Kenneth Ogan, MD

Kenneth  Ogan, MDCo-Director, Emory Comprehensive Stone Center

Associate Professor of Urology

Clinical Practice Sites

Emory University Hospital
(404) 778-0964

Undergraduate Education

BA - Bachelor in Art (1991)
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Medical School

New York Medical College (1995)


The George Washington University School of Medicine (1995-1996)

Urology Residency

The George Washington University School of Medicine (1996-2001)


Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endourology/Laparoscopy
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas (2001-2002)

Board Certification

American Board of Urology (2003)

Clinical and Academic Appointments

University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, Dallas, Texas (2001-2002)
Emory University School of Medicine (2002-current)

Primary Clinical Interests

Kidney Cancer
Kidney/Renal Mass
Robotic Surgery
Kidney Transplant Clearance
Renal Stone
Ureteral Obstruction 

All Areas of Clinical Interest

adrenal masses
bladder cancer/tumors
benign prostatic hyperplasia
kidney cancer
kidney stones
laparoscopic surgery
prostate cancer - robotics
prostate cancer
renal cancer
radiofrequency ablation
robotic surgery
testicular cancer
urethral strictures

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About Dr. Ogan

Dr. Ogan is an Associate Professor of Urology at the Emory University School of Medicine and Co-Director of Emory Comprehensive Stone Center.

Dr. Ogan attended the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT for his undergraduate education (Bachelor in Art). He received his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York followed by urology residency training at George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Ogan completed his fellowship training in endourology, minimally invasive surgery and laparoscopy at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Ogan is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology (2003).

Dr. Ogan clinical and research interests lie in minimally invasive therapy including laparoscopic and robotic urologic oncologic (cancer) surgery. He has pioneered various surgical techniques for laparoscopic, robotic and thermal ablation kidney cancer surgery to cure patients from cancer while preserving their kidney function. Dr. Ogan performs robotic surgery for the treatment of kidney, bladder and prostate cancer. Patients attending Emory Urology for cancer treatment have the unique opportunity to be cured of their disease while at the same time preserve their vital organs, their functionality and quality of life. As co-director of the Stone Clinic, Dr. Ogan is also involved in the prevention and endoscopic/percutaneous management of patients with kidney stones.

Dr. Ogan has lectured both nationally and internationally. He is closely involved in teaching and mentoring medical students, urology residents and post-graduate fellows. His research involves the utilization of innovative virtual reality systems to train surgeons to perform surgical procedures. Dr. Ogan’s innovative work in teaching and training surgeons is well recognized nationally. He is the recipient of the Golden Apple Teaching Award from Emory University Department of Urology in 2008 & 2012. He has authored multiple book chapters and scientific journal articles.

Honors & Awards
Golden Apple Teaching Award
Emory University Department of Urology (2008 & 2012)
Research Prize Essay Contest
American Urological Association (2010)
Pfizer Scholars in Urology Grant
The George Washington University School of Medicine (2001)
The Leonard Paul Wershup MD Memorial Award
New York Medical College (1995)
Junior Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Society
New York Medical College (1994 & 1995)
New York Medical College Trustee Merit Scholarship
New York Medical College (1993 -1995)


Kunzel B, Small W, Goodman M, Pattaras JG, Master VA and Ogan K. Computed Tomography Based Renal Parenchyma Volume Measurements Prior To Renal Tumor Surgery Is Predictive Of Postoperative Renal Function. Canadian Journal of Urology 20(2): 4000-4006, 2013.

Abbasi A, Wyre H, and Ogan K. Use of full-length metallic stents in malignant ureteral obstruction. Journal of Endourology 27(5): 640-645, 2013.

Angell J, Bryant M, Tu H, Goodman M, Pattaras J, and Ogan K. Association Of Depression And Urolithiasis. Urology 79(3): 518-525, 2012.

Canter DJ, Ogan K, and Master VA. Initial North American Experience With The Use Of The Olympus Button Electrode For Vaporization Of Bladder Tumors. Canadian Journal of Urology 19(2): 6211-6216, 2012.

