD, is a PGY-4 Urology resident at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. His hometown is Bellefontaine, Ohio. He earned his undergraduate degree at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati.
Matthew Johnson, MD, MS (2013) Matthew Johnson, MD, MS (2013)
Ohio State University

Matthew T. Johnson, MD, received his undergraduate degree from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. Prior to medical school, he completed a master's degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics through the University of Minnesota. He earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa in 2008. He is currently completing his last year of urology residency at The Ohio State University.
Devon Snow-Lisy, MD (2014) Devon Snow-Lisy, MD (2014)
Cleveland Clinic

Devon Snow-Lisy, MD, was born in Redmond, Washington. After graduating with a BS from Tufts University in 2003 she spent a year volunteering in Central America and then attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently in her fifth year of residency at the Cleveland Clinic and applying for a pediatric urology fellowship.
Northeastern Section
Varunkumar Bathini, MD (2014) Varunkumar Bathini, MD (2014)
University of Western Ontario

Varun is in his fourth year of residency at the University of Western Ontario. He grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and completed his medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan. Varun enjoys playing basketball and watching sports. He also takes every opportunity he can to travel the world with his wife.
Joel Bigley, MD (2013) Joel Bigley, MD (2013)
University of Pittsburgh

Joel Bigley, MD, was born in Morgantown, WV and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from Grove City College in three years with a degree in molecular biology and then went back to West Virginia for medical school. Victorious in the both the Inaugural National Residents Bowl and over the Canadian team at the 2012 Northeastern sectional meeting, his teams remain undefeated in competition. Upon finishing his chief year, Joel will be joining the staff at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Ostap Dovirak, MD (2014) Ostap Dovirak, MD (2014)
SUNY Buffalo

Ostap grew up in the Ukraine. In 1995 his family immigrated to the United States and settled in East Islip, New York. Ostap completed his undergraduate education on Long Island at SUNY Stony Brook. Subsequently, he went on to finish his medical training in Brooklyn at SUNY Downstate. Currently Ostap is finishing up his fourth year of residency at Buffalo University. In his spare time Ostap enjoys being outdoors; camping, hiking and fishing are some of the things that he likes to do in the summer, and skiing in the winter.
Scott Tobis, MD (2013) Scott Tobis, MD (2013)
University of Rochester

Scott was a member of the 1993 Little League World Series championship team. Concerned he had reached the zenith of his life at age 12; he began looking for other worthwhile pursuits. While at Dartmouth Medical School, he quickly discovered urology, and was hooked. He now has a passion for crushing fellow residents in urology trivia competitions. After finishing residency he will complete a urologic oncology fellowship at the City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte, CA. As for the true pinnacle of excitement and challenge, he and his wife recently welcomed their first child, Ava.
Charles Welliver, MD (2013) Charles Welliver, MD (2013)
Albany Medical Center

Charles was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He went to college at the University of Rochester and graduated with a BS in Biomedical Engineering. He then enrolled at the State University of New York at Stony Brook for medical school. Charles is currently a resident at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. Next year, Charles will be continuing his training with a fellowship in andrology, infertility and treatment of prostatic disease with Drs. Kevin McVary and Tobias Kohler. Charles hopes to find a position at an academic institution following the completion of his fellowship.
South Central Section
Aditya Bagrodia, MD (2014) Aditya Bagrodia, MD (2014)
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Aditya Bagrodia, MD, is currently a fourth year resident (U3) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in the process of applying for a fellowship in urologic oncology beginning in July of 2014. Aditya received his undergraduate degree from Rhodes College and medical degree from The University of Tennessee. He spent one year as a Doris Duke Clinical Researcher at UT Southwestern. Personal interests include family life, running, and traveling.
Sudhir Isharwal, MBBS (2016) Sudhir Isharwal, MBBS (2016)
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Sudhir Isharwal, MBBS, is a urology resident at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2008, Sudhir earned his MBBS degree from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences in India. He subsequently devoted two years to Postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he worked to generate new hypotheses for basic science research in the field of prostate cancer. Dr. Isharwal served as a pre-urology General Surgery resident at UNMC from July 2010, to June 2012.
Bradley Moore, MD (2014) Bradley Moore, MD (2014)
University of Missouri School of Medicine

Bradley Moore, MD, completed both his BS in Biology and his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia through the Conley Pre-professional Scholars Program. He joined the urology program in 2010 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a native of St. Joseph, Missouri, and plans to return there to practice once finished with his residency training.
William Parker, MD (2015) William Parker, MD (2015)
University of Kansas Medical Center

William Parker, MD, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2006 with degrees in Biochemistry and Cellular Biology. He then graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 2010 and started in urology at the University of Kansas Medical Center where he is currently in his third year of training. In addition to his role in residency, Will enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, reading, and fishing.
David M. Stanley, MD (2013) David M. Stanley, MD (2013)
University of Texas HSC San Antonio

David Michael Stanley, MD, was born in West Monroe, LA, and after high school enlisted in the United States Army. After completing his active-duty requirement he attended Northeast Louisiana University while completing an Army reserve enlistment. After working on his master's degree, he was accepted to LSU Health Science Center on New Orleans for medical school. The interest and desire to pursue a career in urology was encouraged by his cousin Steven Johnson, MD, a practicing urologist in Denton, TX. He volunteered to serve again in the US Army as a commissioned officer and physician in 2007. Accepted for urology residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio he began his training and later transferred to UTHSC San Antonio to complete his urology residency. He has an increased interest in minimally invasive oncology and robotics, as well as endourology. David is happily married to his wonderful wife, Noelle Stanley, who is double board-certified in both internal medicine and palliative care medicine, and they are blessed with a beautiful and highly energetic son, Milo. Upon completion of residency David will be stationed at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia.
Javier Ugalde-Zink, MD (2013) Javier Ugalde-Zink, MD (2013)
Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán

