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Kevin Koo, M.D., M.P.H.

  1. Urologist



  1. Rochester, Minnesota




Kevin Koo, M.D., M.P.H., is a urologist and Associate Professor of Urology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. He specializes in the medical and surgical management of urinary stone disease and is Co-Director of the Multidisciplinary Stone Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Dr. Koo's expertise includes endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery for urinary tract stones, metabolic stone evaluation, and transplant kidney stones. His research encompasses kidney stone pathophysiology, technology development, surgical education, and surgical quality improvement.

Dr. Koo is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and completed urology residency at Dartmouth and endourology fellowship at Johns Hopkins. He holds master's degrees from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the University of Cambridge. He serves as a faculty member and Director of quality improvement education in the urology residency and endourology fellowship programs at Mayo Clinic. He is a Senior Fellow in the Mayo Clinic Academy of Academic Excellence for his work advancing surgical simulation and education science.

Dr. Koo maintains an active translational research program supported by the National Institutes of Health studying the mechanisms underlying urinary stone disease. He leads clinical trials evaluating new technologies to enhance surgical outcomes and patient safety during endoscopic surgery. His research has been honored with an Early Career Investigator Award from the American Urological Association and recognized by the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Koo is an editor of The Journal of Urology and Urology Practice and an editorial board member of the Canadian Journal of Urology International. He serves on numerous committees and advisory councils of the American Urological Association, Endourological Society, and American College of Surgeons. He is also a national leader in health policy and advocacy and was previously a fellow at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

  1. Bladder stones
  2. Kidney stone
  3. Ureterocele
  4. Urinary obstruction
  5. Urolithiasis
  1. Endoscopic procedure
  2. ESWL
  3. Mini-PCNL
  4. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy
  5. Percutaneous renal intervention
  6. Ureteral dilatation and stenting
  7. Ureteroscopy
  1. 2020
    Fellowship - Endourology and Minimally Invasive Urological SurgeryThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  2. 2018
    Residency - UrologyDartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  3. 2014
    Internship - General SurgeryDartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  4. 2013
    MPHHarvard School of Public Health
  5. 2013
    MDYale School of Medicine
  6. 2008
    M. Phil - SociologyUniversity of Cambridge
  7. 2007
    BA - Biochemical Sciences; PsychologyHarvard College


  1. 2022
    UrologyAmerican Board of Urology

Awards and honors

  1. 2023
    Best Interesting Case Abstract - AUA North Central Section Annual MeetingAmerican Urological Association, North Central Section
  2. 2023
    Endowment for Education Research AwardMayo Clinic Office of Applied Scholarship and Education Science
  3. 2022
    Best Education Abstract - AUA North Central Section Annual MeetingAmerican Urological Association, North Central Section
  4. 2022
    Best Pediatric Urology Abstract - AUA North Central Section Annual MeetingAmerican Urological Association, North Central Section
  5. 2022
    Best Reviewer AwardUrology Practice
  6. 2021
    Education Science Career Development AwardMayo Clinic Office of Applied Scholarship and Education Science
  7. 2021
    Junior Faculty AwardSociety of Asian Academic Surgeons
  8. 2021
    Outstanding Reviewer AwardUrology
  9. 2021
    Top Reviewer AwardUrology Practice
  10. 2020
    E. Robert Feroli Award for Excellence in Medication Safety, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and QualityThe Johns Hopkins University
  11. 2020
    Best Reviewer AwardUrology Practice
  12. 2019
    First Place - American Urological Association/Endourological Society StoneLab Scientific Symposium Early Career Investigator AwardAmerican Urological Association
  13. 2018
    H. Logan Holtgrewe Legislative FellowshipAmerican Urological Association
  14. 2016
    First Place - Resident and Associate Society Essay ContestAmerican College of Surgeons
  15. 2016
    Best Poster - AUA Annual MeetingAmerican Urological Association
  16. 2015
    First Place - Young Fellows Association Advocacy Essay ContestAmerican College of Surgeons
  17. 2014
    First Place - Surgical Trainees Advancing Research SymposiumDartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Professional memberships

  1. 2023 - present
    MemberResearch on Calculus Kinetics (ROCK) Society
  2. 2020 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  3. 2020 - present
    MemberMinnesota Surgical Society
  4. 2015 - present
    MemberEndourological Society
  5. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  6. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Urological Association
  7. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association