The Physicians of The Urology Group of Paducah

The Urology Group of Paducah is home to highly skilled urologists and is located at Baptist Health Paducah in Doctors Building Two Suite 102. We provide services at Baptist Health Paducah and Lourdes Hospital. In addition, we have satellite clinics in Marshall County, KY, Livingston County, KY, Crittenden County, KY, and Massac County, IL.

Charles W. Ransler, III, M.D.
NAME :
Charles W. Ransler, M.D.

INTRO :
Dr. Ransler is a native of Northern Kentucky. He joined the Urology Group of Paducah in 1983. He is married with four children and one grandchild. In his free time, Dr. Ransler enjoys traveling, fly fishing, and gardening.

CLINICAL INTEREST/ PRACTICE FOCUS :
General Urology, including adult and pediatric urology

EDUCATION :
B.S. With Distinction, 1973 University of Virginia

M.D. With Honors, 1977 University of Kentucky College of Medicine

INTERNSHIPS :
University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Department of Surgery 1977

RESIDENCIES :
University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas
Parkland Memorial Hospital
 Department of Surgery 1978
Parkland Memorial Hospital
 Urologic Surgery 1979-83

AFFILIATIONS :
Urology Group of Paducah, P.S.C.
Lourdes Hospital, Paducah, KY
Western Baptist Hospital, Paducah, KY
Marshall County Hospital, Benton, KY
President, Medical Staff
Surgicare, Paducah, KY – 1992-93

LICENSURE, CREDENTIALING AND MEMBERSHIPS :
American Board of Urology Certified, 2014
American Medical Association
American Urological Association
American Association of Clinical Urologist Southeast Section American Medical Association
Kentucky Medical Association Certified, American Board of Urology – Recertified, 2004-2014

Robert G. Kupper, M.D.
NAME :
Robert G, Kupper, M.D.

INTRO :
Dr. Kupper is from Louisville, KY. He joined the Urology Group of Paducah in 1991. In his personal time Dr. Kupper likes to exercise, travel, read and play golf.

CLINICAL INTEREST/ PRACTICE FOCUS :
Dr. Kupper’s clinical interests involve General Urology with special interest in Stone Disease and Female Urology.

EDUCATION :
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. B.S. 1978

Kentucky University, 1978-1981

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY , M.D. 1985

INTERNSHIPS :
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 1986

RESIDENCIES :
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY General Surgery 1987
Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA Urologic Surgery 1991

AFFILIATIONS :
Urology Group of Paducah, P.S.C.

Lourdes, Paducah, KY
Western Baptist Hospital, Paducah, KY

Livingston County Hospital, Salem, KY

Crittenden County Hospital, Marion, KY

LICENSURE, CREDENTIALING AND MEMBERSHIPS :
American Medical Association

Kentucky Medical Association
Southeast Section
American Urologic Association

American Urological Association

American Association of Clinical Urologist

American Board of Urology

Donald L. Spicer, M.D.
NAME:
Donald L. Spicer, M.D.

INTRO :
Dr. Don Spicer was raised in Lowes, KY. He joined the Urology Group of Paducah in 1998. He is married and has two children.

CLINICAL INTEREST/ PRACTICE FOCUS :
In addition to treating general adult urologic conditions, his special interests include minimally invasive surgery for urologic cancers including robotic assisted laparoscopic surgeries of the prostate and kidney.

EDUCATION :
A.S. 5-10-82 Paducah (KY) Community College

B.S. 5-14-86 University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY – Biology, High Distinction
M.D. 5-12-90 University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society

INTERNSHIPS :
Indiana University Medical Center Affiliated Hospitals, Indianapolis

General Surgery 7-1-90 to 6-30-91

RESIDENCIES :
Indiana University Medical Center Affiliated Hospitals, Indianapolis

General Surgery 7-1-91 to 6-30-92

Urologic Surgery 7-1-92 to 6-30-96

AFFILIATIONS :
Urology Group of Paducah, P.S.C. 
Lourdes, Paducah KY

Western Baptist Hospital, Paducah, KY

Surgicare, Paducah, KY

LICENSURE, CREDENTIALING AND MEMBERSHIPS :
American Medical Association
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honorary Society

Kentucky Medical Association

American Urological Association

American Board of Urology
American College of Surgeons – Associate Fellow

Patrick K. Ellison, M.D.
NAME:
Patrick K. Ellison

INTRO :
Dr. Ellison is from Springfield, MO. He joined The Urology Group of Paducah in December of 2001. He is married with one child. In his free time, Dr. Ellison enjoys hunting and traveling.

CLINICAL INTEREST/ PRACTICE FOCUS :
Reconstructive and Prosthetic Urology including artificial urinary sphincter and inflatable penile prosthesis, laser treatment of BPH, general urology.

EDUCATION :
Southwest Missouri State University
 School of Arts and Sciences – BS in Biology, Magma Cum Laude, December 1986
University of Missouri – Columbia
 School of Medicine – Doctor of Medicine, Magna Cum Laude, May 1991.

