GURS FELLOWSHIP & MATCH

Fellowship training in Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery will be determined according to a match process for Verified Fellowships.  The match is administered by the AUA and information for both applicants and Program Directors can be found here: https://www.auanet.org/education/auauniversity/for-residents/urology-and-specialty-matches/specialty-match-timelines

The below fellowship programs are participating in the 2023 Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Match Process (start date of Fellowship year)

To register for the 2024 Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery (GURS) Fellowship Match

  • Register with the AUA to participate in the GURS Match at https://medmatch.auanet.org/
  • After completing the AUA Match registration,  you will need to print a copy of the registration form. This will be used as your application to submit to the program.
  • After you complete your GURS Match registration you will be taken to a login page to make your registration fee payment.
  • Review the programs available on the GURS website https://societygurs.org/gurs-fellowships-match/
  • Send a copy of your application (registration form), CV and letters directly to the programs where you are interested in interviewing   Please find the GURS Match timeline at AUAnet.org/UrologyMatch

Fellowship Information

2023-2024 Fellows

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Fellows who completed a GURS verified fellowship!

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First Name Last Name State Program Name
Javier Santiago Cleveland, OH Cleveland Clinic, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute
Fernandino Vilson New York, NY Columbia University Medical Center
Kiran Sury Durham, NC Duke University Medical Center
Allen Simms Virginia Beach, VA Eastern Virginia Medical School
Linley Diao Philadelphia, PA Fox Chase Cancer Center and Einstein Health
Pruthvi Sandeep Chinta Pune, India Kulkarni Reconstructive Urology Center, Pune, India
Ayad Yousif Pune, India Kulkarni Reconstructive Urology Center, Pune, India
Rachel Mann Burlington, MA Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Michaela Sljivich New York, NY Mount Sinai Hospital
Elizabeth Bearrick Syracuse, NY SUNY Upstate Medical University
Matthew Loecher Philadelphia, PA Temple University Health System
Rohan Bhalla Aurora, CO Univ of Colorado Sch Med – Research & Clinical 2 Year
Aaron Krug Dallas, TX Univ of Texas Southwest Med Ctr At Dallas & Parkland Memoria
Ethan Matz Dallas, TX Univ of Texas Southwest Med Ctr At Dallas & Parkland Memoria
Kian Ahmadieh San Diego, CA University of California At San Diego
Hiren Patel San Francisco, CA University of California At San Francisco
Alysen Demzik Minneapolis, MN University of Minnesota
Jane Kurtzman Salt Lake City, UT University of Utah- 2 Year Track
George Koch Seattle, WA University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center
Connor Policastro Winston-Salem, NC Wake Forest University
2021-2022 Fellows

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Fellows who completed a GURS verified fellowship!

 

Librado Valadez
Baylor Scott & White Reconstructive Urology
Fort Worth, TX

Ahmed Alrefaey
Center For Reconstructive Urology
Pune, India

Christian Yepes Hernandez
Center For Reconstructive Urology
Pune, India

Zhao Hanson
Cleveland Clinic, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute
Cleveland, OH

Preston Kerr
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Kevin Kurghoff
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Ignacio Alvarez De Toledo
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Virginia Beach, VA

Jack Campbell
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Burlington, MA

Ross Everett
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Tinajero Arias Juan Diego
School of Medicine of the Hospital Italiano
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Joshua Sterling
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY

Margaret Higgins
Univ of Colorado Sch Med – Research & Clinical 2 Year
Aurora, CO

Shervin Badkhshan
Univ of Texas Southwest Med Ctr At Dallas & Parkland Memoria
Dallas, TX

Samantha Nealon
Univ of Texas Southwest Med Ctr At Dallas & Parkland Memoria
Dallas, TX

Elizabeth Naud
University of Alberta Recontructive Urology Fellowship
Edmonton, AB, CAN

David Barham
University of California At Irvine
Orange, CA

Michael Witthaus
University of California At San Diego
San Diego, CA

Nathan Shaw
University of California At San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Alexandra Berger-Eberhardt
University of Colorado School of Medicine- Clinical 1 Year
Aurora, CO

Kevin Flynn
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Molly DeWitt-Foy
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Rano Matta
University of Utah- 1 Yr Clinical
Salt Lake City, UT

Kevin Hebert
University of Utah- 2 Yr Clinical
Salt Lake City, UT

Alex Borchet
University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Kim Thai
Wake Forest University Baptist
Winston-Salem, NC

2020-2021 Fellows

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Fellows who completed a GURS verified fellowship!

 

Elizabeth Boes
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Cholson Banjo Garcia
Luke McGuinness

Center For Reconstructive Urology
Pune, India

Uzoma Anele
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Ruth Blum
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York, United States

Brian Inouye
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States

Siying Yeow
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Gina Tundo
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

M. Ryan Farrell
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States

Jose Alfredo Ruiz Hernandez
School of Medicine of the Hospital Italiano
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gregory Joice
Benjamin Dropkin

University of Texas Southwest Medicine
Dallas, Texas, United States

Dylan Hoare
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

John Barnard
University of California – Irvine
Irvine, California, United States

Michael Pan
University of California – San Diego
San Diego, California, United States

Gregory Amend
University of California – San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States

Kirk Redger

University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado, United States

Kyle Gillis
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Khushabu Kasabwala
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Benjamin McCormick
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Ziho Lee
University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, Washington, United States

2019 - 2020 Fellows

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Fellows who completed a GURS verified fellowship!

 

Paurush Babbar, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Shawn Mendonca, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York, United States

William Boysen, MD
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina, United States

 Maria Monn, MD
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, Virginia, United States

 George Ghareeb, MD
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 Muhamed Nafea, MD

Seiichi Ruiz, MD
Kulkarni Center for Reconstructive Urology
Pune, India

Alexander Rozanski, MD
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States 

Elaine Redmond, MD
University of Alberta Reconstructive Urology

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

 Aron Liaw, MD
University of California – Irvine
Irvine, California, United States 

Sunchin Kim, MD
University of California – San Diego

San Diego, California, United States

Nnenaya Mmonu, MD
University of California – San Francisco

San Francisco, California, United States

David Koslov, MD
University of Colorado, Denver
Denver, Colorado, United States

Jason Sandberg, MD
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa, United States

 Katherine Theisen, MD
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

 Adam Baumgarten, MD

Nicolas Ortiz, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, United States 

Ross Anderson, MD
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Alexander Skokan, MD
University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, Washington, United States

 Kyle Scarberry, MD
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Criteria for Initial Verification
  1. All supporting documentation should be submitted by August 15th, 2022 to be included in the match for the following spring.
  2. A short narrative describing the program must be submitted for use on the GURS fellowship match website. Examples are available on the website.
  3. Letters of Support. The fellowship shall provide:
    • A letter of support from the Post-graduate medical education office of the sponsoring University or academic institution
    • A letter from the residency Program Director (PD) at the institution attesting to the FPD ability to create a flourishing teaching environment
    • Letter from the Chair of the department/division in support of the fellowship program and FPD. The letter should also include an attestation to a salary and professional support
  4. The Fellowship Program Director (FPD) should be at least 5 years out from fellowship training completion and should demonstrate his/her ability to mentor by submitting a CV that demonstrates academic accomplishments and leadership roles or mentorship training acceptable to the fellowship review committee.
  5. The new FPD must be an Adult GURS Surgeon. It is strongly preferred that he or she have completed a GURS fellowship. Exceptions to this requirement will be determined on a case-by-case basis for those individuals who otherwise have demonstrated expertise and reputation for excellence in the reconstructive urology community
  6. The new FPD must demonstrate a strong academic presence: For new applications: 10 publications as first or senior author focused on GURS topics. This proof of academic effort may be collectively from the reconstructive urologists as a group and not just the FPD individually.
  7. Lastly, we ask that a case log from the previous year (July 2021-June 2022) be completed to ensure an appropriate clinical experience is provided (template).
Criteria for Re-Verification
  1. Re-verification will occur annually, between July 1 and September 30.
  2. Any updates to website narrative will be submitted by September 30.
  3. Case logs for the previous year’s graduating fellow (i.e. in July submit the case log of the fellow who finished June 30). Do not include cases performed by the faculty without the fellow. Case logs should match the GURS format of categories and should not include individual cases, only sum totals per category. A spreadsheet template with all categories will be sent out to program directors each year. Please note that in that template we request data on some categories (e.g. trauma, robotic cases) that do not count toward verification but will be shared with the fellowship applicants to help them gauge the quality of the operative experience.  Thresholds are the same as for initial verification. 
  4. Confirmation that the previous year’s fellow has applied to join GURS.
  5. Demonstration of academic productivity of fellow: There should be at least one publication or national/international meeting abstract by the fellow over the prior year (AUA, AUA Section, SIU, EAU). Book chapters and review articles do not count; this must be original research. Because fellows may not have their manuscripts accepted until after they complete the fellowship it is acceptable to submit presentations or abstracts in which the previous year’s fellow participated (i.e. in the Fall submit published manuscripts or presented abstracts where the publication/presentation date is between July 1 and June 30 of the previous one or two academic years. Do not include earlier fellows or publication/presentation dates outside the prior year). To avoid confusion about dates of presentation and authors involved, please include a copy of the manuscript proof or notice of abstract acceptance or meeting program. 
  6. There will be a probationary period of 1 year for programs that do not meet criteria. Allowances will be made for fellow or PD pregnancy or illness or military requirements.

