Surgeons: Kristen Greene and David Duchene

Moderator: Lee Richstone

Discussant: Benjamin Chung


Kristen Greene

Kirsten Greene, MD, MS, FACS received her undergraduate training from the University of Virginia where she obtained a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies on full academic scholarship. She received her MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in May 2000. She then completed her general surgery and urology training at the University of California, San Francisco. Kirsten combined her interest in urologic oncology, minimally invasive surgery and outcomes research by completing a master's degree in clinical research at the University of California, San Francisco in 2008. She specializes in urologic cancers and minimally invasive surgery. Kirsten was Chief of Urology at the SFVA and Professor and Vice Chair, Associate Chair in the Department of Urology at UCSF until 2019. In 2019, she became Chair of the University of Virginia Department of Urology and holds the Paul Mellon Endowed Chair in Urology. She became Associate Chief Medical Officer for UVA Health in 2020.  Her research interests include minimally invasive surgery, novel imaging technologies in prostate cancer, resident and physician well-being and burnout, and outcomes in bladder, kidney and prostate cancer. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband her three spoiled Labrador retrievers named Fletch, Bella and Sully.

David A. Duchene, MD, FACS

Dr. David A. Duchene is an Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Kansas Health System and the Director of Minimally-Invasive Urological Surgery.  He previously completed urology residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and then finished an Endourological Society fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Dr. Duchene is a graduate of the American Urological Association Leadership Program Class of 2014-2015.   He is the Kansas representative to the Board of Directors of the South Central Section of the AUA.  He is the South Central Section member on the Health Policy Committee of the AUA.  He also serves on the New Technologies and Imaging Committee of the AUA.  Dr. Duchene participates on the AACU UROPAC Board on behalf of the South Central Section. 
Dr. Duchene is a past-president of the Kansas Urological Society.  He enjoys being a section editor for “New Technologies in Endourology” Section of the Journal of Endourology.  Dr. Duchene has written several peer-reviewed journal articles and text book chapters in the field of urology and serves as a reviewer for multiple publications, including the Journal of Urology, Urology, and the Journal of Endourology.  

Lee Richstone

Lee Richstone, MD is the Chairman of Urology and Director of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is also the Director of Urology for Northwell Health, Western Region. Dr. Richstone is full Professor of Urology at The Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine. Dr. Richstone completed medical school at the Cornell University Medical College in New York City. There he won early acceptance into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the prestigious national medical honor society. He pursued his urologic training and chief residency at New York Presbyterian (Weill-Cornell) and Memorial Sloan Kettering hospitals. Dr. Richstone completed his fellowship training in Endourology, Laparoscopic and Robotic surgery with Dr. Louis R. Kavoussi.   Dr Richstone has over 100 peer-reviewed publications in leading national and international journals including The Journal of Urology, Urology, The British Journal of Urology, The Journal of Endourology, Cancer, and Cell. Dr. Richstone is a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO), the America Urological Association (AUA), and the Endourological Society (EUS). Dr. Richstone is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including acceptance into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the E. Darracott Vaughan Prize for Excellence in Urology (2000), The Ferdinand C. Valentine Urology Essay Prize (First Place, 2005), The American Urological Association-Ambrose Reed Socioeconomic Essay Contest (First Place, 2005), and the Weill-Cornell Distinguished House Officer Award (2005). Dr. Richstone was awarded the Stryker and Nagamatsu Fellowship (2007), and won first prize at the Endourology Society Fellowship Paper Award the same year. Dr. Richstone won first prize at the AUA Research Foundation for Outstanding Research awarded at the 2010 AUA National Meeting in San Francisco. 

Benjamin Chung

Benjamin I. Chung, MD is Associate Professor of Urology at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a Urologic Oncologist specializing in the treatment of prostate and kidney cancer. As Director of Robotic Surgery at Stanford, he has one of the largest robotic surgical experiences in California and has been elected both to Castle Connolly Top Doctors and Best Doctors in San Francisco. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and completed his residency training at the Lahey Clinic and continued on in fellowship training in minimally invasive urologic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He also has a Masters degree in Epidemiology from Stanford. Dr. Chung's research has garnered international recognition and focuses upon robotic surgical adoption and “big data” outcomes projects designed to improve outcomes of surgical management of urologic cancers and in better understanding the causative factors in the formation of these malignancies to allow for future preventative action.