Lawrence Karsh
MD, FACS

Lawrence Karsh, M.D., has practiced general urology and urologic surgery in Denver for many years. At TUCC, he is the director of our Clinical Research Department. Prior to the merger that formed TUCC, Dr. Karsh practiced with Western Urologic Associates. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Denver Academy of Surgery, the American Urological Association and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network. Dr. Karsh is also an elected member of the Society of Urologic Oncology and is an editorial board member of OncologyLive Urologists in Cancer Care.

As director of the TUCC Clinical Research Department, Dr. Karsh has served as the principal investigator of more than 200 clinical trials. He is a current member of the Society of Urologic Oncology Clinical Trials Consortium board of directors and bladder cancer sub-committee. In addition, Dr. Karsh is an associate clinical professor of surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He also sits on many advisory boards for new drug development and lectures at scientific meetings throughout the country, including the American Urological Association’s Annual Meeting.

Dr. Karsh received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado. He earned his medical doctorate at the Chicago Medical School and then completed his general surgical training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Karsh completed his residency training in urologic surgery at Harvard Medical School at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He is board certified by the American Board of Urology.

In his spare time, Dr. Karsh is an avid road biker in the summer and skier in the winter. He is also fluent in Spanish.

  • Genitourinary oncology
  • Prostate disease
  • Male urinary incontinence
  • Urinary stone disease
  • Clinical research

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Specialties

  • Genitourinary Oncology
  • Prostate Disease
  • Male Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Disease
  • Clinical Research
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Key Accomplishments

  1. Director of Clinical Research at TUCC
  2. Elected Member of the Society of Urologic Oncology
  3. Editorial board member for OncologyLive Urologists in Cancer Care
  4. Has served as the Principal Investigator for more than 200 clinical research trials

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2019 Survivorship Picnic 6/2/2019

For the 12th year we cordially invite you to come celebrate life with TUCC’s physicians, staff and amazing patients. The first Sunday in June is National Survivor’s Day and TUCC is celebrating again this year with a picnic and car show. This event is free and we invite you to bring your family, friends and

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ADT Nutrition and Exercise Class 4/2/2019

The ADT (Androgen/Hormone) Deprivation Therapy) class is a two-hour interactive class presentation on nutrition and exercise for men undergoing hormone deprivation therapy for prostate cancer. It is restricted to men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their spouses. The class takes place on the first Tuesday of every month in the TUCC third floor conference room.

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New Robotic Procedure Offers Patient Relief and Faster Recovery

Dr. Julien Dagenais and Dr. Mark Jones of The Urology Center of Colorado performed the first robotic-assisted ileal conduit urinary diversion with cystectomy at Swedish Medical Center in November, 2018. Brianna Robinson, the first patient at Swedish Medical Center to receive this new minimally invasive procedure, suffered from interstitial cystitis, or IC, a very painful

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What Patient's Are Saying About Dr. Karsh

“Dr. Karsh went out of his way to explain my medical issue. My wife and I are very appreciative of him”

“Everyone was friendly, courteous and professional. You made me feel comfortable!”

“Extremely positive experience. The attention I received has been exemplary!”