    * The institution, not the PD, will hold the fellowship verification. If a PD moves institutions then he/she will have to apply for a new program. Exceptions may be made. The concern is that volume will drop with a move. The institution will have to demonstrate it has a new PD that meets the above criteria if it wishes to continue the program.

Participating Institutions

Baylor Scott and White All Saints Medical Ctr, Fort Worth, Texas

Institution Name:
Baylor Scott and White All Saints Medical Ctr

Fellowship Program Name:
BSW Genitourinary Reconstruction Fellowship

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country):
Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Fellowship Program Director Name:
Charles L. Secrest, MD, Director, BSW Center for Reconstructive Urology, graduated fellowship EVMS 1992, in practice 30 years.

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name:
Charles L. Secrest, MD
secrestGUrecon@gmail.com

Fellowship Program Website Link:
www.bswhealth.com/reconstructiveurology

Length of Fellowship Program:
1 year

Fellowship Program Description:
This is a very busy clinical fellowship in both male and female genitourinary reconstruction. The mainstay of our male cases include excision of Peyronies plaque w autologous dermal grafting, tunica plication, all types of male urethroplasty and bladder neck reconstruction, hypospadias repair, prosthesis surgery both penile and AUS including complex redo cases, plus complex fistula repairs both male and female. We perform more male than female surgeries but the fellow will finish this program well trained in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery including all types of slings, mesh removal and reconstruction, repair of cystocele, rectocele, enterocele and vaginal prolapse. Other female cases include urethroplasty, diverticulectomy, urethral construction with local flaps, and transvaginal urethral closure with diversion. We do mostly open abdominal surgery for bladder and upper tract problems including ureteral reimplant with bladder flap, ileal ureter, ileal loop urinary diversion, and bladder augmentation with catheterizable stoma. We have 2 full days in the OR (Tu, Th) with two flip rooms each day, two full clinic days (M, W), with Friday as half day clinic or research time for the fellow. This program is an apprenticeship in reconstructive urology with a lot of hands on teaching and a very strong clinical experience. I look forward to meeting you and discussing our program in more detail. Please call or send an email to make arrangements for a visit to Fort Worth!

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):
Board eligible ABU, Fellow must be able to obtain an unrestricted Texas Medical License after completing a urology residency, 3 letters of recommendation, CV, letter of interest.

Cleveland Clinic, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland, Ohio

Male Genitourinary Reconstruction & Prosthetic Surgery Fellowship

Program Director: Kenneth W. Angermeier, MD

Website: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/urology-kidney/medical-professionals/urology-fellowships/male-genitourinary-reconstruction

This one-year clinical fellowship is part of the educational mission of the institute administered through the Center for Genitourinary Reconstruction. The fellow will develop a thorough understanding of the evaluation and management of a broad spectrum of disorders primarily involving the male lower urinary tract and genitalia requiring reconstructive surgery, and a keen interest in contributing to the specialty through clinical research.

Clinical experience is gained through a high-volume practice of genitourinary prosthetic surgery for erectile dysfunction and incontinence, urethroplasty and procedures for Peyronie’s disease. The fellow will also become familiar with surgical treatment of a number of less common conditions of the genitalia and perineum, including rectourethral fistula, genital lymphedema, lichen sclerosis, and penile and urethral cancer. Major abdominal cases performed include bladder neck reconstruction for refractory stricture, bladder augmentation and catheterizable stoma for neuropathic or congenital bladder anomalies, cystectomy with urinary diversion for devastating injury of the bladder or urethra, and ureteral reimplantation or reconstruction. We also have a special interest in transitional urology, providing comprehensive care for patients who have persistent problems in adolescence or adulthood related to congenital urological disorders.

The fellowship position entails approximately one or two days per week in clinic with center staff, one-half day of the fellow’s own clinic, and three days per week in the operating room. The fellow also is expected to participate in all weekly urology departmental conferences and to select articles for and attend monthly journal club. He/she will also help plan and execute subspecialty-specific symposia.

How to apply: We participate in the AUA match for fellowships in genitourinary reconstructive surgery. Information is available on the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons website at societygurs.org. Applicants should send a copy of their AUA Match application, CV and two to three letters of recommendation to the contact below by the deadline indicated on the GURS website.

Contact information

Kenneth W. Angermeier, MD
Fellowship Program Director, Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Prosthetic Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute
9500 Euclid Ave., Q10-1
Cleveland, OH 44195
216.444.0415
angermk@ccf.org

For any further questions or details, please email UrologyFellowship@ccf.org.

Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York

Institution Name:
Columbia University

Fellowship Program Name:
Columbia University Urologic Reconstructive Surgery

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country):
New York, New York, USA

Fellowship Program Director Name:
Steven Brandes, MD, FACS

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name:
Anette Phi
ap2176@cumc.columbia.edu

Fellowship Program Website Link:
http://columbiaurology.org/adult-urology/reconstructive-urology

Length of Fellowship Program:
1 year

Fellowship Program Description:
All aspects of reconstructive urology are covered in the fellowship:   urethral reconstruction, male incontinence and artificial sphincters, male sexual health and prosthetics, genital reconstruction, urinary diversions and ureteral reconstruction, urethral fistula surgery, muscle flaps, and skin grafting. In addition a major focus of our practice is Transition Urology, GU cancer survivorship, and Robotic/ MIS bladder/ureteral reconstruction.  Female urology and transgender surgery are not part of the fellowship.

The intent is to train the next generation of academic Reconstructive Urologists.  We have a robust departmental clinical research division, composed of database managers, data entry people and a statistician, all at the disposal of the fellow. The fellow will be a junior faculty member and will be expected to operate and conduct surgery and clinics independently, in a graded fashion.

Fellowship Faculty:

  • Steven Brandes, is fellowship director with over 20 years of surgical experience.
  • Greg Joice is a reconstructive urologist with extensive experience robotic assisted laparoscopic ureteral and bladder reconstruction, as well as in ED, prosthetics.
  • Chung is an expert in neuro-urology and voiding dysfunction.  
  • Billy Cordon is fellowship trained in Reconstructive Urology at UT-Southwestern
  • Bernadette Melido RN, wound-ostomy nurse dedicated to Urology. 
  • Mahveesh Chaudhry is our database manager and clinical research coordinator.

Away Rotations and Trips: 

  1. The fellow will attend (on Departmental funds), the Master class in GU Reconstructive Urology in London, at the Institute of Urology. 
    2. Away rotation during the winter at Mt. Sinai-Miami, to work with Dr. Billy Cordon.  Travel, room, and board covered by the department.

Prior Fellows: 

Larry Yeung, 2010- 2011, Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville

Luke Wiegand, 2011-2012,   Assistant Professor, U of South Florida, Tampa

Andy Chang, 2012-2013, Urologists of North Carolina, Raleigh NC

Jai Eswara, 2013-2014, Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Julio Geminiani, 2014-2015, Assistant Professor, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Stephen Marshall, 2014-2015, Vermont Urology, Dartmouth clinical faculty

Erik Grossgold, 2015-2016, Active Duty Military, Naval Station Norfolk

Robert Goldfarb, 2016-2017, Clinical faculty, Chesapeake Urology/ U Maryland

Cooper Benson, 2017-2018, Assistant Professor, UT Houston, Houston, TX

Shyam Sukumar, 2018-2019, Assistant Professor Baylor University, Houston

Shawn Mendonca, 2019-2020, Lehigh Valley Medical Center, Allentown, PA

 

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):
The applicant must be able to obtain a medical license in the state of New York.  The applicants must be able to operate and see patients independently. Thus, our clinical fellowship is typically limited only to US or Canadian Urology Residents.

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Institution Name:
Duke University

Fellowship Program Name:
Reconstructive Urology and Genitourinary Cancer Survivorship

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country):
Durham, North Carolina, USA

Fellowship Program Director Name:
Andrew C. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name:
Apryle M. Graham
apryle.graham@duke.edu

Fellowship Program Website Link:
https://surgery.duke.edu/education-and-training/fellowship-programs/reconstructive-urology-and-genitourinary-cancer-survivorship

Length of Fellowship Program:
1 year

Fellowship Program Description:
This fellowship provides a heavy emphasis on clinical experience exposing the fellow to routine and complex cancer survivorship reconstructive urologic conditions.  This exposure includes education in the multidisciplinary approach to cancer survivorship reconstructive urologic care. This includes exposure to radiation oncology, colorectal surgery, surgical oncology, medical oncology, andrology, male reconstructive urology, urodynamics and some pediatric urologic care.  Fellows will participate in the multidisciplinary clinics with exposure to the disciplines of both male and female reconstruction to include fistula working group, osteomyelitis working group and genitourinary cancer survivorship clinic. Surgical training will include both advanced exposure to both minimally invasive and open surgical procedures as well as prosthetics and incontinence procedures. The end goal is production of a clinical specialist with emphasis on genitourinary cancer survivorship for placement in academic training facilities with association with a cancer center.  The graduate will have the training required to formulate, design, implement, and manage a multidisciplinary cancer survivorship program.

