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Biography Glenn M. Preminger


Glenn M. Preminger received his M.D. degree from New York Medical College in 1977. After completing his Urologic training at the University of North Carolina in 1983, he was an AUA Scholar for 2 years in the Division of Mineral Metabolism at UT Southwestern Medical Center, concentrating on the medical management of nephrolithiasis. He spent 10 years on the Faculty in the Departments of Urology, Medicine and Radiology at UT Southwestern, Dallas. In 1993, Dr. Preminger returned to North Carolina as Professor of Urologic Surgery, Director of the Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center, and Director of the Urology Residency Program at Duke University Medical Center.
His clinical interests include the minimally invasive management of urinary tract stones including shock wave lithotripsy, percutaneous and ureteroscopic stone removal. In addition, he coordinates the comprehensive metabolic evaluation and preventative medical treatment offered at the Duke Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center. Other clinical areas of interest include minimally invasive management of ureteropelvic junction obstruction and ureteral strictures, as well as alternative approaches for the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
He has had extensive experience in the development of endoscopic instrumentation for minimally invasive urologic procedures and holds eight patents in shock wave lithotripsy design. Dr. Preminger, along with Pei Zhong, Ph.D., established The Lithotripsy Laboratory within the Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center to study shock wave physics and tissue effects within the realms of shock wave lithotripsy and intracorporeal lithotripsy devices. Drs. Preminger and Zhong have been awarded over $8 million in research support from the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Preminger is actively involved in research regarding advanced imaging technologies for minimally invasive Urologic surgery including high definition television, three-dimensional imaging and virtual reality surgical simulation.
Dr. Preminger has published more than 300 manuscripts, 100 book chapters and 8 books, as well as 30 videotapes that review complex endoscopic techniques. He is a member of 15 professional societies and holds Editorial positions with the JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, UROLOGY, the JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY and UROLOGIGAL RESEARCH. He has served as Co-Chairman of VIII International Symposium on Urolithiasis (1996), Co-Program Chairman of the 16th and 25th World Congress on Endourology (1998 & 2007), and Co-Chairman of the 1st and 2nd International Consultations on Stone Disease, (2001 & 2007). He is currently Chairman of the American Urological Association Nephrolithiasis Guidelines Panel, which has released four sets of guidelines for the management of staghorn calculi (1994), ureteral calculi (1997) staghorn calculi update (2004) and ureteral calculi update (2007). In 2004, he was named Co-Chairman of the joint AUA / EAU International Nephrolithiasis Guidelines Panel. He was awarded the 2008 AUA Residents Committee Teaching Award which recognizes outstanding urology educators who have dedicated part of their career to resident training and advancing urology graduate medical education.
In 2006, Dr. Preminger was named the Chair of the American Urological Association Office of Education, and is responsible for the quality and medical accuracy of the content of all educational course offerings of the 14,500 member Association. He was recently named as the Secretary of the AUA, to begin his term in May, 2010. In this position he will direct the Section Secretaries/Membership Council, the International Member Committee, and the International Relations Committee and will coordinate the Annual AUA Meeting Plenary sessions, while overseeing the abstract submission process for the meeting.

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