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Dr. Kern is a urologic oncologist in the Murtha Cancer Center at the Uniformed Services University and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He is the founding Director of the Testicular cancer Enterprise for Survivorship, Treatment, and Investigational Sciences “TESTIS” Program at the Murtha Cancer Center, USU. He is also the Program Director of the National Capital Consortium Walter Reed Urology Residency. Prior to completing an advanced fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Indiana University, Dr. Kern was a staff urologist , Urology Service Chief, and Director of Surgical Quality at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (renamed Alexander T. Augusta Military Medical Center) Fort Belvoir, VA, for four years. Dr. Kern's research interests are focused on the genetics of germ cell testicular cancer, surgical treatment and management of chemotherapy-resistant testicular cancer, and survivorship. He is also interested in the surgical treatment and quality of life aspects of bladder and prostate cancer. He is board certified by the American Board of Urology and a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology, American Urological Association, and Society of Government Service Urologists. Dr Kern is a member of the Board of Directors for the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation.

Research interests

Testicular cancer- surgical management of metastatic testicular cancer, genomics, survivorship, and quality of life
Prostate, kidney, bladder cancer

Education/Academic qualification

Urologic Oncology, Indiana University

1 Jul 201928 Jun 2021

Medical Doctor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

1 Jul 200528 May 2009

Biology, Bachelor, United States Air Force Academy

1 Jun 20011 Jun 2005

External positions

Member, Board of Directors, Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation

1 Aug 20231 Aug 2029

Director, Testicular cancer Enterprise for Survivorship, Treatment, and Investigational Sciences TESTIS Program, Murtha Cancer Center, Uniformed Services University-Walter Reed

1 Sep 202213 Mar 2031

Residency Program Director, National Capital Consortium

1 Jan 20221 Jan 2028

NCR Product Line Chair, Urology, National Capital Region

1 Oct 20211 Oct 2027


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