Dean G. Assimos, M.D.

Assimos_Dean_0309AChair, Department of Urology

Clinical Subspecialty and Area(s) of Interest

Complex Stone Disease

Education and Degrees

Purdue University, B.S. 1974
Loyola University, M.D. 1977
Northwestern University Hospital, Internship 1977-78
Northwestern University Hospital, Residency 1978-1983
Northwestern University Hospital, Research Fellowships 1981-1984

Board Certifications

American Board of Urology 1985
ABU recertification, 2002
Elected Memberships
Research on Calculus Kinetics Society
American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons 2001

AUA Scholar 1984-1986

Residency Teaching Award 1995             
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine 1995           
The Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award 1996         
Residency Teaching Award 1998    
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine 


Chapters in Books

Shah O, Holmes RP, Assimos DG, Management of Patients with Hyperoxaluria. Urinary Stone Disease – The Practical Guide to Medical and Surgical Management,  2007 103-119.

Rogers A, Kalakish S, Desai R, Assimos G; Management and Cystinuria. Urologic Clinics of North America, V34; 3 Aug 2007; 347-362.   Assimos D, Chew B, Hatch M, Hautman R, Holmes R, Williams J, Wolf S; Evaluation of the Stone Former. Stone Disease V2; Sept 5, 2007; 33-56

Desai, R., Assimos D. Complications of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy. Complications of Urologic Surgery, 4E,2010: 155-160

Patel, BN, Passman, CM, Assimos, DG.  Evaluation and management of the patient with acute renal colic. In: Pearle, MS, Nakada, SY, eds.  Urolithiasis, Medical and Surgical Management.  London: Informa Healthcare, 2009; 68-74. 

Zuckerman, JM, Assimos, DG. Autotransplantation and Ureteric Replacement: In Whom and How? In: Rao, PN, Preminger, GM, Kavanagh, JP, eds. Urinary Tract Stone Disease. New York: Springer, 2011: 601-616.

Singh, Iqbal, Strandhoy, Jack W., Assimos, Dean G. Pathophysiology of Urinary Tract Obstruction. In: Wein, Alan J., Kavoussi, Louis R., Novick, Andrew C., Partin, Alan W., Peters, Craig A., eds. Campbell-Walsh Urology, 10th E. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders, 2012: 1087-1121.


Journal Articles

Assimos DG. The effects of bariatric surgery on the kidneys.

Rev Urol. 2010 Spring;12(2-3):e152-3. No abstract available.

Romero V, Akpinar H, Assimos DG. Kidney stones: a global picture of prevalence, incidence, and associated risk factors. Rev Urol. 2010 Spring;12(2-3):e86-96.

Knight J, Assimos DG, Easter L, Holmes RP. Metabolism of Fructose to Oxalate and Glycolate. Horm Metab Res. 2010 Sep 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Gorbachinsky I, Akpinar H, Assimos DG. Metabolic syndrome and urological diseases. Rev Urol. 2010 Fall; 12(4): e157-80.

Al-Geizawi SM, Farney AC, Rogers J, Assimos D, Requarth Ja, Doares W, Winfrey S, Stratta RJ. Renal Allograft Failure Due to Emphysematous Pyelonephritis: Successful Non-Operative Management and Proposed New Classification Scheme Based on Literature Review. Transplant Infectious Disease. 2010 December; 12 (6): 543-50.

de la Rosette J, Assimos D, Desai M, Gutierrez J, Lingeman J, Scarpa R, Tefekli A; CROES PCNL Study Group. The Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Global Study: indications, complications, and outcomes in 5803 patients. J Endourol. 2011 Jan; 25(1): 11-7.

Duffey BG, Miyaoka R, Holmes R, Assimos D, Hinck B, Korman E, Kieley F, Ikramuddin S, Kellogg T, Moeding A, Monga M. Oxalobacter Colonization in the Morbidly Obese and Correlation with Urinary Stone Risk. Urology. 2011 April 27

Jiang J, Knight J, Easter LH, Neiberg R, Holmes RP, Assimos D. Impact of Dietary Calcium and Oxalate, and Oxalobacter Formigenes Colonization on Urinary Oxalate Excretion. J Urol. 2011 May 14.

.Wood K, Keys T, Mufarrij P, Assimos D. Impact of Stone Removal on Renal Function: A Review. Reviews in Urology. 2011; 13 (2): 73-89.

Knight J, Assimos DG, Callaha MF, Holmes RP. Metabolism of Primed, Constant Infusions of [1,2-13C2] Glycine and [ 1-13C1] Phenylalanine to Urinary Oxalate. Metabolism. 2011 July; 60 (7): 950-6.

Knight J, Jiang J, Wood KD, Holmes RP, Assimos, DG. Oxalate and Sucralose Absorption in Idiopathic Calcium Oxalate Stone Formers. Urology. 2011 August; 78 (2): 475. E9-475.e.13.

Reeves-Daniel A, Bailey A, Assimos D, Westcott C, Adams PL, Hartmann EL, Rogers J, Farney AC, Stratta RJ, Daniel K, Freedman BI. Donor-Recipient Relationships in African American vs. Caucasian Live Kidney Donors. Clinical Transplantation. 2011 September; 25 (5): E487-90.