Javier Ugalde-Zink, MD, was born in Mexico City on the March 7, 1981. He studied at the German College since elementary school. He earned a scholarship for his bachelor degree, attended medical school at Pan American University, and graduated in 2006. He started the urology residency program at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán. He will graduate this year. He is into scientific research protocols and has always enjoyed science fiction books. This is his first time in the AUA Annual meeting.
Southeastern Section
Zarine Balsara, MD (2014) Zarine Balsara, MD (2014)
Duke University Medical Center

Zarine Balsara, MD, grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and is one of twins. She completed her undergraduate degree and MD/PhD training at Harvard. She is currently in her fifth year of Urology residency at Duke. She is interested in pursuing a fellowship in pediatric urology when she graduates.
Evan J. Dunn, MD (2014) Evan J. Dunn, MD (2014)
University of Tennessee, Memphis

Evan Dunn, MD, was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. He moved to the U.S. to attend the College of William and Mary in Virginia where he met his wife. He then attended the University of Tennessee for medical school and is continuing his urology residency there. Dr. Dunn is a Captain in the Air Force, and will enter active duty following his graduation. Outside of work, he enjoys fishing and spending time with his two year old son.
Ryan T. Holland, MD (2014) Ryan T. Holland, MD (2014)
LSU Health Science Center, Shreveport

Ryan Holland, MD, is currently a fourth year resident at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. He is a graduate of East Carolina University where he received both his undergraduate and medical degrees. He plans on practicing in North Carolina upon completion of residency.
Qiang Li, MD (2014) Qiang Li, MD (2014)
Georgia Health Sciences University

Qiang Li, MD, PhD, was born in China and graduated from Hunan Medical University, China. He obtained his PhD degree in cancer biology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is currently a PGY-3 (Uro2) resident at Medical College of Georgia. He plans to apply for 2015 urologic oncology fellowship.
Kush Patel, MD, MBA (2013) Kush Patel, MD, MBA (2013)
Tulane University School of Medicine

Kush S. Patel, MD, MBA is currently a chief resident at Tulane University. He completed his BS in Combined Sciences at Youngstown State University. After this, he deferred his medical school admission for one year and completed an MBA in Finance at The University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business. Following this, he completed his 6-year BS/MD program at Northeast Ohio Medical University.
Irina Stanasel, MD (2013) Irina Stanasel, MD (2013)
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Irina Stanasel, MD, is currently a chief resident at Wake Forest. She completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She looks forward to returning to Houston for Pediatric Urology fellowship at Texas Children's Hospital and to winning the Resident Bowl this year. It's for the kids...last year's stellar Southeastern Section team members...who were robbed in last year's bowl.
Western Section
Lisly Chery, MD (2015) Lisly Chery, MD (2015)
University of Washington

Lisly Chery, MD, was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He received a BA in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine he began his urology residency at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Upon completing residency, he plans to pursue a fellowship in urologic oncology.
Nathan Hoag, MD (2014) Nathan Hoag, MD (2014)
University of British Columbia

Nathan Hoag, MD, is a fourth-year urology resident at the University of British Columbia and the section's lone Canadian representative at the Residents Bowl. His outside interests are typically Canadian, including ice hockey, skiing, fishing, and escaping Vancouver's rainy weather inside some of its great restaurants.
Ryan Hsi, MD (2015) Ryan Hsi, MD (2015)
University of Washington

Ryan Hsi, MD, graduated from Stanford University and attended the Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is a urology resident at the University of Washington, Seattle and has an interest in endourology and laparoscopy. His team was awarded Best Poster at the 2011 AUA Annual Meeting and Best Paper at the 2012 EUS Annual Meeting for research in ultrasonic propulsion of kidney stones. Ryan was awarded Best Poster at the International Kidney Stone Institute Stone Meeting for research in ureteroscopy and fluoroscopy. With his innate buzzing skills, he aspires to join in on the conquest of the other AUA sections.
Brian Hu, MD (2013) Brian Hu, MD (2013)
University of California at Davis

Brian Hu, MD, is a currently a chief resident at UC Davis. He will be going on to an oncology fellowship at University of Southern California later this year. He is married with a one-year-old son. He enjoys the California outdoors with activities like running, hiking and cycling. Brian participated in the Residents Bowl last year and is seeking redemption after a heart-breaking loss that still haunts him to this day.
Amy Schlaifer, MD (2014) Amy Schlaifer, MD (2014)
Loma Linda University

Amy Schlaifer, MD, was born and raised in the southwest and has a fierce loyalty to the Western Section. Now that the AUA's Annual Meeting is being held in San Diego, she is looking forward to bringing victory to the home turf. Her hobbies are reading Campbell's, buzzer activation speed drills, answering in the form of a question, and watching tape from the 2012 Residents Bowl.
Alex Wu, MD (2014) Alex Wu, MD (2014)
University of California, San Francisco

Alex Wu, MD, grew up in Davis, California where, as a young lad, he enjoyed bike riding and tennis. Alex then went on to study electrical engineering and computer science at UC Berkeley, where he realized he would feel more at home with a career outside his major of study. He eventually found himself at UC San Francisco for medical school, and happily stayed at UCSF to continue residency in Urology. He recently became the father of a now 12 month old girl, and her first words were "win res bowl." At least that's what it sounded like to him.

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