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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
1130 Middlecreek Rd, Suite 130 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
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
309 N. Broad Street, New Tazewell, TN 37825

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

4005 Fountain Valley Drive, Suite 350 Knoxville, TN 37918
2681 Andersonville Highway, Suite 102 & 103 (Rivers Professional Building), Clinton, Tennessee 37716

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 specializes in percutaneous management of kidney stones (PCNLs) and does over a 100 per year here at UTMCK. Dr. Pickens is performing the newest techniques of this procedure to minimize post-operative pain (tubeless and stentless PCNLs) and need for secondary procedures.

Dr. Pickens is also trained in minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic and robotic) for the treatment of benign and malignant urologic diseases. He performs robotic pyeloplasties for UPJ obstruction as well as robotic ureteral reimplants and Boari Flaps for ureteral stricture disease. He is very involved with the University of Tennessee Transplant Program and performs laparoscopic nephrectomies for those wishing to donate their kidney.

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Rebecca Lavelle
Medical Doctor

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

11440 Parkside Drive S-202, Knoxville, TN 37934

Dr. Lavelle was raised in northern Michigan (the Upper Peninsula) and received her bachelor's degree in Microbiology from University of Michigan and medical degree from Michigan State University. She completed her internship in General Surgery at Brigham Women's Hospital and Urologic Surgery Residency at the Harvard Program in Urology in Boston, Massachusetts. She then completed a two-year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Lavelle's main interests are in the medical and surgical management of overactive bladder and neurogenic bladder (spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and stroke), utilizing innovative approaches such as bladder Botox and neuromodulation. She is also interested in providing conservative therapy and surgical management for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, including minimally invasive robotic surgery. She is also trained in the management of genitourinary fistula, urethral diverticulum, and complications of transvaginal mesh procedures. She is an active member of the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction. She joined the Knoxville community with her husband, Dr. John Lavelle (Interventional Spine Physician at Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinic) and 3 children (John, Thomas, and Elizabeth).


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James M. Bienvenu
Medical Doctor

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

719 Cook Drive Suite 105 Athens, TN 37303

Dr. Bienvenu was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. After receiving his bachelor's degree in Neuroscience at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, he attended medical school at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. He then completed his general surgery internship and residency training in urology at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Robotics and Urologic Oncology at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.

Dr. Bienvenu's main interest include the diagnosis and treatment of all types of urologic malignancies. His is trained in both open and minimally invasive surgical techniques, and has trained extensively on the da Vinci® Surgical System in the treatment of kidney, bladder, prostate, and adrenal cancers. He is an active member of the American Urological Association. He is an avid outdoorsman and resides in Knoxville with his wife, Danielle, a physical therapist, and their daughter.


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John M. Lacy
Medical Doctor

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

John M. Lacy, M.D. - Dr. Lacy was raised in Clarkesville, Georgia and received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University (2000-2004). He moved to Charleston, South Carolina and completed a research fellowship focused on cardiac tissue remodeling at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston (2004-2006) before receiving his medical degree from that same institution (2006-2010). He subsequently completed his surgical internship and urology residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky (2010-2015). Following residency, he took a clinical fellowship position in Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Prosthetics at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio (2015-2016) before joining University Urology.

Dr. Lacy's primary clinical interests are male urethral reconstruction, male stress urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, genital reconstruction after trauma or infection, treatment of adults with congenital urologic disorders, rectourethral fistula, cancer survivorship, urinary diversion after cystectomy, penile cancer and Peyronie's disease as well as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and kidney stones.


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