Dr.Noor Buchholz was trained in Germany, Switzerland and Australia. He has worked as a Consultant Urologist in Pakistan and in the Netherlands, and for 14 years in the United Kingdom where he was the Director of Endourology and Stone Services at the Royal London Hospital. He has now moved his practice to Dubai/ UAE but continues as an honorary Consultant Urologist with Luton & Dunstable Hospital in the UK.
Dr. Buchholz is a leading expert in minimally invasive urological surgery in general, and stone treatment in particular. He is a worldwide recognised expert in shockwave lithotripsy, the treatment of urinary stones, endourology and laparoscopy. He is also the world’s leading expert in the novel technology of permanent metal stenting of the urinary tract.
Until recently, Dr. Buchholz has been 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 more than 300 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. He is on the editorial board of – amongst others – the Arab Journal of Urology, Urologia Internationalis and Urolithiasis.
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 in European and worldwide. He is the UK National Delegate and member of the Board of Directors of the SocieteInternationale d’Urologie (SIU).
Dr. Buchholz is the Founding Director of U-merge (Urology in emerging countries), a society that been created to promote medical and urological education and training in emerging countries to elevate the worldwide standard of urological care for patients. As such he organises teaching and training activities from one-to-one tutoring to major international conference.
Study of Human Medicine at the WestfalianWilhelms University Muenster/ Germany in 1981-87.
State Medical Examination, MB.BS. (Ministry of Work, Health and Social Affairs of the State of NorthrheinWestfalia in Duesseldorf/ Germany) in 1987.
Practicing Certificate as General Practitioner (Ministry of Work, Health and Social Affairs of the State of NorthrheinWestfalia in Duesseldorf/ Germany) in 1987.
Swiss Medical Association FMH.
German Society of Urology DGU.
European Urological Association EUA.