Faculty: Peter Kronenberg, MD and Julie Riley, MD

Moderator: Khurshid Ghani, M.D.


Peter Kronenberg, MD

Urology Consultant, Fellow of the European Board of Urology, Former President of PETRA Urogroup.
Peter Kronenberg studied Medicine at Justus Liebig University in Giessen (Germany) and at Faculdade de Ciências Médicas – NOVA University in Lisbon (Portugal). After one year residency in Internal Medicine, he decided to become an army doctor in 2006 and did his urology residency (2008-2014) at Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca in Amadora (Portugal). He has done fellowships at Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit (USA) with Prof. Edson Pontes in 2010, and at Hôpital Tenon in Paris (France) with Prof. Olivier Traxer in 2012. He regularly attends international and national scientific meetings and has made several presentations in the field of urological oncology, surgical management of difficult cases, female stress urinary incontinence, and on laser lithotripsy. He has been regularly invited as faculty member at several urological meetings, making several presentations as well as the head organizer of a hands-on training course in flexible ureterorenoscopy. Peter Kronenberg has published book chapters and several articles as first author in renowned urological journals such as The Journal of Urology, BJU International, Urology, World Journal of Urology, Journal of Endourology and Case Reports in Urology. One of his last papers published by The Journal of Urology promises to change the current practice in laser lithotripsy throughout the world. He has been repeatedly abstract reviewer for the EAU congress, in particular, for the New Technologies section. He is also reviewer for several urological journals such as the Journal of Endourology, European Urology, World Journal of Urology, Brazilian Journal of Urology. He is currently editorial board member of the World Journal of Urology. He has won several awards and honorable mentions, including 1st prize at the 12th Workshop of Urological Oncology of the Portuguese EORTC group (2009), 1st prize for Best Podium Presentation and 3rd prize for Best Video Presentation at the 2013 National Congress of the Portuguese Association of Urology. He was also awarded 1st prize for Best Video Presentation at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association, the Clinical Research Award at the 2nd Meeting of the EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS) in 2013, Best Posters at the 2015 and 2016 Annual EAU meetings, and recently one of his abstracts was among the six Best Abstracts of the thousands presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association. On October 2016 one of his articles won the Article of the Year 2015 Award, given by the World Journal of Urology and by the Societé Internationale d’Urologie. Currently, he is focusing his basic research on the technical aspects of laser lithotripsy and is actively involved in the development of Super Pulsed Thulium Fiber Laser Technology, a breakthrough in laser lithotripsy. He is co-founder and former president of PETRA (Progress in Endourology, Technology and Research Association). He works as an urologist at the Hospital CUF Descobertas and lives in Lisbon, with his wife, their two children and two cats.

Julie Riley, MD

Julie Riley M.D., F.A.C.S. is an associate professor and Director of Endourology and Stone Disease at the University of New Mexico. She serves as the first Executive Surgeon Director of Surgical Services and is the chair of the Surgical Services Oversight Committee at UNM. She is on the American Urologic Association state advocacy committee. She has been on the planning committee for both the Rocky Mountain Urologic Association and the South Central Section. She completed the AUA leadership program in 2019. She has previously served as the medical director of the UNM urology clinic, director of urologic research as well as the quality officer for the division of urology. Starting in October of 2021, she will be moving to Little Rock, Arkansas to become the residency program director at the University of Arkansas. She will continue her work within the field of endourology there as well and looks forward to growing the department. She completed a fellowship in endourology and robotic/laparoscopic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and urology residency at the University of Missouri –Columbia. Areas of interest include medical and surgical management of urolithiasis, ureteral reconstruction, renal and ureteral cancer, robotic surgery and renal transplantation. Outside of work, Julie has completed 3 full distance Ironman triathlons with plans to complete an Ultraman in 2022 (hoping no more COVID postponements). She enjoys spending time with family and her Labrador retrievers.

Khurshid Ghani, M.D.

Khurshid R. Ghani, MBChB, MS, FRCS is a Professor of Urology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Ghani completed urology training in Edinburgh and London. He undertook a minimally invasive urologic surgery fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, following which he joined the University of Michigan in 2013. He has authored over 180 peer-reviewed articles, and is the co-author of Endourology: A Practical Handbook. Dr Ghani’s main research interests are endoscopic stone surgery, and quality improvement. He has been advancing a Dusting technique for laser lithotripsy, and is the Course Director of the Developments in Ureteroscopic Stone Treatment (D.U.S.T.) annual symposium. Dr Ghani also serves as the Director of the MUSIC collaborative, a statewide quality group in the State of Michigan comprising over 260 urologists and 46 urology practices, with the goal to improve the quality of care for patients with kidney stones, prostate cancer and kidney cancer.