AUA Summit - Postscript: Sushil S. Lacy, MD, FACS

Postscripts: Sushil S. Lacy, MD, FACS (1936-2023)

Sushil S. Lacy, MD, FACS

The AUA recently learned that former AUA President, Dr. Sushil S. Lacy, age 87, passed away peacefully on December 6, 2023.

Sushil Lacy was born on August 23, 1936, in Patna, India to Nora P. and Roger C. Lacy. After graduating from Christian Medical College in Vellore, he completed his General Surgery Residency in King George’s Medical College in Lucknow, India. He came to Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina in 1963 for a Fellowship in Vascular Surgery. He completed his Urology Residency training at Baptist Hospital, Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina, where he also married Jane Ellen Gose. They spent their first several years of marriage in North Carolina prior to moving to Nebraska.

In 1970, Dr. Lacy joined the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha and helped start the first Urology Residency training program in the state. He became a tenured Professor and contributed decades of service as a Senior Consultant in Surgery (Urology) at UNMC up to the time of his retirement in 2014.

Dr. Lacy was actively involved at the State and National level with organized medicine. He held the office of President of the Nebraska Urological Association and President of the South Central Section of the American Urological Association (AUA). He was elected President of the American Urological Association in 2011 and served on many committees over the years. He was Mentor to the AUA Leadership Classes and was extremely proud of the achievements of his mentees. In 2019, he was awarded the AUA Presidential Citation for exemplary service to the AUA, mentorship of young urologists and tireless care of urologic patients.

Dr. Lacy also served on the Board of Directors and as President of the American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU).

Dr. Lacy was well known and admired for his teaching skills by medical students, nurses, and residents. He was a passionate advocate for his patients and was grateful for the appreciation and love he received, especially from parents of children who were his patients. He was highly respected by his medical colleagues as a surgeon. He was an avid traveler and photographer. Starting at an early age and throughout his life, he ventured to all the continents several times. His wife Jane accompanied him on most of his trips. Dr. Lacy was generous and kind.