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):
1.  Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited urologic training program or an appropriate foreign program.
2.  Applicant should have completed all three steps of USMLE.
3.  Applicant must have three letters supporting application for fellowship.  One letter must be from current program director.
4.  Applicant must be eligible for a North Carolina medical license prior to starting the fellowship.

Eastern Virginia Medical School, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Program Director:  Kurt A. McCammon, MD, FACS

Contact Person: 
Ms. Lynn Vass
Email:  vasslm@evms.edu

Phone:  (757) 452-3459
Fax:  (757) 961-4099

Mailing Address:  Eastern Virginia Medical School
225 Clearfield Avenue 
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

Prerequisite/Eligibility Requirements: 
This fellowship is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens as well as to foreign
medical graduates with valid ECFMG certification.  Eastern Virginia Medical
School supports J-1 visas for our Fellows.

Applicant must have completed urology residency training

Applicant should have completed Step1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS of USMLE

Interested applicants should submit their application, CV, personal statement, photo, and 3 letters of recommendation – one letter from residency program director to vasslm@evms.edu

Short description: 
This is a 1 year Fellowship which was founded in 1975 by Drs. Charles and Pat Devine.  We have had 30 plus fellows who have completed the program since its inception.  The Fellowship is offered through the Department of Urology of Eastern Virginia Medical School and is based at the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. The fellowship is 90 percent clinical with 10 percent research.

The Fellowship involves surgery for disorders of the male and female genitourinary tract, and in many cases the external genitalia, stemming from congenital anomalies, trauma, inflammatory disorders, and in the case of the female, incontinence and pelvic descensus.  Individuals completing fellowship training should demonstrate knowledge, skill, and understanding of the basic medical sciences relevant to the genitourinary tract, and in specific the external genitalia.  These skills include female pelvic reconstructive surgery which includes disorders of incontinence and pelvic descensus.  Many of the disorders involving the male genitalia are closely coupled to disorders of erectile function.  Thus fellowship training is designed to educate physicians in the clinical aspects of diagnosis, medical and surgical therapy, and the prevention of and reconstruction for these disease processes.

The Fellowship is designed to provide special expertise in the areas of female pelvic reconstruction for both prolapse and/or incontinence, pediatric genital reconstructive surgery, and adult genital reconstructive surgery.  While the Fellows are fully capable of performing independently all aspects of general urologic practice, all of their activities involved with the special expertise of genitourinary reconstructive surgery are directly supervised.  As the Fellow progresses through the Fellowship, progression of operating room responsibility would occur as follows:  1) during the initial phases of the Fellowship, the Fellow performs as a first-assistant.  During the middle portions of the Fellowship, the Fellow functions primarily as a first-assistant but with increasing ability to perform aspects of the surgical procedure under supervision by the attending staff.  During the latter phases of the Fellowship, the Fellow may in some instances function as the direct supervisor of a senior resident level physician who will function as a first-assistant, with the attending physician providing overall supervision of the procedure.  During the Fellowship, the Fellow is responsible for examining outcomes of select series of patients as determined by the primary Fellowship teaching staff physicians.  Additionally, where appropriate, the Fellow is responsible for the presentation, both in meeting and journal format, of the findings of those outcome reviews.

Fox Chase Cancer Center and Einstein Health, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Institution Name and Location:
Fox Chase Cancer Center and Einstein Health

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country): Philadelphia, PA, USA

Fellowship Program Director Name: Jay Simhan, MD, FACS

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name and Email:
Jay Simhan, MD, FACS
jsimhan@gmail.com

Length of Fellowship Program:
1 year

Fellowship Program Description:
This is a 1-year reconstructive urology fellowship offered in our Department of Urology. Unique perspectives gained through the fellowship program include comprehensive exposure to urogenital reconstruction, robotic urinary tract reconstruction, neuro-urological reconstruction, and the opportunity to develop expertise in the surgical management of erectile dysfunction/male stress incontinence.

This fellowship offers a broad range of experiences with areas of specific emphasis including urethroplasty (e.g. primary anastomosis, radiation induced strictures, substitution urethroplasty, etc.), urologic prosthesis surgery (penile implantation, revision penile implantation, artificial urinary sphincter, revision male stress incontinence surgery), male genital reconstruction/Peyronie’s disease (plication, plaque incision with grafting, STSG, scrotal reconstruction), ureteral reconstruction (robotic/open Boari, Psoas hitch, ureteral reimplant, pyeloplasty and reoperative pyeloplasty), genitourinary trauma (conservative and operative approaches to renal, bladder and genital trauma), open and minimally-invasive bladder augmentation/urinary diversions). Optional experiences in female pelvic reconstruction (pelvic organ prolapse, neuromodulation, female stress incontinence, female urethral reconstruction) are also available to the fellow. The fellow will also have the option to have an immersive experience in developing an advanced knowledge of urodynamics/video urodynamics.

The development of academic projects is strongly encouraged throughout the fellowship. In sum, the fellow will be provided with a broad range of projects that are ongoing or planned pertinent to fellowship training and a future career in academics. The fellow will be supported to present abstracts at regional, national, and international urology meetings with an ultimate goal of manuscript preparation/submission. The fellow will have attending privileges at all sites and accepts the same generous call schedule as the faculty (approximately 1 in every 19 weeks). Urology residents take first call at all sites. The fellow participates in the operating room at least 3-4 days per week. Teaching responsibilities include occasional preparation of Grand Rounds lectures, participation in the didactic aspects of the residency program, and supervising residents in the operating room.

Average Case Volume:
Urethral reconstruction: 90-100 cases/yr
Penile Prosthesis: 115-125 cases/yr
AUS/Sling: 35-45 cases/yr
Abdominal reconstruction (including robotic): 70-80 cases/yr
Genital reconstruction: 70-80 cases/yr
Female Pelvic Reconstruction (optional): >150 cases/yr 

Fellowship Faculty:
Jay Simhan, MD, FACS
Fellowship Director
Specialty: Urologic Trauma, Male Reconstruction and Urologic Prosthetics

Joshua Cohn, MD
Associate Fellowship Director
Specialty: Neuro-Urology, Abdominal Reconstruction, Female Pelvic Medicine/ Reconstruction;

Sameer Patel, MD, FACS
Fellowship Faculty
Specialty: Plastics Reconstruction and Microvascular Surgery

Alexander Kutikov, MD, FACS
Fellowship Faculty
Specialty: Urologic Oncology

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):

  1. Applicant should be able to obtain full medical license from the state of Pennsylvania at the time of initiation of the fellowship.
    2. Current CV
    3. Applicant should have completed all steps of the USMLE
    4. Applicant must have 3 supporting letters of recommendation (one letter must be from Chair or program director)
    5. Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited urologic training program or a similar training program from outside the United States.

Away Rotations and Trips:
The fellow is supported by the Department to attend the Annual AUA meeting, the Sexual Medicine Society Meeting, the Societe Internationale d’Urologie (SIU) Annual Meeting, and the Mid Atlantic AUA Annual Meeting. Additionally, attendance in at least one international surgical workshop is supported.

Prior Fellows:
Daniel Swerdloff, 2021-22

For any further questions or details, please email: Jay Simhan, MD, FACS (jsimhan@gmail.com)

Hospital Italiano School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Reconstructive Urology Fellowship, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Program Directors: Carlos Giudice, PhD

Program Associated Professors: Dr. Gabriel Favre (male reconstruction, urinary divertion); Dr. Guillermo Gueglio (prostetic surgery, peryronies surgery); Dr. Matias Gonzales (urinary divertion, female pelvic floor reconstruction); and Dr. Gustavo Villodo (tissue engineering).

Contact Person: Patricia Alvarez, Academic Secretary
Email: patricia.alvarez@hospitalitaliano.org.ar
Phone: +541149590200

Website: www.hospitalitaliano.org.ar

Prerequisite/Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Medical degree
  3. Accreditation of complete residency in urology
  4. Fellowship open to Spanish speakers applicants with high level of English

Overview:
The Urology Department of the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires is a tertiary care center covering all urological pathologies.  It has a research area for the study of urological tissue regeneration, where we work designing bioengineered scaffolds, focused in electrospun PLA-PGA grafts.  We tested decellularized natural derived matrices in experimental animal models of tunica albuginea and urethral regeneration, as well as urinary sphincter restoration using adipose stem cells. Currently we are also producing nanocellulose to construct 3D scaffolds.

The subdivision of Urethral and Genital Reconstructive Surgery is part of the Urological department and is a reference center for the surgical treatment of urethral stenosis. We usually receive both non-complex and complex urethral stricture cases, with multiple previous procedures like, failed hypospadias surgery, pan urethral strictures, posterior urethral injuries and posterior urethral complications after prostate cancer treatments, like strictures, bladder neck contractures, and incontinence.

Other reconstructive procedures include:  Phalloplasties due to trauma or cancer, corrective surgery for the Peyronie’s disease, penile prosthesis, urinary divertions, repair of the vesico-vaginal fistulae, and female pelvic organ prolapse.

