Montefiore Einstein’s Pedro Maria, DO, Attending Physician and Associate Professor of Urology, is a founding member of the Hispanic Urological Society of North America (HUSNA), which was created to promote culturally sensitive care, improve the health of the Hispanic community, and foster collaboration among peers of all backgrounds. The American Urological Association (AUA) showcased the newly created Hispanic Urological Society of North America in the Science and Technology Hall at its 2022 annual meeting, held in New Orleans at the beginning of May.
Hispanic Urological Society of North America, Founded by Montefiore Einstein’s Pedro Maria, DO, Is Featured at AUA Conference for Addressing Health Equity
July 20, 2022
Pedro Maria, DO
“It is important to unite academicians and clinicians in a network for critical analysis and dialogue regarding various urological conditions in the Hispanic community,” said Dr. Maria.
Dr. Maria’s findings on health equity in urologic care were recently published by the AUA, which found that in the Northeast, Hispanics make up approximately 15% of the population, whereas around 3% of practicing urologists are Hispanic. His goal for establishing HUSNA is to help bridge this gap.
The society will serve as a network and collaborative forum to grow Hispanic interest in the medical field of urology, creating a unique pipeline into the specialty.