|UNIVERSITY UROLOGY, PC PHYSICIANS|
Edward D. Kim
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.
W. Bedford Waters
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.
Wesley M. White
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.
Ryan B. Pickens
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.