Khurshid Ridwan Ghani MBCHB

Khurshid Ridwan Ghani, MBChB, MS, FRCS

Professor, Urology
Co-Director, Endourology Fellowship, Urology


After graduating from the University of Leeds, Dr. Ghani completed basic surgical training in Edinburgh followed by urological surgery training in London. He was awarded a Master of Surgery thesis from the University of London for research on percutaneous renal stone surgery. Following completion of sub-specialist training in Endourology at the Stone Unit at Guy’s Hospital, London, Dr. Ghani was awarded The Urology Foundation Scholarship and undertook fellowship training in robotic surgery at the Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. 

Dr. Ghani joined the University of Michigan faculty in 2013, and leads the Endourology program at the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System. He treats patients with kidney stones, kidney cancer and upper urinary tract obstruction. He has authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications and is the co-editor of a textbook, Endourology: A Practical Handbook. His research interests include novel techniques of endoscopic and robotic surgery for renal stone disease, health services research and surgical quality improvement. He is the Course Director of a national symposium on ureteroscopy - Developments in Ureteroscopic Stone Treatment (D.U.S.T.). In particular, Dr Ghani has been focused on advancing a Dusting technique for endoscopic stone surgery and has extramural funding to study holmium laser lithotripsy. In addition, Dr Ghani serves as the Director of the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC), which is a consortium of over 40 urology practices aiming to improve the quality of care for patients with prostate cancer, kidney stones, and kidney cancer in the state of Michigan.

Dr. Ghani has received numerous prizes for his presentations and research from the American Urological Association, Endourological Society, and the European Association of Urology, and has lectured and taught surgeons throughout the world. He is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Urology and serves on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Urology International and Nature Reviews Urology.


Dow Health Services Research
VA Ann Arbor Urology Program

Areas of Interest

Research Interests: Surgical innovation in endoscopic and robotic urologic surgery, health services research, surgical quality improvement
Clinical Interests: Kidney stones, kidney cancer, minimally-invasive surgery


Medical School/Training

  • University of Leeds, 1998


  • King's College Hospital, Emergency Medicine, 2000
  • Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Surgery, 2003
  • London Deanery, Urology, 2011


  • Minimally Invasive Urology, Henry Ford Hospital, 2013

Professional Organizations

  • American Association Physicians of Indian Origin
  • American Urological Association
  • British Association of Urological Surgeons
  • Endourological Society
  • European Association of Urology
  • Hunterian Society
  • Michigan Medical Society
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Société Internationale d’Urologie

Published Articles or Reviews

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