Local and International Urologists visit our center every year and it is possible to attend to an average of 4 reconstructive procedures per week. Furthermore, the fellow program is accredited by the medical school of the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires.

The objective of our program is that the fellow gets familiar to patient evaluations and surgical strategies. The fellow normally participates in all cases of urethral surgery.

Initially the fellow only assists the surgery, but later, the fellow also performs basic techniques of urethral reconstruction whiles assisted by one staff. In the same way, the fellow actively participates in corrective surgery for the Peyrone’s disease and penile prosthesis. Also, he /she will participate in anti-incontinency procedures and female genital prolapse. In addition, the fellow will assist the surgeon staff in more complex cases like female pelvic reconstructive surgery, fistulas and posterior urethral injuries.

Length of Fellowship:
1 year (June 1st to May 30th).

Academic Development:
Annual submission of at least one abstract to international meetings, and at least one paper to peer-reviewed journals.

The subdivision of urethral surgery participates in the academic activity of the Urological Department, presentations are responsibility of the fellow.

Kulkarni Reconstructive Urology Center, Pune, Maharahstra, India

Institution Name:
Kulkarni Reconstructive Urology Center

Fellowship Program Name:
Center for Reconstructive Urology

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country):
Pune, Maharahstra, India

Fellowship Program Director Name:
Sanjay B Kulkarni, MS, FRCS

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name:
Pankaj M  Joshi
kesi95@gmail.com

Fellowship Program Website Link:
https://societygurs.org/gurs-fellowships-match/

Length of Fellowship Program:
12 months

Fellowship Program Description:

Ours is a tertiary referral centre for Urethroplasties. This include simple cases as well as complex and redo Urethroplasties. We get patients referred from all over India and around the world. We perform around 400-500 urethroplasties in our center per year. The uniqueness of our center is in the fact that we have 6 days OPD and all 6 days we have 2 operation theatres running for surgeries. The working hours are from 8 am to 5 pm.
Many new and innovative techniques for the reconstruction of the urethra have been developed and published from our centre. Our center has been pioneer in inventing the Kulkarni technique for Panurethral repair and Laparoscopic Omentoplasty for PFUDD and Recto Urethral fistula.
Established in 2006 the Kulkarni School of Urethral Surgery is popular with urologists and residents where they learn tricks of the trade watching 8-10 Urethroplasties performed live over a weekend (Sat-Sun) once a month. Many International and Indian Urologists have visited our center for observing surgery. The course is free.
In addition we perform live reconstructive urethral surgery workshops regularly in various cities of India and around the world. We also perform live transmissions through Internet beamed across the country and globe.
The fellowship program in our Institute is recognized by Maharashtra University of Health Science which is the University governing Medical education in our state.
The fellow will have opportunities to evaluate and investigate the patients of urethral stricture, learn various techniques of Urethroplasties and their algorithm. The fellow will initially assist and then perform ventral and dorsal Onlay oral mucosa graft Urethroplasties independently. The fellow will have deep understanding of the anatomy and surgical steps of simple and complex posterior Urethroplasties. He/she should be able to perform simple cases independently. We regularly repair pan urethral stricture, recto-urethral fistulae associated with posterior urethral injuries and failed hypospadias surgery.
Other reconstructive urological procedures in our center include Peyronie’s disease, Penile prosthesis, urinary diversions, repair of vesico-vaginal and uretero vaginal fistulae, artificial sphincters and Laparoscopic pyeloplasties. Our staff also perform many endoscopic urological surgeries.
Length of Fellowship:
The length of the training program is 1 year: 1 July to 30 June.
Academics:
All cases are discussed preoperatively and the best solution is offered to the patient. The fellow at our Institute has all access to previous data base which can be used for analyzing the vast data. The fellow is free to publish as many papers and present in National and International meetings including USI, AUA, SIU and EAU.
Living in Pune:
Pune is called Oxford of east for its educational institutes. Now Pune is famous for IT and Auto industry and medical tourism.
Our past fellows have come from Israel, Kuwait, Columbia, Europe, Canada, USA, Australia, Egypt, and India. They have travelled with family and their children who had the education in India.
Air India connects it to Dubai directly . Mumbai International Airport is 3 hours’ drive from our center. It is equally easy to fly to New Delhi and then to Pune
We treat each of our fellow as our family. Do let us know if you have any specific queries. Most of our previous fellows hold academic positions.
Welcome to Pune, India.

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):
MD Urology recognized by NMC ( National Medical Commission, India). Should have a valid Medical registration in the home country which should be valid beyond the dates of Fellowship.

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, Massachusetts

Institution Name:
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

Fellowship Program Name:
Genitourinary Reconstructive Urologic Surgery

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country):
Burlington, Massachusetts, USA

Fellowship Program Director Name:
Alex J. Vanni, MD, FACS

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name:
Alex J. Vanni
alex.j.vanni@lahey.org

Fellowship Program Website Link:
http://www.lahey.org/ReconstructiveUrology/

Length of Fellowship Program:
1 year

Fellowship Program Description:
The Center for Reconstructive Urologic Surgery is a regional, national, and international referral center founded by Dr. Leonard Zinman in 1973. The fellowship is a one-year clinical position, designed to provide expertise in adult reconstructive urology including: urethral reconstruction, hypospadias, rectourethral fistula repair, robotic and open ureteral reconstruction, buried penis repair, primary and revision gender affirming surgery, Peyronie’s disease, genital lymphedema, surgery for penile and urethral cancer, as well as GU prosthetic cases (AUS, male sling, IPP).

Fellows will participate in a high-volume reconstructive practice with over 500 cases a year to choose from and GURS case logs consisting of >300 procedures per year (> 150 urethral reconstructions per year). In addition to a large surgical volume, fellows will participate in a weekly reconstruction clinic gaining experience in preoperative decision making and urethral imaging.

Goals and Objectives for Training:
This fellowship provides robust exposure to complex reconstructive urologic and prosthetic surgery. The fellow will attain graduated responsibility in the operating room throughout the year. The goal of training is to obtain expertise in the pre-operative, operative, and post-operative management of adult reconstructive urology. Additionally, clinical research, surgical education and mentoring are emphasized with the goal of training individuals for a future academic career in reconstructive urology.

Faculty:
Alex J. Vanni, MD, FACS
Program Director

Khushabu Kasabwala, MD
Reconstruction and Gender-Affirming Surgery

Andrew McCullough, MD
Men’s Health and Sexual Medicine

Alireza Moinzadeh, MD
Division Chair and Chief of Robotic Urologic Surgery

Clinical Responsibilities:
The fellow needs to obtain a Massachusetts medical license and will function as a clinical instructor with hospital staff privileges. The fellow will run an independent clinic approximately 3 days per month. The fellow operates 3-4 days per week and spend 1 day per week in our reconstruction clinic.

Research:
Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in clinical research through Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, as well as participate in outcomes studies with the Trauma and Urologic Reconstruction Network of Surgeons (TURNS) database.

Fellows will be expected to submit at least 2 abstracts to a regional or national meeting, and to submit at least one manuscript for peer-reviewed publication. Support is provided for travel to the annual meeting of the American Urological Association.

Teaching:
Fellows will supervise residents in the operating room and are expected to participate in weekly departmental conferences including morbidity and mortality, GU radiology, indications, journal club and Grand Rounds.

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):
1. Must be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Massachusetts prior to starting fellowship and be a United States citizen.

2. Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited urologic training program.

3. Applicant should have completed all 3 steps of USMLE.

4. Applicant must have 3 letters of support for fellowship. One of these letters must be from his/her current program director.

5. Applicant must be a US citizen.

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York

Institution Name:
Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowship Program Name:
Fellowship in Reconstructive Urology and Gender Affirmation Surgery

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country):
New York, New York, USA

Fellowship Program Director Name:
Rajveer Purohit, MD, MPH & Miroslav Djordjevic,MD, PhD

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name:
Rajveer Purohit
rajveer.purohit@mountsinai.org

Fellowship Program Website Link:
https://icahn.mssm.edu/education/residencies-fellowships/list/reconstructive-urology-fellowship

Length of Fellowship Program:
1 year

Brief Description of Fellowship Program:

A fellow will spend her/his time primarily with Dr Rajveer Purohit and Dr. Miroslav Djordjevic but also assist other faculty including Dr. Robert Valenzuela in the operating room typically 3 to 4 days a week at Mount Sinai Hospitals, observing, assisting, and actively performing all parts of reconstructive cases.  Fellows will gain increasing autonomy and responsibility for leading a case and teaching a resident as they progress through the year.

The program provides training at a regional referral center with substantial volume in complex reconstructive urology. Our program offers a tremendous variety of procedures in all aspects of reconstructive urology with a focus on urethral reconstruction, gender affirmation surgery and prosthetics.  The large number of cases and their high degree of complexity will be a significant driver of acquiring new skills and experience for the fellow.

The curriculum covers gender affirmation surgery including primary vaginoplasty, phalloplasty, metoidioplasty, revision surgeries. In addition, a busy practice is maintained in urethral reconstruction, prosthetics and Peyronie’s disease, treatment of male stress urinary incontinence, urinary fistulas and buried penis. Fellows will learn diagnosis and evaluation of these conditions, along with management strategies including behavioral and pharmacological treatment, sophisticated surgical solutions, and minimally invasive options.

