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Aaron H. Lay, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology
Emory University School of Medicine

Director of Endourology and Kidney Stone Program
Grady Memorial Hospital


Dr. Lay received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 2009. He completed his general surgery internship and urology residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, after which he did an endourology and minimally invasive surgery fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center from 2014-2016. Dr. Lay directs the Endourology and Kidney Stone Program at Grady Memorial Hospital.


Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Emory University Hospital

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital

Grady Memorial Hospital

Atlanta VA Medical Center

Emory Clinic


MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Class of 2009

General Surgery Internship, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA, 2009-2010

Urology Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2010-2014

Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 2014-2016

Current Organizational Memberships

American Urological Association

Endourological Society

Honors and Awards

Exceptional Resident Award, Harvard Program in Urology, 2014

Clinical Interests

Dr. Lay's primary clinical interests are in kidney stone disease and minimally invasive surgery. He is fellowship-trained to treat complex kidney stone disease and can perform a full spectrum of procedures, including shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy. He is also interested in medical management of patients with stone disease to prevent the formation of future stones.  

Additionally, he is fellowship-trained in robotic surgery and such advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques as single site surgery, and can treat a wide range of urological diseases with robotic procedures.

Research Interests

Dr. Lay is interested in improving outcomes of patients with kidney stone disease and developing new technology for the field of urology, particularly in the field of minimally invasive techniques. He has authored several book chapters and published multiple peer-reviewed scientific journal articles.