CUA ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE
Frank DeSantis / Chris DeSantis/ Jeannie DeSantis
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Officers

President
EUGENE RHEE, M.D., M.B.A.
4650 Palm Avenue, 3rd Floor, Dept. Urology
San Diego, CA 92154
TEL: (619) 690-9092 FAX: (619) 662-5470
Email: eugesandiego@gmail.com
Immediate Past President
JOSEPH KUNTZE, M.D.
1041 Murray St., Ste. B
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
TEL: (805) 786-2500 / FAX: (805) 781-0423
Email: k708388@aol.com
President-Elect
PHILIP WEINTRAUB, M.D.
2601 W. Alameda, Suite 416
Los Angeles, CA 91505
TEL: (818) 843-1700 / FAX: (818) 843-0380
Email: pweintraub@sbcglobal.net
Secretary/Treasurer
DAVID S. BENJAMIN, M.D.
160 Green Valley Road, Ste. 203
Freedom, CA 95019
TEL: (831) 728-4227 / FAX: (831) 728-0410
Email: dbenji1@aol.com
   
CUA Representatives to CMA

Delegate
MARTY PRAH, M.D.
5400 West Hillsdale Avenue
Visalia, CA 93291
TEL: (209) 733-5222
FAX: (209) 636-2060
Email: mprah@vmchealth.com

Alternate
DAVID S. BENJAMIN, M.D.
160 Green Valley Road, STe. 203
Freedom, CA 95019
TEL: (831) 728-4227
FAX: (831) 728-041
Email: dbenji1@aol.com

 

CUA ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE:
Chris DeSantis
Jeannie DeSantis
1950 Old Tustin Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
TEL: (714) 550-9155 / FAX: (714) 550-9234
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 Past Presidents 
1988-1990
Carl L. Biorn, M.D.
1990-1991
Donald R. Dicus, M.D.
*
1992-1993
Lawrence W. Jones, M.D.
 
1993-1995
Robert H. Masters, M.D.
 
1995-1997
Raymond Fay, M.D.
 
1997-1999
Floyd Katske, M.D.
 
1999-2001
Jeffrey E. Kaufman, M.D.
 
2001-2003
Daniel Nachtsheim, M.D.
 
2003-2005
Vito Imbasciani, M.D.
2005-2007
Douglas O. Chinn, M.D.
2007-2009
Joseph Kuntze, M.D.

   *Deceased
Committees (As of 10/17/10)  

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
California Urological Association, Inc.
2009-2011
(Two- Year Terms)

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY CMTE / MEDICARE
CARRIER ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

(Southern California)
Jeff Kaufman, M.D.
720 North Tustin Ave., Ste. 101
Santa Ana, CA 92705
TEL: (714) 973-4600 / FAX: (714) 547-1259
Email: uroman@aol.com

COMMISSION ON LEGISLATION:
Term: 2010-2012
REP: Demetrios Simopoulos, M.D.
1000 Fowler Way, Suite 5
Placerville, CA 95667
TEL: (530) 626-1277/ FAX: (530) 626-1277
Email: demetrios7@sbcglobal.net

ALT: Douglas O. Chinn, M.D.
65 N. First Ave., #102
Arcadia, CA 91006
TEL: (626) 574-7111/ FAX: (626) 574-3157
Email: dchinn3@gmail.com

COMMISION ON SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS FOR UROLOGY:
Vito Imbasciani, M.D.
6041 Cadillac Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
TEL: (323) 857-4198 / FAX: (323) 857-3891
Email: vito.d.imbasciani@kp.org

AUDIT COMMITTEE:
John C. Prince, M.D., Chair
3622 E. Westridge Drive
Orange, CA 92867
TEL: (714) 974-4889 / FAX: (714) 974-4889
Email: chezpee@socal.rr.com

BY-LAWS COMMITTEE:
John C. Prince, M.D., Chair
3622 E. Westridge Drive
Orange, CA 92867
TEL: (714) 974-4889 / FAX: (714) 974-4889
Email: chezpee@aol.com

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE:
Jeffrey E. Kaufman, M.D.
720 N. Tustin Ave., Suite 101
Santa Ana, CA 92705
TEL: (714) 973-4600 / FAX: (714) 547-1259
Email: uroman@aol.com

STANDARDS OF PRACTICE COMMITTEE:
Douglas Chinn, M.D., Chair
65 N. First Avenue, #101
Arcadia, CA 91006
TEL: (626) 574-7111 / FAX: (626) 574-3157
Email: dchinn3@earthlink.net

