The American Urological Association announces 2022 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar

BALTIMORE, November 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The American Urological Association (AUA) is pleased to announce Dr. Brian Duty, an associate professor of urology at Oregon Health & Science University, has been named the 2022 AUA Gallagher Health Policy Scholar.

The American Urological Association appoints Dr.  Brian Duty as his 2022 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar

The American Urological Association appoints Dr. Brian Duty as his 2022 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar

A very competitive award, Gallagher Scholar is a year-long intensive training program designed to prepare the next generation of urologists for leadership positions in health policy. In his role as Gallagher Health Policy Scholar, Dr. Duty attend critical seminars, conferences and meetings at the national level; receive mentoring schemes from AUA physicians in leadership roles; and attend a week-long health policy seminar for surgeons sponsored by the American College of Surgeons and held at. Brandeis University. In addition, he will be immersed in other educational activities aimed at developing a deep understanding of health policy issues that are crucial to urology. The award was created in honor of the former CEO of AUA G. James Gallagher

“Dr. Duty has been deeply involved in health policy at both the state and national levels for the past many years, and has made health policy a cornerstone of his career,” said the AUA Public Policy Chair, Dr. Eugene Rhee. “His demonstrated involvement and contribution to advancing the health policy agenda of urology makes him an outstanding candidate for this program, and we look forward to seeing his expertise expand further within the program.”

Dr. Duty is currently president of the Oregon Urological Society, vice president of the Oregon Medical Association (OMA) and serves on the OMA Board of Trustees. In addition, he is part of the AUA Leadership Program and serves on a number of advocacy and legislative committees, including the AUA Public Policy Council, the AUA State Advocacy Committee, the American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU) State Advocacy Network Committee, the OMA Legislative Affairs Committee, and AUA Western Section Health Policy Committee. He has been involved in the AUA Advocacy Summit for the past three years and has also been an active participant in the AACU Advocacy meeting.

In addition, he chairs the Oregon Health and Science University’s (OHSU) Value Analysis Steering Committee, which oversees the adoption of new supplies, devices, and technologies across the healthcare system. He previously served as chairman of the Perioperative Value Analysis Committee, where he coordinated a fundamental restructuring of the OHSU’s value analysis process, and is a member of the Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Value-based Benefits Subcommittee, which reviews clinical evidence to guide the OHA. in making benefit-related decisions for its health plans. He has published in health policy and practice management sites on topics such as industry payments to physicians, cost-effectiveness of stone handling, and mistreatment in endourology. He also lectures on value-based care as well as American and international health care.

Recognized by many as an excellent contributor who has a passion for making a difference in health policy, Dr. Duty years ago to dedicate his career to improving the healthcare system for the benefit of both patients and providers. For this effort, he has immersed himself in health policy activities at many levels, while maintaining a successful clinical practice and has been named the Portland Monthly Top Doctor.

Dr. Duty received his Bachelor of Science from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and earned his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He completed his internship in general surgery and urology at OHSU and completed his Endourology Scholarship at the Smith Institute of Urology in New Hyde Park, New York. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Health Care Administration from OHSU /Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquarters nearby Baltimore, Maryland, American Urological Association is a leading proponent of the specialty urology and has more than 24,000 members worldwide. The AUA is a leading urological association that provides invaluable support to the urological community as it pursues its mission to promote the highest standards of urological care through education, research and health policy formulation. For more information, visit

Contact: Christine Frey

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