Kefu Du, MD

Kefu Du, MD


Specialty Areas

  • Minimally invasive urology
  • Stone diseases
  • Robotic surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery

Common Procedures

Robotic, laparoscopic, or open procedures, including :

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Radical nephrectomy
  • Partial nephrectomy
  • Nephroureterectomy
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Ureteral neocystostomy
  • Cystectomy
  • Prostatectomy

Stone procedures including:

  • Shockwave lithotripsy
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Adrenal tumors
  • Kidney cancer
  • Ureteral cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Urethral cancer
  • Kidney stone
  • Bladder stone
  • Bladder diverticulum
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
  • Ureteral stricture

Board Certifications



Medical School: University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, 2011


2016 Urology Residency, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


2018 Minimally Invasive Urology and Endourology Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Professional Memberships

American Urological Association

Endourology Society

Awards and Honors

2018 Charles Manley Teaching Award

2017 Patient Safety and Clinical Effectiveness Projects First Place Award



Introduced ultrasound guided supine percutaneous renal access for percutaneous nephrolithotomy


Kim EH, Du K, Han CS, Figenshau RS. Editorial Comment on: Impact of the Mayo Adhesive Probability Score on the Complexity of Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy by Ishiyama et al. J Endourol. 2018 Oct;32(10):934.

*Du K, Bishoff JT. Contemporary surgical approaches to the adrenal gland. In: Carroll PR, Nickel JC, Penson DF et al, editors. AUA Update Series. Linthicum, MD: American Urological Association; 2016.

*Du K, Luzny P, Lowrance WT. Words of Wisdom. Re: Effectiveness of Primary Androgen-Deprivation Therapy for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer. Eur Urol. 2015 Oct;68(4):738-739.

*Du K, Heilbrun ME, Bishoff JT. Chapter 26, Adrenal Imaging. Rastinehad AR, Siegel D, Pinto PA, Wood BJ, editors. Interventional Urology. 1 ed. Springer International Publishing; Switzerland; 2015; p.351-370.

Pickersgill NA, Vetter JM, Kim EH, Cope SJ, Du K, Venkatesh RJ, Giardina JD, Saad NE, Bhayani SB, Figenshau RS. Ten-Year Experience with Percutaneous Cryoablation of Renal Tumors: Tumor Size Predicts Disease Progression. J Endourol. 2020 Apr 15. doi: 10.1089/end.2019.0882. [Epub ahead of print]

Anderson BG, Potretzke AM, Du K, Vetter J, Bergeron K, Paradis AG, Figenshau RS. Comparing Off-clamp and On-clamp Robot-assisted Partial Nephrectomy: A Prospective Randomized Trial. Urology. 2019;126:102–109.

*Du K, Wang RS, Vetter J, Paradis AG, Figenshau RS, Venkatesh R, Desai AC. Unplanned 30-Day Encounters After Ureterorenoscopy for Urolithiasis. J Endourol. 2018 Dec;32(12):1100-1107.

Monda SM, Weese JR, Anderson BG, Vetter JM, Venkatesh R, Du K, Andriole GL, Figenshau RS. Development and Validity of a Silicone Renal Tumor Model for Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Training. Urology. 2018 Apr;114:114-120.

Anderson BG, Potretzke AM, Du K, Vetter J, Figenshau RS. Off-clamp robot-assisted partial nephrectomy does not benefit short-term renal function: a matched cohort analysis. J Robot Surg. 2018 Sep;12(3):401-407.

*Du K, Presson AP, Zhang C, Tward JD, Brant WO, Dechet CB. Orgasmic function after radical prostatectomy. J Urol. 2017 Aug;198(2):407-413.

*Du K, Mulroy EE, Wallis MC, Zhang C, Presson AP, Cartwright PC. Enterocystoplasty 30-day outcomes from National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric 2012. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Sep;50(9):1535-1539.


Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Memorial Hospital Belleville

John Cochran Veterans Hospital

Christian Hospital

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
Urologic Surgery Center
4921 Parkview Place
Floor 11, Suite C
St. Louis, MO 63110

Siteman Cancer Center at Memorial Hospital East
Medical Office Building 2, Suite 180
1418 Cross St.
Shiloh, IL 62269


To request an appointment with Dr. Du, please call (314) 362-8200.