Richard G. Harris, MD, is elected to LUGPA Board of Directors
Chicago, Ill. (November 15, 2017) – Richard G. Harris, MD, was re-elected to an additional one-year term as President-Elect of the LUGPA’s 2018 Board of Directors at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago, November 10-11.
Prior to being re-elected LUGPA President-Elect, he served as LUGPA Secretary and has been a LUGPA Board of Directors member since 2010.
“It is an honor to be elected LUGPA President-Elect,” said Dr. Harris. “I am committed to LUGPA’s mission to preserve and protect independent urology practices by supporting the independent, integrated model of urological care during the current changing healthcare landscape”
Dr. Harris is founding member and CEO of UroPartners, an integrated urology/oncology/radiation oncology practice with more than 60 physicians. Dr. Harris is the vice chairman and sits on the board of directors of Scrubs Insurance company which provides malpractice coverage for his group. He has been a practicing urologist in Chicago for more than thirty years.
Dr. Harris attended the University of Chicago High School, Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and the Chicago Medical School. He then completed his residency in general surgery and urology at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.
Dr. Harris’ main interest in urology is prostate cancer, and specifically metastatic castrate resistant cancer. In addition, he is an assistant clinical professor of urology at Loyola University Medical Center.
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 and improving advocacy in the legislative and regulatory arenas.