Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson Urology Society

The Jefferson Urology Society is a student-run organization that provides medical students with the opportunity to learn more about the exciting and dynamic field of Urology.

The goal of the society is to promote interaction among students, residents and faculty via informational sessions, research, shadowing opportunities and charitable events. The organization also works to provide interested students with faculty mentors who serve as role models and advisors for students who are interested in pursuing a career in urology.

Any questions or comments can be directed to

Current Officers

The executive board for the year of 2019-2020 is as follows:

Seth Teplitsky

VP of Clinical Urology:
Courtney Capella

VP of Urological Research:
Joonyau Leong

Spencer Liem

Nicholas Bowler

Upperclass Liaisons:
Andre Alabd, Hamza Rshaidat

Underclass Liaison:
Vishal Swaminathan

Faculty Advisor:
Costas Lallas, MD

Gary Papa Run for Life 2011 Jefferson Urology SocietyJefferson Kimmel Cancer Center Gary Papa Run 2014

Robotic Lecture/Demonstration - Urology Society

Dr. Lallas instructs in the Operating RoomDr. Lallas instructs in the Operating Room
Dr. Kundavarum Jefferson Urology Society in the Operating Room with Dr. Kundavarum demonstrating at the console.

Annual Events

General Interest Meeting (Dr. Shenot/Residents) -
This talk exposes students to the field of Urology covering the scope of urologic diseases and treatments (both medical and surgical) undertaken by urologists. Answers basic questions concerning training, lifestyle, compensation and day-to-day activities of urologists.

Prostate Cancer Screening - Students assist in preparation and execution of annual prostate screening days covering approximately 500 patients at 2 sites (Methodist Hospital and Kimmel Cancer Center). The screening process involves serum PSA testing and digital rectal exams.

Robotic Lecture/Demonstration (Dr. Lallas) - Students receive a lecture on the history of robotic surgery in urology followed by a hands-on demonstration of the da Vinci robot in a Jefferson operating room. Students get the rare chance to sit behind both the simulator robot as well as the actual operating console of the robot.

Gary Papa Prostate Cancer Awareness and Research 5K Run - Students participate in the annual 5k run in the spring, raising money and awareness for prostate cancer in the Philadelphia region. Students help man the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center table distributing information during the event, as well as represent Jefferson Urology by participating in the run or walk.

Post-Match Panel - Annual panel of 4th year students after successful match into urology residency programs. This affords current medical students the opportunity to ask questions and gather advice on the application process.

Recent Jefferson Medical College Match


Basil Ferenczi, Virginia Mason, Seattle, WA
Masaya Jimbo, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Edward Kloniecke, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Kuojung Lu, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Anthony Tokarski, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Adam Sharbaugh, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


Robert Cooper, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio TX (Military)
Michele Fascelli, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Philip Hsiao, University of California, Davis, CA
Kinnari Patel, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Benjamin Rudnick, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Alex Uhr, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA


May Jean Counsilman, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 
Lior M. Hirsch, Hospital of Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Jeffrey B. Walker, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Michael Zhang, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Jake McFadden, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center


Alex Arnouk, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Paul Bloch, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
Dean Laganosky, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Ziho Lee, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Kushan Radadia, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ
Hong Truong, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
John Walton, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA


Patrick Gomella, George Washington University, DC
Jessica Jackson, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA


Ashlee N. Godshalk, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Mohit Gupta, University of Florida College of Medical, Gainesville, FL
Lawrence M. Lee, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Andrew C Margules, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Zein K. Nakhoda, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Hadley W. Narins, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Daniel T. Pucheril, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Kevin J. Tsai, University of Rochester Medical Center., Rochester, NY
Joy M. Welty, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Anton Wintner, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


Paul Chung, University of Texas South Western Medical College
Matthew Ferroni, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, College of Medicine &
Public Health
Jennifer Heckman, University of Wisconsin - College of Medicine


Timothy Brown - Massachusetts General Hospital, MA
Thenappan Chandrasekar - University of California-Davis Medical Center, CA
Ryan Cleary - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, PA
Geoffrey Gaunay - Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Beth Israel Medical Center, NY
Trisha Juliano - Vanderbilt University, TN
Franklin Lee - University of Washignton Affiliated Hospitals, WA
Nathan Roberts - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, PA
Mona Yezdani - George Washington University, DC


Michael Garcia-Roig - University of Miami College of Medicine, FL
Benjamin Katz - Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Beth Israel Medical Center, NY
Eric Moskowitz - New York Medical College, NY
Pranav Sharma - Henry Ford Hospital, MI


Stephen Mock - Mt. Sinai Medical Center, NY
Steven Sterious - Temple University, PA
Marguerite Thomer - University of Rochester, NY
Christopher Yingling - Georgetown University, DC


Adrienne Heckler - Oregon Health & Science University, OR
Daniel Sackett - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, PA
Joshua Sleeper - University of Texas-Southwestern, TX
Adam Tyson - University of Connecticut Health Center, CT
Jin Soon Yeoh - State University of New York at Buffalo, NY


Jodi Antonelli - Duke University Medical Center, NC
Jeffrey Tomas - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA


Michael Cox - Washington University, MO
James Johannes - Thomas Jefferson University, PA
George Kallingal - Tripler Army Medical Center, HI
Ngoc-Bich Le - University of Florida, FL

Interest Form

If you are a medical student curious about the field of urology, please download and complete the brief Urology Interest Form. Both the society and the department keep your form on file to better track students who are interested in urology as a specialty. We will then be able to contact students when research projects become available within the department. Download the Jefferson Urology Interest Form.

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