(CO) - Dr. Shandra S. Wilson, MD

Dr. Wilson is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Wilson was the first woman to join the Urologic faculty at the University. She is subspecialty trained in Oncology and is further subspecialty trained in robotic surgery. Dr. Wilson's interests include bladder, kidney, prostate, testicular, and penile cancer. Dr. Wilson is on the faculty and is involved in teaching the family practice community, medical students, residents, and is the director of the Urologic Oncology fellowship. She is also actively involved in clinical and basic science research to improve outcomes in patients diagnosed with genitourinary malignancy.

Dr. Wilson performs 2-3 bladder removals, or cystectomies, every week as well as 2-3 robotic procedures. A recent analysis showed Dr. Wilson performs approximately 70% of all of the cystectomies (or bladder removals) in the state. Dr. Wilson trained with one of the founding fathers of bladder cancer surgery, Dr. Don Skinner and learned modern techniques of neo-bladder, continent cutaneous, and ileal conduit formation during her training at the University of Southern California with him. Dr. Wilson also trained with Dr. William Catalona at Washington University in medical school and Dr. David Crawford in fellowship.

It has been said that in addition to Dr. Wilson's technical excellence, one of her greatest strengths is her "bedside manner." Dr. Wilson exudes a confident but humble personality, listens well to patients, communicates with their doctors, visits them in the hospital, and truly enjoys her work. It is probably the combination of her kind personality, work ethic, and technical skill that has repetitively put her on Kiplinger's list of "Who's Who" and the Research Council of America's "top doctor" list.