Joseph D. Schmidt, M.D.
UCSD Medical Center, Urology
200 West Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
TEL: (619) 543-5904 / FAX: (619) 543-6573
Email: planeige@ucsd.edu

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE:
James Mooney, M.D.
3300 Webster St., Ste. 710
Oakland, CA 94609
TEL: (510) 465-5800 / FAX: (510) 839-8984
Email: jkmjrsf@aol.com

Danny Keiller, M.D.
4033 Third Ave., Ste. 400
San Diego, CA 92103
TEL: (619) 299-0670 / FAX: (619) 299-4907
EMAIL: dankeiller@pacbell.net

CTAF REPRESENTATIVE:
Robert Eisenberg, M.D.
1541 Florida Ave., Ste. 306
Modesto, CA 95350
TEL: (209) 521-0870 / FAX: (209) 521-4177
Email: rbemd@yahoo.com

EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE:
TBD

INTERFACE WITH PAYORS:
Jeffrey E. Kaufman, M.D.
720 N. Tustin Ave., Suite 101
Santa Ana, CA 92705
TEL: (714) 973-4600 / FAX: (714) 547-1259
Email: uroman@aol.com

Richard A. Cerruti, M.D., Chair
26732 Crown Valley Pkwy, Suite 321
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
TEL: (949) 365-8000 / FAX: (949) 364-8005
Email: richard.cerruti@urologymedical.com

INTERMEDIARY TO INSURANCE PAYORS:
TBD

CTAF/CMA/AACU KEY CONTACTS

CAL. TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT FORUM (CTAF):

Sandy Mills, R.N.
Clinical Consultant, Technology Assessment
California Technology Assessment Forum
Blue Shield of California Foundation
TEL: 415-229-5468
www.ctaf.org

CMA PRESIDENT:
Brennan Cassidy , M.D.

CMA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER/EVP:
Joseph Dunn, Esq.
1201 J Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814

EXECUTIVE TO PRES/EXEC OFFICERS:
Julia O'Brien
TEL: 916-551-2022 / FAX: 916-551-2070
Email: jobrien@cmanet.org

MEDI-CAL CMA CONTACT:
Frank Navarro
1201 J Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814
TEL: 916-551-2046

CMA COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION:
TBD

Susan Bassett
Director, Grass Roots Advocacy
Center of Government Relations
1201 J Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
TEL: 916-444-5532/FAX: 916-444-5689
Email: sbassett@cmanet.org

SPECIALTY DELEGATION TO THE CMA:
Shannon Smith-Crowley, Executive Director
TEL: 916-457-5217
Karen Burkhardt, Operations Manager
TEL: 209-772-8097
Cara Crowley, Event Coordinator
TEL: 916-213-1616

CMA YOUNG UROLOGIST REPRESENTATIVE:
QueLinda Smith, Assistant
TEL: 916-551-2073
Email: qsmith@cmanet.org

CMA MEDICAL & REGULATORY POLICY:
Sandra E. Bressler
Vice President, Medical & Regulatory Policy, CMA
221 Main Street, Suite 580
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: 415-882-5171
Email: sbressler@cmanet.org
Tina Brumbaugh, Assistant
TEL: 415-882-3368
Email: tbrumbaugh@cmanet.org

CMA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS:
Dustin Corcoran, Vice President
1201 J Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
TEL: 916-444-5532 / FAX: 916-444-5689
Julia Carroll, Executive Assistant
Email: jcarroll@cmanet.org

Outreach and Programs Officer for Students, Residents, and Young Physicians
Adam Dorsey
TEL: 916-551-2056 / FAX: 916-551-2027
Email: adorsey@cmanet.org

AACU STATE SOCIETY NETWORK
American Association of Clinical Urologists
1111 N. Plaza Drive, Suite 550
Schaumburg, IL 60173
TEL: 847-517-1050 / FAX: 847-517-7229
Email: statesociety@aacuweb.org
www.aaucweb.org/govaffairs/in.states.asp

NATIONAL HERITAGE INSURANCE COMPANY (NHIC)
Bruce Quinn, MD
Medical Director NHIC
1055 West 7th Street, Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90017
TEL: 213-593-6801 / FAX: 213-593-5921
Email: Bruce.Quinn@eds.com
Estela Lara, Administrative Assistant
TEL: 213-593-6832

BOARD MEMBERS-AT-LARGE:
Frank E. Staggers, M.D.
6561 Bret Harte Court
Castro Valley, CA 94552
TEL: 510-582-1529
Email: festaggerssr@pol.net

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