Dr. Fakhoury Receives LUGPA’s 2020 Resident Clinical Innovation Award  

       Dr. Fakhoury

August, 2020

LUGPA is proud to name Mathew Fakhoury, DO, as the winner of the 2020 Resident Clinical Innovation Award

“I am incredibly honored to receive this award,” said Dr. Fakhoury, a resident at Cook County Urology in Chicago, IL. “I sincerely appreciate the opportunity LUGPA has provided residents and fellows to showcase their work and contributions to the field of urology. I am elated that my work has been recognized as especially transformative and I hope to continue to play a role in advancing this profession.”

Launched in 2020, the Resident Clinical Innovation Award recognizes innovative clinical work of urology residents and fellows that promotes and has the potential to enhance quality clinical outcomes. The award acknowledges the value of clinical innovation to harness new technologies, access big data, develop systems of care to prevent, diagnose or treat urological disease and promote urological health.


Dr. Fakhoury’s winning project, “A Multi-Institutional Quality Assurance Patient Safety Project Across Urban Chicago; Changing County’s/Christ’s Catheter Culture,” implemented a difficult Foley catheter algorithm aimed at non-urologists in order to reduce Foley catheter associated trauma and catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Educational sessions were also developed for and provided to high-volume, non-urologist utilizers of Foley catheters.

The project was a collaborative effort undertaken and envisioned by Dr. Fakhoury and his colleagues Ryan Power, DO, and Tony Ghorayeb, DO, a former chief resident and a junior resident at Cook County Urology respectively. The greater teams at both Cook County Urology and Advocate Christ Medical Center, comprised of Courtney M.P. Hollowell, MD, Patricia P. Vidal, MD, Mark A. Wille, MD, Traci P. Beck, MD, Aaron Berger, MD, Jae Kim, MD, Douglas Slakey, MD and Parisa Katoosian, RN, also played instrumental roles in supporting and actualizing the project.

“Dr. Fakhoury’s work is very important to advancing the quality and safety of patient care and he should be very proud of his achievements,” said Jason Hafron, MD, director of clinical research at Michigan Institute of Urology and chairman of LUGPA Forward, which oversees the award program. “Mathew’s work underscores the type of original and groundbreaking approaches to enhancing urologic care delivery and developing solutions that we look for when selecting a winner.”

Dr. Fakhoury and his work will be recognized at LUGPA’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 7, 2020.

View the press release here