Plenary: Prime Time, Saturday

Plenary: Prime Time

Setbacks and Operative Solutions (SOS): PCNL

Saturday, May 13
3:55 PM - 4:15 PM
Location: BCEC: Ballroom West

Bodo E. Knudsen, MD

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Bodo Knudsen, MD, FRCSC, is the Director of the OSU Comprehensive Kidney Stone Program and the Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, OH. Dr. Knudsen has practiced at Ohio State for the past 12 years. Prior to this he completed his Fellowship training in Endourology with Drs. John Denstedt and Stephen Pautler at the University of Western Ontario and his residency training under Section Chief Denis Hosking at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Knudsen has a strong passion for stone disease and his research interests center around lasers, laser fibers, and new technology in stone disease. He is a member of the R.O.C.K. Society and as well as a member of the EDGE Research Consortium.


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Benjamin K. Canales, MD, MPH

University of Florida

Benjamin K. Canales MD, MPH graduated in 2001 from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then completed Urology Residency and a Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at the University of Minnesota. He has been an AUA Foundation Research Scholar and a "Rising Star in Urology" recipient (Urology Care Foundation) for his basic science efforts in the pathogenesis of stone disease. Now a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Florida, he directs the metabolic kidney stone clinic at the North Florida/South Georgia VA Hospital and maintains a high volume surgical practice of renal cancer and stone disease. He has authored a number of book chapters and peer-reviewed manuscripts on the topic of surgical and medical management of stone disease and continues to perform funded benchtop research, translating basic science discoveries into practical uses for kidney stone formers.


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Mantu Gupta, MD

Mount Sinai West, Icahn School of Medicine

Dr. Mantu Gupta is Professor of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Chair of Urology at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospitals, Director of Endourology and Stone Disease for the Mount Sinai Health System, and Director of the Mount Sinai Kidney Stone Center. 

Dr. Gupta is recognized as a world leader in the research and treatment of urinary stone disease, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, urinary tract obstruction, and upper tract urothelial malignancies, having pioneered many of the techniques in current use. He is recognized as one of the leading endoscopic, percutaneous, and minimally invasive surgeons in the world, having performed over 10,000 major endourological procedures. Dr. Gupta is unique in that he employs a nurturing, compassionate, and holistic approach to the management of stone disease, utilizing alternative medical, nutritional and preventive strategies.

Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Gupta served as Director of Endourology and the Kidney Stone Center at Columbia University for 18 years. The recipient of numerous honors and awards, Dr. Gupta was given a Presidential Gold Medal by President Ronald Reagan for his academic achievements and has served as a visiting professor both within the United States and throughout the world. He is a frequent lecturer and moderator at national and international meetings and has published extensively in major peer-reviewed journals and authored numerous book chapters. Additionally, Dr. Gupta teaches surgical skills courses throughout the world and has served as editor and guest editor for numerous publications. Dr. Gupta was member of the prestigious Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University where he earned a combined BS-MD degree with distinction and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He did his Urology residency at the University of California, San Francisco and completed a fellowship in Endourology.


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Amy E. Krambeck, MD

Indiana University/ IU Health Physicians

Dr. Amy Krambeck is Michael O. Koch Professor of Urology at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her Urology residency was completed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in 2008. Subsequently, from 2008 to 2009 she participated in an Endourology fellowship at the Methodist Institute for Kidney Stone Research in Indianapolis, Indiana. From 2009 to 2016 she worked as an Endourologist in the Mayo Clinic Department of Urology and recently joined the staff at IU Health Physicians in July of 2016. Dr. Krambeck specializes in the surgical and medical treatment of stone disease and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Her research interests include the pathogenesis of stone disease and the treatment of urolithiasis during pregnancy.


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