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Urologic Cancer and Disease

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 Our Physicians


 Dr. Shandra Wilson

Dr. Shandra Wilson is a fellowship-trained urologist and an active member of the Southwestern Oncology Group. She is a busy surgeon focusing on surgery, treatments and research in bladder and testicular cancer. Dr. Wilson is also extremely qualified in the areas of prostate and kidney cancer and performs laparoscopic ("minimally invasive") as well as open procedures. She trained with Dr. William Catalona in medical school and completed her Urology residency at the University of Southern California with Dr. Don Skinner.  Dr. Wilson completed a Urologic Oncology fellowship in Colorado at the University of Colorado School of Medicine under the tutelage of Dr. David Crawford before becoming a member of our faculty.1

 Dr. Paul Maroni

Dr. Paul Maroni is fellowship-trained in Urologic Oncology. He has developed a busy practice in Urology and Urologic Oncology. Dr. Maroni is extremely qualified in a broad scope of urologic surgery and in the areas of prostate, bladder, and kidney cancer and performs laparoscopic ("minimally invasive") as well as open procedures. He trained at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, completed his Urology residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed his Urologic Oncology fellowship at Indiana University. He is a member/investigator of the Southwest Oncology Group.2

 Dr. Dan Theodorescu

Dr. Dan Theodorescu'spractice is limited to cancer of the bladder and other urothelial cancers such as those of the ureters and renal pelvis. He carries out the repertoire of therapeutic options for these diseases including but not limited to: Transurethral resection of bladder tumors (TURBT); Radical cystectomy and radical nephrectomy; and Ureteroscopy. In some cases these operations are carried out using state of the art laparoscopic or robotic techniques (i.e. daVinci).  For patients undergoing radical cystectomy, Dr. Theodorescu offers continent diversions (Indiana Pouch or Ileal Neobladder).3

 Dr. E. David Crawford

Dr. E. David Crawford has been a leader in the field of Urologic Oncology for over 25 years (FYI only - started teaching in 1978) and brings international cancer studies and experience to the University of Colorado. Dr. Crawford has an exceptional reputation as a physician-leader as the head of the Southwest Oncology Group and devotes a significant amount of time to his surgical practice in addition to teaching, lecturing, and research. 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."4

 Dr. Fernando Kim

Dr. Fernando Kim completes the oncologic experience at the University of Colorado with his expertise in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Kim trained at Loyola University and then completed a prestigious fellowship at The Brady Institute of Urological Institute at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim has an international reputation and dedicates himself to all areas of his profession including surgery, teaching, and research. Dr. Kim’s specific area of interest is in renal carcinoma and he has initiated a clinic specifically devoted to patients suffering from this malignancy. Dr. Kim also is on the Board of Directors at Denver Health Medical Center.5

 Dr. Nicholas Cost


To schedule a Urology appointment Call 720.848.1800
To Schedule a Urological Oncology (Cancer) appointment call 720.848.0170