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.
Dr. McIntire 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Social Action Media Committee Chair
Dr. Scotland completed her medical degree and doctorate from Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, her urology residency at Thomas Jefferson University and an endourology fellowship at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Scotland is now an Assistant Professor at UCLA, where she serves as Associate Director of the Endourology Fellowship and Chief of Endourology Research. Her clinical practice has focused on the treatment of kidney stones, benign prostatic hyperplasia and upper tract urothelial carcinoma. Her basic research at UCLA investigates stone pathogenesis and the physiology of peristalsis. She has a particular clinical research interest in developing techniques aimed at improving quality of life for nephrolithiasis patients and has focused recent work on patient engagement with medical management regimens. She is the President of the Collaborative for Research in Endourology (CoRE), an international group of endourologists focused on developing innovative solutions to the care of kidney stone patients. She is the Vice President of the Society for Infection and Inflammation in Urology and is part of the international Executive Committee of the Endourology Academy, an online platform that provides a structured format for the learning of skills in endourology.
Dr. Scotland has engaged in wide-ranging mentorship of students and trainees from grade school through to fellow urologists. As the Director of Resident Outreach for the R. Frank Jones Urological Society, she developed the Urology Resident Mentorship Program, a nationwide program that provides mentorship to residents underrepresented in medicine. Dr. Scotland is the current chair of the Social Action Media Committee for the R Frank Jones Urological Society. She also serves as the head of pipeline activities for the Department of Urology at UCLA where she has partnered with a number of local organizations to develop ongoing mentorship and engagement programs for school children with an interest in STEM. Dr. Scotland has organized systematic career and research mentorship for undergraduate and medical students underrepresented in medicine.
AUA Public Policy Representative
Dr. McWilliams is Chief of Robotic Surgery at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology at Columbia University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine and was named the James J. Peters VAMC Physician of the Year for 2018.
He is a graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Urology Residency Training Program. He completed a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the National Cancer Institute and is a Lt. CDMR(ret) in the United States Public Health Service.
Dr. McWilliams is an active member of the American Urological Association, the R Frank Jones Urologic Society and the Society of Urologic Oncology. He is the President of the Manhattan Central Medical Society. Dr. McWilliams has an extensive experience in the minimally invasive and robotic surgery and developed the first Robotic Surgery Program within the Veterans Integrated Systems Network 2. Dr. McWilliams is an investigator on multiple research projects involving urologic oncology and health care disparities.
Chairperson, Membership Committee, NMA Urology Course Director
Dr. Denise Asafu-Adjei is a trailblazing, dynamic award-winning urologist and researcher. A proud 1st generation Ghanaian-American, hailing from Bronx, NY, she graduated from the world-renowned Bronx High School of Science. She went on to attend the esteemed Carnegie Mellon University, earning a Bachelor of Science and Minor in Healthcare Policy and Management. During her college years, she solidified her dedication to medicine, scientific research, and developed a strong interest in health policy and broader health system issues. She obtained her M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School (Go Blue!).
During medical school, she took a year off to obtain a Master’s in Public Health from the prominent Harvard School of Public Health, with a focus on Healthcare Management. Urology proved to be the perfect intersection for her passion for surgery, general love for engaging with people, and a unique ability to connect with others on sensitive issues. She completed her Urology residency at the distinguished Columbia University Irving Medical Center, becoming the first Black woman to complete this residency in 2020. She joined the ranks of the 2% of Black urologists in the United States. Dr. Denise completed a competitive Fellowship in Andrology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), becoming an expert in male infertility and sexual dysfunction.
She is currently an Assistant Professor of Urology at Loyola University Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine, where she serves as the Medical Director of Male Reproductive Medicine. She also holds a dual appointment at the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health.
Dr. Denise strives to utilize her clinical research to help healthcare systems achieve equitable access for patients and high-quality healthcare for male reproductive and sexual dysfunction services. She is also passionate about mentorship and continues to actively mentor medical students and residents. Finally, she seeks to ultimately create and expand urological exchange programs and partnerships in her family’s homeland Ghana and other African countries.
Dr. Denise is an active member of various professional organizations and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She serves on the Alumni Board of Carnegie Mellon University and is on the Medical Advisory Board for ForHims©.
She enjoys leisure international travel, golf, musicals, political history, cooking. She also loves spending time with family and friends.