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Boston, MA 02114
- MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine
- Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Urology, American Board of Urology
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Research is focused on technological innovations in kidney stone disease.
Obtained a CIMIT grant to work with computer engineers in the development of a GPS guidance system for stone surgery.
here is a focus on the use of the BackStop polymer in stone disease to prevent retropulsion of stones when treating them with a laser. This thermosensitive polymer was trialed in animals by us and now with the FDA approval in place, will be utilized in patients to enhance kidney stone surgery.
Other areas of focus are on infectious complications from stone disease and their prevention as well as the natural history of stone disease as seen through stone composition over time in recurrent stone formers.
- Sacco D, McDougal WS, Schwarz A: Preventing migration of stones during fragmentation with thermo sensitive polymer. J Endourology. 21(5):50-3, 2007, May.