Faculty Profile

Kenneth Ogan, MD

Professor of Urology, Department of Urology, Emory University School of Medicine

Co-Director, Emory Comprehensive Stone Center, Emory Healthcare

Email: kogan@emory.edu


American Board of Urology


After receiving his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, Dr. Ogan did his surgery internship and urology residency at George Washington University School of Medicine. He then completed his fellowship training in endourology, minimally invasive surgery, and laparoscopy at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Dr. Ogan's clinical and research interests lie in minimally invasive therapy, laparoscopic and robotic urologic oncologic surgery, and the use of virtual reality systems for surgical training. He has pioneered various techniques for laparoscopic, robotic, and thermal ablation kidney cancer surgery that aim to preserve as much patient kidney function as possible. As co-director of the Emory Comprehensive Stone Center, Dr. Ogan is also involved in the endoscopic and percutaneous management of patients with kidney stones.

Dr. Ogan has lectured both nationally and internationally; is closely involved in teaching and mentoring medical students, urology residents, and post-graduate fellows; and has authored multiple book chapters and scientific articles.


View Dr. Ogan's publications in PubMed.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic


  • MD, New York Medical College, Class of 1995

  • Surgery Internship, George Washington University School of Medicine, 1995-1996

  • Urology Residency, George Washington University School of Medicine, 1996-2001

  • Urology Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endourology/Laparoscopy, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, 2001-2002

Honors and Awards

  • Golden Apple Teaching Award, Department of Urology, Emory University, 2008, 2012

  • Research Prize Essay Contest, American Urological Association, 2010

  • Pfizer Scholars in Urology Grant, George Washington University School of Medicine, 2001

  • Leonard Paul Wershup MD Memorial Award, New York Medical College, 1995

  • Junior Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, New York Medical College, 1994, 1995

  • Trustee Merit Scholarship, New York Medical College, 1993-1995

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally invasive therapies

  • Laparoscopic and robotic urologic oncologic surgery

  • Kidney surgery

  • Stone surgery

  • Prostate cancer

  • Ureteral cancer

  • Genitourinary cancers

  • Bladder cancer/tumors

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Research Interests

  • Utilization of virtual reality systems for surgical training

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