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:

The below fellowship programs are participating in the 2020 Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Match Process (start date of Fellowship year)

Fellowship Information

2018 - 2019 Fellows

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Fellows who completed a GURS verified fellowship!


Ayman Mousa, MD and Amar Rawal, MD
Kulkarni Center for Reconstructive Urology
Pune, India

Nathan Y. Hoy, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Urszula Kowalik, MD
Duke University

Shyam Sukumar, MD
Columbia University Medical Center

Michael E. Chua, MD
Eastern Virginia Medical School

David Qi, MD
University – East Texas

Thomas W. Fuller, MD
University of California – San Diego

James R. Furr, MD
University of California – Irvine

Andrew J. Cohen, MD
University of California – San Francisco

Jaime A. Cavallo, MD
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

Humberto G. Villarreal, MD
University of Colorado, Denver

Matthew D. Grimes, MD
University of Iowa

Joshua Roth, MD
University of Minnesota

Jonathan Wingate, MD
University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center

Michael Davenport, MD and Yooni Yi, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Jyoti Chouhan, MD
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Chris Doiron, MD
University of Alberta Reconstructive Urology

Nikolai A. Sopko, MD, PhD
University of Utah

Criteria for Initial Verification
  1. All supporting documentation should be submitted to by September 30 to be included in the match for the following spring.
  2. A narrative describing the program must be submitted for use on the GURS fellowship match website. Examples are available upon request.
  3. The fellowship shall provide proof of a sponsoring University or academic institution.
  4. The Program Director (PD) should be at least 5 years out from training and should demonstrate his/her ability to mentor by submitting a CV that demonstrates academic accomplishments and leadership roles or mentorship training.
  5. There should be at least one publication or national/international meeting abstract per year over the last 2 years by the PD (AUA, AUA Section, SIU, EAU).
  6. 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.
  7. Case volume will be demonstrated by submission of the most recent year of surgical activity for the PD and other participating faculty. There is no volume requirement for clinic visits. Minimum surgical case volume sufficient for training will be judged based on meeting the threshold in at least two categories, one of which must be urethroplasty. 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:
  • Urethral Reconstruction (60 cases)
    Anterior urethroplasty
    Posterior urethroplasty
  • Men’s Sexual Health (12 cases)  
    Penile Prosthesis insertion, revision, removal
  • Male Incontinence (12 cases)
    AUS insertion, revision, removal
    Male sling insertion, revision, removal
  • Genital Reconstruction: (16 cases) 
    Transgender surgery
    Penile or scrotal reconstruction and STSG
  • Urinary Diversion and Ureteral Reconstruction (12 cases) 
    Continent Diversion
    Non-continent diversion
    Ureteral reconstruction including ileal ureter, reimplant, Boari
  • Female Reconstruction (32 cases)
    Trauma (does not count toward case threshold)
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

Institution: Center for Reconstructive Urology, Pune, India


Program Director: Sanjay B. Kulkarni, MD

Contact Person: Dr. Pankaj Joshi, MD
Phone: +91-20-25380555 or +91-20-25382554
Fax: +91-20-25387676

Mailing Address:
Center for Reconstructive Urology
3 Rajpath Society, Paud Road
Pune, 411038, India



Short Description: Ours is a tertiary referral center 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 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 theaters 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 center. 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 also 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.


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, Canada, USA, Australia, Egypt and India. They have travelled with family and their children who had the education in India.

Jet Airways/Etihad, Spicejet, connects it to Middle east. Lufthansa flies directly to Frankfurt.Mumbai International Airport is 3 hours drive from our center.

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.

Institution: University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada

University of Alberta Reconstructive Urology Fellowship

Program Director: Keith Rourke, MD, FRCSC

Contact Person

Keith Rourke, MD, FRCSC


Phone: (780) 407-5800

Fax: (780) 441-2597

Mailing Address: 
Northern Alberta Urology Centre

7th Floor, Kaye Edmonton Clinic

11400 University Avenue T6G 1Z1

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Prerequisite/Eligibility Requirements:

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 (

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.



The successful candidate will either:

  1. Provide external funding
  2. Generate salary support through clinical billings. This requires full licensure in the province of Alberta and will be administered through the Department of Surgery.

