Nicholas G. Cost

University of Colorado

Nicholas G. Cost, MD currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology at the University of Colorado - School of Medicine, concentrating his clinical and research efforts in the areas of Urologic Oncology and Pediatric Urology. Within this realm he focuses on testicular cancer and kidney cancer, specifically in the pediatric, adolescent and young adult population and those with hereditary renal malignancy syndromes. He did his undergraduate training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and then went on to Emory University in Atlanta, GA for Medical School and subsequently did urology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Following this, he stayed in Dallas and completed fellowship training in Urologic Oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Next, he moved on to Cincinnati, OH for a Pediatric Urology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Nick began his first faculty appointment in the fall of 2013 at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and practices between the University of Colorado Cancer Center and the Children’s Hospital Colorado, both of which are on the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado-Denver.

Nick's research is currently focused in multi-institutional research on surgical quality in the care of children and adolescents with renal tumors. Outside of his clinical and academic work locally, he is proud to serve as a Member and Central Surgical Reviewer for the Renal Tumor Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group. Administratively, Nick also serves as the vice-char for the COG study on Translocation RCC as well as on the NCCN Testicular Cancer Guidelines Panel and as the Executive Secretary for the Pediatric Urologic Oncology Working Group of the Society of Pediatric Urology.


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