Urology Care Foundation Names Dr. Sanford Siegel to Board

Published On: 05/10/2016

The Urology Care Foundation, the official foundation of the American Urological Association (AUA), announced that Sanford J. Siegel, MD, FACS, will join the Urology Care Foundation Board of Directors (BOD), effective July 1, 2016.

The Urology Care Foundation, the world's leading nonprofit urological health foundation, strives to improve patients' lives and advance urologic research and education through its work with patients, caregivers, family providers, researchers, other health care professionals and the general public. The Foundation's new board members were approved by the AUA at the most recent board meeting on May 5, 2016. The board's new governance structure includes two public directors, four AUA member urologists, the AUA's treasurer and a chair. Foundation BOD member, Martin Dineen, MD, FACS, who has been a member of the BOD since its inception, has completed his term and will be stepping down.

"This accomplished group of urologists reflects the AUA and Urology Care Foundation's continued commitment to advancing urologic research and education to improve patients' lives," said Dr. Richard A. Memo, Urology Care Foundation chair. "Their experience and proven leadership, coupled with the significant contributions from Dr. Dineen, will further serve the Foundation in educating patients and funding answers."

About Sanford J. Siegel, MD

Dr. Siegel has been in private practice in the Baltimore, MD area for more than 30 years. He currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Chesapeake Urology, one of the country's most prominent urology practices, and largest in the Mid-Atlantic region.

He is a recognized leader in the Baltimore and Maryland communities and has been honored by the State of Maryland with a Governor's Citation, two Maryland General Assembly Citations and by the City of Baltimore for his outstanding commitment to improving the health of minorities, his dedication to the betterment of the community and for his outstanding leadership and significant contributions in the field of medicine. The Baltimore Sun Media Group also awarded Dr. Siegel with its Top Leadership award in 2015.

In 2006, Dr. Siegel initiated the Chesapeake Urology Associates Scholarship Fund, in conjunction with the Central Scholarship Bureau. He also established the Chesapeake Urology Associates/Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar program to fund prostate cancer research. In 2007, he led the formation of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge® (ZPCC), now in 36 cities, to raise funds for prostate cancer research and awareness and to provide prostate cancer screenings to those in need.  Dr. Siegel is a founding member of the Large Urology Group Practice Association, which was formed in 2008. He served as a member of their board of directors and chair of both the Government Affairs and Advocacy committees from 2008 through October 2014. Dr. Siegel also served on the board of directors for ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer and currently is a board member of the Park Heights Community Health Alliance. 

About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 21,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy.

About the Urology Care Foundation: The Urology Care Foundation is committed to advancing urology research and education. We work with researchers, health care professionals, patients, and caregivers to improve patients lives. The Urology Care Foundation is the official foundation of the American Urological Association.