Faculty Profile

Brendan Browne, MD

Brendan M. Browne, MD

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

Email: brendan.michael.browne@emory.edu

Dr. Brendan Browne received his MD degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine, after which he did his general surgery internship and urology residency at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA. His primary clinical focus is in general urology and endourology, including prostatic enlargement (BPH), kidney stones, and treatment of urologic cancers.

Dr. Browne has established a program for the treatment of severe prostatic enlargement at Emory, which is the first in the state of Georgia to offer Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate (HoLEP). The HoLEP procedure is a unique, endoscopic therapy for prostates that are too large for standard transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).

He has published articles in a number of leading journals, including The Journal of Urology, Journal of Endourology, and Clinical Genitourinary Cancer, as well as book chapters on genitourinary pathology and the history of urology. His primary practice locations are Emory University Hospital, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.


American Board of Urology


  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic


  • MD, University of Florida College of Medicine, Class of 2013

  • Urology Residency, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, 2013-2019

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American Urological Association

  • American Medical Association

Honors and Awards

  • Robert Wise Academic Research Grant 2017: Probiotic Bladder Instillation for Prevention of UTI in Chronically Catheterized Patients

  • Laboratory Science Award, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, June 2016

  • Robert Wise Academic Research Grant 2016: Biomarkers of Lichen Sclerosus

  • Notable Teacher Award, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, June 2015

Clinical Interests

  • Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate (HoLEP)

  • Prostatic enlargement (BPH)

  • Kidney stone disease

  • Vasectomy

  • Urinary incontinence & voiding dysfunction

  • Recurrent UTIs/prostatitis

  • Prostate cancer

  • Kidney cancer

  • Bladder cancer

  • Testicular cancer

  • Penile cancer

  • Adrenal masses

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Hypogonadism/low testosterone

  • Peyronie's disease

  • Urethral stricture disease

  • Endourology

  • Minimally invasive and robotic surgery

Research Interests

  • Urinary microbiome: Relation to catheter-associated UTIs and other genitourinary pathologies

  • Urethral stricture disease: Development of novel, minimally-invasive devices for the treatment of male urethral strictures as well as evaluation of biomarkers for disease recurrence and surgical failure

  • Vasectomy: Impact of new home-based assays on procedural efficacy and follow-up compliance

  • History of urology

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