Herrel LA, Butterworth RM, Jafri SM, Ying C, Delman KA, Kooby DA, Ogan K, Canter DJ, and Master VA. Bilateral Endoscopic Inguinofemoral Lymphadenectomy Using Simultaneous Carbon Dioxide Insufflation: An Initial Report Of A Novel Approach. Canadian Journal of Urology 19(3): 6306-6309, 2012.

Bryant M, Angell J, Tu H, Goodman M, Pattaras J, and Ogan K. Health Related Quality Of Life For Stone Formers. Journal of Urology 188(2): 436-440, 2012.

Cross B, Johnson T, DeRosa A, Ogan K, Pattaras J, Nieh P, Kucuk O, Harris W, and Master V. Preoperative Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Independently Predicts Overall Survival in Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma following Radical Nephrectomy. International Journal of Surgical Oncology 2012: 1-6, 2012.

Kunzel B, Cabalza J, Faurot M, Solomon T, Nieh P, Pattaras J, Master V, and Ogan K. Prospective Pilot Study Of Smoking Cessation In Patients Undergoing Urologic Surgery. Urology 80: 104-109, 2012.

Herrel L, Pattaras J, Solomon T, and Ogan K. Urinary Stone Risk And Cola Consumption. Urology 80 (5): 990-994, 2012.

Master VA, Jafri SM, Moses KA, Ogan K, Kooby DA, and Delman KA. Minimally Invasive Inguinal Lymphadenectomy Via Endoscopic Groin Dissection: Comprehensive Assessment Of Immediate And Long-Term Complications. Journal of Urology 188(4): 1176-1180, 2012.

Canter J, Dobbs RW, Jafri SM, Herrel LA, Ogan K, Delman KA, and Master VA. Functional, Oncologic, And Technical Outcomes After Endoscopic Groin Dissection For Penile Carcinoma. Canadian Journal of Urology 19(4): 6395-6400, 2012.

Baldie K, Angell J, Ogan K, Hood N and Pattaras JG. Robotic Management Of Benign Mid And Distal Ureteral Strictures And Comparison With Laparoscopic Approaches At A Single Institution. Urology 80(3): 596-601. 2012.

Delman KA, Kooby DA, Rizzo M, Ogan K, and Master V. Initial Experience With Videoscopic Inguinal Lymphadenectomy. Annals of Surgical Oncology 18(4): 977-982, 2011.

Huang CK, Ogan K, Pattaras J and Master V. Estimated Volume Growth Characteristices Of Renal Tumors Undergoing Active Surveillance. Canadian Journal of Urology 17(6): 5459-5464, 2010.

Hsiao W, Shrewsberry AB, Moses KA, Malek-Jones M, Baumgarten D, Master VA, and Ogan K. Intra-Tumor Doppler Flow Patterns Do Not Predict Malignancy Of Renal Masses In A United States Population. Canadian Journal of Urology 18(4): 5831-2835, 2011.

Johnson TV, Ali S, Abbasi A, Kucuk O, Harris WB, Ogan K, Pattaras J, Nieh PT, Marshall FF, Osunkoya AO, and Master VA. Intratumor C-Reactive Protein as a Biomarker Of Prognosis In Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma. Journal of Urology 186(4): 1213-1217, 2011.

Delman K, Kooby D, Ogan K, Hsiao W, and Master V. Feasibility Of A Novel Approach To Inguinal Lymphadenectomy: Minimally Invasive Groin Dissection To Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology 17(3): 731-737, 2010.

Johnson T, Abbasi A, Owen-Smith A, Young A, Ogan K, Pattaras J, Nieh P, Marshall F, and Master V. Absolute Preoperative C-Reactive Protein Predicts Metastasis And Mortality In The First Year Following Potentially Curative Nephrectomy For Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma. Journal of Urology 183(2): 480-485, 2010.

