LUGPA Announces New President at 2022 Annual Meeting

New President for LUGPA Sets Bold Agenda for 1-Year Term

Chicago, IL, November 12, 2022 – LUGPA, the national voice representing independent urology in the United States, announced that Evan R. Goldfischer, M.D., MBA, FACS, was elected to a one-year term as president of LUGPA’s Board of Directors. In his Incoming Presidential Address at the LUGPA 2022 Annual Meeting, Dr. Goldfischer outlined his goals for his term as president, which include expanding LUGPA’s political advocacy efforts and growing membership.  Read more


LUGPA Announces 2022-2023 Board of Directors

Newly Elected Officers and New Members Join Board to Represent and Strengthen Independent Urology

Chicago, IL, November 12, 2022 – LUGPA, the national voice representing independent urology practices in the United States, has announced new leadership for 2022-2023, including two new Board members and three members who have been elected to new positions. The Board of Directors was elected during the LUGPA 2022 Annual Meeting. LUGPA congratulates these newly elected officers


2022-2023 LUGPA Leadership


Tallahassee, FL
Past President 
Little Rock, AR   
El Paso, TX
Dave Carpenter
Minneapolis, MN
Chief Executive Officer
Chicago, IL


Board of Directors

Syracuse, NY
Little Rock, AR 
Benjamin Lowentritt, MD 
Owings Mills, MD
Troy, MI
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Timothy Richardson, MD
Wichita, KS
San Antonio, TX
Annapolis, MD
Philadelphia, PA

LUGPA Committees and Taskforces 

If you are a LUGPA urologist or practice administrator and are interested in serving on a LUGPA Committee, please specify which committee you would like to serve on along with a brief note explaining the rationale for your interest via email to [email protected] A brief description of each LUGPA committee is listed below.

Bylaws   Membership
Health Policy   Political Affairs
Programs   Practice Administrators
Education   Strategic Planning
Practice Management Benchmarking   LUGPA Forward
Business Development   Leadership Development
Active Surveillance   Guidebook Development
Audit   Communications
Investment   Nominating



LUGPA Committees

APM Steering Committee Provides oversight for the development of urology specific APMs to allow urology groups to engage in value-based care programs.

Center of Excellence provides opportunities for groups to obtain certification in female pelvic health.

Communications advises on the publication of relevant information on issues relevant to the independent practice of urology and provides oversight for weekly member communication (Media Monitor) as well as providing input into the website.

Education plans and develops programming for LUGPAOnSite, CME programming, Virtual Crossfire, and UroCareLive.

Health Policy advises the Board of Directors about health policy initiatives impacting independent group practice and analyzes major legislative and regulatory actions to assure the best interests of independent urology and patients.

LUGPAForward provides resources and networking to residents and young urologists in independent practice.

Membership recruits new member groups and serves as the review process for member applications. This committee requires urgent action on emailed applications.

“Playbook” Task Force selects topics and engages thought leaders to assist group practices in navigating the existing and future challenges of the health care landscape through the development of future editions of LUGPA’s Guidebook, Practice Management for Urology Groups.

Political Affairs acts as LUGPA’s increasingly influential voice in Washington. Represents LUGPA membership through grassroots efforts by facilitating meetings between lawmakers and members.

Practice Administrators engages practice administrators in networking, exchanging ideas and information, and developing resources for member groups.

Practice Management Benchmarking aggregates member group’s data so they can measure their performance against that of others across a host of metrics, giving feedback to elevate their performance.

Program Committee plans and develops the program for LUGPA’s Annual Meeting and Regional Meetings

Past Presidents  

Read about the past presidents of LUGPALearn about the founders and leaders whose commitment to advancing independent urology has shaped LUGPA's journey over the years.