Faculty Profile

Aaron H. Lay, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology, Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Endourology and Kidney Stone Program, Grady Memorial Hospital

Email: aaron.han.qiao.lay@emory.edu


American Board of Urology


Dr. Lay received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 2009. He completed his general surgery internship and urology residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, after which he did an endourology and minimally invasive surgery fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center from 2014-2016. Dr. Lay directs the Endourology and Kidney Stone Program at Grady Memorial Hospital. He has authored several book chapters and published multiple peer-reviewed scientific journal articles.


View Dr. Lay's publications in PubMed.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • Atlanta VA Medical Center

  • The Emory Clinic


  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Class of 2009

  • General Surgery Internship, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, 2009-2010

  • Urology Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2010-2014

  • Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 2014-2016

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American Urological Association

  • Endourological Society

Honors and Awards

  • Featured Doctor, Doctor's Day, Emory University School of Medicine, 2018

  • Exceptional Resident Award, Harvard Program in Urology, 2014

Clinical Interests

  • Complex kidney stone disease

  • Minimally invasive surgery

  • Shock wave lithotripsy

  • Ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy

  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy

  • Medical management of patients with stone disease

  • Robotic surgery

Research Interests

  • Improving outcomes of patients with kidney stone disease

  • Developing new technology for the field of urology, particularly in the field of minimally invasive techniques

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