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Medical Management of Nephrolithiasis - Made Easy

Sunday, September 23
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Room 241

Presenting a practical approach to evaluation strategies and emphasizing patterns of serum and urine chemistries to aid in identification of common metabolic stone diseases, this course will aim to simplify the diagnostic approach to stone formers. A review of targeted medical therapy and dietary interventions will enable participants to approach the medical management of stones with increased confidence.

Learning Objectives:

Vernon Pais

Associate Professor, Associate Program Director


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Ojas Shah

Professor of Urology
New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Ojas Shah is the George F. Cahill Professor of Urology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He also serves as the Director of the Division of Endourology and Stone Disease at Columbia University Medical Center. His clinical and research interests include surgical and metabolic treatments of kidney stone disease, minimally invasive urologic surgery, upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (transitional cell carcinoma), ureteral strictures, ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, and ureteral/renal reconstructive surgery. He serves as the principal investigator in many clinical research trials regarding the surgical or medical management of stone disease.

He is a graduate of the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgical and urologic training at New York University Medical Center. He spent an additional year at Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center as a fellow in endourology, laparoscopy and metabolic stone disease.

Dr. Shah is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the medical and surgical management of patients with urinary stone disease. He recently served as a member of the American Urological Association’s Surgical Management of Stones Guidelines Committee. He was also recently appointed to the American Board of Urology’s Examination Committee. He is an active member of the Endourological Society, EDGE (Endourology Disease Group for Excellence) Research Consortium, and ROCK (Research on Calculous Kinetics) Society.

Dr. Shah is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Urology, the most highly cited and amongst the most respected international journals in the field. He is also co-editor of the 5th Edition of Taneja’s Complications of Urologic Surgery which was released in 2018.


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Kemal Sarica

Professor of Urology
Kafkas University, Faculty of Medicine, Urology Department

Name, Surname: Kemal SARICA
Academic Title: Professor doctor M.D. , Ph D
Speciality: Urology
Place & Date of Birth: Ardahan / 1963
Graduated Faculty & Year: University of Ankara, Medical School, 1981
Place & Date Residency in Urology: University of Ankara, Medical School ,Department of Urology 1987-1992
Place & Date of Professorship: University of Gaziantep, Medical School, Dept. of Urology,
Foreign languages: English ,German

March 2013-2018 Chair, Department of Urology, Health Sciences University, Dr.Lutfi KIRDAR
Kartal Research and Training Hospital Istanbul / TURKEY
2018 - Chaiman, Department of Urology, Kafkas University Medical School Kars / TURKEY

Professional Publications
• Number of International Publications: 186
• Number of Local Publications: 75
• Number of National Congress Presentations: 342
• Number of International Congress Presentations: 464
• Number of Books/Book Chapters: 12

Memberships in Associations:
• Turkish Urological Association
• Turkish Endourological Society
• Pediatric Urology Association
• Turkish Cancer and Research Association
• Board member of “Turkish Endourological Society”

• American Urological Association (AUA)
• European Urological Association (EAU)
• Eurolithiasis Society (EULIS)
• International Urolithiasis Society ( Board member) (IUS)
• European Society for Pediatric Urology (ESPU)
• Society for Pediatric Urology (SPU)
• International Alliance of Urology ( IAU)

International positions in Associations :
• Chairman : EAU section of Urolithiasis ( EULIS)
• Co-chairman International Alliance of Urolithiasis (IAU)

Member ( Editorial board)
Urolithiasis ( Associate editor)
Archiv.Italian.Urol.Androl ( Editorial board)
Journal of Urology ( Reviewer)
European Urology ( Reviewer)
Pediatric Nephrology ( Reviewer)
Jornal of Endourology ( Reviewer)


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Matthew Bultitude

Guys and St Thomas' Hospital

Consultant Urologist at Guy's and St. Thomas' in London, UK.
Specialist interest in stone disease.
Associate Editor, BJUI


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