United Urology Group
United Urology Group, formed in August 2016, is a management services organization that has created a national network of urology affiliates which provide the highest quality, most fully-integrated urology care available to patients.
The organization’s member groups of urology practices today include:
- Chesapeake Urology, with 25 medical offices located throughout Maryland and Delaware, including the practices formerly branded Central Maryland Urology Associates, CHZ Urology Associates, Urological Consultants, P.A., and Peninsula Urology Associates.
- Tennessee Urology, based in Knoxville, TN with 11medical offices.
- The Colorado-based practices comprised of Advanced Urology, Alpine Urology, and Foothills Urology and their nine medical offices, which will be consolidated under the Colorado Urology brand in April 2019.
Today, United Urology Group members’ collective staff number 1,087 employees, including 120 physicians.
The vision of United Urology is to support the creation of a national network of urology affiliates, through acquisition and organic growth, which will enable urologists to better meet the needs of their patients by leveraging the financial and operational strengths of United Urology.
Our Leadership Team
Sanford J. Siegel, M.D., F.A.C.S., Chairman
Sanford J. Siegel, M.D. is the Chairman of United Urology Group. He previously was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Group. United Urology Group is a management services organization formed in August 2016 to focus on expanding the Chesapeake Urology Associates model as an independent medical practice to urology groups across the nation. Dr. Siegel founded Chesapeake Urology Associates in 1999 and was elected President and Chief Executive Officer in 2006 when Baltimore’s three largest urology practices merged. In that role, he built the company into one of the country’s most prominent urology practices, and the largest in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Steve Bass, Chief Executive Officer
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.
Raleigh Heard, President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Heard joined United Urology Group UUG) in September 2018 as President and Chief Operating Officer. He is a results-oriented executive, with 15-plus years of progressive management experience in healthcare. In his current role, Mr. Heard will work closely with the UUG member practices’ leadership teams to support the organization’s strategic growth and development. Prior to joining UUG, he served as Senior Vice President of the Radiology Service Line of Envision Physician Services, a division of Envision Healthcare, where he was responsible for growing and managing operations of the largest hospital-based radiology group practice in the country.
Barbara O’Brien, Vice President, Human Resources
As Vice President of Human Resources, Barbara O’Brien focuses on talent management, training, compensation, and operational policies for United Urology Group and its member practices. She has more than 30 years of human resources leadership experience and joined Chesapeake Urology as head of the human resources in 2008.
Patricia L. Schnably, Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Patricia Schnably has served as Vice President of Marketing & Communications since joining member group Chesapeake Urology in 2008. She serves as the marketing head for United Urology Group and its member practices. With more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience, Ms. Schnably’s focus is on the creation of the organization’s overall marketing strategy which includes strategic planning, corporate and marketing communications, digital marketing and social media, advertising, corporate communications, and media relations.
Geoffrey N. Sklar, M.D., F.A.C.S., Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Sklar is the Chief Medical Officer for United Urology Group and its member practices. He is a member of the Chesapeake Urology’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.
Jennifer Taylor, Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management
Jennifer Taylor serves as the Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management for United Urology Group and its member practices. Ms. Taylor served in operations and revenue cycle management roles for a number of healthcare organizations prior to joining the Chesapeake Urology group in 2017, and is highly skilled in full revenue cycle management, physician relations, operational and strategic healthcare management.