Faculty: John Knoedler, MD and Tobias Kohler, MD

Moderator: Amy Krambeck, MD


John Knoedler, MD.

John J. Knoedler, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Division of Urology at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. He completed his undergraduate degree at Colby College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors and Distinction with a BA in History, followed by his medical degree at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He subsequently completed his urology residency as well as fellowship in Minimally-Invasive Urologic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. After fellowship, Dr. Knoedler joined the faculty at the Mayo Clinic. In 2017, he returned to his alma mater, joining the faculty at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, where he practices today. He currently serves as the Associate Program Director for the Urology Residency as well as the Medical Director for Urology Clinics at Penn State. His clinical and research interests include surgical and medical management of urolithiasis, surgical and medical treatment of BPH (including HoLEP), and endoscopic management of urothelial carcinoma.

Tobias Kohler, MD

Tobias S. Köhler, MD, MPH, FACS, Professor of Urology, specializes in the treatment of erectile and sexual dysfunction, and BPH (enlarged prostate) in the Department of Urology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is head of Mayo Men’s health and program director for the Mayo Andrology Fellowship. He received his undergraduate, medical degree, Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Urology Specialty Training all from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.  This was followed by an andrology fellowship at Northwestern School of Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Köhler spent his first nine years of academic practice at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois rising to Full Professor before matriculating back to his home state of Minnesota. Dr. Köhler is an active member of American Urological Association, North Central Section, and is the Secretary of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. He has published more than 250 peer reviewed scientific articles, book chapters and scientific abstracts and presented both locally and nationally on various subjects including erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, BPH, surgical education, and penile prostheses.

Amy Krambeck, MD

Dr. Amy E. Krambeck is a Professor of Urology and Co-Director of the Division of Endourology at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.  She graduated Summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-School of Medicine, completed her Urology residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and fellowship at the Kidney Stone Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Krambeck’s practice focuses on the metabolic and advanced surgical management of urinary stone disease and is a world renowned experience in Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP).  She has received several awards throughout her career including the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Fellow Award, the University of Missouri Outstanding Young Physician Award, the Indiana University Health Center Leadership Award, and the Arthur Smith Award for Excellence in Endourology.  Dr. Krambeck is passionate about providing the highest quality of care with kindness and compassion.