Dr. Nazih Paul Khater is an Associate Professor of Urology and the Director of Urologic Research in the Department of Urology at LSU Health Shreveport. Dr. Khater’s primary focus is Robotic surgery for all genito-urinary cancers of the prostate, kidney, and bladder, in addition to benign urological conditions. His expertise lies also in advanced endourology and percutaneous renal surgery for complex kidney stones.
Dr. Khater pursued a 2-year accredited Endourology and Robotic surgery fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical in California. During his fellowship, his contest essay entitled “Bench-top feasibility testing of a novel percutaneous renal access technique: the laser direct alignment radiation reduction technique (DARRT)” won a prize, during the “2016 Endourology fellowship Contest Essay”. He also worked with the Loma Linda Urology Research team on an R01 NIH Grant as scientist at the Doctoral level, validating a new surgical paradigm to approach the renal hilum using a novel laparoscopic approach.
Dr. Khater is very involved in academia and surgical education. He was recently invited to serve as a Faculty Proctor at the inaugural 2023 AUA Intern Academy Hands-on Skills training course. He is currently the Chair of the Committee on Education and Science and the 2025 President-Elect of the Louisiana Urological Society. He is also the Louisiana Alternate Representative to the SESAUA Board of Directors.
He is a member of the AUA, the Endourological Society and the Society of Urologic Robotic Surgeons. He has authored numerous publications and book chapters in the field of Endourology and Robotic surgery.