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In Memory of Datta G. Wagle, MD, FACS

posted: January 27, 2020

Datta G. Wagle, MD, FACS Datta G. Wagle, MD, FACS
1936 – 2020
AUA President from 2010 – 2011

On January 24, 2020, former AUA President Dr. Datta Wagle passed away at the age of 83.

A strong contributor to the AUA, its Northeastern Section and the urology community as a whole, Dr. Wagle served many positions during his long career in urology. He not only served as AUA President, but also sat on the Board of Directors for the AUA and the Foundation for many years.  He also served as Chair of the AUA’s Compensation Committee, and as a member of many other AUA Committees, including Education and Research, Health Policy, Practice Guidelines, Peer Review and Industry Relations.  He was a Past President of the Northeastern Section of the AUA, the New York State Urological Society, the Buffalo Urological Society and the American Association of Clinical Urologists. Dr. Wagle was honored with numerous awards for his work, including the Northeastern Section of the AUA’s Distinguished Service Award in 1999, the Dr. G.M. Phadke Memorial Oration Award from the Annual Conference of the Urological Society of India in 2000, and the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation’s Caritas Award for community service in 2001.

Born in a small village near Bombay, India, Dr. Wagle was the oldest of six children. He attended medical school at Bombay University on scholarship, and became part of the first group of physicians from India who went to the United States for post-graduate training in 1960.  He completed his urology training at Roswell Park Memorial Institute and the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Wagle was featured in the April 2, 2012 “Legends in Urology” of the Canadian Journal of UrologyRead more about his fascinating life in his own words.

Dr. Wagle leaves behind his wife of 55 years Sue (nee Finn) Wagle; his children Linda (James) Pedro, Mona (James) Bargnesi, Sonya (Eric) Freeman, and Amanda “Tina” (Joseph) Meyer; cherished grandchildren Andrew, Katherine, Veronica, Lily, Sylvia, Charlotte, and Christopher and siblings Sharad Wagle, Hemlata Wagle, Manohar “Manny” Wagle and the late Sudhir Wagle and Kunda Sanzgiri.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to the St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy.