Gary M. Kirsh, MD, is elected to LUGPA Board of Directors
Chicago Ill. (November 15, 2017) — Gary Kirsh, MD, was re-elected for an additional one-year term as Immediate Past President of LUGPA’s 2018 Board of Directors at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago, November 10-11.
In addition to LUGPA Immediate Past President, Dr. Kirsh serves as LUGPA’s Chairman of Political Affairs and as Chairman of the LUGPA Advanced Payment Model Task Force. He has served as a founding member of the LUGPA Board of Directors since 2009. Dr. Kirsh served as Secretary, President-Elect, and then President of LUGPA (2014-2016).
“I am grateful to be re-elected Immediate Past President,” said Dr. Kirsh “It is paramount to me during my term that we continue to carry out LUGPA’s mission to protect and preserve independent urology practices while advancing value based medicine. I look forward to continuing to communicate to Congress what is best for our member practices during the changing healthcare policy landscape.”
Dr. Gary Kirsh is the President of The Urology Group, a 38-plus urologist integrated group practice headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has served as Chairman of the Board from 2000 through 2008, then as the group’s President from 2009 until today.
Dr. Kirsh has a long history of involvement in organized urology, urologic health policy, and advocacy. He is a past Chairman of UROPAC (2009-2013), urology’s only federal political action committee. Dr. Kirsh is also a Past-President of the American Association of Clinical Urologists (2007-2008), the North Central Section of the American Urological Association (2015-2016), and the Ohio Urologic Society (1998-1999).
Dr. Kirsh earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine in 1984. He completed his urology residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1989.
LUGPA has currently grown to represent more than 25 percent of the nation’s urology practices, comprising more than 2,300 members, whom account for approximately 30 percent of urologic care in the United States. The Association is committed to providing the best resources and information for its member practices through advocacy, research, data collection and benchmarking efforts. LUGPA advocates for independent urology practices by promoting quality clinical outcomes, fostering new opportunities for clinical care advancements, and maintaining its advocacy in the legislative and regulatory arenas.