Baltimore, MD, October 15, 2014—Dr. Victor W. Nitti, of the New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center, has been appointed by the AUA Board of Directors as the new Chair of the AUA Office of Education. Dr. Nitti will assume his new role on June 1, 2015.
An active member of the urology community, Dr. Nitti is currently professor and vice chairman of the Department of Urology and director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at NYU School of Medicine. He also serves as director of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship program at NYU School of Medicine.
Dr. Nitti brings vast experience to his new position, including previous work with the AUA Office of Education, for which he served as both course director and faculty on the AUA Annual Review Course, Annual Meeting plenary sessions and numerous female urology courses. Most recently, Dr. Nitti served as a member of the AUA Update Series Advisory Board, where he was responsible for lessons on urodynamics, female urology and incontinence.
“We are looking forward to working with Dr. Nitti in his new role as chair of our Office of Education as he continues the AUA’s commitment to providing quality, evidence-based urologic education to our members,” said AUA Secretary-Elect Dr. Manoj Monga, who led the search committee for the position. “He brings a sound understanding of global education and new technologies and we are excited about our next steps.”
Dr. Nitti holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and biology from the University of Rochester, and received his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School. He is a leader and member of several medical associations and societies, including the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the New York Section of the AUA, the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction, the International Continence Society, the American Urogynecologic Society and the Society of University Urologists. He is on the Board of Directors of the New York Section and also serves as a reviewer for multiple medical journals, including The Journal of Urology®.
About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 21,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy.
Christine Frey, AUA