Glenn Preminger, MD
Glenn M. Preminger received his M.D. in 1977 and Urologic training at the University of North Carolina (1983). He was an AUA Scholar (1983-1985) in Mineral Metabolism at UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas), concentrating on the medical management of nephrolithiasis. He returned to NC in 1993 as Professor of Urologic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. In 2011, Dr. Preminger became Chief of Urology at Duke and was named the James F. Glenn Distinguished 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 developing endoscopic instrumentation for minimally invasive urologic procedures and holds nine patents in shock wave lithotripsy design. Dr. Preminger, along with Pei Zhong, Ph.D., established The Lithotripsy Laboratory, having 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. He has served as Co-Chairman of VIII International Symposium on Urolithiasis (1996), Co-Program Chairman of the 16th and 25th World Congress of Endourology (1998 & 2007), and Co-Chairman of the 1st and 2nd International Consultations on Stone Disease, (2001 & 2007). He was Chairman of the AUA Nephrolithiasis Guidelines Panel (2002-2012), Co-Chairman of the joint AUA/EAU International Nephrolithiasis Guidelines Panel (2003-2012), Chair of the AUA Office of Education (2006–2009), Director of Education for the Endourological Society (2011-2017), and President of the Endourological Society (2020). He has served as SESAUA Secretary (2015-2018) and President (2019).
Honors include AUA Residents Committee Teaching Award (2008), International Urolithiasis Society Lifetime Achievement Award (2016), University of Athens School of Medicine - Doctor Honoris Causa (2013), British Association of Urologic Surgeons - St. Paul’s Medal (2013), AUA Flannigan Education Award (2015) and Endourological Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2018).