Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences


Dr. Kurnot treats all aspects of adult urology. His special interests focus on no-scalpel vasectomy, prostate cancer including percutaneous (non-surgical) cryosurgical ablation of the prostate for localized prostate cancer, and comprehensive treatments for advanced kidney stone conditions including percutaneous cryosurgery for large kidney stones.

He was the first physician in Washington, D.C. to perform percutaneous cryosurgical ablation, a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of prostate cancer.

Dr. Kurnot has been practicing urology since 1994. He was Chief of Urology, Kimbrough Army Community Hospital at Ft. Meade, MD from 1994 to 1996, after which he began his private medical practice. He joined Chesapeake Urology Associates in December 2011. Dr. Kurnot served in the U.S. Army for 14 years. He was recognized for excellence by the Army for high levels of performance.

His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal Ribbon for contributions to Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm; the Outstanding Unit Citation for Public Health Service; the Flight Surgeons Badge; the Army Achievement Medal; and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

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  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH
  • Cryosurgery for Prostate Cancer
  • General Urology
  • Kidney Stones
  • Vasectomy

Education and Achievements

University of Michigan, B.S.
Michigan State University, M.S.
Wayne State University School of Medicine, M.D.
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, General Surgery Internship
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Urology Residency
Honors & Awards
First physician in Washington, D.C. to perform percutaneous cryosurgical ablation
National Defense Service Medal Ribbon for contributions to Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Outstanding Unit Citation for Public Health Service
Flight Surgeons Badge
Army Achievement Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
American Board of Urology
National Board of Medical Examiners

Office Locations

Silver Spring

3801 International Drive, Suite 310, Silver Spring, Maryland 20906, United States
What Patients are Saying About Dr. Kurnot

“Eight years ago, Dr. Kurnot removed my cancerous prostate. His care has been EXCELLENT. He is VERY knowledgeable and was always thorough. He was also compassionate and remembered my case....” Read full testimonial

“I've always felt that I was in good hands with Dr. Kurnot. He has helped me through a crisis (large kidney stone) and we got a good outcome. I'm glad to be able to see him for yearly...” Read full testimonial

“Fantastic experience with Dr. Kurnot. He was very attentive and it was obvious how knowledgeable and experienced he was. Glad to be in his care.”

“Dr. Kurnot did a TURP for me in Sept 2017 after a failed Green Light laser attempt by another surgeon. Everything went very smoothly. NO surprises. He's a straight shooter - knows TURP's...” Read full testimonial


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