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Charles and Margaret Lescrenier Lectureship


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Previous Lectures


March 14, 2017

Kevin T. McVary, MD, FACS
Chairman and Professor of Urology
Division of Urology
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, Illinois

Room 1220 – Medical Foundation Centennial Building (MFCB)
1685 Highland Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin

Lecture Title
“Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes and LUTS/BPH: Treadmill instead of TURP?”

Dr. Kevin T. McVary specializes in male urology problems including prostate cancer and prostatic disorders as well as BPH (enlarged prostate), and the evaluation and treatment of sexual function and erectile dysfunction. He graduated with distinction from Northwestern University and went on to receive both his medical degree and urology residency training from Northwestern Medical School. This included a one-year urology research fellowship investigating neural influences on sexual reflexes. In addition, he was granted a Riba Urology Research Fellowship.

Prior to joining SIU, Dr. McVary was on the staff of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, most recently serving as Director of the Center for Sexual Health at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, conducting the Prostate Diseases Minimally Invasive Program and directing the Andrology Fellowship Program.

An experienced investigator in prostatic disorders, andrology and erectile dysfunction, Dr. McVary is currently and has recently been principle investigator for more than 115 clinical trials including ones through the National Institute of Health. His research has generated more than 300 publications, including refereed journal articles, books, book chapters and abstracts. He currently serves at the Associate Editor of the Journal of Urology.

Dr. McVary is a member of several professional societies including the American Urological Association, American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Chairman of the International Consultation on Urologic Disease and the American Society of Andrology.


March 1, 2016

J. Christian Winters, MD, FACS
H. Eustis Reilly Professor of Urology
Chairman, Department of Urology
Urology Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

Room 1220 – Medical Foundation Centennial Building (MFCB)
1685 Highland Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin

Lecture Title
“Vaginal Mesh for SUI and POP: A Medical Odyssey”

A native of New Orleans, Dr. Winters earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. He completed his urology residency in the combined LSU/Ochsner program. He then completed a fellowship in female urology and voiding dysfunction at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio in 1995. He returned to LSU in 1998. He was appointed Program Director of the Ochsner/LSU Urology Residency Program in 2005, and was recognized by the AUA as Teacher of the Year in 2009 for these efforts. In 2015, he was recognized by the Society of Women in Urology with the Cristina Manthos Award for mentorship of women in urology.

Dr. Winters is currently the H. Eustis Reilly Professor of Urology and Gynecology and Chairman of the Department of Urology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He holds a dual role as Vice Chancellor of Clinical Affairs and Interim CEO of the LSU Health Sciences Center Healthcare Network. He is Board Certified in Urology, and was appointed as a Trustee to the American Board of Urology (ABU) in 2011. He now serves as President–Elect of the American Board of Urology (ABU).

He has served as President of the Society of Urodynamics and Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU), the Louisiana State Urologic Society, and as a Councilor of the Society of University Urologists. He was director of the SUFU Fellowship Committee, and organized the combined ABU/ABOG match process for Female Pelvic Medicine Fellowships. In addition, he served as a member of the joint ABU / AUA Examination Committee. He was a member of the American Urologic Association Stress Urinary Incontinence Guidelines Panel, the AUA-ABOG Stress Urinary Incontinence Outcomes Measures Panel and Chair of the AUA Urodynamics Guidelines. He served on the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee as well as the Practice Management Committee of the AUA. Currently, He serves on the FPMRS subcommittee of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). Through these roles, he has frequently consulted in the area of voiding dysfunction and female urology.

Dr. Winters served as Associate Editor of Neurourology and Urodynamics and is on the editorial board of the Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society. He reviews for nearly every major journal in the subspecialty of voiding dysfunction and has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and text chapters.


March 24, 2015

Peter N. Schlegel, MD, FACS
James J. Colt Professor and Chairman of Urology
Professor of Reproductive Medicine
Brady Urologic Health Center and The Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY

Room 1220 – Medical Foundation Centennial Building (MFCB)
1685 Highland Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin

Lecture Title
“Contemporary Infertility: Varicocele & Management of Testicular Failure”

Peter N. Schlegel, MD, FACS is the James J. Colt Professor and Chairman of Urology; Professor of Reproductive Medicine at The Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Staff Scientist at The Population Council, Center for Biomedical Research; Visiting Associate Physician at The Rockefeller University Hospital; and Urologist-in-Chief at The New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Schlegel is an internationally acclaimed expert in the treatment of male infertility, especially the interface of male factor treatment with assisted reproductive techniques. His work has also clarified the importance of genetic studies in the evaluation of men with infertility. In over 228 published or submitted original manuscripts, as well as numerous book chapters and invited articles, Dr. Schlegel has described the characteristics of men who are candidates for sperm retrieval, and has designed and described novel techniques for the successful achievement of pregnancy after sperm retrieval. He has also published extensively on microsurgical treatment of infertile men as well as on genetic aspects of infertility.

