The 13th Annual Floyd A. Fried Advances in Urology Symposium

The 13th Annual Floyd A. Fried Advances in Urology Symposium will be held June 19-20, 2015 at the Rizzo Conference Center in Chapel Hill. The symposium will highlight several new developments in the field of urology. Topics to be covered include the contemporary management of kidney cancer including special consideration in familial cases, advances in male oncofertility, current strategies for ureteral reconstruction, female urinary tract infection treatment, adult and pediatric metabolic and surgical management of urolithiasis, and Peyronies Disease. Separate panel discussions will highlight the multidisciplinary perspective to the treatment of kidney stones and urologic malignancies. The paradigms to the current health care market as well as an assessment of provider satisfaction in the care of patients will be discussed. Lastly, new approaches and technologies for the delivery of urologic care will be described.

Keynote Speakers

Louis R. Kavoussi, MD, MBA              

Louis Kavoussi Photo.jpgDr. Louis Kavoussi graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a B.A. in Chemistry in 1979.  Following that, he attended medical school at the State University of New York in Buffalo, where in 1983 he received his medical degree.  He then went on to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, where he completed his surgical residency in 1984 and his urology residency in 1989.

In 1989, upon completion of his residency, Dr. Kavoussi was appointed Assistant Professor, Urologic Surgery, at Washington University School of Medicine, as well as Chief of Urologic Surgery at the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis.  Shortly after, in 1991, he became Assistant Professor, Urologic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.  In 1993, Dr. Kavoussi joined John Hopkins University where he served for twelve years with the first five years as Associate Professor, Urologic Surgery and the last seven as the Patrick C. Walsh Distinguished Professor of Urologic Surgery.  Currently, Dr. Kavoussi is the Waldbaum-Gardner Professor of Urologic Surgery at Hofstra University Medical School. 

In addition to his academic appointments, Dr. Kavoussi has held numerous hospital appointments including those at Children’s Hospital of St. Louis, Barnes Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and John Hopkins (Bayview Medical Center, Hospital, and Medical Institution).  In 2006, he was appointed Chairman of the Smith Institute for Urology at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, an appointment he currently holds. 

A world-renowned surgeon recognized for his expertise in minimally invasive approaches, Dr. Kavoussi is credited with fifteen patents including those for telerounding and image guided robotic surgery.  He collaborated with several teams that pioneered numerous operative techniques including laparoscopic nephrectomy for kidney cancer and kidney donation as well as laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.  Dr. Kavoussi has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles, 56 invited articles, 47 book chapters, and 61 video tapes.  He holds membership in several professional societies and serves on institutional and national committees, journal editorial boards, and textbook editorial boards, including serving as an editor of Campbell’s Urology.  He has mentored over 30 academic endourologist worldwide and received numerous awards, including the AUA Gold Cystoscope Award in 1999, the National Kidney Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006, and the Endourology Society’s Mentor Award in 2014.

Brian R. Matlaga, MD

                                Dr. Brian R. Matlaga is a professor of urology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is an internationally recognized expert in the medical and surgical management of urinary stone disease.

Dr. Matlaga serves as Director of Stone Disease and Director of Ambulatory Care at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute. He is also Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive and Endourology Fellowship Program.

Dr. Matlaga’s primary clinical focus is treating metabolic stone disease with minimally invasive methods that include percutaneous nephrolithotomy, ureteroscopy and shock-wave lithotripsy.

His clinical and basic research has furthered the understanding of which patients develop urinary stones, how stones form and how they can best be treated. His work also has advanced the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques in treating stones.

Dr. Matlaga earned his medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine and a Master of Public Health in health systems management from the Tulane University School of Public Health And Tropical Medicine. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Dartmouth College.

He completed a general surgery internship and urology residency at Wake Forest University. With support from an American Foundation for Urologic Disease Research Scholarship, he also completed a fellowship in endourology and minimally invasive surgery at Indiana University.

A frequent contributor to the medical press, Dr. Matlaga's research has been honored nationally and internationally. He has sat on advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health, American Urological Association and Endourological Society.