United Urology Group
United Urology Group, formed in August 2016, is a management services organization that has created a national network of urology affiliates which provide the highest quality, most fully-integrated urology care available to patients.
The organization’s member groups of urology practices today include:
- Chesapeake Urology, with 25 medical offices located throughout Maryland and Delaware, including the practices formerly branded Central Maryland Urology Associates, CHZ Urology Associates, Urological Consultants, P.A., and Peninsula Urology Associates.
- Tennessee Urology, based in Knoxville, TN with 11medical offices.
- Colorado Urology which combines the practices of Advanced Urology, Alpine Urology, and Foothills Urology and their 11 medical offices.
Today, United Urology Group members’ collective staff number 1,087 employees, including 120 physicians.
The vision of United Urology is to support the creation of a national network of urology affiliates, through acquisition and organic growth, which will enable urologists to better meet the needs of their patients by leveraging the financial and operational strengths of United Urology.
Our Leadership Team
Sanford J. Siegel, M.D., F.A.C.S., Chairman
Sanford J. Siegel, M.D., was named Chairman of United Urology Group after serving as the organization’s founding President and Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Prior, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake Urology Associates since 2006 when Baltimore’s three largest urology practices merged. In that role, Dr. Siegel built the company into one of the country’s most prominent urology practices, and the largest in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Dr. Siegel had been in private practice, primarily in the Baltimore area, since 1983 and is a recognized leader in the Baltimore and Maryland communities.
Steve Bass, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bass was named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of United Urology Group in August 2018 after serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since August 2016. Prior, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chesapeake Urology Associates, an affiliate of United Urology Group, since January 2008. Under his leadership, United Urology has extended its national presence through affiliations with urology practices in Maryland, Delaware, Tennessee, and Colorado serving patients in 46 locations, with 1,100 staff members, including 120 physicians. Mr. Bass brings more than 25 years of experience building market-leading healthcare and healthcare IT businesses to United Urology.
Raleigh Heard, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer
Raleigh Heard, Jr. was named President and Chief Operating Officer of United Urology in September 2018. He brings 20 years of progressive management experience in healthcare to the leadership team and since joining United Urology has focused on the strategic growth, development, and operations of the company. Mr. Heard works closely with the Board, CEO, executive management team, and physician leaders to implement and oversee short and long-range financial and operational goals of UUG in the urology market.
Barbara O’Brien, Vice President, Human Resources
As Vice President of Human Resources, Barbara O’Brien oversees all national Human Resource activities including talent management, diversity and inclusion, competency-based performance, process improvement, health and wellness programming, employer branding, succession planning and driving organizational culture and change. She brings more than 25 years of innovative, results-centric, creative thinking and problem-solving experience to United Urology.
Patricia L. Schnably, Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Patricia Schnably has served as Vice President of Marketing & Communications since joining member group Chesapeake Urology in 2008. She serves as the marketing head for United Urology Group and its member practices. With more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience, Ms. Schnably’s focus is on the creation of the organization’s overall marketing strategy which includes strategic planning, corporate and marketing communications, digital marketing and social media, advertising, corporate communications, and media relations.
Geoffrey N. Sklar, M.D., F.A.C.S., Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Sklar is the Chief Medical Officer for United Urology Group and its member practices. Dr. Sklar is responsible for clinical quality, effectiveness and medical programs at United Urology’s member group practices in 46 locations, in four
states and including 120 physicians. He oversees the professional and quality control standards for the organization, develops, and implements policies and procedures that ensure the highest level of quality medical care. In addition, he provides senior executive leadership for risk management, physician oversight, and ensures surgical and clinical services compliance with government regulatory agencies and accrediting bodies.
Jennifer Taylor, Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management
Jennifer Taylor has held the position of Vice-President of Revenue Cycle Management with United Urology since 2017.
In this role, Ms. Taylor is responsible for overseeing the organization’s national billing and revenue cycle operations including contracting, credentialing, coding, collections, receivables, regulations, payor relations, as well as, revenue cycle integrity issues, analysis, and strategic revenue management. She brings a strong Health Science Administration background of more than 20 years of experience to the United Urology leadership team.