Tomas L. Griebling, M.D., MPH
• Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
• Director, Orr Society
Office: 5021 Sudler
3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160
Tomas Lindor Griebling, M.D., MPH, is the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He holds the John P. Wolf 33° Masonic Distinguished Professorship in Urology, and is also a Faculty Associate in The Landon Center on Aging at the University of Kansas.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, with majors in biology, chemistry, and sociology. A graduate of the University of Iowa College of Medicine, he completed his urology residency training and a two-year fellowship in Geriatric and Reconstructive Urology, Urodynamics and Outcomes Research also at Iowa. This was funded by a Research Scholar grant award from the American Foundation for Urologic Disease (AFUD) and the American Urological Association (AUA). He earned his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Kansas. He is certified in both general urology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery by the American Board of Urology, and holds Fellow designation in the American College of Surgeons (FACS), the Gerontological Society of America (FGSA), and the American Geriatrics Society (AGSF), and is certified in public health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.
Dr. Griebling is recognized for his expertise in the area of aging and urologic health, and recently served as Editor-in-Chief for Geriatric Urology, the first comprehensive textbook on the topic published in 19 years. He is President of the Geriatric Urological Society (GUS) of the AUA, and is Chair of the Health Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Dr. Griebling has served several times on committees for the International Consultations on Incontinence (ICI) and co-chaired a committee for the recent International Consultation on Urologic Disease on Neurogenic Bladder focused on urologic health in geriatric patients with spinal cord injuries. He has chaired and been a faculty member on multiple workshops related to geriatric urology for the AUA, the International Continence Society (ICS), and the Société Internationale d'Urologie (SIU). He serves on the Editorial Boards of several journals including the Journal of Urology (Urological Survey Section), Urology (The Gold Journal), Neurourology & Urodynamics, International Urology & Nephrology, and the Journal of Surgical Education. He has also served several elected terms as a member of the Education Committee for the American Geriatrics Society, the Public Media Committee for the AUA (including as Chair), and for many years he served as the Program Director for the urology residency training program at the University of Kansas.
He was recently named one of the Top 10 physicians in the Kansas City metropolitan area by Ingram's Magazine, and has previously received the Kemper Award for Teaching Excellence and the Ruth Bohan Teaching Professorship, the two top teaching awards at the University of Kansas. He is an elected member of the Gold Humanism Medical Honor Society. In May 2017, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Urological Association for his work in the field of geriatric urology. In October 2017, he received the Alumni Citation Award from his alma mater, Wartburg College. An avid musician and artist, he is a Lifetime Member of the National Flute Association (NFA) and earned a Certificate in Fine Arts with a concentration in mixed media studies from the Kansas City Art Institute.