Short Description:

The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s top teaching and research and is located in the city of Edmonton, capital of the resource-rich province of Alberta. The Faculty of Medicine has experienced a recent building boom, including the construction of new teaching, clinical and research space. 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 2-3 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. Peter Metcalfe (Transition Urology), Dr. Derek Bochinski (Andrology) and Drs. Gary Gray and Blair St. Martin (Female Reconstruction). The fellow will regularly attend ambulatory clinics (including the Adult Spina Bifida clinic), cystoscopy and urodynamics and operating rooms at the 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.

Past and Current Fellows:

Dr. Alvaro Saavedra Zamora (2017-2018)

Santiago, Chile (Current Fellow)

Dr. Jonathan Witten (2016-2017)

Assistant Professor of Urology, Oregon Health & Science University

Dr. Hazem Orabi (2015-2016)

Associate Professor, Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University

Dr. Conrad Maciejewski (2014-2015)

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa

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

Male Genitourinary Reconstruction & Prosthetic Surgery Fellowship

Program Director: Kenneth W. Angermeier, MD


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 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

For any further questions or details, please email Debbie Denos (

Institution: Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York

Fellowship Director: 

Steven Brandes, MD


Mailing Address:

Columbia University Medical Center

Department of Urology

Irving Pavilion – 11h floor

161 Ft. Washington Avenue

New York, NY 10032


Eligibility Requirements:
The applicant must be able to obtain a medical license in the state of New York in order to participate in the fellowship.


Description of the Fellowship in GU Reconstruction at Columbia University Medical Center:

The Section of Reconstructive Urology at Columbia University Medical Center, entails a multidisciplinary, team approach of Attendings, Nurse Practitioner, Wound Ostomy Nurse, and Nutritionist support.  All aspects of reconstructive urology are covered in the fellowship: including urethral reconstruction, male incontinence and artificial sphincters, male sexual health and prosthetics, genital reconstruction, urinary diversions and ureteral reconstruction, and urethral fistula surgery, transition urology, and GU cancer survivorship.  Female urology and transgender surgery are not part of the fellowship.  

The intent is to train the next generation of academic Reconstructive Urologists.  Aside from extensive surgical training in tissue transfer and tissue handling, there is an emphasis on clinical research as to data mining and health sciences research.   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 following is the current weekly fellow’s schedule:  Monday – office hours with Drs. Brandes or Stahl.  Tuesday – bladder, genital or ano-rectal reconstructive surgery with Dr. Alam, or neuro-urology reconstructive surgeries with Dr. Chung.  Wednesday – urethroplasty or genital, bladder or ureteral reconstructive surgeries with Dr.  Brandes.   Thursday – endoscopic surgery with Dr. Brandes or prosthetic surgery with Dr. Stahl.  Friday – Fellow’s own reconstructive urology clinic

Fellowship faculty includes: 

  1. Dr. Alam – an expert is pediatric reconstructive GU and ano-rectal malformations. He is a fellowship trained pediatric Urologist and former faculty at Cincinnati Children’s.  
  2. Dr. Stahl is a men’s health, ED, Peyronie’s disease and prosthetics expert.   Dr. Stahl is fellowship trained in Men’s health, from Cornell and Memorial Sloan Kettering.   
  3. Dr. Chung is an expert in neuro-urology and voiding dysfunction.  She is fellowship trained from Cornell, and is a former faculty member of the U. of Chicago. 
  4. Dr. Billy Cordon. He is fellowship training in Reconstructive Urology at UT-Southwestern and has a busy reconstructive urology practice at Mt Sinai Medical Center in Miami – an affiliate of Columbia Urology.
  5. Laura Ruffo is a nurse practitioner dedicated to the Section of Reconstructive Urology. 
  6. Kristen Hameline is a wound-ostomy nurse dedicated to the Department of Urology.

Away Rotations and Trips

  1. The fellow is also given the opportunity to attend (on Departmental funds), the Master class in GU Reconstructive Urology in London, at the Institute of Urology, offered each autumn. This meeting is a very practical live surgery meeting. It is by far the best course in reconstructive urology out there.
  2. We have recently added an away rotation during the winter at Mt Sinai- Miami, to work with Dr. Billy Cordon. This will be an intensive 1 month away rotation in Miami – where cases will be stacked for a busy surgical month. Aside from being a good surgical learning experience, it’s nice to escape the cold.

