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Urologic Cancer


At the University of Colorado we recognize the importance of an integrated team approach with fellowship trained urologist performing the most difficult reconstructions on patients with difficult cancers. Dr. Crawford has been a leader in the field of Urologic Oncology for over 20 years and brings international cancer studies and experience to the University of Colorado. Dr. Crawford has an exceptional reputation as a leader as the head of the Southwest Oncology Group and devotes a significant amount of time to teaching, lecturing, research, as well as surgery. Dr. Crawford brings expertise in all fields of urologic oncology and particularly focuses on prostate cancer and new treatment options for prostate cancer such as cryotherapy (or freezing the prostate), brachytherapy (radioactive seed placement) and surgical removal of the prostate using a “mini-incision.”

Dr. Shandra Wilson is also a fellowship-trained urologist involved in the Southwestern Oncology Group. She has an active clinical practice focusing on surgery, treatments and research in bladder and testicular cancer. Dr. Wilson is also extremely qualified in the areas of prostate, penile and kidney cancer and performs laparoscopic as well as open procedures. She trained with Dr. Catalona in medical school, completed residency at the University of Southern California with Dr. Don Skinner, and completed her fellowship in Colorado.

Dr. Paul Maroni is another fellowship-trained urologist. He has an active clinical practice focusing on surgery, treatments and research in all types of urological cancer. Dr. Maroni is also extremely qualified in laparoscopic as well as open procedures. He trained at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, completed residency at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, and completed his fellowship at Indiana University.

Dr. Fernando Kim completes the oncologic experience at the University of Colorado with his expertise in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Kim trained at Loyola and then completed a fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Kim has an international reputation and dedicates himself to all areas of his profession including teaching, research and surgery. Dr. Kim’s specific area of interest is in renal carcinoma and he has initiated a renal clinic specifically devoted to patients suffering from this malignancy. Dr. Kim is Chief of Urology at Denver Health Medical Center and is also on the acting board of directors.

For more information about the comprehensive oncologic care that our physicians provide or to schedule an appointment, please click here.