Watson JM, Shrewsberry AB, Taghechian S, Goodman M, Pattaras JG, Ritenour CW, Ogan K. Serum Testosterone May Be Associated With Calcium Oxalate Urolithogenesis. Journal of Endourology 24(7): 1183-1187, 2010.

Johnson TV, Abbasi A, Owen-Smith A, Young AN, Kucuk O, Harris WB, Osunkoya AO, Ogan K, Pattaras J, Nieh PT, Marshall FF, Master VA. Postoperative Better Than Preoperative C-Reactive Protein at Predicting Outcome After Potentially Curative Nephrectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma. Urology 76(3): 766 e1-5, 2010.

Saint-Elie DT, Patel PV, Healy KA, Solomon T, Pattaras JG, Qian J, Master VA, Ogan K. The Impact of Income and Education on Dietary Habits in Stone Formers. Urology 76(2): 307-313, 2010.

Kalb SB, Salman K, Ogan K, Pattaras JG, and Martin DR. Acute Abdominal Pain: Is There A Potential Role For MRI In The Setting Of The Emergency Department In A Patient With Renal Colic. J Magn Reson Imaging 32(5): 1012-1023, 2010.

Watson JM, Chang C, Pattaras JG, and Ogan K. Same Session Ureteroscopy Is Safe And Efficacious. Journal of Urology 185(1): 170-174, 2010.

Healy K, Chamsuddin A, Spivey J, Martin L, Nieh P, and Ogan K. Percutaneous Endoscopic Holmium Laser Lithotripsy For Management Of Complicated Biliary Calculi. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopoic Surgeons 13: 184-189, 2009.

Wong C, Ogan K, and Pareek G. Controversial case in endourology. A 27-Year-Old Man Suffered A Blast Injury While Serving In Iraq. A Right Perinephric Hematoma And Shrapnel Near The Hilum Of The Right Kidney Were Noted On CT. Journal of Endourology 23 (8): 1223-1225, 2009.

Master V, Ogan K, Kooby D, Hsiao W, Delman K. Leg Endoscopic Groin Lymphadenectomy (LEG Procedure): Step-by-Step Approach to a Straightforward Technique. European Urology 56(5): 821-828, 2009.

Ogan K, Abbot J, Chester W, and Pattaras JG. Laparoscopic Ureteral Reimplant For Distal Ureteral Strictures. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopoic Surgeons 12(1): 13-17, 2008.

Pattaras JG, Ogan K, Martinez E, and Nieh P. Endourologic Management Of Urolithiasis In Hepatically Compromised Patients. Journal of Urology 179(3): 976-980, 2008.

Healy KA, Lendvay TS, Baumgarten DA, Fountain AJ, Galloway N, and Ogan K. Urinary Calculi And Spinal Dysraphism. Journal of Endourology 21(11): 1293-1296, 2007.

Duchene DA, Johnson DB, Jacomides L, Ogan K, Sagalosky AI, and Cadeddu JA. Effect Of Multisite Radiofrequency Ablation On Porcine Renal Function. Journal of Endourology 20(4): 278-280, 2006.

Ogan K. Current State Of Dual-Deflection Flexible Ureteroscopes. Urotrends 10(1): 2-3, 2006.

Matsumoto ED, Kondraske GV, Ogan K, Jacomides L, Wilhelm DM, Pearle MS, and Cadeddu JA. Assessment Of Basic Human Performance Resources Predicts Performance Of Ureteroscopy. American Journal of Surgery 191(6): 817-820, 2006.

Klink J, Rutland H, Harik L, and Ogan K. Primary Carcinoid Tumor In An Ileal Conduit. Urology 68(3): 672 (e9-10), 2006.

Hornsby CD, Yang WL, Petros JA, Issa MM, Pattaras JG, Ogan K, Marshall FF, and Young AN. Molecular Classification Of Renal Tumors By Gene Expression Profiling. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 7(2): 206-218, 2005.

