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Kohldon Boydston, MD

House Staff
Start Year: 
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Medical School: 
Rush Medical College

Clinical and Research Interests

My clinical interests continue to evolve as I progress through training, but I am particularly interested in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, prostate cancer, BPH, and stone disease. My research interests include benchtop evaluation and optimization of laser technologies and metabolic stone management.

What were you looking for in a residency program?

I was primarily interested in a program with cohesive residents and excellent training. A strong research backbone was a huge advantage, and I also wanted to consider where I'd be most content geographically.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

There are many strengths to training at a large, busy academic center like Duke. Two things that set us apart are our night float schedule and cohesive residency cohort. The night float design is tried and true, allowing for a great quality of life and a fresh workforce heading into the busy weekend. Our residents have strong friendships outside of work and a professional mutual respect while at work. I believe that our culture of looking out for each other and ensuring that we have fun while working hard allows us to capitalize on the ample time training at this amazing institution.

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Keep your head down and continue to seek personal and interprofessional growth. Always pay it forward to the oncoming team and do what's right for the patient!

What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?

Being in the central part of NC is wonderful. In Durham, we are just a short jaunt from the beautiful mountains of the western part of the state and the peaceful sandy beaches of the Outer Banks and other NC beaches. Durham is a culturally vibrant town with a rich history of art, food, outdoor activities, and other various social events. The town is large enough to have anything you would ever need, is in close proximity to a fantastic international airport, and yet it has a cool close-knit and small-town feel.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

Outside of work you can typically find me in the woods hunting during deer or turkey seasons, fishing the Durham lakes and rivers in the summertime, and hiking with my wife and baby when it's not too hot. I also enjoy woodworking, cooking wild game recipes, and sweating on the Peloton!

Honors and Awards

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • First place debate winner at the NCUA 2018
  • First place research presentation at NCUA 2019
  • Best clinical abstract KURE conference 2019
  • Podium and poster presentations at the 2019 SESAUA, 2019 AUA, and 2020 AUA


Li, Mucong, Tri Vu, Georgy Sankin, Brenton Winship, Kohldon Boydston, Russell Terry, Pei Zhong, and Junjie Yao. “Internal-Illumination Photoacoustic Tomography Enhanced by a Graded-Scattering Fiber Diffuser.” Ieee Transactions on Medical Imaging 40, no. 1 (January 2021): 346–56.

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Boydston, Kohldon, Russell Terry, Brenton Winship, Leah Davis, Sarah Yttri, Evan Carlos, Charles Scales, Michael Lipkin, and Glenn M. Preminger. “The Impact of Alternative Alkalinizing Agents on 24-Hour Urine Parameters.” In Urology, 142:55–59, 2020.

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Winship, Brenton, Russell Terry, Kohldon Boydston, Evan Carlos, Daniel Wollin, Chloe Peters, Jingqiu Li, Glenn Preminger, and Michael Lipkin. “Holmium:Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet Laser Pulse Type Affects Irrigation Temperatures in a Benchtop Ureteral Model.” J Endourol 33, no. 11 (November 2019): 896–901.

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Winship, Brenton, Daniel Wollin, Evan Carlos, Chloe Peters, Jingqiu Li, Russell Terry, Kohldon Boydston, Glenn M. Preminger, and Michael E. Lipkin. “The Rise and Fall of High Temperatures During Ureteroscopic Holmium Laser Lithotripsy.” J Endourol 33, no. 10 (October 2019): 794–99.

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