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Resident Essay Competition

The Residents Committee pre-selects six resident finalists for the Resident Essay Competition. The Residents Committee determines the final placement (first, second, third, etc.) based upon the scientific merit of the abstract as well as the residents’ podium presentations. All competition finalists have received a cash award, the amount based upon placement.

2018

1st Place

Nabeel Shakir , UT Southwestern
Refined Nonogram Incorporating Standing Cough Test Improves Prediction of Male Transobturator Sling Success

2018

2nd Place

Christopher Kosarek , The University of Texas Medical Branch
Radical Cystectomy Provides Improved Survival Outcomes and Decreased Costs Compared with Trimodal Therapy for Patients Diagnosed with Localized Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

2018

3rd Place

Timothy Clinton , UT Southwestern
Does Robotic Cystectomy Compromise Oncologic Outcomes

2018

4th Place

Joshua Engelsgjerd , University of Nebraska
Downgrading of Prostate Cancer Gleason Score From MRI-US Fusion Biopsy to Radical Prostatectomy

2018

5th Place

Johar Syed , St. Louis University
Lymph Node Density is a Better Predictor of Overall Survivial in Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma Results of the National Cancer Database Analysis

2018

6th Place

Allison May , St. Louis University
National Trends in the Utilization of Androgen Deprivation Therapy as Primary Treatment for Localized Prostate Cancer

2017

1st Place

Timothy Clinton , UT Southwestern
IMPACT OF INSURANCE STATUS ON TESTICULAR CANCER SURVIVAL-IMPLICATIONS OF ECONOMIC DISPARITIES IN THE UNITED STATES

2017

2nd Place

Ali Tourchi , University of Arkansas
THE ROLE OF TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR (TGF?) IN ERECTILE TISSUE ALTERATIONS FOLLOWING COMPLETE DETACHMENT OF URETHRA FROM CORPUS CAVERNOSA

2017

3rd Place

Nirmish Singla , UT Southwestern
PREOPERATIVE PREDICTORS OF NON-ORGAN-CONFINED DISEASE IN UPPER TRACT UROTHELIAL CARCINOMA DIFFER BETWEEN CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES

2017

4th Place

Ahmad El-Arabi , University of Kansas Medical Center
ANTICIPATED POST-OPERATIVE RADIOGRAPHIC CHANGES OF HEMOSTATIC AGENTS IN PARTIAL NEPHRECTOMY

2017

5th Place

Tyler Haden , University of Missouri
DOES THE TREATMENT APPROACH FOR SMALL RENAL MASSES AFFECT SURVIVAL IN PATIENTS THAT ARE 70 AND OLDER? A DATABASE ANALYSIS

2017

6th Place

Bristol Whiles , University of Kansas Medical Center
OBSTRUCTING CALCULI & SEPSIS: DOES STONE SIZE MATTER?

2016

1st Place

Nirmish Singla , UT Southwestern
Management of Urinary Incontinence Following Sub-Urethral Sling Removal

2016

2nd Place

Joshua Belle , University of Nebraska
Increased use of Alvimopan is Associated with Decreased Postoperative Ileus in Radical Cystectomy Patients

2016

3rd Place

Jordan Brady , University of New Mexico
Is Prostate cancer Higher Risk at Prostatecomy in the Era of the US Preventative Services Task Force Recommendation Against Prostate-Specific-Antigen Screening

2016

4th Place

Marshall David Shaw , University of Oklahoma
Predictors of Metastasis at Time of Diagnosis and Overall Survival in Metastatic Testicular Cancer

2015

1st Place

Michael Shy, MD, PhD , Baylor College of Medicine
Higher Neural Correlates at Initiation of Voiding in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis with Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction via Concurrent Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (FMRI) and Urodynamic Studies

2015

2nd Place

Matthew Meissner, MD , University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Inflammatory Markers Predict Adverse Pathological Features and Survival in Patients with Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma

2015

3rd Place

Cooper Benson, MD , University of Texas — Houston
Selective Administration of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy to Patients with High-Risk Bladder Cancer: Impact on Pathologic Lymph Node Status

2015

4th Place

Stephen Overholser, MD , University of Texas — San Antonio
Medicaid Acceptance in Urology: A National Patient Perspective Survey of Urologists

2015

5th Place

Matthew Kasprenski, MD , San Antonio Military Medical Center
Epidemiology of Genitourinary Trauma in Service Members with Colorectal Injury Wounded During Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

2015

6th Place

Zachary Panfili, MD , Kansas University Medical Center
Biopsy Patterns of Patients with HGPIN or ASAP in the Era of Active Surveillance

2014

1st Place

Kyle O. Rove, MD , University of Colorado
CLEAN-INTERMITTENT CATHETERIZATION AS AN INITIAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGY PROVIDES FOR ADEQUATE PRESERVATION OF RENAL FUNCTION IN PATIENTS WITH PERSISTENT CLOACA

2014

2nd Place

Danny Huynh, MD , University of Missouri – Columbia
SURVIVAL OUTCOME IN MEN RECEIVING RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY AFTER RADIATION FOR ADENOCARCINOMA OF THE PROSTATE

2014

3rd Place

Daniel Ballow, MD , UTMB
DOES INSTRUCTION MODIFIED TO VARK QUESTIONNAIRE LEARNING STYLE AFFECT PSYCHOMOTOR TRAINING IN DA VINCI SI ROBOTIC TRAINEES?

