Women’s Urologic Health Alliance


Upcoming WUHA Events
Upcoming WUHA events will be listed here when available.
The "Workplace Love Languages: What You Say &
What Your Coworkers Hear
," session will  take place at the 
Las Vegas Regional Meeting this June.

The Women’s Urologic Health Alliance (WUHA) is committed to achieving our primary objectives of fostering mentorship and professional development in clinical, administrative, and leadership roles within the field of urology. At the practice level, we aim to establish a robust resource network that facilitates growth and collaboration. Additionally, our outreach initiatives and programming are strategically designed to cater to resident and early practice provider education, ensuring a tailored approach to their unique needs. Furthermore, our focus extends to preparing independent groups for the imminent significant shift in the GU trainee workforce. We are dedicated to positioning these groups favorably, equipping them to embrace and adapt and thrive in the evolving landscape.

Our members are physicians, APPs and administrators who work in GU practices in a professional capacity and who identify as women. We welcome participation by anyone in the medical community who is interested in promoting diversity and helping to grow and adapt our practices to meet the evolving needs of our employees, our patients, and our communities.

Join WUHA on this journey of empowerment and evolution in urology. 

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All About Empowering Women in Urology

At the 2023 LUGPA Annual Meeting, there was a session entitled, "Empowering Women in Urology" which focused on challenges and opportunities for women in urology. The panel discussion covered topics such as work-life balance, the importance of mentorship and advice for navigating career paths in urology. “We want women in urology to know that beyond your individual practice, you have a community of incredible women in LUGPA who you can look to and rely on for support and resources,” said Kari Bailey, MD, moderator of the panel discussion.


Links and Resources


Dr. Mara Holton’s takeaways from the 2023 LUGPA Annual Meeting 
In this video, Mara R. Holton, MD, shared takeaways from the 2023 LUGPA Annual Meeting session “Empowering women in urology” as well as the political affairs update. Holton is a urologist with AAUrology in Annapolis, Maryland and serves on the LUGPA board of directors. 

Women in Urology - PubMed
The presence of women in genitourinary (GU) specialty training and practice has lagged significantly behind other fields. Current challenges include maternity leave, sexual harassment, and pay disparities. 

Renal & Urology News - Women Urologists Still Face Gender Disparities – 11/8/2023

Urology Times - Dr. Bailey previews LUGPA session on empowering women in urology – 11/2/2023

Urology Times Dr. Girardi on the role of urologists in women’s sexual health issues – 11/2/2023

Urology Times - Dr. Kari Bailey highlights LUGPA sessions on women in urology and physician use of social media - 11/2/2023

Urology Times - Dr. Miles-Thomas on the importance of representation for women in urology – 11/3/2023