On May 14th, Georgia Urology’s Dr. Andrew Kirsch will be participating in the 2017 American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting in Boston as a speaker for the Next Frontier Plenary Session. The conference expects to see over 10,000 urologists in attendance. Dr. Kirsch will be a part of the Point-Counterpoint Debate that focuses on the controversial use of antibiotics for vesicoureteral reflux in children. He will be arguing opposition by offering a more selective approach against the regular use of antibiotics.
The 2017 AUA Annual Meeting is the next chapter of more than a century worth of meetings. Each event showcases groundbreaking research, new guidelines, and the latest advances in urologic medicine to invited urology professionals from across the globe.
“I am thrilled to be able to participate in the 2017 AUA Annual Meeting,” said Dr. Kirsch. “Active participation and leadership in association events like this is crucial to staying abreast the latest developments and trends in urology.”
Dr. Kirsch’s education and experience reflects his ability to confidently speak about such complex issues. He earned his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center in New York, and he completed a residency in both general surgery and urology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He fulfilled his fellowship in pediatric urology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Aside from speaking at the 2017 AUA meeting, Dr. Kirsch has also lectured throughout North America, South America, and Europe. He is an editor and a reviewer for numerous journals, including The Journal of Urology and The Journal of Pediatric Urology.
Dr. Kirsch created a surgical device and endoscopic technique to correct urinary reflux in children that later became the standard of care for children worldwide. Dr. Kirsch has received multiple awards and honors, including two NIH Research Fellowship Awards and The Best Doctors in America List. Currently, Dr. Kirsch is a partner at Georgia Urology as well as a Clinical Professor and Chief of Pediatric Urology at Emory University School of Medicine. He is also on staff at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta where he serves on the Clinical Operations Committee, Clinical Research Oversight Committee, Operative Services Peer Review Subcommittee, and the Director of the Pediatric Robotic Surgery Program.