Fernando Kim, MD, MBA, FACS, is Chief of Urology at Denver Health Medical Center and Professor of Surgery/Urology and Medical Director of Minimally Invasive Urological Oncology at University of Colorado at Denver. Dr. Kim received his medical degree from the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1989 and went on to complete a trauma research fellowship at Denver Health Medical Center. He also completed residencies in general surgery and urology at University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center and Loyola University Medical Center. He later completed an endourology and laparoscopy fellowship at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at John Hopkins: University School of Medicine and graduated from the University of Colorado School of Business. Dr. Kim has earned several awards including the Presidential Juscelino Kubitschek Medal, the Paul Alan Wetter Award, the Brazilian Armed Forces Friendship Bridge Award, the Ernest E. Moore trauma award – Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center, The Medal of Merit in Urology (ABC School of Medicine), The Societa Italiana di Urologia International Guest Recognition, the Brazilian Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Friends Award, Denver Health Medical center physician of the year 2013, Professor Emeritus in Urology, ABC School of Medicine, Sao Bernardo, Brazil and he is a proud member of the American Urological Association Leadership Program Class of 2007. Dr. Kim has been the American Urological Association’s Host Country Liaison since 2008. He has been named among the Best Doctors in America since 2008, US News & World Report, and Best Boss at DHMC. He has served as Vice Chair of Technology, Research and Development for the National urological Ultrasound Faculty (American Urological Association), and he continues to serve in several committees, including the patient safety in surgery. Dr. Kim has authored more than 250 published articles.


Fernando J. Kim, MD, MBA, FACS

Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, Colorado

Scientific Board

Gerald L. Andriole, Jr., MD

Professor and Chief of Urologic Surgery
Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Margit Fisch, MD, FEAPU, FEBU

Director and Chair of Urology and Pediatric Urology
University of Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany

Brian J. Flynn, MD

Professor of Surgery/Urology
Fellowship Director: Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery
Co-Director of UCH Women’s Pelvic Health and Surgery Clinic
University of Colorado Denver
Aurora, CO

Fernando J. Kim, MD, MBA, FACS

Chief of Urology
Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, Colorado

Roberto Miano, MD

Associate Professor of Urology
University of Rome Tor Vergata
Rome, Italy

John P. Mulhall, MD

Director of the Male Sexual & Reproductive Medicine Program and of the Sexual Medicine Research Laboratory
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Professor of Urology
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Critique Panel

Michael L. Blute, MD

Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Chief of Urology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Culley C. Carson III, MD

Professor Emeritus of Urology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Jens Rassweiller, MD

Professor of Urology
University of Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany

Kathleen C. Kobashi, MD, FACS, FPMRS

Director of the Pelvic Floor Center and Program Director of the Urology Residency
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Urology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Invited Speakers

Trinity J. Bivalacqua, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Urology and Director of Urologic Oncology
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Jeffrey M. Holzbeierlein, MD

Professor and Chair of Urology, Director of Urologic Oncology
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Una Lee, MD, FPMRS

Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Nicole L. Miller, MD

Associate Professor of Urology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

ITRUST Members

Riccardo Autorino, MD, PhD, FEBU

Attending Urologist, McGuire VA Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor of Urology, Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Pierluigi Bove, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology
University of Rome Tor Vergata
Rome, Italy

Luca Cindolo, MD

Medical Doctor, Department of Urology
S.Pio da Pietrelcina Hospital, Vasto

Roberto Miano, MD

Associate Professor of Urology
University of Rome Tor Vergata
Rome, Italy

Salvatore Micali, MD

Associate Professor of Urology
University of Modena
Modena, Italy