- School of Medicine Glenn W. Irwin, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award (2018)
Dr. Lingeman has served on the faculty at IU School of Medicine as Professor of Urology since 1980. He was the first physician in Indiana in the 1980's to use high-energy shock waves to break up kidney stones, a procedure that only requires patients to don a hospital gown and be placed under anesthesia for an hour. Later he was a leader in performing and teaching keyhole surgeries, where a small incision of the skin allows a surgeon to treat larger kidney stones by inserting a tube and laser fibers to break up the stone. By the early 2000s, Dr. Lingeman pioneered the removal of an enlarged prostate through a transurethral procedure. Using a resectoscope, a physician can trim away tissue that's blocking urine flow, and it's now considered the standard of care in the field.
Dr. Lingeman managed to balance innovation with teaching and research. Since 1988, he has supervised urology residents at Methodist Hospital, where's he practiced for most of his career. He has trained twenty-three fellows, all of whom are currently respected physicians.
As a researcher, Dr. Lingeman has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and 64 book chapters. Meanwhile, his clinical interests helped him embark on a 30-year period of continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health to study the development of stones and the effectiveness of lithotripsy.