David A. Duchene

David A. Duchene, MD, FACS

Dr. Duchene is the Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Kansas Health System as well as the director of the Minimally-Invasive Urological Surgery program. Dr. Duchene completed his urology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and went on to complete an Endourological Society fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr. Duchene’s area of specialization lies in the minimally invasive management of various urological conditions. His expertise primarily involves robotic-assisted surgical procedures such as radical prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, radical nephrectomy, pyeloplasty, and ureteral reimplantation. He also conducts percutaneous and endoscopic surgery for treating kidney stones.

Dr. Duchene actively contributes to the field of urology through his editorial and writing engagements. He serves as the section editor for the “New Technologies in Endourology” section of the Journal of Endourology and is an editor for Case Reports in Urology. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters, and also serves as a reviewer for several publications, such as the Journal of Urology, Urology, and the Journal of Endourology.

In his patient care philosophy, he prioritizes treating every patient with the same level of care and respect that he would show to his own family members. He also emphasizes the importance of shared decision-making between himself and his patients.

Outside of work,Dr. Duchene enjoys spending time with family, water and snow skiing, walking his dog, golf, and hunting.



  • Public Policy Committee for the American Urological Association South Central Section
  • AUA New Technology Committee
  • Education Committee for the Endourological Society
  • Industry Relations Committee of the American Association of Clinical Urologists
  • Board member of the University of Kansas Physicians, Inc
  • Former president of the Kansas Urological Society
  • Former chair of the Faculty Council at the University of Kansas School of Medicine

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