Dr. Buchholz was trained in Germany, Switzerland and Australia. He has worked as a Consultant Urologist in Pakistan, in the Netherlands, and for the last 14 years in the United Kingdom. Dr. Buchholz is a leading European expert in minimally invasive urological surgery in general, and in stone treatment in particular. He is a worldwide recognised expert in shockwave lithotripsy, keyhole and laser surgery for the treatment of urinary stones and other diseases in the urinary tract, and laparoscopy of the kidney. Minimally invasive surgical procedures include semi-rigid and flexible ureterorenoscopy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, laparoscopic pyeloplasty and nephrectomy, and cryo-therapy of renal tumours. He is also the world’s leading expert in a novel technology of permanent metal stenting of the urinary tract. Dr. Buchholz was for many years one of only 46 trainers worldwide recognised by the International Endourology Society (IES) for Endourology and Stone treatment, and the first such recognised trainer in Europe by the European Board of Urology (EBU). He was awarded multiple grants and awards. He is author on almost 200 original articles in scientific journals and book chapters. He is a reviewer for many international urological and scientific journals and he is a member of many national and international learned societies. Dr. Buchholz sits also on the board of the stone section of the European Association of Urology (eULIS-EAU) which is responsible for guidelines, training and standards in stone treatment, both European and worldwide. Education and Residences MBBS - Westphalian Wilhelm’s University Muenster, Germany Residency – University Hospitals of St.Gallen, Baden and Basel, Switzerland MD – University of Berne, Switzerland Research Fellowship – Flinder’s University, Adelaide, Australia Clinical Lecturer – The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan Consultant Urologist – Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands Consultant Urologist – United Lincolnshire Hospitals, UK Director of Endourology and Stone Services – Barts and the London NHS Trust, UK Fellowships Fellow of the Swiss Society of Urology FSSU Fellow of the Royal Dutch Medical Society FKNMG Board Certifications Switzerland Board certified in Urology Dutch Board certified in Urology German Board certified in Urology UK Board certified in Urology