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Residency Program Overview

With a distinguished history of faculty and residents, including past presidents of the American Urological Association, the Department of Urology has a strong tradition of training successful academic and private practice urologists. Notable accomplishments include:

  • Very successful site visit in October 2019. The Review Committee commended the program for its demonstrated substantial compliance with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's (ACGME) program requirements and/or institutional requirements without any citations. "Commended" and "substantial" are verbiage reserved for excellently performing programs and used sparingly by the RCC.
  • Doximity Residency Program Rankings: #22 overall, #10 amongst public universities, #5 for public universities with VA and pediatric hospitals associated with the program.
  • View additional examples of KU School of Medicine's Urology residency program accomplishments since 2017 (PDF).
KU School of Medicine urology residents
Current Department of Urology Residents

The goal of the staff of the Department of Urology is to train residents to become physicians proficient in both the surgical and nonsurgical aspects of urology. With an intensive surgical experience, our graduating residents are confident and well prepared for their future practice. Just as important is a solid nonoperative clinic experience, which prepares our residents for complicated diagnostic problems encountered in the ambulatory setting.

We accept four residents per year for a total training period of five years. Residents are actively involved in clinical and basic research and our goal is for the resident to use the skills learned from this investigative approach so they can be involved in life-long learning and continuing medical education. We also aspire to prepare residents for excellence in the competencies put forward by ACGME, including patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and systems-based practice.

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Available slots
264
Applicants
40
Interviews conducted
Final 4
In our top 10 rank list

Our Leadership

Casey Kowalik, M.D. 

Casey Kowalik, M.D.
Associate Program Director
ckowalik@kumc.edu
Faculty since 2018

Moben Mirza, M.D. 

Moben Mirza, M.D.
Program Director
mmirza@kumc.edu 
Faculty since 2011

Debra DeConink
ddeconink@kumc.edu
Program Coordinator
Urology Coordinator since 2017

School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Urology
Mail Stop 3016
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6146