Keith Bloom, MD
Urology Partners of North Texas - Irving
•Certified by the American Board of Urology
Dr. Bloom’s mother was a nurse, so he often heard stories about medicine when he was growing up in New York. “To a large degree, my mother influenced me, but I also very much enjoyed science and helping people. By the time I was in junior high school, I knew I was headed for a career in medicine,” he says.
At Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Bloom quickly gravitated toward the surgical world. “I enjoyed working with my hands and discovered I was attracted to the wide variety of cases that urologists manage—everything from large open surgeries to laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeries, as well as office procedures.”
He honed his surgical skills during his residency at the Harvard Program in Urology in Boston, Massachusetts, and spent seven years as a partner in a busy urology practice in New York before moving to Texas. Now as a founder of Urology Partners, Dr. Bloom is very proud to be part of a practice that advocates a patient-first approach.
“As a general urologist, I take care of many different conditions that affect both men and women,” he says. “The most rewarding aspects for me are the ability to cure someone of cancer or take a patient’s pain away—whether it is related to kidney stones or another injury.
“I care passionately about my patients. I truly believe in caring for them as I would care for my own parents,” he adds. “I have always approached medicine that way. Whatever you would do for your parent, do the same for your patient and you will do right by that patient. That is my mantra.”
Dr. Bloom understands that the unknown can be frightening to patients. “That is why one of the most important parts of my job is educating patients,” he explains. “I try to take a personal approach with each patient, see the issue from their perspective, and act with their best interest in mind. Many times, there are tough suggestions and decisions that have to made. Often patients look to me and ask, ‘What would you do?’ I honestly think and tell them, ‘If you were my parent or my brother or my sister, this is what I would do.’ It makes decision-making very clear for me.”
When he is not caring for his patients, Dr. Bloom enjoys skiing, golf, travelling, and cooking. He and his wife live in Dallas.