LUGPA's Leadership: Officers and Board of Directors  

LUGPA President Announces 2023-2024 Board of Directors at Annual Meeting 

National Voice of Independent Urology Celebrates 15 Years of Progress

CHICAGO, IL, Nov. 6, 2023 – On Nov. 4, LUGPA, the national voice representing independent urology practices in the United States, concluded the three-day LUGPA 2023 Annual Meeting. This milestone event celebrated LUGPA’s 15years of commitment to advancing independent urology. During the Annual Meeting, LUGPA’s membership reelected its Board of Directors, including Evan Goldfischer, M.D., who will serve his second term as president of LUGPA. Read more


2023-2024 LUGPA Leadership


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


Board of Directors

Philadelphia, PA 
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Mara R. Holton, MD
Annapolis, MD
Owings Mills, MD
Nashville, Tennessee
Wichita, KS

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.

LUGPA Committees

Awards Committee oversees and administers LUGPA’s awards program.

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.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) operates as an advisory committee for LUGPA and our member practices on matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

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

Executive Leadership Task Force serves as the body that interviews candidates for the Executive Leadership Program and recommends candidates for acceptance to the program to the Board of Directors.

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.

Nominating presents a listing of qualified candidates for directorship and officership to the Board of Directors for review and annually presents a listing of qualified candidates for directorship and officership to the Members at the Annual Meeting to be voted on at the Annual Meeting. (Note that this position requires approval by the general membership via a vote)

“Playbook” Task Force selects topics and engages thought leaders to assist group practices in navigating the existing and future challenges of the healthcare 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 engage practice administrators in networking, exchanging ideas and information, and developing resources for member groups.  Develops the programming for the Practice Administrators Workshop at the LUGPA Annual Meeting.

Practice Management Benchmarking advises LUGPA’s contractor who aggregates member groups’ 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. 


Upcoming Board Meeting Dates 

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