Our Board

President

Linda L. McIntire, MD

Dr. McIntire is a native of Detroit, MI and graduate of Michigan State University and Wayne State University School of Medicine.  She completed a general surgery internship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and then went to train in Urology at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI.  After spending some in private practice, she spent over a decade caring for veterans’ urological needs at both the Hampton VAMC and Aleda E. Lutz VAMC.  During her tenure with the Aleda E. Lutz VAMC, Dr. McIntire was also a clinical professor of urology at the Central Michigan School of Medicine. She serves on the executive board of the Hamilton Community Health Network in Flint, MI. She is honored to be a part of the first ever AUA Taskforce on Diversity and Inclusion. She is a very active member of the R. Frank Jones Urological Society and is passionate about helping African American  students who aspire to become a urologist.

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Leslie Deane, MD

Treasurer

Dr. Deane is a minimally invasive robotic surgeon and endourologist on faculty at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and an attending urologist at University of Miami Health System, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the Bruce W. Carter Miami Veterans Affairs Hospital. He is Professor of Urology at the University of Miami and Section Chief for Urology at the Miami VA. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Urology, a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and holds Florida and California medical licensure. Dr. Deane also holds a master’s degree in clinical research.  Dr. Deane specializes in the minimally invasive management of urologic malignancies including cancers of the prostate, bladder, ureter, and kidney and has extensive experience in robotic surgery for these conditions. He also treats complex kidney stone disease and obstructions of the urinary tract. Dr. Deane has been a mentor for medical students and residents of minority backgrounds throughout his career. 

This new program is specifically focused on providing and fostering mentoring relationships for individuals from groups historically underrepresented in medicine with trained faculty mentors. The BEAM mentors will help their mentees build self?efficacy and motivation for career choice and cultural navigation.

Past President

Dr. Downs is a professor of Urology at University of Virginia. He earned his medical degree from University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at  Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.  He completed a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA. In addition to providing patient care, Dr. Downs joined University of Virginia in 2021 to serve as UVA’s first Chief Diversity & Community Engagement Officer. Currently, Dr. Downs serves as UVA Health’s leading voice on diversity, equity and inclusion and as an advocate for related initiatives across the health system and the local community.

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Robert Lee Waterhouse, Jr, MD, MBA

Vice President

Robert L Waterhouse Jr., MD MBA HSM attended Northwestern University for his undergraduate and medical school education. He completed urology training at Case Western University Hospitals of Cleveland for both residency and a fellowship in stone disease. After finishing training, he initially followed an academic career path with the Urology Department at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.  There he became the director of Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery and Stone Disease.  He elected to leave academic medicine in 1999 to start an independent practice of urology in the greater Charlotte metropolitan area.  He was the inaugural President and managing partner of the group through 2011, until the practice merged with other regional urology groups to form a large urology group corporation. His role transitioned
to become the Chief Medical Officer. In 2017, he chose to pursue a role in population health management with a health insurance company and currently works as a Lead Medical Director for Blue Cross of NC.

Tolulope Bakare

Secretary

Dr. Bakare, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in male infertility, fertility preservation, hypogonadism, vasectomies, microsurgical vasectomy reversals, and general urology.

Dr. Bakare earned her medical degree at the Penn State College of Medicine. She completed a residency in urology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and received advanced training in male infertility, andrology, men’s health, and microsurgery through a fellowship at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago.

She joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017.

Dr. Bakare is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, the American Urological Association, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and was included in D Magazine‘s Best Doctors in Collin County list for 2021.

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