Pearle MS, Lingeman JE, Leveillee R, Kuo R, Preminger GM, Nadler RB, Macaluso J, Monga M, Kumar U, Dushinski J, Albala DM, Wolf JS, Assimos D, Fabrizio M, Munch LC, Nakada SY, Auge B, Honey J, Ogan K, Pattaras J, McDougall EM, Averich TD, Turk Y, Pietrow P, and Watkins S. Prospective, Randomized Trial Comparing Shock Wave Lithotripsy And Ureteroscopy For Lower Pole Caliceal Calculi 1 Cm Or Less. Journal of Urology 173(6): 2005-2009, 2005.

Matsumoto ED, Johnson DB, Ogan K, Trimmer C, Sagalowsky A, Margulis V, and Cadeddu JA. Short-Term Efficacy Of Temperature-Based Radiofrequency Ablation Of Small Renal Masses. Urology 65(5): 877-881, 2005.

Slabaugh TK, Machaidze Z, Hennigar R, and Ogan K. Monitoring Radiofrequency Renal Lesions In Real Time Using Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography: A Porcine Model. Journal of Endourology 19 (5): 579-583, 2005.

Gettman MT, Ogan K, Brinkley LJ, Adams-Huet B, Pak CY, and Pearle MS. Effect Of Cranberry Juice Consumption On Urinary Stone Risk Factors. Journal of Urology 174(2): 590-594, 2005.

Sharpe BA, Machaidze Z, and Ogan K. A Randomized Comparison Of A Standard Laparoscopic Trainer To A Novel, At-Home, Low Cost, Camera-Less Laparoscopic Trainer. Urology 66(1): 50-54, 2005.

Healy KA, Hood N, and Ogan K. Report Of Aggressive Renal Cell Carcinoma In Two Von Hippel-Lindau Patients. Urology 66(3): 658, 2005.

Johnson DB, Kondraske GV, Wilhelm DM, Jacomides L, Ogan K, Pearle MS, and Cadeddu JA. Assessment Of Basic Human Performance Resources Predicts The Performance Of Virtual Ureteroscopy. Journal of Urology 171(1): 80-84, 2004.

Jacomides L, Ogan K, Cadeddu JA, and Pearle MS. Use of a virtual reality simulator for ureteroscopy training. Journal of Urology 171: 320-323, 2004.

Matsumoto ED, Warumull L, Johnson BD, Ogan K, Taylor GD, Josephs S, and Cadeddu JA. The radiologic evolution of radiofrquency ablated renal tumors. Journal of Urology 172: 45-48, 2004.

Ogan K, Jacomides L, Shulman MJ, Roehrborn CG, Cadeddu JA, and Pearle MS. Virtual Ureteroscopy Predicts Ureteroscopic Proficiency Of Medical Students On Cadaver. Journal of Urology 172: 667-671, 2004.

Duchane DA, Jacomides L, Ogan K, Lindberg G, Johnson BD, Pearle MS, and Cadeddu. Ureteral Replacement Using Small-Intestinal Submucosa And A Collagen Inhibitor In A Porcine Model. Journal of Endourology 18(5): 507-511, 2004.

Wilhelm DM, Ogan K, Saboorian MH, Napper C, Pearle MS, and Cadeddu JA. Feasibility Of Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy Using Pledgeted Compression Sutures For Hemostasis. Journal of Endourology 17: 223-227, 2003.

Ogan K, Roberts WW, Wilhelm DM, Bonnell L, Leiner D, Lindberg G, Kavoussi LR, and Cadeddu JA. Real-Time Laparoscopic Infrared Thermography And Thermocouple Mapping Of Radiofrequency Renal Ablation. Urology 62(1): 146-151, 2003.

Ogan K, Jacomides L, Saboorian H, Koeneman K, Li Y, Napper C, Hoopman J, Pearle MS and Cadeddu JA. Sutureless Laparoscopic Heminephrectomy Using Laser Tissue Soldering. Journal of Endourology 17: 295-300, 2003.

