Simon Kim, MD
Visiting Associate Professor, Surgery-Urology

Associate Professor
Clinic 720-848-0170
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Gender: Male
Languages: English
Department, Section/Division: Surgery-Urology

Practice Locations

UCHealth Tony Grampsas Urologic Cancer Care Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1665 Aurora Ct
1st Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0170
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CU Specialty Care at Highlands Ranch Cancer Care - Urologic Oncology
1500 Park Central Drive, Suite 101
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-516-1094
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Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
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Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Urologic Oncology, Board Certification (2013)
  • Urology, Board Certification (2010)
  • American Board of Urology, Board Certification (2014)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Urologic Cancer
Clinical Interest for Patients
I am a urologic oncologist and treat localized and locally advanced kidney, bladder, prostate testicular, penile and adrenal cancer. I strive to provide the highest quality and compassionate care for patients diagnosed with cancer and their family members. I also focus developing a treatment plan that involves patients and their families and individualize treatment plans to achieve the best possible outcome. I perform robotic, open and laparoscopic surgery for bladder, kidney, prostate, testicular, penile and adrenal cancer. He previously served as Director of Robotic Surgery and Director of Kidney and Bladder Cancer at his prior faculty position. I will also coordinate multi-disciplinary care with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to develops treatment plans for locally advanced and metastatic genitourinary cancers. Facing a cancer diagnosis can be difficult for patients and their families. Please feel free to email to help you and your family (E-mail: SIMON.KIM@UCDENVER.EDU).

Care Philosophy
I am a urologic oncologist and treat localized and locally advanced prostate, kidney, bladder, testicular, and penile cancer. Being diagnosed with cancer can be difficult for patients and their families. I strive to provide the highest quality and compassionate care for patients diagnosed with cancer and their family members. I perform robotic, open and laparoscopic surgery for bladder, kidney, prostate, testicular, penile and adrenal cancer. He previously served as Director of Robotic Surgery and Director of Kidney and Bladder Cancer at his prior faculty position. I focus on developing an individualized treatment plan that involves patients and their families to achieve the best possible outcome. I also collaborate with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to develop a multidisciplinary treatment plan if needed. My family members have been diagnosed with cancer. I understand that this can be stressful. I will work with you and your family members to get the best treatment plan and outcomes.

Public Speaking
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Prostate cancer screening and treatment decisions, outcomes research for genitourinary cancers, shared decision-making.

Information for Referring Providers

Clinical Interests for Referring Providers
Dr. Simon Kim is a urologic oncologist at the University of Colorado-Denver Medical Campus. His clinical practice focuses on the surgical management of genitourinary malignancies. He specializes in the surgical treatment of bladder, kidney, prostate, testis, adrenal and penile cancer. He performs robotic, laparoscopic and open surgery for localized or locally advanced cancers. He previously served as a Director of Robotic Surgery and Director of Kidney and Bladder Cancer at his previous faculty appointment. He was recently appointed as Associate Program Director for the Urology Residency at the University of Colorado. Dr. Kim’s research focuses on improving the quality of care and health outcomes for patients diagnosed with prostate, bladder and kidney cancer. He also has research interests in shared decision-making and health services research. Dr. Kim was awarded a career development award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He has been independently funded from the NIH to develop decision aids for men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer. He has published more than 180 manuscripts in outcomes research for genitourinary cancer and was awarded the Journal of Urology Best Reviewer Award in 2013. He currently serves as the Assistant Editor for the Journal of Urology. Dr. Kim was a former Director of Robotic Surgery and Director of Kidney and Bladder Cancer in Cleveland. His clinical interest is focused on developing individualized treatment plans for patients diagnosed with genitourinary malignancies (prostate, kidney, bladder, testicular, adrenal and penile cancer) to achieve the possible outcomes. His clinical work focuses on open and minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy and robotics), nephron-preserving renal surgery, IVC tumor thrombus as well as , robotic and open prostatectomy and cystectomy.

Research Interest for Referring Providers
My research interests are primarily focused on shared decision-making, quality of care, outcomes research and survey research in genitourinary malignancies. I have a focus in developing decision aids and improve patient communication when confronted with difficult treatment decision, such as prostate cancer screening and treatment. My research program at UC Denver also assesses large data to identify ways we can improve outcomes and the quality of care for surgical patients diagnosed with prostate, bladder and kidney cancer. We also focus on improving the quality of care for patients. I have been externally funded for a career development award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). I am currently funded as a co-principal investigator for an R01 grant from the NCI for an R01 grant to develop decision aids for men diagnosed with prostate cancer.


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