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Glenn Michael Preminger, MD

James F. Glenn, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Urology
Chief, Division of Urology
Director, Endourology, Metabolic Stone Disease, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery Fellowship
Professor of Surgery
Office: 30 Duke Medicine Circle, Rm1573 Duke South, White Zone, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3167 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

1. Minimally invasive management of urologic diseases
2. Minimally invasive management of renal and ureteral stones
3. Medical management of nephrolithiasis
4. Bioeffects of shock wave lithotripsy
5. Basic physics of shock wave lithotripsy
6. Intracorporeal lithotripsy for stone fragmentation
7. Minimally invasive management of urinary tract obstruction, including ureteropelvic junction obstruction and ureteral strictures
8. Enhanced imaging modalities for minimally invasive surgery
9. Digital video imaging during endoscopic surgery
10. 3-D imaging modalities for minimally invasive surgery
11. Holmium laser applications in urology

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Mineral Metabolism, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Medical School, 1983 - 1985
  • Urology Residency, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1979 - 1983
  • Surgery Residency, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1977 - 1979
  • M.D., New York University, 1977


Winship, Brenton B., and Glenn M. Preminger. “Editorial Comment on: Outpatient Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: The UC San Diego Health Experience by Bechis et al.” J Endourol 32, no. 5 (May 2018): 402.

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Wollin, Daniel A., Evan C. Carlos, Westin R. Tom, W Neal Simmons, Glenn M. Preminger, and Michael E. Lipkin. “Effect of Laser Settings and Irrigation Rates on Ureteral Temperature During Holmium Laser Lithotripsy, an In Vitro Model.” J Endourol 32, no. 1 (January 2018): 59–63.

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Tom, Westin R., Daniel A. Wollin, Ruiyang Jiang, Daniela Radvak, Walter Neal Simmons, Glenn M. Preminger, and Michael E. Lipkin. “Next-Generation Single-Use Ureteroscopes: An In Vitro Comparison.” J Endourol 31, no. 12 (December 2017): 1301–6.

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York, Nadya E., Michael S. Borofsky, Ben H. Chew, Casey A. Dauw, Ryan F. Paterson, John D. Denstedt, Hassan Razvi, et al. “Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Three Different Modalities of Lithotrites for Intracorporeal Lithotripsy in Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy.” J Endourol 31, no. 11 (November 2017): 1145–51.

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Wollin, Daniel A., Adrian D. Joyce, Mantu Gupta, Michael Y. C. Wong, Pilar Laguna, Stavros Gravas, Jorge Gutierrez, Luigi Cormio, Kunjie Wang, and Glenn M. Preminger. “Antibiotic use and the prevention and management of infectious complications in stone disease.” World J Urol 35, no. 9 (September 2017): 1369–79.

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Cabrera, Fernando J., Richard H. Shin, Kyle M. Waisanen, Giao Nguyen, Chu Wang, Charles D. Scales, Michael N. Ferrandino, Glenn M. Preminger, Terry T. Yoshizumi, and Michael E. Lipkin. “Comparison of Radiation Exposure from Fixed Table Fluoroscopy to a Portable C-Arm During Ureteroscopy.” J Endourol 31, no. 9 (September 2017): 835–40.

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Smith, Joseph A., Stuart S. Howards, Glenn M. Preminger, and Roger R. Dmochowski. “Book Review - Hinman's Atlas of Urologic Surgery, 4th Edition.” Can J Urol 24, no. 4 (August 2017): 8875.