INTERNSHIPS :
Indiana University Medical Center
 – Department of Surgery

Internship July 1, 1991 to June 30, 1992

RESIDENCIES :
Indiana University Medical Center
 – Department of Surgery

Resident July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993
Indiana University Medical Center – 
Department of Urology
Resident July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1996

 Chief Resident July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997

AFFILIATIONS :
Urology Group of Paducah, P.S.C.,
Paducah KY 2001-present
Baptist Health, Paducah, LY
Lourdes Hospital, Paducah, KY
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic, Springfield, Assoc Staff Urologist, July 2000-Nov 2001

Cox South Medical Center
United States Air Force Medical Corp

60th Surgical Operations Squadron

David Grant Medical Center
 Travis Air Force Base, California

Staff Urologist, July 1998 to 2000
United States Air Force Medical Corp

2nd Medical Operations Squadron, 
Barksdale Air Force Base, LA

Chief of Urology, August 1997 to July 1998

MILITARY SERVICE :
Major; USAF, Medical Corp, Active Duty
Staff Urologist, Travis AFB, CA. July 1998-July 2000
Chief of Urology, Barksdale AFB, LA. July 1997-July 1998.
Captain USAF Inactive Reserves, Deferred Resident Physician, 1991-1997
2nd Lt. USAF Reserves, 1988-1991

United States Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program

LICENSURE, CREDENTIALING AND MEMBERSHIPS :
State of Kentucky Medical Licensing Board
 – License # 26887
State of Missouri Division of Professional Registration
 – License # 2000152159
Diplomat
American Board of Urology
Alpha Omega Alpha

American Urological Association, Active Member

Michael L. Knox, M.D.

NAME :
Michael Landers Knox, M.D.

INTRO :
Originally a native of Memphis, TN, Dr. Knox enjoys spending time with his wife and three dogs. In addition, his hobbies include running and watching University of Kentucky football and basketball teams.

CLINICAL INTEREST/ PRACTICE FOCUS :
Urologic Cancers with special emphasis in robotic surgery for prostate and kidney cancer, treatment of BPH, minimally invasive/peructaneous treatment urinary tract stones, general urology

EDUCATION :
University of Louisville School of Medicine
, Louisville, KY

Doctor of Medicine
 May 2007, Cum Laude Graduate
University of Kentucky
, B.S. 2003, Magna Cum Laude Graduate

INTERNSHIPS :
University of Alabama-Birmingham
 Department of Surgery,
General Surgery Internship July 2007-July 2008

RESIDENCIES :
University of Alabama-Birmingham
 Department of Surgery
Division of Urology, 
Urology Residency July 2008-July 2012

Chief Resident July 2011-July 2012

AFFILIATIONS :
Urology Group of Paducah, P.S.C.,
Paducah KY
Western Baptist Hospital Paducah, KY

Lourdes Hospital Paducah, KY

Massac County Hospital Metropolis, IL

LICENSURE, CREDENTIALING AND MEMBERSHIPS :
Kentucky State Medical License

Illinois State Medical License

American Urological Association

Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association

American Association of Clinical Urologists

The Endourologic Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

American Board of Urology Certified, 2014

Matthew A. Young, M.D.
NAME:
Matthew Young, M.D.

INTRO :
Dr. Young is originally from Owensboro, Ky and has recently moved to Kentucky from Charleston, SC. He and his wife enjoy spending their free time doing outdoor activities and watching University of Kentucky sports.

CLINICAL INTEREST/ PRACTICE FOCUS :
Minimally invasive/robotic surgery with focus on reconstructive procedures and urologic cancers including prostate and kidney, BPH surgery, kidney stone disease, impotence, and female urology

EDUCATION :
University of Kentucky – B.S. in Biology and Chemistry, 2005
Cincinnati College of Medicine – Doctoral, 2009

INTERNSHIPS :
Medical University of South Carolina, 
Department of Surgery, 2010

RESIDENCIES :
Medical University of South Carolina. Charleston, SC , Department of Urology, 2010-2013

AFFILIATIONS :
Urology Group of Paducah, P.S.C.,
Paducah KY
Western Baptist Hospital Paducah, KY

Lourdes Hospital Paducah, KY


LICENSURE, CREDENTIALING AND MEMBERSHIPS :
BLS/ACLS/ATLS Certified
State of South Carolina Limited Medical License
American Urological Association

Southeast Section American Medical Association
The Endourological Society
American Board of Urology

Brian S. Johnston, PA-C
NAME :
Brian S. Johnston P.A.-C, MPAS

INTRO :
Dr. Johnston works in Paducah, KY and Joined the Urology Group of Paducah in May of 2007.

CLINICAL INTEREST/ PRACTICE FOCUS :
Evaluate and treat all types of urological problems. Specialize in testosterone, erectile dysfunction, kidney stone evaluation and hematuria.

EDUCATION :
Liverpool University, B.A. History and Political Science, 1979

Arizona State, M.S. Public Administration, 1997

Arizona School of Health Sciences, M.S., Physicians Assistant Studies, 2002

AFFILIATIONS :
Urology Group of Paducah,
Massac Memorial Medical Clinic, Massacc Hospital, Metropolis Illinois -Physician Assistant/Clinic Manager, Sept 2005-May 2007

Lourdes Hospital, Physician Assistant, Emergency Room, Sept 2004-Present
Vienna Medical Center, Vienna, Illinois, Family Practice, Physician Assistant, Nov 2005

LICENSURE, CREDENTIALING AND MEMBERSHIPS :
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Certification #1056205 since 2002
KY Board of Medical License PA 813
ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification

American Urologic Association Member

American Academy of Physician Assistants