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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 interests are evolving, but novel techniques/therapies, systems improvement, and stone disease are my current interests.

What were you looking for in a residency program?

I evaluated the quality of surgical training, resident comradery, and support of research endeavors above all other factors when I was on the interview trail.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

One strength is the balance of clinical rotations with a good exposure to operative and postoperative management in a broad variety of surgical fields. There are many strengths that also go along with a large tertiary care/academic center with a complex patient population.

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Stay organized and try to "pay it forward" to the oncoming intern; this will streamline your workflow on your next shift, and improve patient care in the process.

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

The triangle offers many opportunities for outdoor activities and has an incredible food scene. Durham Bull's games are a lot of fun and an affordable way to enjoy an evening.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

I enjoy bike-riding on the American Tobacco Trail, fishing at the Eno River state park, enjoying local cuisine, and visiting the beach.

Honors and Awards

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


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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