Dr. Schlegel is a former co-editor of the Journal of Andrology and currently or has previously served on editorial boards of the AUA Update Series, BJU-International, Fertility & Sterility, Journal of Urology, Techniques in Urology, Journal of Andrology, and FertiliText. Dr. Schlegel serves or has served in leadership roles on several national infertility organizations including the American Society of Andrology, the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology, the Society for Reproductive Surgery, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and the Society for Study of Male Reproduction of the AUA. Dr. Schlegel is currently a Trustee of the American Board of Urology.


February 27, 2014

Badrinath R. Konety, MD, MBA
Professor and Chair
Department of Urology
Dougherty Family Chair in Uro-Oncology
The University of Minnesota

Room 1220 – Medical Foundation Centennial Building (MFCB)

Lecture Title
“Is Bladder Cancer Care Stuck in the Mud?”

Badrinath R. Konety, MD, MBA, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology and holds the Dougherty Family Chair in Uro-Oncology as well as being the Director of the Institute for Prostate and Urologic Cancers and Associate Director for Clinical Affairs of the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota.

Badrinath Konety, MD completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh. Following his residency training, Dr. Konety was an AFUD Research Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Urology and Cancer Institute, concurrently studying business and receiving a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business. Dr. Konety completed his medical education at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as Chief Clinical Fellow. He was on faculty at the University of Iowa and the University of California San Francisco before accepting his current position as Chair, Department of Urology at the University of Minnesota.

He has authored or co-authored over 120 original publications and numerous book chapters and been principal or co-investigator on grants funded through the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, American Geriatrics Society and Center for Disease Control. He received the Jahnigen Career Development Scholar Award, and is an active member of numerous professional medical societies including the American Urological Association, the American College of Surgeons, Societe Internationale D’Urologie and the International College of Surgeons. He is currently the Adjunct General Secretary of the SIU and Associate Editor of the Journal of Urology.


Thursday, March 7

Herbert Lepor, MD
Martin Spatz Chairman and Professor
Department of Urology
NYU School of Medicine


Dr. Lepor’s primary clinical and basic research interests are related to the prostate. His clinical practice is currently limited exclusively to surgical management of prostate cancer.

Dr. Lepor has served on the editorial boards for four major urological journals and has authored over 191 peer-reviewed articles, 50 book chapters, and 12 books related to prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and the pharmacology of the prostate. He is the co-founder and editor of Reviews in Urology. Some of Dr. Lepor’s landmark scientific contributions have focused on the identification of the autonomic intervention regulating male sexual function, development of the nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy, improving outcomes following radical retropubic prostatectomy, characterization of the prostate alpha1 adrenoceptor, and the medical and surgical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Dr. Lepor is a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the Clinical Society of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the American Surgical Association, and the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.

Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), Room 1335

Lecture Title
“Is Minimally Invasive Ablative Therapy of Prostate Cancer Ready for Prime Time?”


Thursday, March 15

Robert R. Bahnson, MD, FACS
Professor and Chairman
Department of Urology
The Ohio State University


Dr. Bahnson is the recipient of an American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Career Development Award, an AFUD Research Scholarship, and a Clinical Investigator Award from NIH/NCI to support his research. He served on the Board of Directors of the Northeastern Section and the North Central Section of the AUA. He is a past president of The Ohio Urologic Society and The Society of University Urologists. He has served on the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Urology and currently chairs the Urology Advisory Council for the American College of Surgeons.

Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), Room 1325

Lecture Title
Multicenter Phase III REDECT trial with 124I-girentuximab-PET/CT for the pre-surgical detection of clear cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (ccRCC)


Thursday, February 24

Hunter Wessells, MD, FACS
Professor and Chair, Department of Urology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Chief of Urology, Harborview Medical Center

Dr. Wessells is a surgeon, researcher and expert on urogenital trauma and erectile dysfunction. His clinical interests cover a wide area of subjects in urology, ranging from acute injury management to sexual complications of diabetes.

Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), Room 1309

Lecture Topic
Urologic Trauma and Reconstruction Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System