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UNIVERSITY UROLOGY, PC PHYSICIANS

Edward D. Kim
Medical Doctor

Practice Locations
1928 Alcoa Highway MOB B Suite 222 Knoxville, TN 37920
1108 Fox Meadow Blvd, Suite 2 Sevierville, TN 37862
109 Independence Lane LaFollette, TN 37766

Dr. Kim was born in Chicago and received both his bachelor's degree in medicine and his M.D. degree from Northwestern University. He completed a fellowship in male reproductive medicine and surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He was also named a research scholar by the American Foundation for Urologic Disease, also at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kim has an active interest in infertility, male erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer. He is a leader in the surgical technique of nerve grafting during radical prostatectomy for preservation of potency.

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W. Bedford Waters
Medical Doctor

Practice Locations
1928 Alcoa Highway MOB B Suite 222 Knoxville, TN 37920
719 Cook Drive, Suite 105 Athens, TN 37303
11440 Parkside Drive S-202, Knoxville, TN 37934

Dr. W. Bedford Waters was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. He is a professor in the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville and a partner of University Urology, P.C. He received an undergraduate degree in chemistry/pre-medicine  from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1970 and a medical degree from that same institution in 1974. He completed his internship and one year residency in general surgery at the University of California, San Diego 1974-1976, followed by urologic training at the Harvard Program in Urology (Longwood Area) in Boston, Massachusetts 1976-1980. After residency, Dr. Waters became an assistant professor of surgery (urology) at the University of Illinois in Chicago, IL. One year later, he joined the faculty at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, where he remained for twenty years.

Dr. Waters returned to Knoxville in 2001.Dr. Waters has extensive experience in the treatment of urologic cancers. He has served as a leader of many regional and national organizations. He has served as a member of the Examination Committee of the American Board of Urology, Inc. (1995-1999). Dr. Waters is a current Trustee (2003-2009) and the current President of the American Board of Urology, Inc. (2008-2009).

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Wesley M. White
Medical Doctor

Practice Locations
1928 Alcoa Highway MOB B Suite 222 Knoxville, TN 37920
11440 Parkside Drive S-202, Knoxville, TN 37934
1610 Tazewell Rd, Suite 304 Tazewell, TN 37879

Dr. White is a native of Knoxville and attended the University of Tennessee. After graduating from UT in 1999 in the College Scholars Program, he attended medical school at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. He graduated from the UT College of Medicine in 2003 with Highest Honors. He then completed his surgical internship and urology residency training at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2003 2008). He subsequently completed a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio (2008-2009). Dr. White joined University Urology in 2009. He currently serves as the Director of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.

Dr. White's primary interests include minimally invasive urologic oncology, in situ tumor ablation, single port and natural orifice surgery, and urinary stone disease. He has authored over 50 original research articles on these and other subjects, written numerous textbook chapters, and regularly presents his research at national and international meetings. He is an active member of the American Urological Association, the Endourological Society, and the Society of Urologic Oncology.

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Ryan B. Pickens
Medical Doctor

Practice Locations
1928 Alcoa Highway MOB B Suite 222 Knoxville, TN 37920

Dr. Pickens was born and raised in Murray, Kentucky. He received his medical degree from the University of Louisville College of Medicine. He completed his internship in general surgery and urologic training at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. He then completed a two-year urologic fellowship in Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Pickens’ main interests are in the surgical and medical management of kidney stone disease and BPH, including Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP). He is also trained in minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic and robotic) for the treatment of benign and malignant urologic diseases.

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