Welcome to Chesapeake Urology

The Mid-Atlantic Region’s Premier Urology Practice.
Experience. Personalized Care. Leading-Edge Urologic Treatments. When It Matters Most.

Our Leadership Team

 

Steve Bass, Chief Executive Officer

Chesapeake Urology and United Urology Group

Mr. Bass is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of United Urology Group and Chesapeake Urology Associates.  United Urology Group is the management services organization formed when Chesapeake Urology was sold to Audax Private Equity in August 2016. Prior to being named CEO in 2018, Mr. Bass was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Secretary and Treasurer of Chesapeake Urology.  He served United Urology Group in those same capacities and was responsible for all merger and acquisition activities, strategic business development, corporate administration, real estate, accounting and finance, and information technology.

Brad D. Lerner, M.D., F.A.C.S., C.A.S.C., President

Chesapeake Urology

Dr. Lerner became President of Chesapeake Urology Associates, LLC in August 2016. He also serves as the organization’s Medical Director of its Summit Ambulatory Surgical Centers. Previously, he was the Co-Director of Reproductive Medicine, Microsurgery and Sexuality and Director of the Peer Review and Quality Assurance/Quality Performance Committees.

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Michael T. Azzaro, Chief Operating Officer

Chesapeake Urology

Mr. Azzaro joined Chesapeake Urology Associates in August 2008 as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.  In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Azzaro is responsible for leading, administering, and managing the overall clinical and administrative operations of Chesapeake Urology, including planning, directing, and monitoring programs and fiscal operations to ensure efficient and effective service delivery to the Company’s patients at all times.  In addition, he is responsible for maintaining and improving service systems and practices to achieve the company’s mission and operational and financial objectives.

Barbara O’Brien, Vice President, Human Resources

Chesapeake Urology and United Urology Group


As Vice President of Human Resources, Barbara O’Brien focuses on talent management, 
training, compensation, and operational policies for Chesapeake Urology and United Urology Group. She has more than 30 years of human resources leadership experience and has led Chesapeake Urology’s human resources team since 2008. 

 

Jonathan N. Rubenstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., Compliance Officer and Medical Director of Coding & Reimbursement

Chesapeake Urology

Dr. Rubenstein is Chesapeake Urology’s chief compliance officer and the medical director of coding and reimbursement. In addition to his urology practice, he serves on the American Urological Association’s Coding and Reimbursement Committee (CRC) and is a member of the AUA’s Regulatory Affairs Committee, Telemedicine Committee, and the Electronic Health Records (HER) Workgroup.

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Patricia L. Schnably, Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Chesapeake Urology and United Urology Group

Patricia Schnably has served as Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Chesapeake Urology since 2008 and currently serves as the marketing lead for both Chesapeake Urology and United Urology Group. Patricia’s focus is on the creation of the organization’s overall marketing strategy which includes the development of all company communications, online marketing, advertising, corporate communications, media relations, and strategic planning.

 

Geoffrey N. Sklar, M.D., F.A.C.S., Chief Medical Officer

Chesapeake Urology and United Urology Group

Dr. Sklar has been Chief Medical Officer for Chesapeake Urology since 2009. He also serves in this role for United Urology Group.  He is a member of the group’s Executive Clinical Team and chairs Chesapeake Urology’s Grand Rounds, the Morbidity and Mortality Committee, and the Multidisciplinary Tumor Board Committee. He also serves as a liaison for the company on medical matters with outside organizations including hospitals and medical insurance groups. His other duties include physician oversight, quality assurance, and risk management.

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Ronald F. Tutrone, M.D., F.A.C.S., Medical Director, Chesapeake Urology Research Associates

Dr. Tutrone serves as the Medical Director of Chesapeake Urology Research Associates (CURA), the research arm of Chesapeake Urology. He has been the principal investigator in more than 200 clinical research trials and also serves as the Chairman of the William E. Kalhert Endowment for Urological Research. Dr. Tutrone’s clinical interests include treatment of urologic malignancies including kidney, bladder, and prostate; laparoscopic treatment of renal and adrenal tumors; kidney stone treatment; urinary incontinence in men and women; and prostate disorders.

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