Finally, one of advantages of our program will be the availability of additional training experience with Dr Djordjevic in his Belgrade Center for Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery in Serbia. A Temporary License (one to three months) will be organized to enable participation as a co-surgeons or primary surgeon in all planned procedures and challenging cases.

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):
Fellows must be eligible to practice medicine in the United States

Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon

Institution Name:
Oregon Health & Science University

Fellowship Program Name:
OHSU GURS & Gender-affirming Surgery Fellowship

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country):
Portland, Oregon USA

Fellowship Program Director Name:
Daniel Dugi, MD, FACS

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name:
Susi Driscoll
driscols@ohsu.edu

Fellowship Program Website Link:
https://www.ohsu.edu/urology/reconstructive-urology

Length of Fellowship Program:
1 year

Fellowship Program Description:

The OHSU Transgender Health Program is one of the most comprehensive and highest-volume programs for gender-affirming care in the U.S.  Faculty within the Department of Urology lead the vaginoplasty and metoidioplasty programs and work in conjunction with Plastic Surgery to provide phalloplasty care.

The OHSU Department of Urology at OHSU is pleased to offer a one-year Reconstructive Urology Fellowship with emphasis on gender-affirming genital surgery and health care for board-eligible or board-certified Urologists.  Candidates must have a strong interest in gender-affirming care.

The primary objective of the OHSU Urologic Reconstructive and Gender-Affirming Surgery Fellowship is to develop the unique clinical and surgical skill set required for expert management of genitourinary reconstructive problems with strong emphasis on gender-affirming genital surgery. Combined with the surgical principles of genitourinary reconstruction, the fellowship will be one of the first programs in the United States to offer dedicated surgical training in this area. The fellow will train with multiple faculty within the department of Urology (3 GURS-fellowship trained and 1 FPRMS-fellowship trained) and Plastic Surgery in reconstructive genital surgery.

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):
Board-eligible urologist

SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York

Institution Name:
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Fellowship Program Name:
SUNY Upstate Reconstructive Urology Fellowship

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country):
Syracuse, New York, USA

Fellowship Program Director Name:
Dmitriy Nikolavsky, MDF
Associate Professor

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name:
Susan Schulze
schulzes@upstate.edu

Fellowship Program Website Link:
https://www.upstate.edu/urology/education/gurs-fellowship/index.php

Length of Fellowship Program:
1 year

Fellowship Program Description:
This is a 1-year Reconstructive Urology Fellowship at the Department of Urology SUNY Upstate Medical University. The fellows are expected to operate at three sites: SUNY Upstate University Hospital Main Campus (primary site), SUNY Upstate Community Hospital and Syracuse VA Hospital.

The program offers a combined clinical, operative and research training experience. Fellow will be trained for proficiency in proficient in genitourinary reconstructive surgery and will develop skills for management, preoperative evaluation, surgical techniques, and postoperative care. The fellowship emphasis will be on urethral reconstruction, incontinence, transgender care (including primary surgeries such as vaginoplasties, metoidioplasties, and revisions of post-gender affirmation complications), genital reconstruction, as well as neurogenic bladder/cancer survivorship, fistula repair, prosthetics, upper tract reconstruction (pyeloplasty, ureteral reconstruction/reimplantation). Fellow will gain knowledge and experience with open and robotic techniques, and tissue transfer including use of free grafts and flaps. Fellow will be expected to be involved in academic research with a choice of projects ranging from clinical outcomes to translational or basic science.

Brief Overview of Reconstructive Cases
*Anterior urethroplasties: Techniques for various etiologies including tissue-sparing approaches (muscle sparing, non-transecting, single incision, single side dissection). Tissue harvest and transfer techniques: free grafts, flaps (including fasciocutaneous, omental, gracilis, rectus etc.).
*Posterior urethroplasties for PFUI
*Transgender care: urethroplasties and repairs of complications associated with phalloplasty/metoidioplasty in transgender patients (strictures, fistulae, vaginal remnants). Repair of vaginoplasty complications. Primary vaginoplasties and metoidioplasties.
*Placement of Artificial Urinary Sphincter or Male Sling for incontinence, reoperative cases, penile prosthetics.
*Trauma and Genital Reconstruction: management and repair for GU trauma, concealed phallus, genital lymphedema, paraffinoma, genital skin loss
*Ureteral and UPJ reconstruction (open and robotic techniques): reimplantations, uretero-ureterostomy, Boari flap, psoas hitch, pyeloplasty
*Continent and incontinent urinary diversion techniques with use of GI segments (i.e. Indiana Pouch, Ileal conduit), bladder augmentations and Mitrofanoff-type catheterizable stomas.
*Female anti-incontinence procedures: TOT, TVT and autologous slings, bulking agents.
*Female urethroplasties, diverticulectomies, repairs of mesh complications, urethrolysis, anterior/posterior colporrhaphies or mesh-augmented repairs.
*Treatment of GU Fistulae (male or female): urethrocutaneous, recto-urethral, vesico-vaginal, symphyseal.

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):
1. Applicant must be able to obtain full medical license from the state of New York at the time of initiation of the fellowship.
2. Current CV
3. Applicant must have completed all USMLE Steps
4. Applicant must have 3 letters of recommendation (one of the letters must be From the Program Director or the Department Chair)
5. Admission is dependent upon completion of an ACGME accredited urologic
residency program or a similar training program if applicant is from outside the United States.

Temple University Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Institution Name:
Temple University Health System

Fellowship Program Name:
Trauma, Reconstruction and Gender Affirmation

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country):
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Fellowship Program Director Name:
Michael J Metro, MD, FACS

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name:
Michael J Metro, MD, FACS
michael.metro@tuhs.temple.edu

Fellowship Program Website Link:
https://medicine.temple.edu/departments-centers/clinical-departments/department-urology

Length of Fellowship Program:
1 year

Fellowship Program Description:
Clinical fellowship focusing on urethral strictures, male stress incontinence, erectile dysfunction, prosthetics, Peyronie’s disease, trauma, complications from radiation and ablative treatments for prostate cancer, and gender affirmation surgery.  Mix of inpatient and outpatient experiences.  Attending privileges and call. Lots of resident interaction and teaching.

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):
Completion of a AUA certified Urology Residency program

University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada

Institution Name:
University of Alberta

Fellowship Program Name:
University of Alberta Reconstructive Urology Fellowship

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country):
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Fellowship Program Director Name:
Keith Rourke, MD, FRCSC, Professor, Division of Urology, University of Alberta

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name:
Tara Graham
urolpg@ualberta.ca

Fellowship Program Website Link:
https://www.ualberta.ca/surgery/divisions/urology/fellowship-programs/reconstructive.html

Length of Fellowship Program:
1 year

Fellowship Program Description:
The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s top teaching and research institutions and is located in the city of Edmonton, capital of the resource-rich province of Alberta. Our students, residents, and fellows have access to some of the most modern and well-equipped facilities in Canada.

This is a one-year clinical fellowship focusing on adult and pediatric urethral, bladder and genital urethral reconstructive surgery. The University of Alberta performs a high volume of reconstructive surgery and acts as the main reconstructive urology center for Western Canada.  The fellowship program focuses on urethral reconstruction for stricture, hypospadias, fistula, and trauma as well as complex male genital reconstruction (trauma, Peyronie’s disease, lymphedema), surgery for sexual dysfunction (prostheses), complications of prostate cancer treatment and the adult neurogenic bladder. There is also a significant component of female pelvic floor reconstruction (stress incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and voiding dysfunction). The fellow will participate in male and female reconstructive surgeries (>300 procedures/year) as well as perform pre-operative assessment, urodynamics and urethral imaging. This is a robust clinical fellowship with dedicated time and the expectation of clinical research with the opportunity for basic science research participation.

In a typical week, the fellow would attend 3 operative days per week with 1-2 days of ambulatory/office experience. The fellow will be actively scheduled with Dr. Keith Rourke (Male Reconstruction), Dr. Nathan Hoy (Male Reconstruction), Dr. Peter Metcalfe (Transition Urology), Dr. Derek Bochinski (Andrology) and Drs. Gary Gray, Joseph LaBossiere (Female Pelvic Medicine). The fellow will regularly attend ambulatory clinics, cystoscopy urodynamics and operating rooms at the Kipnes Urology Centre, University of Alberta Hospital, Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Misericordia Hospital. The University of Alberta Hospital is also a Level 1 trauma centre and the fellow will be involved with select on-call cases.

It is expected that the fellow will actively pursue clinical research. Minimal expectations are submission of two abstracts to a major urology conference and prepare/submit at least one manuscript per year. The Fellow will also participate in weekly urology rounds, attend journal club and participate in other educational endeavors within the division. It is expected that the fellow will present at the Divisional of Urology Research Day.

