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Brian Howard Eisner, MD

  • Co-Director, Kidney Stone Program
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School


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Brian Eisner is the Co-Director of the Kidney Stone Program at the MGH. He specializes in kidney stone surgery, kidney stone prevention and related research.



Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Kidney stone disease
  • Bladder stones
  • Endourology
  • Kidney stone surgery
  • Kidney stone prevention
  • Shock wave lithotripsy
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, University of California San Francisco
Board Certifications
  • Urology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric

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Dr. Brian Eisner was born in Miami, FL and attended Harvard College and the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed urology residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in endourology and urinary stone disease at the University of California, San Francisco. His clinical practice focuses on kidney stone prevention, minimally invasive and surgical treatments for kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. He is actively involved in research involving kidney stone prevention, risk factors for kidney stone disease, and surgical treatment of kidney stones

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Eisner's research interests include prevention of kidney stone disease, risk factors for kidney stone disease, surgical treatment for kidney stones, and radiology of the urinary tract.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Eisner BH, Asplin JA, Goldfarb DS, Ahmad A, Stoller ML. Citrate, malate, and alkali concentrations in commonly consumed diet sodas: implications for nephrolithiasis treatment. J Urol (in press)

Eisner BH, Porten SP, Bechis SK, Stoller ML. Diabetic kidney stone-formers excrete more oxalate and have lower urine pH than non-diabetic stone formers. J Urol (in press)

Eisner BH, Porten SP, Bechis SK, Stoller ML. The Role of Race in Determining 24-Hour Urine Composition in White and Asian/Pacific Islander Stone Formers. J Urol. 2010;183(4):1407-1411.

Eisner BH, Porten SP, Bechis SK, Stoller ML. Hypertension is associated with increased urinary calcium excretion in patients with nephrolithiasis. J Urol. 2010;183(2):576-9.

Chi T, Eisner BH, Berger AD, Stoller ML. An ex-vivo evaluation of the application and strength of a novel laparoscopic knot substitute device. J Endourol. 2010;24(1):95-8.

Eisner BH, Eisenberg ML, Stoller ML. Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Quantitative 24-Hour Urine Chemistries in Patients With Nephrolithiasis. Urology. 2009.

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Dept. of Urology, MGH
15 Parkman Street
Boston MA, 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-3512
Fax: 617-726-6131
Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
104 Endicott Street
Danvers MA, 01923-3623
Phone: 978-882-6800
Fax: 978-882-6813

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