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NSAUA Resident Participants in the AUA Resident Bowl and AUA Great Debate

posted: February 14, 2020

The participants for the AUA Resident Bowl are:

Jeffrey Law, MDWestern University
Jeffrey Law was born in London, Canada. He loved the city so much that he decided to stay for his undergraduate education, medical school and now residency. He is currently completing his fourth year of Urologic residency. His hobbies outside of medicine include the gym (before residency started) and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Wael Almajed, MDMcGill University
Wael Almajed, originally from Saudi Arabia, acquired his medical degree in King Saud University in Riyadh. After finishing one year of urology residency at National Guards Hospital, he started his Masters of Science at McGill University focusing on chemo and radiosensitization of bladder cancer. Subsequently he joined McGill University’s Urology program. He’s currently a PGY4 resident and is aiming to specialize in sexual medicine and andrology after finishing his residency.

Kevin Carnes, MDAlbany Medical Center
Kevin Carnes is a native of Columbus, Ohio and served in the US Army Reserves for 6 years as a Radiology technologist. He obtained a Masters’ degree from Colorado State University in Biomedical Sciences prior to attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for a dual degree MD/MBA. He is currently a PGY-3 urology resident at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY with an interest in General Urology.

Avi Maganty, MDUPMC
Avi Maganty, a current fifth year resident at UPMC, grew up in Arizona and has been in school on the east coast since undergrad. His primary interest is in urologic oncology. His research focus is geared towards health services with a specific interest in disparity of cancer care for rural residents. In his free time he enjoys playing guitar, spending time with his dog Scout, and cooking.

Jacob Gantz, MDUniversity of Rochester, Rochester NY
Jacob Gantz was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He received a BA in Biology from Franklin and Marshall College before attending medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He is currently a PGY5 Urology resident at the University of Rochester. During his research year, Jacob was awarded a Urology Care Foundation Residency Research award for his work on immediate post-operative intravesical chemotherapy. His interests include oncology and endourology.

The participants for the AUA Great Debate are:

Michael L. Ernst, MDUniversity at Buffalo
Michael Ernst is a PGY-5 urology resident in Buffalo, a city best known for its playoff-caliber NFL team and occasional winter storm. Originally from Albany, NY, Dr. Ernst completed his undergraduate training in biostatistics at Cornell University and subsequently finished medical school at Stony Brook University on Long Island. There, he learned it was normal, though not entirely healthy, to drive by three or more bagel shops on the way to the hospital. Dr. Ernst enjoys skiing, cheering on all Cornell sports, Broadway musicals, and the sweet aroma of TURP chips. He will be pursuing a pediatric urology fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH next year.

Justin Oake, MDUniversity of Manitoba
Justin Oake is a PGY-4 Urology resident from the University of Manitoba. Originally from Stephenville, Newfoundland, he completed medical school and a Master’s of Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He’s planning a career in community Urology in Newfoundland after his residency.