Fernando J. Kim, MD, FACS
Chief of Urology, Denver Health Medical Center
Director of Minimally Invasive Urological Oncology
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
Fernando J. Kim, MD, graduated from the University of São Paolo School of Medicine in São Paolo, Brazil in 1989. Following medical school, Dr. Kim spent three years as a post-doctoral Trauma research fellow at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Kim completed a one-year internship in general surgery at the CU Health Sciences Center in 1994 and finished his general surgery training at Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine in 1995. Upon completion of his residency training in urology at Loyola University in 2000, Dr. Kim completed his fellowship in endourology and laparoscopy at the prestigious James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2002 and joined the faculty of the Division of Urology/Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences as Assistant Professor and Chief of Urology at Denver Health Medical Center.
Dr. Kim's clinical interests are in the areas of laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the adrenal gland, kidney, prostate and bladder, renal transplantation, renovascular surgery, endourology (stone disease), urologic trauma, prostate and renal disease. He is currently a member of a number of medical societies including the Pan American Trauma Society, the American College of Surgeons, the American Urological Society, and the Endourology Society. Dr. Kim serves as a board member of the Men's Health Clinic of Denver Health Medical Center, as well as the Chairman of the Task Force Against Prostate Cancer.
Dr. Kim has published extensively and his works include 14 book chapters, more than 30 articles and abstracts, and 9 videotape subjects. Dr. Kim is also a primary investigator/co-PI of several grants, including studies of renal ischemia-reperfusion injury, development of minimally invasive surgical techniques, and prostate cancer prevention campaign in minority communities.