Prior Fellows

Larry Yeung
Assistant Professor 
University of Florida, Gainesville

Luke Wiegand       
Assistant Professor   
U of South Florida, Tampa

Andy Chang          
Clinical Faculty          
Chesapeake Urology/ U Maryland

Jai Eswara            
Assistant Professor  
Harvard U, Brigham & Women’s

Julio Geminiani      
Assistant Professor 
Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Stephen Marshall  
Private practice          
Vermont Urology, Dartmouth clinical faculty

Erik Grossgold      
Active Duty Military    
Naval Station Norfolk

Robert Goldfarb     
Clinical faculty         
Chesapeake Urology/ U Maryland clinical faculty

Cooper Benson     
Assistant Professor 
Tulane University, New Orleans

Institution: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Program Director: 
Andrew C. Peterson, MD, FACS

Program Director: 
Andrew C. Peterson, MD, FACS This fellowship is open to both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Jonna H. Clark
Phone:  (919) 684-2516×0
Fax:  (919) 668-0321

Mailing Address: 
Duke University Medical Center
Division of Urology
DUMC 3146
40 Duke Medicine Circle Room 1113
Durham, North Carolina 27710

(refer to website for complete details on this program and application process) 

Prerequisite/Eligible Requirements:

1.  Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited urologic training program or an appropriate foreign program.
2.  Applicant should have completed all 3 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.


Aaron C. Lentz, MD 
Associate Professor of Surgery, Urology

W. Robert Lee, MD 
Associate Professor of Surgery
Professor of Radiation Oncology 

Christopher R. Mantyh, MD 
Chief, Section of Genitointestinal and Colorectal Surgery          
Professor of Surgery 

Matthew O. Fraser, PhD 
Director, Urology Surgeon Scientist Program
Associate Professor of Surgery, Urology


Short description:

While the Reconstructive Urology Fellowship has been in existence for over 30 years, we introduced the Genitourinary Cancer Survivorship fellowship in 2011.  This program pioneered at Duke University is establishing the basis for future thought in the care and treatment of genitourinary cancer survivors worldwide.  In 2016 we combined these two fellowships to form the newly titled Reconstructive Urology and Genitourinary Cancer Survivorship Fellowship.


This fellowship provides a heavy emphasis on clinical experience exposing the fellow to routine and complex cancer survivorship reconstructive urologic conditions which includes 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, gynecologic oncology and some pediatric urologic care.  Fellows will participate in multidisciplinary clinics which will provide exposure to all these the disciplines and the thought processes of both male and female reconstruction during the one year fellowship.  

Surgical training will include advanced exposure to both minimally invasive and open surgical procedures as well as prosthetics and incontinence procedures (with emphasis on the treatment of male incontinence and erectile dysfunction).  While the ratio of minimally invasive and open surgical experiences will vary during training, the volume of surgical training will allow the graduating fellow to perform both open and minimally invasive surgery with competence including robotic assisted surgical procedures.

Program Details-Goals and Objectives:

Duke’s high-volume surgical practice offers exposure to the following with the overall goals to include developing proficiency in:

  • Urethral, ureteral, bladder, and pelvic floor reconstruction for problems that arise after treatment for genitourinary cancer
  • The diagnosis and management of fistula disease arising from cancer treatment
  • The creation and revision of continent and non-continent urinary diversions 
  • The conduct and interpretation of video urodynamics
  • The medical and surgical treatment of incontinence secondary to cancer treatment, including the management of complicated prosthetic revisions and implantations in the setting of stricture disease
  • The medical and surgical treatment of erectile dysfunction secondary to cancer treatment, including the management of complicated prosthetic revisions, implantations, and penile reconstruction
  • The medical and surgical treatment of infertility secondary to cancer treatment
  • The training of residents in prosthetic urology
  • The management of unique issues in the Veteran’s population of urologic cancer survivors
  • The sensitivity to the psychosocial impact of a cancer diagnosis in the genitourinary patient thus enhancing the fellow’s ability to deliver the best survivorship care

Clinical and Surgical Experience:

Two to three days a week the fellow will work individually with the faculty gaining experience in the initial evaluation and long-term care of patients referred for all reconstructive and survivorship issues in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
Clinic time will be split between Duke Clinics, Duke University Hospital and Duke Cancer Institute. Two to three days a week time is split between operating rooms at the Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital. 

