Tobias S. Kohler, M.D., M.P.H.

  1. Urologist

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

EnglishGerman

Tobias S. Kohler, M.D., is a urologist, with specialty interest and fellowship training in men's health (andrology). He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters and scientific abstracts and presented both locally and nationally on various subjects, including erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, BPH, surgical education and penile prostheses. He was co-editor for two textbooks: Contemporary Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction, Second Edition, and Surgeons as Educators: A Guide for Academic Development and Teaching Excellence. He recently authored "Wilson's Pearls, Perils and Pitfalls of Penile Prosthesis Surgery." Dr. Kohler is a physician trainer for penile prosthesis surgery in the United States and in Europe. He is a member of the Prospective Registry of Outcomes With Penile Prosthesis for Erectile Restoration (PROPPER) Study — sponsored by American Medical Systems/Boston Scientific. Dr. Kohler is the founder of the soon to be launched Erectile Restoration Outcomes Study (EROS, sponsored by Coloplast) penile implant registry. In addition to his clinical and research activities, Dr. Kohler is active in education, providing mentorship to residents and fellows. Dr. Kohler is the director for the Mayo Clinic Andrology Fellowship, which is anticipated to begin in 2019.

  • Male sexual dysfunction
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Implantation of penile prostheses
  • Minimally invasive therapies for BPH
  • Surgical education
  1. 2008
    Fellowship - AndrologyNorthwestern
  2. 2007
    Residency - UrologyUniversity of Minnesota
  3. 2003
    Residency - SurgicalUniversity of Minnesota
  4. 2002
    Masters - EpidemiologyUniversity of Minnesota School of Public Health
  5. 2001
    Doctorate of MedicineUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  6. 1997
    BA - PhysiologyUniversity of Minnesota

Certifications

  1. 2010
    UrologyAmerican Board of Urology

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    SMSNA Essay Contest: Climacturia After Prostate Cancer TreatmentSexual Medicine Society of North America
  2. 2019
    Outstanding Education Series Video: Penile Implant InfectionSociete Internationale d' Urologie
  3. 2018
    2nd Place Ralph Hopkins Urology AwardJackson Hole Seminars
  4. 2016
    Named Course of Choice: Urologists as Educators: A Primer for Academic Development and Teaching Excellence South Central Section of the American Urological Association
  5. 2016
    AAFP Recognition for Active Teaching in Family MedicineSouthern Illinois University
  6. 2016
    Young Urologist of the Year AwardSouthern Illinois University
  7. 2016
    AUA Leadership Program: Highly Competitive Program AwardAmerican Urological Association
  8. 2016
    Academy Scholar for Outstanding Performance for Teaching and Contributions to the Field of EducationSouthern Illinois University
  9. 2015
    Prize Winning Essay: A Case Series of 3 Piece IPP Pump FailuresSexual Medicine Society of North America
  10. 2015
    Prize Winning Essay and Abstract: PFS-Is Dutasteride Unfairly Accused? Sexual Medicine Society of North America
  11. 2015
    SIU SOM Excellence in Teaching Award for Resident Student EducationSouthern Illinois University
  12. 2015
    SIU SOM Excellence in Teaching Award for Medical Student EducationSouthern Illinois University
  13. 2015
    Golden Cystoscope Award NomineeNorth Central Section of AUA
  14. 2015
    2015 Community Teacher of the Year Southern Illinois University
  15. 2015
    NCS Nominee/Finalist for AUA Research Scholar Early Career Investigator Award North Central Section of AUA
  16. 2015
    Journal of Urology Best Reviewer BPH/Sexual Function and Fertility AwardAmerican Urological Assocation
  17. 2015
    Academy Scholar for Outstanding Performance for Teaching and Contributions to the Field of EducationSouthern Illinois University
  18. 2014
    Prize Winning Abstract – Delayed Ejaculation Remains a Recalcitrant ConditionSexual Medicine Society of North America
  19. 2014
    Prize Winning Essay - Fungal Infections of Inflatable Penile Prostheses in DiabeticsSexual Medicine Society of North America
  20. 2014
    Prize Winning Essay- Long Acting Bupivacaine Decreases Per-Operative Narcotic Requirements in Men Undergoing Penile Prosthesis ImplantationSexual Medicine Society of North America
  21. 2014
    Nominated for AUA Gold Cystoscope Award North Central Section of AUA
  22. 2014
    SIU SOM Excellence in Teaching Award for Resident Student EducationSouthern Illinois University
  23. 2014
    SIU SOM Excellence in Teaching Award for Medical Student EducationSouthern Illinois University
  24. 2014
    2nd Place Video- Ectopic Reservoir PlacementGerman Society of Urology
  25. 2014
    First Prize Clinical Research: The Cupid Trial - SIU Surgery Research DaySouthern Illinois University
  26. 2013
    Third Place UIS Research Contest: The CUPID TrialSouthern Illinois University
  27. 2013
    SIU SOM Excellence in Teaching Award for Resident Student EducationSouthern Illinois University
  28. 2013
    SIU SOM Excellence in Teaching Award for Medical Student EducationSouthern Illinois University
  29. 2013
    Outstanding Surgical Educator of the Year - Department of Surgery Southern Illinois University
  30. 2012
    Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Minnesota - Minneapolis
  31. 2012
    Visiting Professor Duke University
  32. 2011
    First Prize UIS Research Contest: Normal Variation of Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) Undermines Accurate Diagnosis of HypogonadismSouthern Illinois University
  33. 2011
    SIU SOM Excellence in Teaching Award for Medical Student EducationSouthern Illinois University
  34. 2011
    SIU SOM Surgery Faculty Teacher of the Year for ResidentsSouthern Illinois University
  35. 2011
    SIU SOM Excellence in Teaching Award for Resident Student EducationSouthern Illinois University
  36. 2011
    SIU Department of Surgery Junior Researcher of the Year AwardSouthern Illinois University
  37. 2010
    SIU SOM Excellence in Teaching Award for Medical Student EducationSouthern Illinois University
  38. 2010
    SIU SOM Excellence in Teaching Award for Resident Student EducationSouthern Illinois University
  39. 2009
    First Prize UIS Research Contest: Re-Analysis of the Impact of Testosterone Draw Timing in Men with Erectile DysfunctionSouthern Illinois University
  40. 2009
    SIU SOM Excellence in Teaching Award for Medical Student EducationSouthern Illinois University
  41. 2008
    SIU Department of Surgery Junior Researcher of the Year AwardSouthern Illinois University
  42. 2008
    Clinical Research/Reproductive Scientist Training (CREST) Program Scholar AwardSouthern Illinois University
  43. 2007
    Stephen Goldberg Family Travel Award for Onco-Tese PresentationNorthwestern Memorial Hospital
  44. 2006
    2nd Place Resident Research Contest: Ex Vivo Evaluation of Tensile Strength of Ureter and UPJUniversity of Minnesota - Minneapolis
  45. 2006
    Resident Teaching Award - Outstanding Medical Student TeachingUniversity of Minnesota - Minneapolis
  46. 2006
    Sexual Medicine Society Traveling Fellow AwardUniversity of Minnesota - Minneapolis
  47. 2004
    Top Score in Urologic PathologyUniversity of Minnesota - Minneapolis
  48. 2004
    Pfizer Award for Urologic Resident Outstanding in ResearchUniversity of Minnesota - Minneapolis

