Photo: Dr. Preminger receives the Karl Storz Lifetime Achievement Award. Photographed with Drs. Thomas Polascik and Michael Lipkin.
Dr. Glenn Preminger, James F. Glenn, MD, Professor of Urology and Chief, Division of Urology, has received the Karl Storz Lifetime Achievement Award from the Endourological Society in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of endourology. The society presents the award annually to a senior endourologist whose lifetime contributions have had a major impact on the field. Dr. Preminger was presented with the award at the annual World Congress of Endourology in September.
“This is a really significant honor in the field of urology and further recognizes Dr. Preminger as one of the world wide leaders in endourology and the management of kidney stones,” says Dr. Michael Lipkin, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Urology.
Dr. Preminger received his MD degree from New York Medical College in 1977, and completed his Urologic training at the University of North Carolina in 1983. He was an AUA Scholar in the Division of Mineral Metabolism at UT Southwestern Medical Center, concentrating on the medical management of nephrolithiasis from 1983-1985. He eventually spent 10 years on the faculty at UT Southwestern. Dr. Preminger returned to NC in 1993 as Professor of Urologic Surgery, Director of the Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center, and Director of the Urology Residency Program at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Preminger has published more than 350 manuscripts, 100 book chapters and 9 books, as well as 30 videos that review complex endoscopic techniques. In 2011, Dr. Preminger was selected as the James F. Glenn Distinguished Professor of Urologic Surgery. Distinguished professorships are the highest academic award that a university can bestow on a faculty member, recognizing their achievements in science and medicine. He became Chief of the Division of Urologic Surgery at Duke in August, 2011.
Please join the department in congratulating Dr. Preminger on this lifetime achievement.