Surgeon: Olivier Traxer, M.D.
After a training in general urology in Paris (SORBONNE-University Paris-France ex- Pierre et Marie Curie Paris-6), Olivier TRAXER completed a clinical fellowship at Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas, Dallas-Texas under the supervision of Professors Charles Y.C PAK and Margaret Sue PEARLE and obtained a subspecialty in Endourology and stone disease which represents his main field of interest. At present time, Olivier TRAXER is Professor of Urology in Tenon Hospital Sorbonne University Paris-France and is responsible of the department of minimally invasive surgery. He is also the Director of the Clinical Research Center (GRC Lithiase #20 at Sorbonne University). Main fields of interest: Stone disease (surgical and medical management) and Conservative treatment of UTUC.
Moderator: Michael Grasso, M.D.
Michael Grasso III MD received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, where he also completed his Surgery and Urology residency training. While in Philadelphia he developed broad academic interests in minimally invasive surgery and Urologic Oncology. He served as Assistant and Associate Professor of Urology at Loma Linda University, Professor of Urology at New York University, and since 2001 he has been Professor of Urology at the New York Medical College. He is currently Director/Chairman of Urology at Phelps Medical Center in New York, Director of an Endourology fellowship-training program since 1999, while also stewarding basic science research in renal physiology with Thambi Dorai Ph.D at New York Medical College. Summary of curriculum vitae: 117 peer review publications, 56 text book chapters, 193 academic presentations, 27 instructional videos of surgical technique, and 349 visiting professorships and invited academic lectures worldwide.