Fernando Kim, MD, MBA, FACS
Professor, Surgery-Urology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Sao Paulo (1989)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (1994)
Residency:
  • Loyola University Program, Urology (2000)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (1994)
  • Johns Hopkins University Program, Urology (2002)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Urology

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Surgery-Urology
  • Chief of Urology

Research Interests

I am 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.

Publications

  • Moses RA, Selph JP, Voelzke BB, Piotrowski J, Eswara JR, Erickson BA, Gupta S, Dmochowski RR, Johnsen NV, Shridharani A, Blaschko SD, Elliott SP, Schwartz I, Harris CR, Borawski K, Figler BD, Osterberg EC 3rd, Burks FN, Bihrle W 3rd, Miller B, Santucci RA, Breyer BN, Flynn B, Higuchi T, Kim FJ, Broghammer JA, Presson AP, Myers JB. An American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) prospective multi-center research protocol: outcomes of urethral realignment versus suprapubic cystostomy after pelvic fracture urethral injury. Transl Androl Urol. 2018 Aug;7(4):512-520. PubMed PMID: 30211041
  • Bove P, Iacovelli V, Sandri M, Carilli M, Cindolo L, Autorino R, Kavoussi LR, Micali S, Porpiglia F, Rha KH, Kim FJ. Entry techniques in laparoscopic radical and partial nephrectomy: a multicenter international survey of contemporary practices. Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2018 Aug;70(4):414-421. PubMed PMID: 29969000
  • da Silva RD, Kim FJ. Prostate Cancer - Local Treatment after Radiorecurrence: Salvage Cryoablation. Int Braz J Urol. 2018 May-Jun;44(3):435-439. PubMed PMID: 29792652
  • Molina WR, Pessoa R, Donalisio da Silva R, Kenny MC, Gustafson D, Nogueira L, Leo ME, Yu MK, Kim FJ. A new patient safety smartphone application for prevention of "forgotten" ureteral stents: results from a clinical pilot study in 194 patients. Patient Saf Surg. 2017;11:10. PubMed PMID: 28396695
  • Salvino JM, Srikanth YV, Lou R, Oyer HM, Chen N, Kim FJ. Novel small molecule guanidine Sigma1 inhibitors for advanced prostate cancer. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2017 Mar 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28385503
  • Barrett JE, Kim FJ. The purpose of repurposing. Oncotarget. 2017 Feb 21;8(8):12534-12535. PubMed PMID: 28129642
  • Stahel PF, VanderHeiden TF, Kim FJ. Why do surgeons continue to perform unnecessary surgery?. Patient Saf Surg. 2017;11:1. PubMed PMID: 28096899
  • Stahel PF, Smith WR, Moore EE, Mehler PS, Weckbach S, Kim FJ, Butler N, Pape HC, Clarke TJ, Makary MA, Clavien PA. The 10(th) anniversary of patient safety in surgery. Patient Saf Surg. 2017;11:27. PubMed PMID: 29259657
  • Pessoa RR, Autorino R, Laguna MP, Molina WR, Gustafson D, Nogueira L, da Silva RD, Werahera PN, Kim FJ. Laparoscopic Versus Percutaneous Cryoablation of Small Renal Mass: Systematic Review and Cumulative Analysis of Comparative Studies. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2017 Oct;15(5):513-519.e5. PubMed PMID: 28442227
  • Molina WR, Pessoa R, Donalisio da Silva R, Kenny MC, Gustafson D, Nogueira L, Leo ME, Yu MK, Kim FJ. A new patient safety smartphone application for prevention of "forgotten" ureteral stents: results from a clinical pilot study in 194 patients. Patient Saf Surg. 2017;11:10. PubMed PMID: 28396695
  • Stahel PF, VanderHeiden TF, Kim FJ. Why do surgeons continue to perform unnecessary surgery?. Patient Saf Surg. 2017;11:1. PubMed PMID: 28096899
  • Paiva MM, da Silva RD, Jaworski P, Kim FJ, Molina WR. Subcapsular hematoma after ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy. Can J Urol. 2016 Aug;23(4):8385-7. PubMed PMID: 27544565
  • Mauffrey C, Hake M, Kim FJ. Flexible 3D laparoscopic assisted reduction and percutaneous fixation of acetabular fractures: Introduction to a new surgical option. Injury. 2016 Oct;47(10):2203-2211. PubMed PMID: 27418454
  • De S, Autorino R, Kim FJ, Zargar H, Laydner H, Balsamo R, Torricelli FC, Di Palma C, Molina WR, Monga M, De Sio M. Corrigendum re: "Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Versus Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis" [Eur Urol 2015;67:125-37]. Eur Urol. 2016 Apr;69(4):e85. PubMed PMID: 27301798