2014

4th Place

David Flores, MD , University of Kansas
FOLLOW-UP SURGICAL INTERVENTIONS IN PATIENTS WITH URINARY DIVERSION: A COMPARISON BETWEEN ORTHOTOPIC NEOBLADDERS AND ILEAL CONDUITS

2014

5th Place

Mark Jackson, MD , UAMS
PREVALENCE OF PENILE CANCER IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS

2014

6th Place

Sudhir Isharwal, MD , UNMC
INCREASING FRAILTY AS MEASURED BY RISK ANALYSIS INDEX PREDICTS POSTOPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS AND MORTALITY IN UROLOGY PATIENTS

2013

1st Place

Christopher Powell, MD , University of Kansas Medical Center
OUTCOMES OF ARTIFICIAL URINARY SPHINCTER PLACEMENT IN HIGH-RISK PATIENTS AS COMPARED TO AVERAGE RISK PATIENTS. A MULTI-INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW.

2013

2nd Place

Daniel Ramirez, MD , UT Southwestern
LAPAROSCOPIC RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION OF SMALL RENAL TUMORS: LONG-TERM ONCOLOGIC OUTCOMES

2013

3rd Place

Aditya Bagrodia, MD , UTUC, UT Southwestern
MULTI-INSTITUTIONAL EVALUATION OF THE PROGNOSTIC SIGNIFICANCE OF ALTERED MAMMALIAN TARGET OF RAPAMYCIN PATHWAY BIOMARKERS IN UPPER TRACT UROTHELIAL CARCINOMA

2013

4th Place

James Tan, MD , Baylor College of Medicine
HIGH ENERGY PENETRATING TRAUMA: CONTEMPORARY MANAGEMENT AND OUTCOMES OF RENAL GUNSHOT WOUNDS

2013

5th Place

Daniel Olvera-Posada, MD , INNSZ
EMPHYSEMATOUS PYELONEPHRITIS: MULTICENTER CLINICAL AND THERAPEUTIC EXPERIENCE IN MEXICO

2013

6th Place

Brandon Manley, MD , Washington University in St. Louis
SURVIVAL OF PATIENTS UNDERGOING CYTOREDUCTIVE NEHPRECTOMY COMPARED TO THOSE TREATED WITH TARGETED THERAPY AFTER STRATIFICATION OF RISK AND COMORBIDITIES

2012

1st Place

Samit Soni, MD , Baylor College of Medicine, Scott Department of Urology
NITRIC OXIDE-RELEASING POLYMERIC MICROSPHERES AS A THERAPY FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

2012

2nd Place

Katie Murray, DO , University of Vanderbilt
AN ANALYSIS OF THROMBOEMBOLIC EVENTS AFTER RADICAL CYSTECTOMY AND CHEMOPROPHYLAXIS RECOMMENDATIONS

2012

3rd Place

Michael Belsante, MD , UT Southwestern Medical Center
LYMPHOVASCULAR INVASION IS AN INDEPENDENT PREDICTOR OF CANCER RECURRENCE IN ORGAN CONFINED, BUT NOT IN LOCALLY ADVANCED CLEAR CELL RENAL CELL CARCINOMA

2012

4th Place

Christopher Powell, MD , University of Kansas Medical Center, University of Utah
A COMPARISON OF TRANSCORPORAL VERSUS 3.5CM CUFF SIZE ARTIFICIAL URINARY SPHINCTER PLACEMENT

2012

5th Place

Aditya Bagrodia, MD , UT Southwestern
PREDICTION OF PERIOPERATIVE OUTCOMES FOLLOWING MINIMALLY INVASIVE PARTIAL NEPHRECTOMY: ROLE OF THE R.E.N.A.L NEPHROMETRY SCORE

2012

6th Place

Jessica Lubahn, MD , UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
A NOVEL RISK STRATIFICATION SYSTEM FOR CHEMOTHERAPY FAILURE INTESTICULAR GERM CELL TUMOR (T-GCT)

2011

1st Place

Kyle O. Rove , University of Colorado, Division of Urology
ADMINISTRATION OF NOVEL SUPEROXIDE MIMETIC IN ANIMAL MODEL REDUCES WEIGHT LOSS AND ELIMINATES SKIN CHANGES FROM PELVIC RADIATION

