Dr. Khater, EndoUrology, Stone, and Robotic Surgery
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Dr. Nazih Paul Khater is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of the Endourology & Stone Disease Center at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He specializes in advanced Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery with a strong focus on urinary stone disease. He also has extensive expertise in laparoscopy and robotic surgery of the genitourinary tract.
Dr. Khater is an American Fellowship certified Urologist by the Endourological Society and holds a full Unrestricted California Medical Board Physician and Surgeon’s License. Being decidedly involved in the academic progress of the field of Urology , Dr. Khater continuously attends to his responsibilities as a member of several societies and organizations: the American Urological Association, the American College of Surgeons, Endourological Society, the Society of Urologic Robotic Surgeons (SURS), the American Medical Association (AMA), the Lebanese Urological Society (LUS), the Lebanese Order of Physicians, the International Young Urologists Association (IYUA), the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). He is also a reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed publications, among several journals, including the Journal of Endourology, the Canadian Urological Association Journal, the Urology Journal of Urology & Research, the World Journal of Transplantation, the British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, the Journal of Clinical Research & Governance and the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research.
Besides his active participation in multiple Urology associations and journals, Dr. Khater is also a national and international lecturer in his field. He has visited several cities around the world, including Taiwan, London, San Diego, Turkey, Jordan, New York and Beirut where he gave conferences and podium presentations at the AUA and WCE meetings. He has numerous online publications as a first author, and book chapter in the field of Urology, Endourology and Robotic surgery, and is highly interested in academia – educating residents and medical students.
Born in Paris and raised in Lebanon, Dr. Khater earned his Medical Diploma at USJ (St Joseph University) in Lebanon. Whilst attending medical school, he also completed a Master in Biological and Medical Sciences “Certificate” (C1) in Genetics at (Saint-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon).
Upon his graduation from medical school in 2003, his thesis based on a clinical research project won the Dean’s award as the best presentation from Saint Joseph University (June 2003). He later pursued a University Diploma (D.U.) in Laparoscopic Surgery, with a thesis in "Laparoscopic Surgery" (Saint Joseph University).
Dr. Khater completed his general surgery residency common core program in New York between Staten Island University Hospital and SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His Urology residency was concluded at the American University of Beirut Medical Center AUB-MC in June 2014.
Prior to joining UCLA, Dr. Khater completed a 2 year Endourology and Robotic surgery fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center, California, in June 2016. His contest essay entitled “BENCH-TOP FEASIBILITY TESTING OF A NOVEL PERCUTANEOUS RENAL ACCESS TECHNIQUE: THE LASER DIRECT ALIGNMENT RADIATION REDUCTION TECHNIQUE (DARRT)” won the 3rd prize at the 2016 American Endourology fellowship Contest Essay.
During his fellowship at Loma Linda University, he was granted an NIH Grant enabling him to work on a new surgical paradigm to approach the renal vascular pedicle using the most minimally invasive method, and to assess the intrinsic stiffness of vascular smooth muscle cell in the development of hypertension on a porcine model.
In his free time, Dr. Khater’s enjoys playing classical piano (Diploma from the Conservatory), winter skiing activities, tennis and travelling. He is fluent in English, French and Arabic.
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