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Mesh SIG Vice-Chair Ballot

Lieschen Quiroz, MD      
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences

Dr. Lieschen H. Quiroz is an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences. She received her medical degree from the University of Southern California, completed her residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, and fellowship in FPMRS at The Johns Hopkins University.  Dr. Quiroz has national and international recognition for her research in pelvic floor disorders and childbirth injury with 3D ultrasonography. She is considered an expert in pelvic floor imaging and has served as teaching faculty in numerous 3D US workshops at ICS, IUGA, AUGS, SGS, and the AUA. Dr. Quiroz is an innovative researcher in the field of pelvic floor imaging and has an extensive list of more than 50 original scientific articles and book chapters. She is an expert in robotic, laparoscopic and vaginal surgery, and has a strong commitment the medical education of students, residents and fellows. She is currently Section Chief and Director of the FPMRS Fellowship.     

AUGS Activities
I have been dedicated to AUGS since becoming a member in 2008. Since then, I have served on the fellows committee (2006-2008), the member on the Membership committee (2011-2014) and the Scientific committee (2014-2017). I have presented abstracts at annual scientific meetings, assisted with grant and abstract reviews, and participated in the AUGS Leadership Program. Starting in 2016, I was asked to serve as part of the FPMRS Journal editorial board. I have been fortunate to receive support from AUGS , as a Foundation scholar as a fellow, and an AUGS Foundation Grant as a faculty member.              

Interest Statement
AUGS has played a critical role in my career development, and I would like to give back to this organization. I am committed to continue to serve AUGS as a volunteer for several reasons. First, my experience in multiple roles within AUGS provides me with insight into many aspects and challenges of our organization. Second, I am keenly aware of the issues in advancing science in our field, and I am dedicated to supporting research of pelvic floor disorders. Lastly, I have been actively involved in training FPRMS subspecialists, and I am committed to supporting the development of future providers in our field.

Jens-Erik Walter, MD FRCSC        
McGill University             

Dr Walter is currently the Director of the Division of Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery and Fellowship Program Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the McGill University Health Centre. He completed a clinical and research fellowship at the University of Western Ontario in 2007. He is an avid member of the SOGC and Chair of the Sub-Committee on Urogynaecology. His academic training began with a 12 year stint at the University of British Columbia (UBC) where both undergraduate and graduate (Master's program) training were obtained in the Department of Anaesthesiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics from 1988 to 1996. He went on to obtain his medical degree from UBC in 2000. He completed an Obstetrics and Gynaecology residency in 2005 at McGill University, during which he received the Eric and Jane Molson award for excellence in research. He serves as an active surgical proctor throughout North America.        

AUGS Activities

Interest Statement
Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery is an evolving subspecialty in Canada.  We have long needed the expertise in this field and it is a goal that I have carried a preeminent role in facilitating.  I have been a key player in establishing FPMRS as a required rotation in residency within the Royal College of Canada.  I have established a comprehensive fellowship program at McGill University, arguably the most elite university in Canada.  It is this passion and commitment that is required to chair a committee committed to the goals of maintaining standards of care in providing pelvic floor health care.  I have extensive research experience from years of graduate school prior to embarking on a medical career.  The diversity of international exposure I provide is essential to the mantra of AUGS.  I look forward to being heavily involved in the society for years to come.

Stanley Zaslau, MD, MBA, FACS 
West Virginia University

Clinical Staff Appointments
2002-     Attending Surgeon, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia 
2002-     Attending Surgeon, Clarksburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Clarksburg, West Virginia
2001-    Attending Surgeon, West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown, West Virginia 
2000      Assistant Attending, Long Island College Hospital, Department of Urology, Brooklyn, New York
2000      Assistant Attending, Maimonides Medical Center, Division of Urology, Brooklyn, New York

Academic Appointments                     
2014-     Associate Chair & Medical Director, Surgical Services, Department of Surgery               
2013-     Associate Chair, Education, Research & Faculty Development, Department of Surgery                       
2013-4  Interim Vice-Chairman, Administration and Research, Department of Surgery,  West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia       
2011-     Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, West Virginia Unive"          

AUGS Activities
AUGS Member, Active, 2006-     

Interest Statement
Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology, West Virginia University, FPMRS Certified.  Only Urologist FPMRS Certified in the State of West Virginia.  I bring knowledge, enthusiasm and the ability to work well with others to any committee I am offered the chance to be a part of.