Plenary

The 2cm Stone: RIRS or Mini Perc?

Saturday, September 22
8:50 AM - 9:10 AM
Location: Amphitheatre Bleu

Glenn M. Preminger

Professor and Chief
Duke University Medical Center, Division of Urologic Surgery



Glenn M. Preminger received his MD degree from NY Medical College in 1977, competing his Urologic training at the University of North Carolina in 1983. He was an AUA Scholar at UT Southwestern, concentrating on the medical management of nephrolithiasis. He spent 10 years on the Faculty in Dallas, returning to NC in 1993 as Professor of Urologic Surgery.
His clinical interests include the minimally invasive management of urinary tract stones including SWL, percutaneous and ureteroscopic stone removal. He directs the metabolic evaluation and preventative medical treatment offered at the Duke Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center.
He has extensive experience in the development of endoscopic instrumentation and holds eight patents in shock wave lithotripsy design. Dr. Preminger, along with Pei Zhong, Ph.D., established The Lithotripsy Laboratory at Duke and have been awarded over $10 million in research support from the NIH.
Dr. Preminger has published more than 350 manuscripts, 100 book chapters and 10 books, as well as 30 videos that review complex endoscopic techniques. He was Chairman of the American Urological Association (AUA) Nephrolithiasis Guidelines Panel, which released four sets of guidelines for the management of staghorn calculi. From 2004-2007, he was Co-Chairman of the joint AUA/EAU International Nephrolithiasis Guidelines Panel.
Dr. Preminger was awarded the 2008 AUA Residents Committee Teaching Award and served as the Chair of the AUA Office of Education from 2006–2009. He is currently President Elect of the SESAUA.
In 2011, Dr. Preminger became Chief of the Division of Urologic Surgery at Duke and was named as the James F. Glenn Distinguished Professor of Urologic Surgery. In 2013, he was honored by the British Association of Urological Surgeons with the 2013 St. Paul’s Medal. He received the 2015 AUA Flanigan Education Award and will receive the Endourological Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award in September 2018.


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