University of Kansas Health System
Jim Kovarik is a Physician Assistant (PA-C) at The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City, KS. He has been a urology PA since 2005. His clinical interests include general urology, men's health, prostate cancer screening, medical management of erectile dysfunction, medical management of kidney stones, and benign prostatic disease. He is a member of the American Urological Association (AUA), Urological Association of Physician Assistants (UAPA), American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA), and Kansas Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA). He is the current UAPA president. He is an adjunct clinical assistant professor at University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) Physician Assistant Program. He has lectured at local, state, and national meetings on a variety of urologic topics. He serves on the AUA Advanced Practice Provider Education Committee and The University of Kansas Health System Advanced Practice Provider Council and Ambulatory Management Committee. Prior to moving to Kansas, he practiced at the Urology Clinic at Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
He was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and psychology at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. He completed his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science in North Chicago, Illinois. He was inducted to the Pi Alpha Honor Society by UMKC PA Program in 2017.