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Congratulations to David Friedlander, MD, MPH for being named by the American Urological Association (AUA) as the 2020-2021 Science & Quality Fellow.

The AUA Science and Quality Fellowship program is designed to prepare the next generation of urologists for key roles in the Science and Quality arena through structured engagement in seminars, conferences, and meetings at the national level.

As part of the fellowship, Dr. Friedlander will participate in the AUA Quality Improvement Summit, the Brandeis University Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management, the AUA Annual Meeting, and many more academic activities.

“Value-based care reforms are here to stay and being selected as the next S/Q scholar provides the unique opportunity to be at the forefront of health care redesign surrounded by the best minds in the field. I’m honored by and excited about this opportunity.”

David Friedlander, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Urology


About David Friedlander, MD, MPH

Dr. Friedlander is an Assistant Professor of urology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. After graduating from Bowdoin College, he spent a year working in the California state capitol as a research fellow in the office of the vice-chair of the health committee.

Dr. Friedlander received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN during which time he also completed an MPH at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. He subsequently completed his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA where he stayed on for an NIH-funded research fellowship. He then completed a clinical fellowship in endourology and minimally invasive surgery at the University of California-San Diego.

His research interests include understanding how health care policy affects surgical outcomes and costs, as well as understanding both clinical and social factors that influence the quality of health care delivery. More recently, his research efforts have focused on characterizing and determining factors associated with high-value pathways of surgical care, with a particular interest in the treatment of urinary stones and benign urological conditions.

AUA Science and Quality Fellow Program Selection

The AUA developed the Science and Quality Fellow program in 2016 to advance the fields of guidelines, quality, and data, and to help develop insight into how the AUA improves and promotes the advancement of evidence-based science.

The program runs for 12 months beginning each May and selected fellows participate in:

  • the ACS summer course
  • the Quality Improvement Summit
  • a Guidelines Panel Meeting
  • the Fall and Spring Science & Quality Council and Committee Meetings
  • the AUA Annual Meeting

Learn More About The Program

About the AUA

The American Urological Association was founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 20,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research, and the formulation of health policy.