Al Baha Barqawi, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery-Urology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria (1991)
  • FRCS (Glasgow) Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, United Kingdom, Urology (1999)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Urology

Recognition & Awards

  • Distinguished Teaching Physician Award, State of Colorado Medical Board (2007)
  • Prostate Cancer Service Award, Prostate Cancer Educational Council (2003)


  • Barqawi AB, Huebner E, Krughoff K, O'Donnell CI. Prospective Outcome Analysis of the Safety and Efficacy of Partial and Complete Cryoablation in Organ-confined Prostate Cancer. Urology. 2017 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29126844
  • Barqawi AB, Stoimenova D, Krughoff K, Eid K, O'Donnell C, Phillips JM, Crawford ED. Targeted focal therapy for the management of organ confined prostate cancer. J Urol. 2014 Sep;192(3):749-53. PubMed PMID: 24641910
  • Eid K, Krughoff K, Stoimenova D, Smith D, Phillips J, O'Donnell C, Barqawi A. Validation of the Urgency, Weak stream, Incomplete emptying, and Nocturia (UWIN) score compared with the American Urological Association Symptoms Score in assessing lower urinary tract symptoms in the clinical setting. Urology. 2014 Jan;83(1):181-5. PubMed PMID: 24139351
  • Krughoff K, Eid K, Phillips J, Stoimenova D, Smith D, O'Donnell C, Crawford ED, Barqawi A. The accuracy of prostate cancer localization diagnosed on transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy compared to 3-dimensional transperineal approach. Adv Urol. 2013;2013:249080. PubMed PMID: 24470798
  • Vigen R, O'Donnell CI, Barón AE, Grunwald GK, Maddox TM, Bradley SM, Barqawi A, Woning G, Wierman ME, Plomondon ME, Rumsfeld JS, Ho PM. Association of testosterone therapy with mortality, myocardial infarction, and stroke in men with low testosterone levels. JAMA. 2013 Nov 6;310(17):1829-36. PubMed PMID: 24193080
  • Barqawi AB. Editorial comment. Urology. 2013 Jun;81(6):1296. PubMed PMID: 23522292
  • Crawford ED, Rove KO, Barqawi AB, Maroni PD, Werahera PN, Baer CA, Koul HK, Rove CA, Lucia MS, La Rosa FG. Clinical-pathologic correlation between transperineal mapping biopsies of the prostate and three-dimensional reconstruction of prostatectomy specimens. Prostate. 2013 May;73(7):778-87. PubMed PMID: 23169245
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Professional Memberships

  • American Urological Association , Member
  • European Association of Urological Surgeons, Member
  • University of Colroado Comprehensive Cancer Center , Member
  • South Central Section of teh American Urological Association , Member
  • University Physicians Inc. Consultant Reviews, Member
  • Prostate Cancer Education Committee, Member

Practice Locations

UCH - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045

UCHealth - Lone Tree Health Center
9548 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO 80124

Urology & Urodynamics Clinic - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
3rd Floor
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Urology, Board Certification
  • Urologic Oncology
Conditions & Treatments
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Prostate Disease
  • Cancers - Prostate Cancer
  • Kidneys and Urinary System
  • Surgery - Urologic Surgery
  • Cancers
  • Surgery
Clinical Interests
I am fellowship trained in Urologic Oncology and have more than 14 years of clinical expertise in the management of urologic cancer and general urology, primarily in prostate disease clinical research, early detection, novel minimally invasive treatment applications, and prevention. I have performed more than 400 cases of cryotherapy for treatment of prostate cancer with excellent results. Also, I have successfully performed more than 500 cases of Photovaporization of the prostate for treatment of urinary symptoms related to enlarged prostate. I pioneered the 3D imaging of the prostate gland, and targeted focal therapy for prostate cancer. I also initiated the first phase I study for intraprostatic injection of Botox for the treatment of BPH.

Care Philosophy
I believe in better staging and imaging for prostate cancer as a requisite for the decision making process. My objective is preserving quality of life in cancer patients by developing individualized therapy.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria (1991)
  • FRCS (Glasgow) Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, United Kingdom, Urology (1999)
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Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Urology