Dr. Nazih Paul Khater is an Assistant Professor of Urology in the Department of Urology at LSU Health- Shreveport. Dr. Khater’s primary focus is advanced endourology, percutaneous renal surgery for kidney stones, and robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery for genitourinary cancers of the prostate, kidney, and bladder. Dr. Khater completed his surgical residency at the American University of Beirut (AUB-MC) and SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY. He then pursued a 2-year accredited Endourology and Robotic surgery fellowship at Loma Linda University in California.Being actively involved in the academic progress of the Urologic field, Dr. Khater is constantly working on developing novel techniques. During his fellowship, he was recognized in the 2016 American Endourology Fellowship Contest for his essay entitled “Bench-top feasibility testing of a novel percutaneous renal access technique: the laser direct alignment radiation reduction technique (DARRT).” He also worked with the Loma Linda Urology Research team on a R01 NIH Grant in validating a surgical paradigm to approach the renal vascular pedicle using a novel laparoscopic approach and to assess the intrinsic stiffness of vascular smooth muscle.Dr. Khater is a member of the AUA, AMA, the Endourological Society, the Society of Urologic Robotic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons. He serves as a reviewer for several national and international journals, including the Journal of Urology, the Journal of Endourology, and the Canadian Urological Association Journal. Dr. Khater has authored numerous online publications and book chapters in the field of Urology, Endourology and Robotic Surgery. He is also a national and international lecturer in his field, having presented in conferences in Taiwan, England, Turkey, and Jordan. He currently serves on the Shreveport Medical Society Board of Directors.