Plenary

Point Counterpoint: 2cm Stone in Children: SWL, RIRS or PCNL - RIRS

Saturday, September 22
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Amphitheatre Bleu

Gregory E. Tasian

Assistant Professor of Urology and Epidemiology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Gregory Tasian, MD, MSc, MSCE is an Assistant Professor of Urology and Epidemiology and a Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. His clinical practice and research program are based at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where he has faculty appointments in the Division of Urology and the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness. He is a practicing pediatric urologist with a clinical focus on kidney stone disease, and is Surgical Director of the Pediatric Kidney Stone Center at CHOP. His research is devoted to decreasing the lifetime burden of kidney stone disease, with a particular emphasis on clinical trials of interventions to improve health behaviors to decrease kidney stone recurrence, comparative effectiveness of surgical interventions for kidney stones, the environmental epidemiology of nephrolithiasis, and understanding the role of the gut microbiome in kidney stone disease. He also has an active research program in imaging classification and predictors of chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression for children with congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract.

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