Board of Directors

President-br-Jorge Milhem Haddad

President
Jorge Milhem Haddad

MD
Brazil

Milani, Vice President-Br-Alfredo

Vice President
Alfredo L. Milani

MD
The Netherlands

Prodigalidad, Treasurer-Br-Lisa

Treasurer
Lisa T. Prodigalidad

MD
The Philippines

Robinson, Secretary-Br-Dudley

Secretary
Dudley Robinson

MBBS, MD, FRCOG
United Kingdom

Thakar, Past President-Br-Ranee

Past President
Ranee Thakar

MD, FRCOG
United Kingdom

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.

Ahmed Al-Badr

Ahmed Al-Badr

Western Asia
Saudi Arabia

Sivakumar Balakrishnan

Sivakumar Balakrishnan

Southeastern Asia
Malaysia

Luiz Gustavo Oliveira Brito

Luiz Gustavo Oliveira Brito

Latin America & the Caribbean
Brazil

Geoffrey Cundiff

Geoffrey Cundiff

Northern America
Canada

Masayoshi

Masayoshi "Jimmy" Nomura

Central & Eastern Asia
Japan

Natarajan Rajamaheswari

Natarajan Rajamaheswari

Southern Asia
India

Surandhra Ramphal

Surandhra Ramphal

Africa
South Africa

Jan-Paul Roovers

Jan-Paul Roovers

Europe
The Netherlands

Louise Tomlinson

Louise Tomlinson

Oceania/Australasia
New Zealand

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

Ranee Thakar

Ranee Thakar

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, IUJ Editor(s) in Chief, 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):

Download our Bylaws