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):
The fellowship is open to those able to obtain medical licensure in the province of Alberta or graduates outside of Canada who have external funding. Fellowship application is performed through the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons match (https://www.societygurs.org/gurs-fellowships-match/)
Requirements are:
1. Applicant should obtain medical licensure or postgraduate registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (depending on funding source).
2. Applicant should have completed the LMCC (parts 1 and 2) unless they have external funding.
3. Registration with the Post-Graduate Medical Education (PGME) office at the University of Alberta ($945).
4. Applicant should have a valid work permit if not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
5. Membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) as a clinical fellow.
6. Applicant must send a cover letter, current CV, and three reference letters supporting their application. One of these letters must be from the residency program director.

University of California at Irvine, Orange, California

Institution Name:
University of California, Irvine

Fellowship Program Name:
The Eric S. Wisenbaugh Fellowship In Male Reconstructive Urology

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country):
Orange, California, USA

Fellowship Program Director Name:
Dr. Joel Gelman
Professor of Urology

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name:
Denise Calhoun
dcalhoun@hs.uci.edu

Fellowship Program Website Link:
https://www.centerforreconstructiveurology.org/research-fundraising/reconstructive-urology-fellowship/

Length of Fellowship Program:
1 year

Fellowship Program Description:
The Eric S. Wisenbaugh GURS Fellowship in Male Reconstructive and Prosthetic Urology at UC, Irvine is an endowed one-year clinical fellowship that focuses on urethral and genital urethral reconstructive surgery and prosthetic Urology including Men’s Health and Prostate Cancer Survivorship. Funding is available to support a Fellow seeking a 2-year training experience.

Dr. Joel Gelman, Professor of Urology, and Dr. Faysal Yafi, Associate Professor of Urology are the Fellowship Directors. In addition, the teaching Faculty include Dr. Antoine Khoury (Pediatric Urology), Dr. Mark Kobayashi (Reconstructive Plastic Surgery), and other Adult and Pediatric Urologists on the UC, Irvine Faculty. The Research laboratory is directed by Dr. Joshua Mauney, the Jerry D. Choate Endowed Chair in Urethral-Genital Tissue Bioengineering.

We perform a high volume of reconstructive surgery at the UC, Irvine Medical Center, the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) that includes approximately 100 complex urethroplasty surgeries per year. The Fellowship emphasizes urethral reconstruction for stricture disease (posterior disruptions, bulbar strictures, fossa navicularis strictures, radiation strictures, complex strictures after hypospadias surgery, strictures after urethral stent placement, pan-urethral strictures etc.) and hypospadias repair with a focus on complex re-do surgery. The Fellow will participate in performing urethral imaging as we perform all of our retrograde urethrograms and cystourethrograms (over 200 procedures / year). In addition, we also harvest all grafts that are used (buccal mucosa, lingual mucosa, split thickness skin grafts). Penile reconstructive surgeries include Peyronie’s repair with grafts vs plication, correction of congenital penile curvature, and a high volume of penile implant surgeries including complex revision surgery when there is corporal scarring. Many of our patients present with complex complications from prostate cancer treatment with surgery or radiation, including urethral strictures, recurrent bladder neck contractures, and rectal-urethral fistulas. We are treating an increasing number of men with these complications. In addition, we perform scrotal reconstruction for massive lymphedema or hidradenitis, and treat the complications of penile enlargement and gender conformation surgery. Our Men’s Health Program includes training in office procedures including penile duplex, Xiaflex administration, and other office-based procedures.

The Eric S. Wisenbaugh Fellowship is supported with an endowment fund which provides protected time for academic pursuits and international outreach and training opportunities. The Fellow is not assigned any General Urology clinics to support salary and benefits. This endowment funding is provided by donors in support of the training of Fellows who are highly encouraged to pursue Academic careers devoted exclusively to Male Reconstructive and Prosthetic Urology where there is a clinical need, and who are committed to international volunteerism in an underserved area of the world.

Clinical research and academic productivity is required. During the past 23 years, over 2,500 male Reconstructive Urology cases have been performed at the Center for Reconstructive Urology at UC, Irvine, the first Male Reconstructive Urology tertiary referral center in Southern California. All cases were prospectively entered into a customized database containing over 70 fields of data to facilitate clinical research productivity. A research coordinator maintains the Reconstructive Database and is available full-time to support the clinical research of the Fellow. The Fellowship includes a funded 2-week trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where a high volume of urethral and genital reconstructive surgery will be performed, with an emphasis on posterior urethroplasty. In addition, the Fellow is supported in travelling to a high-volume center of excellence outside of the United States to pursue a 1-week Proctorship with a focus on prosthetic Urology and complex penile surgery. Fellows are supported in attending the AUA meeting, the fall SMSNA meeting, an annual prosthetics course, and in addition, any other meeting where research will be presented.

The applicant must be a United States Citizen (a requirement of our Affiliated Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital) and have a California Medical License prior to starting the Fellowship.

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):
US Citizen

University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California

Institution Name:
University of California, San Diego

Fellowship Program Name:
Genito-Urinary Reconstruction

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country):
San Diego, California, USA

Fellowship Program Director Name:
Jill C. Buckley, MD, FACS

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name:
Adela Lopez
alopez@health.ucsd.edu

Fellowship Program Website Link:
https://societygurs.org

Length of Fellowship Program:
1 year

Fellowship Program Description:

The fellowship is one clinical year focused on complex genito-urinary reconstruction including urethral reconstruction, ureteral reconstruction, urinary diversion, male incontinence surgery, fistula repair (rectourethral, vesicovaginal, vesical, and cutaneous fistula), hypospadias surgery, and complex genital reconstruction. There is a strong emphasis on robotic reconstructive techniques including the upper (ureteral reconstruction, nephrectomy) and lower urinary tract (bladder neck reconstruction, simple cystectomy, simple prostatectomy, ureteral reimplant). We use a wide range of techniques for both open and robotic surgery including anastomotic repairs, grafting, flaps, and combination techniques. We perform a high number of male incontinence surgeries, many of which are complex and redo cases. The program is based at the newly constructed UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla with additional extensive exposure to our Level 5 Trauma center at UCSD Hillcrest.

The fellow will interact, teach and mentor the UCSD residents and medical students. They will have an independent clinic once a week caring for patients and scheduling operative cases independently. The remainder of the week will be in the operating room and clinic with the fellowship program director. Throughout the year, the fellow will participate in academic conferences and will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the other UC San Diego faculty. It is expected that the fellow will actively pursue clinical research with a half day per week of dedicated time.

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):

1. Applicant must send a cover letter, current CV, and three reference letters supporting their application. One of these letters must be from the residency program director to establish good standing.

2. Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited urologic training program.

3. Applicant should have successfully completed all 3 steps of USMLE and be eligible for California state medical licensure.

University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Institution Name:
University of California San Francisco

Fellowship Program Name:
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellowship

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country):
San Francisco, California, USA

Fellowship Program Director Name:
Benjamin N. Breyer, MD, MAS

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name:
Kirstie Cruz
Kirstie.Cruz@ucsf.edu

Fellowship Program Website Link:
https://urology.ucsf.edu/education/fellowships/male-genitourinary-reconstruction-trauma#.YTkLDohKiUk

Length of Fellowship Program:
1 year

Fellowship Program Description:

The UCSF Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellowship program is a mentored, graduated experience in trauma diagnosis and management primarily based on Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG). This provides the fellow an opportunity to work as a member of a Trauma Team providing care for acute trauma to the urinary and genital system. Fellows are supervised and guided through the development of research projects, which include protocol preparation and development, statistical analysis, data collection techniques, data interpretation, manuscript preparation, etc. It is expected that each trainee will complete and publish numerous manuscripts during fellowship.

Aside from the clinical and academic research experience, the program also focuses in honing leadership qualities to prepare the fellow for future leadership roles in academic medicine.

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):

Candidate must have completed an ACGME Urology Residency Training Program
Candidate must be a US citizen due to the funding of the position
Special interest in future academic and scholarly activities is considered highly favorable
Preferably be a candidate for the American Board of Urology
Candidate must be eligible to obtain a California medical license (please refer to the CA Medical Board for eligibility requirements)

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado

Institution Name:
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus

Fellowship Program Name:
Reconstructive Urology Fellowship Program

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country):
Aurora, Colorado, USA

Fellowship Program Director Name:
Brian Flynn, MD

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name:
Shannon Lamoree
shannon.lamoree@cuanschutz.edu

Fellowship Program Website Link:
https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/surgery/divisions-centers-affiliates/urology/education/genitourinary-reconstructive-fellowship/overviewhttps://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/surgery/specialties/urology/education/genitourinary-reconstructive-fellowship

Length of Fellowship Program:
2 years (first year research, second year clinical)

Fellowship Program Description:

Length of program: two years (first year – research; second year – clinical)

Number of trainees matched: one per year

Pre-requisites: The applicant must have completed an accredited Urology Residency in the United States and be board eligible in Urology.

Program Director: Brian J. Flynn, M.D.

Other faculty: Ty Higuchi, M.D., Ph.D.

