Dr Michael Lipkin is currently Associate Professor of Urologic Surgery at Duke University. He completed his general surgery and urology training at New York University Medical Center, and went on to complete a two year fellowship in Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Duke University. His clinical and academic interests are focused on the medical and surgical management of kidney stones. He has authored over 50 articles and numerous chapters on stone disease. He helped co-author the AUA Core Curriculum on the Medical Management of Stones and is a member of the Endourologic Society International Training Committee.