The Montague Boyd Prize Essay Contest

Dr. Montague Boyd was the founder of the Southeastern Section, and he served as president in 1933 and 1934. The prize was established in 1967 and is given to a resident, fellow, or urologist in private practice less than ten years.


  • 2019 1st Place
    Patrick Hensley, MD
    “Novel Immunohistochemical Signatures Predict Response of Bladder Cancer to Cisplatin-Based Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy”
  • 2019 2nd Place
    Brian M. Inouye, MD
    “Diabetic Bladder Dysfunction is Associated with Bladder Inflammation Triggered through Hyperglycemia not Polyuria”
  • 2019 3rd Place
    Mohammed A. Said, MD
    “Incidence and Risk Factors for Prolonged Opioid Use Among Opioid-Na├»ve Patients Following Urologic Stone Surgery”
  • 2018 1st Place
    Rashid Sayyid — Augusta University
    “Population-Based Outcomes of Men with a Single Negative Prostate Biopsy: Importance of Continued Follow Up Among Older Patients”
  • 2018 2nd Place
    Eugene Cone, MD — Duke University
    “Disproportionate Use of Inpatient Care by Older Adults with Kidney Stone”
  • 2018 3rd Place
    Louis Aliperti — Emory University
    “Genitourinary Prosthetic Use Among Prostate Cancer Survivors Treated with Radical Prostatectomy”
  • 2017 1st Place
    Charles Adam Lorentz, MD — Emory University
  • 2017 2nd Place
    Eugene Cone, MD — Duke University
  • 2017 3rd Place
    Eric Schommer, MD — Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
  • 2016 1st Place
    Ilan J. Safir, MD — Emory University
    “Implementation of a Tele-Urology Program for Outpatient Hematuria Referrals: Initial Results and Patient Satisfaction”
  • 2016 2nd Place
    Alison Feibus, BS, MS — Tulane University
    “PCA3 and TMPRSS2:ERG Urinary Biomarkers Demonstrate Clinical Utility in African American Men Undergoing Prostate Biopsy”
  • 2016 3rd Place
    Jacob Ark, MD — Vanderbilt University
    “Correlation Between Contrasted Computed Tomography Scan and Nuclear Medicine Renogram to Predict Differential Renal Function in Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction”
  • 2015 1st Place
    James Liu — Tulane University
    “Comparison of Sorafenib-loaded PLGA and Liposome Nanoparticles in the Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma”
  • 2015 2nd Place
    Jessica C. Lloyd, MD — Duke University School of Medicine
    “Superior Efficacy of Combination Pharmacotherapy for Treatment of Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity Following Spinal Cord Injury”
  • 2015 3rd Place
    Paymon Nourparvar, MD — Emory University
    “Safety and Efficacy of Ureteral Stent Placement at the Bedside Under Local Anesthesia”
  • 2014 1st Place
    Courtney Shepard, MD — University of Alabama-Birmingham
    “The Effects of C5 Hemicontusion Injury on Bladder Function in Rats”
  • 2014 2nd Place
    Scott Castle, MD — University of Miami
    “Ejaculatory Success Rates and Semen Quality in the First 2 Years After Spinal Cord Injury”
  • 2014 3rd Place
    Joseph Ellen, MD — University of Florida
    “Evaluation of Different Region of Interest (ROI) Strategies for Characterization of Upper Urinary Tract Stones Detected on Computed Tomography”