Dr. Stern encountered trouble with the AUA board when he tried to charge urologists a $5 fee for every transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). He was expelled from the AUA, and in 1933, the executive committee decided that Dr. Stern was not to be reinstated.
In 1932 he became a member of the Deland Memorial Hospital in Florida and a year later joined the Halifax District Hospital in Daytona Beach. At about this time, he again applied for membership to the AUA and was placed on a waiting list in 1935 for one year to be reevaluated in 1936. At that time a decision was postponed until the next meeting and his membership application in 1937 was rejected. There is no evidence that he reapplied, let alone was admitted to the AUA subsequent to this rejection. Dr. Stern died on January 21, 1946.