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October 24th, 2013

Arthur D. Smith Endourology Lectureship Awarded to Dr. Thomas Knoll


New Orleans, La. – The 2013 Arthur D. Smith Endourology Lectureship has been awarded to Thomas Knoll, MD, Associate Professor of Urology at University Medical Center Mannheim and the head of the Department of Urology at the Sindelfingen Medical center of the University of Tuebingen, Germany.

Dr. Knoll was presented the award, commonly known as the Arthur award, today at the World Congress of Endourology (WCE) annual meeting in New Orleans. Knoll received the Arthur award for his extensive scientific and clinical work on the interventional treatment of urolithiasis and benign hyperplasia. Knoll recently performed a large study on the pathogenesis and prevention of calcium oxalate and cystine stone formation.

WCE’s award committee presents the Arthur award, sponsored by Cook Medical, each year in honor of the lifetime achievements of world-renowned urologist Dr. Arthur D. Smith.
Knoll’s field of expertise includes endourologic, laparoscopic and robotic surgery for urolithiasis, benign prostatic hyperplasia and uro-oncology. He has won a total of eight awards for his innovation and research, including one for the best abstract in stone disease from the American Urological Association. Dr. Knoll has also published over 100 manuscripts and 16 book chapters.


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