Time will be allotted for research and projects related to the fellow’s area of interest. The fellow will be urologist on call for the hospital for a one week period approximately three to five times during the year.

Applicants are encouraged to make contact with recent fellowship graduates of this program to fully appreciate the experience offered.

Institution: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Program Director:  Kurt A. McCammon, MD, FACS

Comment:  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.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Lynn Vass
Phone:  (757) 452-3459
Fax:  (757) 961-4099

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

Short description: 

This is a 1 – 2 year Fellowship which was founded in 1975 by Dr’s 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 first year is 80 percent clinical responsibility with 20 research responsibility.  If there is a second year, it is 90 percent clinical responsibility with 10 percent research responsibility.

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.

Institution: Emory University Department of Urology, Atlanta, Georgia

Comment: Because of our state medical licensing process and call coverage we cannot accept applications from non-U.S. citizens or those on a J-1 Visa.


Contact Person(s): Dr. K. Jeff Carney Email:  Phone: (404) 616-9440 

Fax: (404) 251-8700 and 404-616-2342

Jonathan C. Norris, Patient Care Coordinator, Administrative Assistant to Kenneth J. Carney, MD, Pharm.D 

 Phone: 404-616-9440   E-Fax: 404-251-8700 

Mailing Address:

Grady Memorial Hospital – Dept. of Urology 80 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. SE

Atlanta, GA 30303



Prerequisite/Eligible Requirements:

  1. Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited urologic training program.
  2. Applicant should have completed and passed all 3 steps of USMLE.
  3. Applicant must have three letters supporting his application for fellowship. One of these letters must be from his current program director.
  4. Applicant must be eligible for a Georgia state medical license prior to starting the fellowship.
  5. All Candidates are initially screened by review of a current curriculum vitae and their supporting letters of recommendation. A candidates interest in pursuing future academic and scholarly activities is considered highly favorable.  Qualified individuals are selected and invited for a personal interview by faculty members in the Department of Urology and the most appropriate candidate is selected.

Note: A limited number of interviews are available for this fellowship position and will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis. Contact by email is required to secure a (mandatory) interview spot:


Kenneth Jeff Carney MD, PharmD

Chief of Urology, Grady Memorial Hospital

Fellowship Program Director, Traumatic and Reconstructive Urology


Niall Galloway,  MD 

Associate Professor of Urology Emory University School of Medicine,

Chief of Female Urology and Director of Emory Continence Center.

Short Description:

The Emory Urology Division of Urologic Reconstructive Surgery is located both at Emory University Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital. Grady Memorial Hospital is one of our nations top and

most technologic advanced public hospitals  (the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) has named Grady one of its Most Wired® hospitals for six consecutive years); and Grady is Atlanta’s only American College of Surgeons accredited level one trauma center. Over the past few years, Grady Memorial Hospital has been the recipient of numerous awards,  including being selected as Georgia’s only adult acute care hospital to earn the highest rating for improving patient care and safety through health information technology. analytics-stage-7-award. As one of our nations largest public inner city hospitals of excellence, Grady provides a wealth of complex urologic trauma and reconstructive cases.

We offer a broad range of male and female, pelvic and genital reconstructive procedures including male urethral reconstruction, recto-urethral and vesico-vaginal fistulas, radiation injury sequelae, blunt and penetrating trauma, men’s sexual health (IPP’s and AUS), genital plastic surgery (buried penis, hidradenitis, lymphedema, Peyronies), reconstruction/diversion following spinal cord injury, and complex female pelvic floor reconstruction following mesh complications of erosion/fistula. Additionally we have a large, well established, and prestigious pediatric urology group and working along with our pediatric urology colleagues, our program is on the forefront of “Transitional Urologic Care” for myelomeningocele kids, allowing an easy transition once they reach age 21.

