SURS Program

Concluding Remarks / Installment of the New President

Thursday, September 20
5:50 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Room 242A

Ali R. Kural

Professor of Urology
Acibadem University, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey

Dr Ali Riza Kural , graduated from Istanbul University School of Medicine in 1974. He was specialized in Urology at Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul University. His main interests are Endourology and Urooncology. Professor Kural worked in Edinburgh Western General Hospital between March and October 1985 as an honorary registrar. Then, he initiated one of the first “Endoscopic urinary stone treatment programme including ureteroscopic and percutaneous nephrolithotomy” in 1986 and the first “Laparoscopic urological oncology program” in 2002, in Turkey. He was the first built “Robotic Urology Programme” in the region in 2005 and completed more than 1400 robotic procedures succesfully. He served as a Board member of European Robotic Urological Society between 2010 and 2016. Dr Kural is currently an active member of Board of Directors and President of Endourological Society. He arranged many local and international scientific meetings, training courses successfully including 30th World Congress of Endourology and SWL, which was held in Istanbul, Turkey in 2012 with 2.672 participants. He was Honorary Chair of Urology during 22nd SLS meeting in Reston/Virginia in 2013. Dr Kural is the chairman of the Minimally Invasive and Robotic Urology section in Acibadem University, Maslak Hospital currently.


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Chandru P. Sundaram

Vice Chair (QI), Professor of Urology, Director, Residency Program and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine

Chandru P. Sundaram, MD, is the Dr. Norbert and Louise Welch Professor of Urology and Director of the Residency Program and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. After graduating from Madras Medical College, he trained in surgery and urology in India and England before completing his residency at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and a fellowship in Boston. He began his academic urologic career at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he directed an Endourological Society-recognized fellowship. In 2002, Dr. Sundaram established a fellowship and program in minimally invasive surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has been recognized with teaching awards from both Washington University and Indiana University. He has been a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England since 1989. Dr. Sundaram's areas of interest include minimally invasive surgery of the kidney, prostate and adrenal gland. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

He is the Treasurer Elect of the Endourological Society and is the chair of its fellowship committee. He is the founding Senior Editor of Videourology and serves as board member and assistant editor of the Journal of Endourology. He is on the board of directors of the American Urological Association. Dr. Sundaram has held multiple other leadership positions, including president of the American Urological Association's North Central Section, the Indiana Urologic Association and the Society of Urological Robotic Surgeons. In addition, he has been the chairman of the AUA's Laparoscopy, Robotic and New Surgical Technology Committee; and has served on the AUA's Education Council. Dr. Sundaram has been an invited faculty at numerous international meetings and institutions around the world.


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