Board of Directors

President-br-Ranee Thakar

President
Ranee Thakar

MD, FRCOG
United Kingdom

Haddad, Vice President-br-Jorge Milhem

Vice President
Jorge Milhem Haddad

MD
Brazil

Hayward, Past President-br-Lynsey

Past President
Lynsey Hayward

BSc (Hons), MBChB (Hons), MRCOG, FRANZCOG
New Zealand

Ng, Secretary-br-Roy

Secretary
Roy Ng

MBBS, LRCPS, FRCOG, MOG, FAMS
Singapore

Botros-Brey, Treasurer-br-Sylvia

Treasurer
Sylvia Botros-Brey

MD
USA

International Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board consists of nine (9) members, one each representing the following regions: 1) Africa, 2) Northern America, 3) Latin America & the Caribbean, 4) Europe, 5) Oceania, 6) Western Asia, 7) Southern Asia, 8) Southeastern Asia, and 9) Central & Eastern Asia, as defined under the United Nations geoscheme.

Zeelha Abdool

Zeelha Abdool

Africa
South Africa

Sivakumar Balakrishnan

Sivakumar Balakrishnan

Southeastern Asia
Malaysia

Natarajan Rajamaheswari

Natarajan Rajamaheswari

Southern Asia
India

Tony Bazi

Tony Bazi

Western Asia
Lebanon

Masayoshi

Masayoshi "Jimmy" Nomura

Central & Eastern Asia
Japan

Lore Schierlitz

Lore Schierlitz

Oceania
Australia

Kaven Baessler

Kaven Baessler

Europe
Germany

Holly Richter

Holly Richter

Northern America
USA

Carlos Rondini

Carlos Rondini

Latin America & the Caribbean
Chile

History & Past Presidents

In 1976 Professor Axel Ingelman-Sundberg from Sweden and Professor Jack R. Robertson from the United States invited a group of their colleagues to join them at the FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) meeting in Mexico to establish a new society – the International Urogynecological Association. This new society’s mission would be to establish a non-profit international association dedicated to the advancement of urogynecologic knowledge around the world through education and the promotion of basic and clinical research on disorders of the female pelvic floor. Over 40 years later, that same mission remains the core purpose of IUGA.

Founding Members

Axel Ingelman Sundberg †
Jack R. Robertson †
Donald R. Ostergard
Ulf Ulmsten †
Eckhard Petri
Wolfgang Fischer
Bozo Kralj
Oscar Contreras Ortiz †
Stuart Stanton
David Warrell
Abbo Hassan Abbo

Past Presidents

Lynsey.Hayward

Lynsey Hayward

Bob Freeman

G. Willy Davila

Harry Vervest

Peter Sand

Tsung Hsien (Charles) Su

Paul Riss

Peter Dwyer

Hans van Geelen

Linda Cardozo

Oscar Contreras Ortiz †

Harold Drutz

James Gibson †

Eckhard Petri

Bozo Kralj

Donald Ostergard

Jack Robertson †

Axel Ingelman-Sundberg †

† Deceased

Advisory Council

The IUGA Advisory Council is comprised of the International Advisory Board, Past Presidents and Committee Chairpersons with the purpose of providing advice to the Board of Directors regarding issues being faced by the Association. It meets once a year at the Annual Meeting and may include invited guests as seen necessary.

List of current International Advisory Board Members

List of all Past Presidents

Committee Chairpersons (per committee):

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