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The Great Debate

AUA The Great Debate

Vinaya Vasudevan, MD, Wins The Great Debate

Northwell Health resident Vinaya Vasudevan, MD, represented the New York Section during her win at The Great Debate. Dr. Vasudevan's debate topic focused on endourology, where she was assigned to persuade the judges that active surveillance was an appropriate treatment option for an outlined case. This was the second year the debate was held during the Plenary.


Formerly known as the Chief Resident Debate, The Great Debate is designed to encourage a spirit of camaraderie and showcase the art of persuasion. Selected chief residents from each AUA Section will participate in a series of eight 10-minute debates on designated topics from different fields of interest submitted by recognized experts.

Witness influential and skilled rhetoric in action, and cheer your Section representative on!

Saturday, May 4
2 – 4 p.m.

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Meet the 2019 Debaters

Mid-Atlantic

Kevin Brown, MD

Kevin Brown, MD
Charleston Area Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2019

Kevin Brown was born in Orem, Utah. He attended Utah Valley University where he studied Biology. Kevin attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania and is currently Chief Resident at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia. He plans to enter practice at St. Peter's Health in Helena, Montana upon completion of his residency. Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, as well as water sports, hiking, and skiing. He is also a passionate Utah Jazz fan.


Mihir Shah, MD

Mihir Shah, MD
Thomas Jefferson University
Graduation Date: June 2019

Mihir Shah studied Biomedical Engineering as an undergraduate at Rutgers University. He went on to attend medical school at Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. For the past 6 years Mihir has has been living in Philadelphia while completing his urology residency at Thomas Jefferson University. Next year, he will be pursuing a Fellowship in Advanced Robotics and Laparoscopy at the USC Institute of Urology. Outside of medicine, Mihir enjoys spending time with his wife and their dog, Franklin. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing golf, soccer, basketball and tennis.

New England

Tyler McClintock, MD

Tyler McClintock, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Graduation Date: June 2019

Tyler R McClintock, MD, MS is a resident physician in urology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His research there focuses on value-based care redesign. In particular, he focuses on the influences of surgical service pricing and on mechanisms for improving accuracy of cost accounting within surgical episodes of care. He will be enrolling in the MBA program at Harvard Business School following completion of his surgical residency.


Danielle Velez, MD

Danielle Velez, MD
Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital
Graduation Date: June 2020

Danielle Velez graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering, and a Minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. She worked as a management consultant for two years prior to starting medical school at Robert Wood Johnson/Rutgers Medical School. After graduating in 2015, she began her Urology residency at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital. She is currently applying for a fellowship in Men's Health/Male Infertility.

New York

Vinaya Vasudevan, MD

Vinaya Vasudevan, MD
Northwell Health

Vinaya grew up in Indianapolis, IN. She earned her college degree in Mathematics from Loyola University of Chicago where she was also fortunate enough to stay for medical school. She is now a loud-and-proud New-Yorker and a PGY-5 at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. This July, she will be starting her pediatric urology fellowship at Texas Children's Medical Center.


Jared S. Winoker, MD

Jared S. Winoker, MD
Ichan School of Medicine and Mount Sinai
Graduation Date: June 2019

Jared is currently a chief resident in urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. A native of the New York metropolitan area, he completed his undergraduate education at Cornell University and his medical training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Following graduation, he will be pursuing a fellowship in endourology and minimally invasive urological surgery at the Brady Institute of Urology at Johns Hopkins. In addition to playing music and NYT crosswords, Jared is an avid fan of the less fortunate NY sports teams.

North Central

Kyle Scarberry, MD

Kyle Scarberry, MD
Case Western Reserve University
Graduation Date: June 2019

Kyle Scarberry is a current chief resident at Case Western Reserve University, where he also attended medical school. Following graduation in June, Kyle will continue his training as the male genitourinary reconstructive surgery fellow at Wake Forest Baptist Health. After he completes training, he will continue an academic career at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center with interests in cancer survivorship, male reconstruction, men's health, and congenitalism. Outside of urology, he is a fierce competitor on a national LGBT dodgeball team.


David Yuzhi Yang, MD

David Yuzhi Yang, MD
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Graduation Date: June 2020

David Yang is a Uro3 resident at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. He completed his medical school degree at Indiana University and has a Bachelor's of Science in Biological Sciences from Notre Dame. He plans to pursue a Men's Health/Andrology fellowship following graduation.

Northeastern

Ilija Aleksic, MD

Ilija Aleksic, MD
Albany Medical Center
Graduation Date: July 2019

Originally born in Serbia, IIija Aleksic immigrated to Syracuse, NY where he graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor's of Science and from Upstate Medical School. He is currently a chief resident at Albany Medical Center.


Harmenjit Brar, MD

Harmenjit Brar, MD
University of Manitoba
Graduation Date: June 2020

Harmenjit Brar is from central Canada. His hometown is Winnipeg where they have one of the best summer seasons, but equally the worst winters. Harmenjit's past time hobbies include the gym (before residency started) and watching his favorite sports—football and hockey (Go Jets!). He is interested in pursuing a career in Endourology.

South Central

Joseph J. Crivelli, MD

Joseph J. Crivelli, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2020

Born and raised in the New York metropolitan area, Joe completed his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University in 2011 and medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College in 2015. He is currently a fourth-year resident at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and is pursuing an endourology fellowship. His academic interests include stone disease, male lower urinary tract symptoms, and genitourinary infectious disease. Joe is honored to participate in this year's AUA Great Debate.


Nathan Locke, MD

Nathan Locke, MD
University of Kansas
Graduation Date: June 2019

Nathan was born in rural Kansas and is a proud Jayhawk, completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas. He then went on to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School before returning to KU, where he is currently completing his final year of Urologic residency. Interests outside of medicine include travel, exercise, cooking, bar trivia, and outdoor activities.

Southeastern

Thomas Dukovac, MD

Thomas Dukovac, MD
Louisiana State University/Ochsner Health System
Graduation Date: June 2020

Thomas Edward Dukovac was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. While in high school he relocated to the Nashville area with his family, where he remained until starting medical school at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, TN. On completion of medical school, he moved to New Orleans to start his residency in urological surgery at the Ochsner Clinic, where he is currently in his fourth year.


Marilyn E. Hopkins, MD

Marilyn E. Hopkins, MD
University of Kentucky
Graduation Date: June 2019

Marilyn is originally from Southern Mississippi, obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from Mississippi College, and graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. She is currently a fifth year urology resident at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Marilyn is married to Dex Hopkins, and they enjoy exercise, being outdoors, and spending time with their dogs. After residency, Marilyn will begin a one-year fellowship in reconstruction in Fort Worth, TX and then join a urology group in Tupelo, Mississippi immediately thereafter.

Western

Devin Patel, MD

Devin Patel, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Graduation Date: June 2019

Devin Patel grew up in Philadelphia, PA. Since moving to Los Angeles to start his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, he has fallen in love with Southern California. Next year, he will be starting a two-year oncology fellowship at the University of California San Diego.


Bogdana Schmidt, MD

Bogdana Schmidt, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Graduation Date: June 2019

Bogdana is currently a chief resident at University of California – San Francisco. She was born in Ukraine and completed her undergraduate and MPH studies at UCLA before moving up to San Francisco for medical school and residency. She will be starting her fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Stanford University in August 2019. Outside of the operating room she enjoys hiking, diving, and traveling with her family. She is excitedly expecting her second son this summer.