  • Werahera PN, Jasion EA, Crawford ED, Lucia MS, van Bokhoven A, Sullivan HT, Kim FJ, Maroni PD, Port JD, Daily JW, La Rosa FG. Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy can differentiate high grade and low grade prostatic carcinoma. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2016 Aug;2016:5148-5151. PubMed PMID: 28325017
  • Autorino R, Bove P, De Sio M, Miano R, Micali S, Cindolo L, Greco F, Nicholas J, Fiori C, Bianchi G, Kim FJ, Porpiglia F. Open Versus Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy for Adrenocortical Carcinoma: A Meta-analysis of Surgical and Oncological Outcomes. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26480850
  • da Silva RD, Bidikov L, Michaels W, Gustafson D, Molina WR, Kim FJ. Bipolar energy in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a current systematic review of the literature. Can J Urol. 2015 Oct;22(5 Suppl 1):30-44. PubMed PMID: 26497342
  • Autorino R, Bove P, De Sio M, Miano R, Micali S, Cindolo L, Greco F, Nicholas J, Fiori C, Bianchi G, Kim FJ, Porpiglia F. Open Versus Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy for Adrenocortical Carcinoma: A Meta-analysis of Surgical and Oncological Outcomes. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26480850
  • Kim FJ, da Silva RD. Editorial Comment. Urology. 2015 Nov;86(5):945. PubMed PMID: 26343238
  • Kim FJ, da Silva RD, Gustafson D, Nogueira L, Harlin T, Paul DL. Current issues in patient safety in surgery: a review. Patient Saf Surg. 2015;9:26. PubMed PMID: 26045717
  • Silva RD, Kim FJ. Focal Cryotherapy in Low-Risk Prostate Cancer: Are We Treating the Cancer or the Mind? - The Cancer. Int Braz J Urol. 2015 Jan-Feb;41(1):5-9. PubMed PMID: 25928504
  • Da Silva RD, Gustafson D, Nogueira L, Molina WR, Kim FJ. Renal cancer management in a patient with chronic kidney disease. Oncology (Williston Park). 2015 Mar;29(3):206-C3. PubMed PMID: 25772458
  • Autorino R, Zargar H, Mariano MB, Sanchez-Salas R, Sotelo RJ, Chlosta PL, Castillo O, Matei DV, Celia A, Koc G, Vora A, Aron M, Parsons JK, Pini G, Jensen JC, Sutherland D, Cathelineau X, Nuñez Bragayrac LA, Varkarakis IM, Amparore D, Ferro M, Gallo G, Volpe A, Vuruskan H, Bandi G, Hwang J, Nething J, Muruve N, Chopra S, Patel ND, Derweesh I, Champ Weeks D, Spier R, Kowalczyk K, Lynch J, Harbin A, Verghese M, Samavedi S, Molina WR, Dias E, Ahallal Y, Laydner H, Cherullo E, De Cobelli O, Thiel DD, Lagerkvist M, Haber GP, Kaouk J, Kim FJ, Lima E, Patel V, White W, Mottrie A, Porpiglia F. Perioperative Outcomes of Robotic and Laparoscopic Simple Prostatectomy: A European-American Multi-institutional Analysis. Eur Urol. 2014 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25484140
  • Kim FJ. Editorial comment for Gözen et al. J Endourol. 2015 Jan;29(1):99. PubMed PMID: 25389569
  • Kim FJ, Sehrt D, da Silva RD, Gustafson D, Nogueira L, Molina WR. Evaluation of emissivity and temperature profile of laparoscopic ultrasonic devices (blades and passive jaws). Surg Endosc. 2014 Aug 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25159635
  • Molina WR, Silva IN, Donalisio da Silva R, Gustafson D, Sehrt D, Kim FJ. Influence of saline on temperature profile of laser lithotripsy activation. J Endourol. 2015 Feb;29(2):235-9. PubMed PMID: 25154455
  • De S, Autorino R, Kim FJ, Zargar H, Laydner H, Balsamo R, Torricelli FC, Di Palma C, Molina WR, Monga M, De Sio M. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy versus retrograde intrarenal surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Urol. 2015 Jan;67(1):125-37. PubMed PMID: 25064687
  • Pompeo A, Molina WR, Juliano C, Sehrt D, Kim FJ. Outcomes of intracorporeal lithotripsy of upper tract stones is not affected by BMI and skin-to-stone distance (SSD) in obese and morbid patients. Int Braz J Urol. 2013 Sep-Oct;39(5):702-9; discussion 710-1. PubMed PMID: 24267113
  • Reis LO, Kim FJ, Moore EE, Hirano ES, Fraga GP, Nascimento B, Rizoli S. Update in the classification and treatment of complex renal injuries. Rev Col Bras Cir. 2013 Jul-Aug;40(4):347-50. PubMed PMID: 24173488
  • Werahera PN, Crawford ED, La Rosa FG, Torkko KC, Schulte B, Sullivan HT, van Bokhoven A, Lucia MS, Kim FJ. Anterior tumors of the prostate: diagnosis and significance. Can J Urol. 2013 Oct;20(5):6897-906. PubMed PMID: 24128826
