Chicago, IL, November 12, 2022 – The Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA), the national voice representing independent urology in the United States, announced today that Evan R. Goldfischer, M.D., MBA, FACS, was elected to a one-year term as president of LUGPA’s Board of Directors. Dr. Goldfischer was chosen during the LUGPA 2022 Annual Meeting. Dr. Goldfischer’s goals for his term as president include expanding LUGPA’s political advocacy efforts and growing LUGPA membership.
“I am deeply honored to serve as the president of LUGPA, an organization that has made tremendous strides in strengthening urology and the independent practice of medicine as a whole,” Dr. Goldfischer said. “To advance this progress, we must continue to educate policymakers on the benefits of integrated urologic care. As president, I hope to both fortify and advance the state of independent urology, and by doing so, help ensure that every patient has access to the high-quality, affordable and efficient urologic care that they deserve.”
Dr. Goldfischer has set three key priorities for his term as LUGPA president. He plans to further expand on LUGPA’s work in political advocacy to play a larger role in the future of health care and preservation of independent practices. Dr. Goldfischer also plans to expand membership to include more smaller independent practices that can benefit from LUGPA and bring new knowledge and talent to the organization. Additionally, he aims to reach younger physicians through leadership programs and recruitment to independent practices.
“Dr. Goldfischer has demonstrated unwavering dedication to LUGPA and its mission over the years,” said Celeste Kirschner, chief executive officer of LUGPA. “The future of independent practices remains vital to the future of health care. I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Goldfischer as our next president, and I am confident that he will continue to advance LUGPA and strengthen the independent practice of urology across the country.”
Since 2014, Dr. Goldfischer has been a member of the LUGPA Board of Directors, on which he previously served as president-elect. He also served as the editor-in-chief of both editions of Practice Management for Urology Groups, LUGPA’s Guidebook. Previously, Dr. Goldfischer also served as the co-founding CEO and founding director of research at the Premier Medical Group of the Hudson Valley. He is the author of Even Urologists Get Kidney Stones in addition to over 100 peer-reviewed abstracts, and he has given lectures across six continents.
Dr. Goldfischer attained his bachelor’s degree at Tufts University and his doctorate at Cornell University. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency in urology at the University of Chicago, as well as a fellowship in endourology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center under the direction of Arthur Smith. He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts and is a Certified Physician Executive.
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LUGPA is the only nonprofit urology trade association in the US. Since its founding in 2008, LUGPA has earned national recognition in the pursuit of its mission to preserve and advance the independent practice of urology while demonstrating quality and value to patients, vendors, third-party payors, legislators and regulatory agencies. The robust resources LUGPA provides help member groups to meet the challenges of independent practice in today’s rapidly changing healthcare marketplace. For more information, visit www.lugpa.org