Educational Program:
At the end of this fellowship in Reconstructive Urology, the fellow will have obtained knowledge in the core reconstructive urologic procedures as well as significant exposure to advanced robotic reconstructive cases. The fellow will be knowledgeable especially in the following areas:

Male Reconstructive Surgery:
The evaluation and management of male stress urinary incontinence and proficiency in artificial urinary sphincter implantation and male sling,

Evaluation and management of Peyronie’s disease and concealed penis,

Evaluation and management of erectile dysfunction including implantation of penile prosthetics,

Management of urethral stricture disease including anterior and posterior urethroplasty. Emphasis on non-transected techniques using buccal mucosa. Fellow will be proficient in management of urethral fistulas including rectal-urethral fistula and urethro-cutaneous fistula, and

Management of penile and urethral cancer including inguinal lymphadenectomy

Neurogenic Bladder and Transitional Urology:
Evaluation and management of neurogenic bladder (Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, etc.) and proficiency in botox injection, bladder augmentation, creation of continent stomas, and urinary diversion, and

Evaluation and management of patients with congenital bladder anomalies (spina bifida, posterior urethral valves, extrophy-epispadias) as they transition to adult urology

Ureteral Reconstruction:
Fellow will demonstrate knowledge in ureteral reconstruction and be adept in the full array of ureteral reconstructive procedures including ureteral re-implantation, uretero-ureterostomy, ileal uretero substitution, boari flap, and pyeloplasty (both Open and Robotic)

Female Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery:
Female Urinary Incontinence including stress urinary incontinence and urgency incontinence (Interstim, Botox), Robotic reconstructive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and mesh complications, and Reconstructive surgery for urethral diverticulum, vesicovaginal and urethrovaginal fistula

 

Specific skills to be acquired:
Fellows will develop knowledge of reconstructive surgery including pre-operative evaluation, intraoperative management with familiarity in reconstructive techniques, instrumentation, retractors, and post-operative management and care.

Research:
The fellow will be involved in all clinical research activities. The fellow will be able to select three ongoing projects to be directly involved in. He/she will be directly mentored by the Program Director. The expectations are that these projects will be completed at years end in the form of a manuscript that is prepared for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Additionally, the research will be presented at a local as well as a national urologic meeting. Furthermore, the fellow is encouraged to develop one or two projects independently and be mentored by the Program Director on these projects with similar goals in terms of publication and presentation. The fellow will be provided with a broad array of ongoing projects that are pertinent to the fellowship training in reconstructive urology and from these will be expected to select his topics.

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):

Applicant must be eligible for a Colorado State medical license prior to start of the fellowship.  This fellowship is open to both “U.S. citizens” and “non-U.S. citizens”.

Applicant should have completed all 3 steps of USMLE.

Applicant must have three letters supporting his application for fellowship.  One of these letters must be from his current program director.

Short description:  Fellowship will focus on reconstructive urologic surgery including pre-operative evaluation, intraoperative management with familiarity in reconstructive techniques, instrumentation, and post-operative management and care.

Areas of emphasis are:  The management of Male Stress Urinary Incontinence and proficiency in artificial urinary sphincter and male sling implantation.  Penile Reconstruction for Peyronie’s Disease and erectile dysfunction.   Management of urethral stricture disease including urethroplasty and substitution urethroplasty using grafts and flaps (both local flaps as well as extra-genital flaps).  Fellow will be proficient in management of urethral fistulas including rectal-urethral fistula and urethro-cutaneous fistula.

Fellow will demonstrate knowledge in ureteral reconstruction and be adept in the full array of reconstructive procedures including ureteral re-implantation, uretero-ureterostomy, transuretero-ureterostomy, ileal uretero substitution, boari flap, and pyeloplasty (both open and laparoscopic).  Bladder reconstruction including bladder augmentation, creation of catherizable urinary stomas, urinary diversion.

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Program:  Genitourinary Reconstruction

Contact Person: Bradley A Erickson, MD
Email:  brad-erickson@uiowa.edu
Phone:  319-356-7221
Fax:  319-356-3900

OR

Theresa Lent
Fellowship Coordinator
Email:  theresa-lent@uiowa.edu
Phone:  319-353-8939
Fax:  319-356-3900

MAILING ADDRESS:

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Department of Urology
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA  52242-1089

Website:  https://uihc.org/urology-clinic 

History:  Dr. Karl J. Kreder started the reconstructive urology fellowship at the University of Iowa in 1997. Since its inception, a total of 16 fellows have been trained at Iowa. In 2014, Dr. Bradley A. Erickson was named the fellowship director, and the emphasis of the fellowship program has shifted from female/male pelvic reconstruction, to male pelvic reconstruction, prosthetics, and transgender surgery. In 2018, Dr Amy Pearlman joined the faculty, providing the fellowship with added emphasis on Men’s Health and transgender care.

Recent Genitourinary Reconstruction Fellows

*Boston Scientific Fellowship Grant Recipient

Duration:  12 months.  Applicants interested in a 24-month fellowship that would include 12 months of clinical and/or basic science research should alert Theresa Lent at the time of application submission.  The research year would commence in the second year of the fellowship.

Goals and Objectives for Training:

The overall mission of the fellowship program is to provide 12 months of intense, comprehensive clinical and surgical training in urologic reconstruction and urologic prosthetics that prepares the fellow for a practice that focuses on meeting the unique reconstructive needs of male patients. The fellowship provides extensive hands-on training in the operating room, where it is expected that fellows will be able to independently perform both routine cases and cases of moderate complexity that deal with aspects of male reconstruction (e.g. urethral stricture, erectile dysfunction, stress incontinence) at the completion of the year. The fellow will also become proficient in the clinical work-up and management of men’s health issues by working directly with Drs. Erickson, Pearlman and Kreder, and also by conducting their own, independently run clinic the focuses on reconstructive cases. The fellow will also receive a 1/8th appointment to the Iowa City Veterans Hospital and spend two days a month acting as the primary faculty and working with the PGY-6 and PGY-4 residents. Finally, the fellow will become proficient in designing and conducting clinical research projects that deal with reconstructive urology and men’s health. Importantly, the fellow will have access to the Trauma and Urologic Reconstruction Network of Surgeons (TURNS) database, a database which has to date led to over 55 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals. TURNS is made up of 14 fellowship trained surgeons. A research website (www.turnsresearch.org) is maintained by the TURNS group.

Program Certifications:  None

Teaching Staff: 

Facilities:  The fellow will work at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, the Iowa City Veteran’s Hospital and the Iowa River Landing outpatient facility.

Educational Program, Basic Curriculum: 

Historical Case Volume – University of Iowa

Learning Activities/Didactic Teach Sessions – University of Iowa

Monthly Schedule

Men’s Health Workflow

Prerequisite/Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited residency training program in urology. In special circumstances, qualified candidates who have completed their formal training in foreign countries and who have completed the requirements for foreign graduates may also apply.
  2. Applicant must have completed all three steps of USMLE.
  3. Applicants must have three letters supporting his/her application for fellowship. One of these letters must be from his/her current program director.
  4. Applicant must be eligible for a permanent Iowa medical license prior to the start of their fellowship. Learn more about eligibility requirements on the Iowa Board of Medicine website.
  5. Foreign applicants are responsible for obtaining appropriate visas prior to the scheduled start of the fellowship. The fellowship is preferentially offered to those who are considered for a staff position at an academic program nationally or internationally or who intend to pursue an academic career in urology.

Submission Materials:

  1. Qualified applicants please submit application, CV, personal statement & photo to Dr Brad Erickson & Theresa Lent.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Institution Name:
University of Minnesota

Fellowship Program Name:
Genitourinary Trauma and Reconstruction Fellowship

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country):
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

Fellowship Program Director Name:
Sean Elliott, MD, MS

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name:
Liz Mayock
eamayock@umn.edu

Fellowship Program Website Link:
https://med.umn.edu/urology/education-training/reconstructive-fellowship

Length of Fellowship Program:
1 year

Fellowship Program Description:

The University of Minnesota, Department of Urology offers a 1-year GURS clinical fellowship in genitourinary reconstructive surgery. The Urology Reconstructive Fellowship program is led by Drs. Sean Elliott and Joseph Pariser and has been in operation since 2013.

Our fellowship program emphasizes male urethral reconstruction, male urinary incontinence surgery, ureteral stricture repair, genital reconstruction including skin grafting, gender affirmation surgery and has a major emphasis in complex neurogenic bladder management. Robotic and laparoscopic techniques are used often.

The fellow has hospital staff privileges and takes call on the same schedule as the faculty (approximately 1 week in 8). They have a clinic of their own at the University for 0.5 to 1 days a week. They also come with us to our affiliated Gillette Lifetime Clinic where we care for adults with congenital urologic issues, such as spina bifida and cerebral palsy. The fellow participates in the operating room with Dr. Elliott or Dr. Pariser at least 3 days per week. The fellow gains graduated responsibility throughout the year in both the clinic and the operating room.

We provide excellent resources and mentoring for success in research. Fellows typically complete about 3 projects during their year here. Recent fellows have launched careers at Cleveland Clinic (2022), Lahey Clinic (2021), Mayo Clinic (2020) and Indiana University (2019).

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):
Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME-accredited urology training program.
The applicant must be a US citizen.
The applicant must have three letters of support, including one from their chairperson.
The applicant must have passed all 3 steps of USMLE before the match date and be eligible for a Minnesota State medical license prior to starting fellowship.

