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Renal & Ureteral Calculi - Case Studies

Sunday, September 23
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Room 242B

While patients with renal or ureteral stones are among the most common clinical scenarios urologists face, not every stone is straightforward. Using case scenarios to guide discussion, stone experts will review management strategies that will help with both common and complex stone management. Some of the topics covered include nephrolithiasis in pregnancy and in patients with urinary reconstruction, caliceal diverticular stones, and calculi in patients with recurrent UTIs.

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Sara L. Best

Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dept of Urology

Sara L. Best, MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, WI. She completed an Endourology/Minimally-Invasive Surgery fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern. Dr Best is also a co-director of the Endourology Fellowship at Univ of Wisconsin.

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Justin B. Ziemba

Assistant Professor of Urology in Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Justin B. Ziemba, MD is currently an Assistant Professor of Urology in Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ziemba attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his undergraduate studies. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in molecular and cellular biology in 2006. After completing his undergraduate degree, he attended the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, earning his medical degree in 2010. He stayed at the University of Pennsylvania to complete his general surgery internship and urologic surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. Following his residency, he spent 2 years as a clinical and research fellow in minimally invasive surgery and endourology at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Instructor of Urology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Ziemba’s clinical focus is on the surgical treatment and medical management of kidney stone disease. This clinical focus is supported by a McCabe Foundation Award aimed at understanding how kidney stone treatment may impact a patient’s health-related quality of life. He is also interested in determining how the location of surgery and the surgeon may influence cost and utilization in the ambulatory setting. This work is supported by a prestigious Data Grant from the American Urological Association.

He also remains committed to improving health care quality and patient safety through educational strategies. He has advanced training in quality improvement methodology and adverse event investigation through a graduate certificate from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He currently holds the title of Director of Safety, Quality, and Value in Healthcare for the Division of Urology at the Perelman School of Medicine.

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Michelle J. Semins

Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh

Michelle Jo Semins is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and Director of the Kidney Stone Clinic at Mercy Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan and her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She then completed her residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital with additional specialty training in the field of endourology. She has a clinical research focus in kidney stones and is a past awardee of a Young Investigator Research Grant by the Northeastern Section of the AUA. She was also named Young Urologist of the Year by the AUA in 2016 and was selected to participate in the 2018-2019 AUA Leadership Program. She is a published author of over 40 articles, over 50 abstracts, and 9 book chapters.

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Sheshadri Sriprasad

Professor of Urology and Clinical Director, Urology and Nephrology
Darent valley Hospital, Dartford and Canterbury Christ Church University

Professor Seshadri Sriprasad is a Consultant Urological Surgeon and Clinical Director of Urology and Nephrology At Darent Valley Hospital, Dartord , Kent, UK. He is the Professor of Urology and leads the MCh urology programme at the Institute of Medical Sciences, Canterbury Christ Church University. He established the Stone and Endourology Centre at Darent Valley Hospital. Prof Sriprasad has published more than 80 peer reviewed papers and is an invited speaker both nationally and Internationaly. His interests include stone disease, upper tract laparscopy and cryotheray for small renal tumours and basic science in stone disease. He is the BAUS councillor and Secretary to the Royal Society of Medicine (Urology section). He is well known for Endourology teaching and training. He is the associate editor for the Journal of Clinical Urology.

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