  • Pompeo A, Tobias-Machado M, Molina WR, Lucio J 2nd, Sehrt D, Pompeo AC, Kim FJ. Extending boundaries in minimally invasive procedures with simultaneous bilateral video endoscopic inguinal lymphadenectomy (veil) for penile cancer: initial Denver health medical center and ABC school of medicine experience and surgical considerations. Int Braz J Urol. 2013 Jul-Aug;39(4):587-92. PubMed PMID: 24054388
  • Schrock JM, Spino CM, Longen CG, Stabler SM, Marino JC, Pasternak GW, Kim FJ. Sequential cytoprotective responses to Sigma1 ligand-induced endoplasmic reticulum stress. Mol Pharmacol. 2013 Nov;84(5):751-62. PubMed PMID: 24006496
  • Akilov O, Pompeo A, Sehrt D, Bowlin P, Molina WR, Kim FJ. Early scrotal approximation after hemiscrotectomy in patients with Fournier's gangrene prevents scrotal reconstruction with skin graft. Can Urol Assoc J. 2013 Jul-Aug;7(7-8):E481-5. PubMed PMID: 23914264
  • Kim FJ, Pompeo A, Sehrt D, Molina WR, Mariano da Costa RM, Juliano C, Moore EE, Stahel PF. Early effectiveness of endoscopic posterior urethra primary alignment. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Aug;75(2):189-94. PubMed PMID: 23887558
  • Saif Ur Rehman S, Ahluwalia MS, Mashtare TL, Spritzer M, Kim FJ, Khushalani N, Iyer R. Cancer of unknown primary presenting with liver metastasis: a cost, time to treatment and outcome analysis. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2013 Nov;25(11):684-5. PubMed PMID: 23845700
  • Pompeo A, Molina WR, Pohlman GD, Sehrt D, Kim FJ. Idiopathic scrotal calcinosis: A rare entity and a review of the literature. Can Urol Assoc J. 2013 May-Jun;7(5-6):E439-41. PubMed PMID: 23826060
  • Mattei J, Kim FJ, Phillips J, Zhelnin KE, Said S, Sehrt D, Molina WR. Male primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenoma. Urology. 2013 Jul;82(1):e1-2. PubMed PMID: 23806409
  • Pompeo A, Molina WR, Sehrt D, Tobias-Machado M, Mariano Costa RM, Pompeo AC, Kim FJ. Laparoscopic ureteroneocystostomy for ureteral injuries after hysterectomy. JSLS. 2013 Jan-Mar;17(1):121-5. PubMed PMID: 23743383
  • Rosa M, Usai P, Miano R, Kim FJ, Finazzi Agrò E, Bove P, Micali S, International Translational Research in Uro-Sciences Team (ITRUST). Recent finding and new technologies in nephrolitiasis: a review of the recent literature. BMC Urol. 2013 Feb 16;13:10. PubMed PMID: 23413950
  • Cosentino M, Breda A, Sanguedolce F, Landman J, Stolzenburg JU, Verze P, Rassweiler J, Van Poppel H, Klingler HC, Janetschek G, Celia A, Kim FJ, Thalmann G, Nagele U, Mogorovich A, Bolenz C, Knoll T, Porpiglia F, Alvarez-Maestro M, Francesca F, Deho F, Eggener S, Abbou C, Meng MV, Aron M, Laguna P, Mladenov D, D'Addessi A, Bove P, Schiavina R, De Cobelli O, Merseburger AS, Dalpiaz O, D'Ancona FC, Polascik TJ, Muschter R, Leppert TJ, Villavicencio H. The use of mannitol in partial and live donor nephrectomy: an international survey. World J Urol. 2013 Aug;31(4):977-82. PubMed PMID: 23242033
  • Molina WR, Pompeo A, Sehrt D, Pohlmann G, Kim FJ. [Use of a polymeric gel to prevent retropulsion during intracorporeal lithotripsy]. Actas Urol Esp. 2013 Mar;37(3):188-92. PubMed PMID: 22995325
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons (ACS), Fellow

Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Minimally invasive Urological surgery, Specialized Training (0001)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Kidneys and Urinary System
  • Cancers - Kidney Cancer
  • Cancers - Urologic Cancer
  • Cancers
Clinical Interests
I am interested in urologic oncology (kidney and prostate diseases), laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery, reconstructive surgery. I am proud to serve the underserved and minority population.

Care Philosophy
To care for the patient and family following the principles of Patient Safety with respect and excellence applying multi-disciplinary evidence-based care.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Sao Paulo (1989)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (1994)
Residency Programs:
  • Loyola University Program, Urology (2000)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (1994)
  • Johns Hopkins University Program, Urology (2002)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Urology
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