Johnson DB, Saboorian H, Duchene DA, Ogan K, and Cadeddu JA. Nephrectomy After Radiofrequency Ablation Induced Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction: Potential Complication And Long-Term Assessment Of Ablation Adequacy. Urology 62 (2): 351-352, 2003.

Gettman MT, Kondraske GV, Traxer O, Ogan K, Napper C, Jones DB, Pearle MS and Cadeddu JA. Assessment Of Basic Human Performance Resources Predicts Operative Performance Of Laparoscopic Surgery. Journal of American College of Surgeons 197(3): 489-496, 2003.

Manyak MJ and Ogan K. Photodynamic Therapy For Refractory Superficial Bladder Cancer: Long-Term Clinical Outcomes Of Single Treatment Using Intravesical Diffusion Medium. Journal of Endourology 17(8): 633-639, 2003.

Ogan K, Corwin TS, Smith T, Watamull LM, Mullican MA, Cadeddu JA, and Pearle MS. Sensitivity Of Chest Fluoroscopy Compared To Chest CT And Chest X-Ray For Diagnosing Hydropneumothorax In Association With Percutaneous Nephrostolithotomy. Urology 62 (6): 988-992, 2003.

Jacomides L, Ogan K, Watumull L, and Cadeddu JA. Laparoscopic Application Of Radiofrequency Energy Enables In-Situ Renal Tumor Ablation And Partial Nephrectomy. Journal of Urology 169(1): 49-53, 2003.

Ogan K, Wilhelm W, Lindberg G, Lotan Y, Napper C, Hoopman J, Pearle MS, and Cadeddu JA. Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy With A Diode Laser: Porcine Results. Journal of Endourology 16: 749-753, 2002.

Ogan K, and Pearle MS. Oops We Got In The Chest: Fluoroscopic Chest Tube Insertion For Hydrothorax After Percutaneous Nephrostolithotomy. Urology 60: 1098-1099, 2002.

Ogan K, Jacomides L, Dolmatch BL, Rivera FJ, Dellaria MF, Josephs SC, and Cadeddu JA.  Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation Of Renal Tumors: Technique, Limitations, And Morbidity. Urology 60: 954-958, 2002.

Ogan K, Lotan Y, Koeneman K, Pearle MS, and Cadeddu JA. Laparoscopic Versus Open Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection: A Cost Analysis. Journal of Urology 168: 1945-1949, 2002.

Lotan Y, Gettman MT, Ogan K, Baker LA, and Cadeddu JA. Clinical Use Of The Holmium:YAG Laser In Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy. Journal of Endourology 16: 289-292, 2002.

Ogan K, Cadeddu JA, and Sagalowsky AI. Radiofrequency Ablation Induced Acute Renal Failure. Journal of Urology 168(1): 186, 2002.

Wilhelm DM, Ogan K, Roehrborn CG, Cadeddu JA, and Pearle MS. Assessment Of Basic Endoscopic Performance Using A Virtual Reality Simulator. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 195: 675-681, 2001.

Ogan K, Pohl H, Carlson D, Belman AB, and Rushton HG. Parental Preferences In The Management Of Vesicoureteral Reflux. Journal of Urology 166: 240-243, 2001.

Ogan K, Pattaras JP, Soofer S, and Phillips M. Going To "Plan B": Intraoperative Decision-Making. Contemporary Surgery 57(5): 241-243, 2001.

Ogan K and Berger RM. Aberrant Foley Catheter Placement Into The Proximal Right Ureter. British Journal of Urology 88: 124, 2001.

Choe JM, Ogan K, and Battino BS.  Antimicrobial Mesh Versus Vaginal Wall Sling: A Comparative Outcomes Analysis. Journal of Urology 163: 1829-1834, 2000.

Choe JM, Ogan K, and Bennett S. Antibacterial Mesh Sling: A Prospective Outcome Analysis. Urology 55: 515-520, 2000.

Ogan K, Berger M, and Ball R. Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Analogue Antiandrogen Failure Secondary to a Pituitary Adenoma. Journal of Urology 160: 497-498, 1998.