University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
Institution Name:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Fellowship Program Name:
Urologic Trauma, Reconstruction, and Prosthetics Fellowship

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country):
Dallas, Texas, USA

Fellowship Program Director Name:
Allen F. Morey, MD, FACS, Professor Department of Urology, Distinguished Chair in Reconstructive Urology in Honor of Allen F. Morey, MD

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name:
Allen Morey
allen.morey@utsouthwestern.edu
Tisha L. Franklin, MHA, MBA, C-TAGME
Supervisor Education Programs
Tisha.franklin@utsouthwestern.edu

Fellowship Program Website Link:
https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/medical-school/departments/urology/education-training/fellowships/urologic-trauma.html

Length of Fellowship Program:
One Year

Fellowship Program Description:

The Urologic Trauma, Reconstruction, and Prosthetics fellowship program in UT Southwestern’s Department of Urology was founded in 2008. This is a robust one-year clinical program designed for post-residency subspecialty training and is intended to prepare fellows for a career in academic urology. This program has been verified by the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons and is unique in that it offers two slots per year.

Clinical training encompasses all aspects of male genitourinary reconstruction, including urethral reconstruction, Peyronie’s disease, male incontinence and erectile dysfunction, ureteral reconstruction, robotics, urinary diversion, and repair of complex genital deformities, including buried penis. Many cases involve a multidisciplinary care team with urologic oncologists and colorectal, plastic, and burn surgeons. The prosthetic cases focus on erectile dysfunction and incontinence and are performed in unusually high volumes.

UT Southwestern is the only urology training program in the DFW area and the largest urology training program in Texas. The fellow will gain extensive operating experience working with two reconstructive urologic senior faculty at five affiliated teaching hospitals – Clements University Hospital, Dallas County’s Parkland Memorial Hospital, UT Southwestern Frisco Hospital, Fort Worth County’s John Peter Smith Hospital, and the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

On call and general urology activities are kept to a minimum. This experience is comprehensive in all aspects of urologic reconstruction and prosthetics. Ample clinical research opportunities are available, resulting in numerous publications. A full-time research assistant facilitates all research activities. Time commitment during the fellowship is 80 percent clinical and 20 percent research.

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):
-The applicant must be a US citizen eligible for a Texas state medical license.
-The applicant must have complete or be in the final year of an ACGME residency in Urology.
-The ideal applicant has demonstrated an interest in pursuing an academic medical career in reconstructive urology through participation in relevant research projects.

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Institution Name:
University of Utah

Fellowship Program Name:
Genitourinary Injury and Reconstructive Urology

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country):
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Fellowship Program Director Name:
Jeremy Myers, MD

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name:
Elizabeth Royall
Elizabeth.Royall@hsc.utah.edu

Fellowship Program Website Link:
https://medicine.utah.edu/surgery/urology/education/fellowships/reconstructive/

Length of Fellowship Program:
2 Years

Fellowship Program Description:
The fellowship is 2-years. The first year is spent with a research focus, however, the fellow will be clinically active for 2 days of the week. The second year is clinically focused, and the fellow will spend 3 or 4 days in clinical work during week.  There will be an opportunity to achieve a Master of Science Clinical Investigation (MSCI) or similar degree (MBA, Masters of Education) during the 1st and 2nd years depending upon the fellow’s goals.

The fellowship emphasizes operative experience, teaching, and research.  Operative experience encompasses the full-breadth of reconstructive urology and there will be ample opportunity to become well-versed in urethroplasty, posterior urethroplasty, urinary diversion, augmentation cystoplasty, incontinence treatments, buried penis, and gender affirmation surgery (both transmasculine and transfeminine surgery). An important part of the fellowship is an emphasis on learning how to teach in the OR. As fellowship responsibilities progress so does teaching experience in the operating room with residents.  University of Utah has a robust health services, basic science, and clinical outcomes research programs.  There are opportunities for grant writing workshops, statistical analysis, and research mentorship in a number of different areas in reconstructive urologic research.  Currently we have active projects utilizing the Trauma and Urologic Network of Surgeons, the Neurogenic Bladder Research Group, the National Trauma Databank, the Trauma Quality Improvement Project, and the Utah Population Database. Fellows identify the most interesting projects that match their interest and have active mentorship in developing these ideas.

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):
Graduate of US urology residency program or eligible for US medical licensure

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Institution Name:
University of Washington

Fellowship Program Name:
Genitourinary Trauma and Reconstruction Fellowship

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country):
Seattle, Washington, USA

Fellowship Program Director Name:
Hunter Wessells, MD, FACS

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name:
Amy Say
urofellow@uw.edu

Fellowship Program Website Link:
https://www.washington.edu/urology/education/fellowships/trauma/

Length of Fellowship Program:
1 year

Fellowship Program Description:
The University of Washington trains academic leaders in reconstructive urology. The fellowship, in its 17th year, continuously evolves in response to needs of patients and learners, and advances in surgery and technology. Building on a foundational understanding of injury mechanisms, ranging from acute trauma to the delayed effects of ionizing radiation and surgery, the program retains a significant focus on anterior and posterior urethra reconstruction. Additional emphasis areas include management of acute genitourinary injuries, genital reconstruction, and robotic upper and lower urinary tract surgery. The Fellow works closely with UW Medicine faculty members Hunter Wessells, Judith Hagedorn and Alexander Skokan, and Army urologist Jonathan Wingate. A structured educational program includes weekly conferences and daily interaction with urology residents, advance practice providers, and medical students. Surgical collaborations on complex reconstructive cases involve faculty in Trauma, Orthopedic, Colorectal and Plastic Surgery as well as surgeons developing a gender affirming surgery program. Experience with implants for ED and male urinary incontinence, rectourethral fistulae, Peyronie’s disease and urinary diversion completes the training. A portion of the Fellowship is devoted to scholarship. Fellows are encouraged to take advantage of the Urology Research Outcomes Collaborative and Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center.

Graduates have advanced in academic departments, cancer centers, and community practice. Significant contributions to the field of GU trauma and reconstruction include their participation in AUA Guidelines, the TURNS Network, AUA Core Curriculum, as well as through NIH funded grants and leadership of centers of excellence in gender affirming surgery and new fellowship programs.

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):
1. Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME-accredited urologic training program <http://www.acgme.org/> or an appropriate foreign program.
2. The applicant must have a letter of support from their urology training program director recommending them for the fellowship and attesting to the candidate’s successful completion of the urology training program. Two additional letters of recommendations are required.
3. The applicant should have completed all 3 steps of USMLE and be eligible for a WA State license prior to starting fellowship.

Wake Forest University Baptist, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Institution Name:
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Fellowship Program Name:
Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery

Fellowship Program Location (City, State, Country):
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Fellowship Program Director Name:
Ryan Terlecki, MD

Fellowship Program Contact Person Name:
Brooke McChesney
bmcchesn@wakehealth.edu

Fellowship Program Website Link:
https://school.wakehealth.edu/Education-and-Training/Residencies-and-Fellowships/Genitourinary-Reconstructive-Surgery-Fellowship

Length of Fellowship Program:
1 year

Fellowship Program Description:
Wake Forest University Department of Urology is pleased to offer a fellowship in Urologic Reconstruction, Prosthetics, and Infertility. This is a one-year program under the direction of Ryan Terlecki, M.D. As part of the curriculum, the fellow will also have the opportunity to work with Dr. Gopal Badlani in cases involving urinary diversion, bladder augmentation, ureteral reconstruction, etc. In addition, the fellow will be involved in international outreach.
Our Department is ranked as one of the nation’s best by US News and World Report. As such, we experience a high patient volume. Dr. Terlecki’s practice will expose the fellow to a large number of cases involving reconstruction for urethral strictures, fistulas, Peyronie’s disease, male stress incontinence, erectile dysfunction, buried penis, ureteral strictures, and neurogenic bladder. In addition, we are on the forefront of investigating the use of tissue engineering in reconstructive surgery and the fellow would have the opportunity to participate in research with the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine.
The fellow will serve as a Clinical Instructor and, in addition to working alongside Dr. Terlecki, will have the opportunity to independently manage patients in the clinic and operative settings. Additionally, there will be numerous opportunities to participate in local and national meetings, as well as in the education of students, residents, and other providers. This program is designed not only to afford proficiency in the most up-to-date surgical techniques, but also to expose the trainee to the future of reconstructive medicine and equip them to serve as an educator and leader in this field.
Upon completion of the program, the fellow should be proficient in the following:
1. Fundamental principles of male urologic reconstruction and tissue healing.
2. Decision-making and surgical technique for urethral and penile reconstruction.
3. Prosthetic surgery for male incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
4. Office management of andrology and infertility.
5. Techniques for sperm harvesting and vasovasostomy.
6. Balanced scrutiny of the medical literature and the ability to plan and conduct meaningful research.
7. Understanding the science behind tissue engineering and the application to urologic reconstruction

Eligibility Requirements/Criteria (When Applicable):
1. Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited urologic training program in the United States.
2. The applicant must be a US citizen.
3. The applicant must have three letters of support, including one from their residency program director.
4. The applicant must have passed all 3 steps of the USMLE prior to the match date and be eligible for a North Carolina license prior to starting fellowship.