Northwell physician named president of Urology Care Foundation Board

Harris M. Nagler, MD

 Harris M. Nagler, MD, a urologist with Northwell Health’s Smith Institute for Urology in Lake Success, has been named president of the Urology Care Foundation Board (UCF), part of the American Urological Association (AUA). The Urology Care Foundation is committed to advancing urology research and education. Dr. Nagler’s term as president begins January 1, 2018.

With offices in Great Neck and Manhattan, Dr. Nagler’s clinical practice focuses on male infertility, erectile dysfunction and general urology. He is a professor of urology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

An active member of the UCF Board, Dr. Nagler will succeed Richard A. Memo, MD, who has led the Maryland-based Urology Care Foundation since 2014.

“I am honored to continue my commitment to the Foundation and its mission in this new role,” said Dr. Nagler. “Supporting and improving the prevention, detection and treatment of urological conditions and disease through research and education is part of the fabric of our profession. Continuing to do it here, with an organization of such stature and trustworthiness remains a privilege.”

Over the last year, Dr. Nagler has helped drive the Foundation's outreach and development efforts, making great strides in establishing the UCF as the single largest resource for medically approved urologic patient education information. The organization also supports research funding for many of our young scientists dedicated to preventing, diagnosing and treating urologic conditions and diseases.

 “I’m confident Dr. Nagler, through his own wisdom and wealth of expertise, will continue the strong, inspired leadership to which we have grown so accustomed,” said AUA President, J. Brantley Thrasher, MD.

Dr. Nagler has been recognized numerous times in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors, Best Doctors in America and The New York Times’ Super Doctors listings. Additionally, he has been listed in the Best Doctors in the United States and has been recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 130 Nonprofit Hospital Leaders to Know, as well as one of the 300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know.

He has served on the boards of many organizations, including the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction and the New York Section of the AUA. Dr. Nagler previously served as President of Beth Israel Medical Center and Chair of the Sol and Margaret Berger Department of Urology at Beth Israel Medical Center and Professor of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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About the Urology Care Foundation
The Urology Care Foundation is committed to advancing urology research and education. We work with researchers, health care professionals, patients, and caregivers to improve patients' lives. The Urology Care Foundation is the official foundation of the American Urological Association.

About the American Urological Association
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 22,000 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.

About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 22 hospitals, over 550 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. We care for more than two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 63,500 employees – 15,000+ nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit

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