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Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana
B.S. in Biology 1968

Louisiana State University
School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana
M.D. 1972

Internship – Rotating Surgery
Carraway Methodist Medical Center
Birmingham, Alabama
Completed 1973

Surgery Residency Second Year
Carraway Methodist Medical Center
Completed 1974

Urology Residency
Carraway Methodist Medical Center
Completed 1977


Chairman, Medical School Admissions Committee for Wyoming, WWAMI - Washington, Wyoming,
Alaska, Montana, Idaho, 2002 – 2005

Member, Medical School Admissions Committee Wyoming, WWAMI, 2000 – 2005

Member, American Medical Association

Member, American Urological Association

Member, American Association of Clinical Urologists

Member, Denver Medical Society

Member, Colorado Medical Society

Member, Wyoming Urological Society
President, 1996-2004

Senior Member, American Institute of Ultrasound in
Medicine, 1998 - Present

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Certified by the American Board of Urology, 1979

Certified by the American Board of Laser Surgery 1994

Certified by the International Prostate Center
EDAP-Certified, TUMT for Transurethral Microwave
Thermotherapy, 1998

Certified, Member, American Lithotripsy Society


A pioneer in laser prostatectomy (one of only three urologists who started using the technique in the United States when first developed), Dr. Childs has traveled the world teaching fellow urologists the procedure. “I’ve given lectures on that and other topics concerning urology in 22 countries over my career,” he said, “as well as authored three medical texts, six chapters in medical books and published over 75 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.” He is a consulting editor to the journal Urology and is a former editor-in-chief of Issues in Urology and the urology section of Medscape, among others.

He has been active in clinical research for 28 years, having started three research companies, one of which went public. An early interest in infection and inflammation of the urinary tract led him to the faculty of the University of Colorado in Denver and an appointment as Clinical Professor of Surgery in 1999, a position he still holds (though he no longer teaches).

To top it off, Dr. Childs has been listed in America’s Top Doctors since the fifth edition of the organization and has been listed in Best Doctors in America every year since 2007.

At GNMSS Urology, Dr. Childs will treat disorders of the male and female urinary tract (bladder, ureter, kidney, and urethra) and the male reproductive system. As far as surgical procedures at BBGH, he will mostly focus on kidney stone removal and removal of prostate obstructions, using shock wave lithotripsy or holmium laser lithotripsy to eliminate kidney stones and laser prostatectomy for the removal of prostate obstructions.