2011

2nd Place

Bradley Wilson , University of Kansas
INCIDENCE OF PROSTATIC ADENOCARCINOMA IN RADICAL CYSTOPROSTATECTOMY SPECIMENS WITH A HISTORY OF RADIOTHERAPY

2011

3rd Place

Andrew Windsperger , University of Kansas
CONTEMPORARY EXPERIENCE OF INTERLEUKIN-2 TREATMENT IN ADVANCED RENAL CELL CARCINOMA

2011

4th Place

Humberto Villarreal , University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
PROGNOSTIC FACTORS IN PRIMARY NON-MUSCLE-INVASIVE UROTHELIAL CARCINOMA TREATED WITH INTRAVESICAL BCG

2011

5th Place

Necia Pope , SAUSHEC
CHARACTERIZATION OF URETER, BLADDER, AND BOWEL TISSUE INJURY AFTER COMPRESSION WITH ROBOTIC INSTRUMENTS

2011

6th Place

Massimiliano Spaliviero , OUHSC Department of Urology
SUCCESS OF A PRE-TRANSPLANT THROMBOPHILIA EVALUATION AND POST-TRANSPLANT TREATMENT REGIMEN IN PEDIATRIC KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION

2010

1st Place

John Weedin, MD , Baylor College of Medicine
The Significance of Cytoge-netic Abnormalities Y-Chromosome Microdealtions in Male Infertility

2010

2nd Place

Kelly Casperson, MD , University of Denver
Prostate Cancer Gene 3 (PCA3) Variations in Relation to Prostate Cancer Status in Use of 5-Alpha-reductase Inhibitors in a Clinic Population

2010

3rd Place

Heidi Penn, MD , University of Kansas
Preliminary Report on Micro-Vascular Invasion to Predict the Clinical Response of Tyro-sine Kinase Inhibitors in Meta-static Renal Cell Carcinoma

2010

4th Place

Katherine Rinard, MD , Texas Tech
Pedf Enhances Docetaxel Cy-Totoxicity in Prostate Cancer Cells

2010

5th Place

Matthew Thom, MD , Washington University
Submucosal Injection of Tri-Amcinolone for Hunner’s Ulcer Type Interstitial Cysstitis

2010

6th Place

John Davis, MD , University of Oklahoma
What is the Cost of Low Grade Hydronephrosis?

2009

1st Place

Steven Hudak, MD , San Antonio Uniformed Service, TX

2009

2nd Place

Dharam Kaushik, MBBS , University of Nebraska

2009

3rd Place

Anthony Chavez, MD , Scott & White Memorial Hospital

2009

4th Place

Eugene Lee, MD , University of Kansas

2009

5th Place

Lance Wiebusch, MD , Nebraska Medical Center

2009

6th Place

Matthew Thom, MD , Washington University, St. Louis

2008

1st Place

Paul Womble, MD , Kansas City, MO

2008

2nd Place

Lee A. Evans, MD , San Antonio, TX

2008

3rd Place

Geoffrey Nuss, MD , Dallas, TX

2008

4th Place

Eric Kline, MD , Albuquerque, MN

2008

5th Place

Steven A. Koziol, MD , Lackland AFB, TX

2008

6th Place

David D. Buethe, MD , Edmond, OK

2007

1st Place

Joseph D. Dall’Era, MD , University of Colorado

2007

2nd Place

Tim Richardson, MD , University of Nebraska

2007

3rd Place

Jose A. Karam, MD , UT Southwestern

2007

4th Place

Shahrokh F. Shariat, MD , UT Southwestern

2007

5th Place

Amit Gupta, MD , UT Southwestern

2007

6th Place

Penner T. Schraudenbach, MD , UTHSCSA

2006

1st Place

Dr. Robert A. Bass , University of Kansas
EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM FINASTERIDE ON APOPTOTIC FACTORS AND ANDROGEN RECEPTORS IN PROSTATE CANCER CELLS

2006

2nd Place

Dr. Shahrokh Shariat , University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX
COOPERATIVE EFFECT OF CELL CYCLE REGULATORS EXPRESSION ON BLADDER CANCER DEVELOPMENT AND AGGRESSIVENESS

2006

3rd Place

Dr. Joseph Eric Dall’Era , University of Colorado
VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR (VEGF) GENE THERAPY USING A NON-VIRAL GENE DELIVERY SYSTEM IMPROVES ERECTILE FUNCTION IN A DIABETIC RAT MODEL

2006

4th Place

Dr. Brett Charles Hill , University of Nebraska
THE USE OF FLOURESCENCE IN SITU HYBRIDIZATION IN THE EVALUATION OF PATIENTS WITH INDETERMINATE CYTOLOGY

2006

5th Place

Dr. Jose Antio Karam , UT Southwestern
DEPSIPEPTIDE IS AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF TRANSITIONAL CELL CARCINOMA (TCC) IN A SUBCUTANEOUS AND AN ORTHOTOPIC XENOGRAFT MURINE MODELS