September 22, 2008
Datta G. Wagle, M.D., of Williamsville, N.Y., has been elected as President-elect of the American Urological Association (AUA) at the Northeastern Section of AUA’s annual conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The nomination means Dr. Wagle will serve a three-year tenure starting in May, 2009 as president-elect and become President of American Urological Society in May, 2010. It is the first time in the AUA’s 110 year history that a Western New York physician has been named as its president.
Dr. Wagle is a senior partner at Main Urology Associates, PC (Williamsville) and chief of Urology at St. Joseph and Sisters of Charity hospitals, part of the Catholic Health System. He is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Health, serving from 1998 to 2008, and currently serves on a special Catholic Health Blue Ribbon Committee, overseeing the consolidation of Sisters of Charity and St. Joseph hospitals.
“I am truly humbled by this nomination,” Dr. Wagle said. “It has always been my view that it is both a privilege and an obligation to serve, and an honor to represent my colleagues, my community and my country.”
Dr. Wagle has had a distinguished career in professional service. In 2004 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the AUA as representative of the organization’s Northeastern Section. He is past president of the American Association of Clinical Urologists as well as the Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association and continues to serve on their respective boards.
A board certified urologist and fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Wagle is also a clinical assistant professor of urology at the State University of New York at Buffalo and adjunct clinical associate professor of surgery at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Wagle a member of 21 national and international organizations. He has served on 15 different medical boards and 79 organizational committees locally, regionally, statewide and nationally.
In 2003, he was appointed by former Governor George Pataki to serve on the state’s Administrative Review Board for Professional Medical Conduct. The Administrative Review Board for Professional Medical Conduct is the highest decision making body for public safety and physician discipline in the state. It was the first time a representative had been appointed to the board from Buffalo.
He has been honored with numerous service awards including: The American Urological Association’s Distinguished Service Award (Northeastern Section) (only the 7th recipient of the award in the organization’s 55 year history); the Dr. G.M. Phadke Memorial Oration Award from the National Conference of All India Urological Association; and the Caritas Award of the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation for community service.