Dr. Paul J. Christenson is an Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Christenson received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his medical degree from the University o f Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. He completed his internship in urology at the Navy Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, and his urology residency at the National Naval Medical center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Christenson is certified by the American Board of urology, a member of the American Urological Association and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Christenson served 27 years on active duty in the United States Navy, retiring with rank of captain, MC, USN. His assignments included Battalion Surgeon for 1/9 3rd Marine Division, in Okinawa, Japan, Chief of Urology and Director of Surgical Services, 13th Air Force Medical Center, Clark Air Force Base, in the Republic of the Philippines, Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, in Bethesda, Maryland, and Chief of Urology USNS COMFORT (hospital ship) in the Persian Gulf, supporting Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. He was Consulting Urologist to the United States Congress, the US Supreme Court, and Attending Urologist to President Bill Clinton.
Dr. Christenson has published numerous journal articles, has presented at local, national and international meetings and serves President of the Society of Government Service Urologists.