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    Alternate RepresentativeNorth Central Section, American Urological Association
  2. 2019 - present
    Content Development and LeadershipMen's Health Oversight Group
  3. 2019 - present
    ChiefMen's Health Urology Department
  4. 2018 - 2019
    Epic Super UserDepartment of Urology
  5. 2018 - 2019
    ChairAmerican Urologic Association Public Media Committee
  6. 2018 - present
    Program DirectorAndrology Fellowship
  7. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberUrology Education Committee
  8. 2016 - 2018
    MemberAmerican Urologic Association Care Foundation Reproductive & Sexual Health Committee
  9. 2016 - 2017
    MemberAmerican Urological Society - North Central Section
  10. 2016 - 2017
    Vice ChairAmerican Urologic Association Public Media Committee
  11. 2016 - 2017
    PresidentIllinois Urological Society
  12. 2016 - present
    Website ChairSexual Medicine Society of North America
  13. 2015 - present
    Board MemberSexual Medicine Society of North America
  14. 2015 - 2016
    Education CommitteeSexual Medicine Society of North America
  15. 2015 - 2016
    Awards Committee, ChairSexual Medicine Society of North America
  16. 2015 - 2016
    Committee MemberAmerican Urologic Association
  17. 2015 - present
    ChairAmerican Society of Andrology
  18. 2015 - present
    Scientific Program ChairAmerican Society of Andrology
  19. 2014 - 2015
    Scientific Program ChairSexual Medicine Society of North America
  20. 2014 - 2017
    MemberAmerican Society of Andrology
  21. 2014 - 2016
    President-electIllinois Urological Society
  22. 2014 - 2016
    President ElectIllinois Urological Society
  23. 2014 - 2015
    ChairNorth Central Section Young Urologists Committee
  24. 2014 - 2015
    ChairYoung Urologist Committee, North Central Section, AUA
  25. 2014 - 2015
    Scientific Program ChairSexual Medicine Society of North America
  26. 2013 - 2019
    MemberAmerican Urologic Association Public Media Committee
  27. 2013 - 2014
    TreasurerIllinois Urological Society
  28. 2013 - 2014
    TreasurerIllinois Urological Society
  29. 2013
    ChairIllinois Urologic Society Academic Program
  30. 2013 - present
    ChairSexual Medicine Society of North America
  31. 2013 - present
    MemberThe Society of Academic Urologists
  32. 2012 - 2017
    Board MemberAmerican Urological Society - North Central Section
  33. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons (ACS)
  34. 2012 - 2014
    Vice-ChairYoung Urologist Committee, North Central Section, AUA
  35. 2012 - 2014
    Vice ChairNorth Central Section Young Urologists Committee
  36. 2012 - present
    Board MemberNorth Central Section of AUA
  37. 2009 - 2017
    MemberIllinois Urological Society
  38. 2009
    ChairIllinois Urologic Society Academic Program
  39. 2007 - present
    MemberSexual Medicine Society of North America
  40. 2007 - present
    MemberSexual Medicine Society of North America
  41. 2007 - present
    MemberSociety of Urologic Prosthetic Surgeons
  42. 2003 - present
    MemberAmerican Urologic Association
  43. 2003 - present
    MemberAmerican Urological Society - North Central Section

Publications