Jim Kovarik

Jim Kovarik, MS, PA-C

Jim Kovarik is a Physician Assistant (PA-C) and the Urology Department Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Coordinator at The University of Kansas Health System.  He completed his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science in North Chicago, Illinois, in 2004.  He has been a urology PA since 2005.  He has been with The University of Kansas Health System Department of Urology since 2008.  He became the Urology APP Coordinator in 2020.  His primary clinical focus is cancer screening, surveillance, and survivorship, as well as men’s health.

He is a member of Urological Association of Physician Assistants (UAPA), American Urological Association (AUA), Kansas Urological Society (KUS), Kansas Academy of Physician Associates (KAPA), and American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA).  He is the current chair of AUA APP Education Committee.  He is a past president of UAPA and KAPA.

He is an adjunct clinical assistant professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) Physician Assistant Program. He is a PA student preceptor for several regional PA programs.

 

Memberships

  • Urological Association of Physician Assistants (UAPA)
  • American Urological Association (AUA)
  • Kansas Urological Society (KUS)
  • Kansas Academy of Physician Associates (KAPA)
  • American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA)
  • AUA APP Education Committee Chair 
  • Former president of UAPA and KAPA

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