Opportunities for international travel are also made available to urologic reconstructive fellows. Surgical campaigns to El Salvador, Haiti, Ethiopia, and Kenya occur on a yearly or bi-yearly basis for performing complex pediatric and adult reconstructive procedures in third world countries.

Presently ours is a one year fellowship position, where you will work is a supportive environment designed to enhance your present clinical skills in the areas of genitourinary reconstruction and major open abdominal cases

Expectations of the fellow will be to develop a thorough understanding of the clinical assessment and management of patients with disorders of the male and female genitourinary tract requiring reconstructive surgery, to serve as junior faculty overseeing cases seen in the Grady resident clinic, and to  contribute to the specialty through clinical research including at least one publication or national/international meeting abstract per year.

Institution: Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA

Center for Reconstructive Urologic Surgery

Program Directors: Alex J. Vanni, MD, FACS

Contact Person: Alex J. Vanni, MD, FACS
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Department of Urology
41 Mall Rd
Burlington, MA 01805
Phone: 781-744-8420
Fax: 781-744-5429


Prerequisite/Eligibility Requirements:

  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.

The Center for Reconstructive Urologic Surgery is a regional, national, and international referral center dedicated to disorders of the male urethra and external genitalia founded by Dr. Leonard Zinman in 1973. The fellowship is a one year clinical position, designed to provide expertise in adult male reconstructive urology including: urethral reconstruction, hypospadias, rectourethral fistula repair, buried penis repair, complications of 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 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 male 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 male 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.

Alex J. Vanni, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Urology

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 will operate with Dr. Vanni 3-4 days per week and spend 1 day per week in our reconstruction clinic.

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.

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.

Institution: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon

Program Directors: Daniel Dugi III, MD, FACS

Contact Person:
Susi Driscoll

Mailing Address:
Oregon Health & Science University
Department of Urology
3303 SW Bond Ave, CH10U
Portland, OR 97239


Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited urologic training program.
  2. The applicant must have a 3 letters of recommendation, one of which will be from their urology training program director.
  3. The applicant should have passed all 3 steps of USMLE or COMLEX and must obtain a full Oregon State license prior to starting fellowship.

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.

Daniel Dugi, MD FACS – Associate Professor of Urology, Fellowship Director. Director of Surgical Services, OHSU Transgender Health Program

Geolani Dy, MD – Assistant Professor of Urology

Jyoti Chouhan, DO, PharmD – Assistant Professor of Urology

Kamran Sajadi, MD – Associate Professor of Urology

Jens Berli, MD – Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery

Fellowship Activities

The fellow will spend time with Dr. Dugi and other faculty in the operating room, typically 4 days a week at OHSU and the Portland Veteran Affairs Hospital. Fellows will observe, assist, and actively perform all portions of relevant cases. Fellows will share and balance their experience with urology residents as appropriate. Fellows will gain increasing autonomy and responsibility for leading a case and teaching a resident as they progress through the year.

Fellows will spend their time with different faculty performing gender-affirming as well as reconstructive urologic surgeries not related to gender care. How this exposure is balanced will depend on fellow interest, previous exposure in prior training, surgical skill, as well as clinical demand. Exposure to other reconstructive surgeries is important for a well-rounded training experience and to gain greater insight and knowledge about reconstructive principles.

We anticipate that on average one day a week will be spent in an outpatient clinical setting/research/administrative time. Exposure to outpatient management is critical in building comfort and sensitivity with a vulnerable, underserved, and frequently traumatized patient population.

As this field is very collaborative with other specialties, fellows will have extensive exposure to other disciplines. Fellows will be expected to attend all meetings of OHSU Transgender Health Program, including but not limited to: monthly committee meetings and monthly multi-disciplinary case reviews. Fellows will be expected to present research and clinical teaching presentations at national and international meetings, in particular the WPATH/USPATH/EPATH meetings and the annual AUA meeting. Fellows may be also asked to give teaching presentations within OHSU and locally.

Fellows will be expected to participate in research and quality-improvement projects related to reconstructive urologic and gender-affirming care. This will include IRB preparation/maintenance, data gathering and evaluation, writing, and revision. We have administrative and medical statistical analysis support available.

Dr. Jens Berli, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, has a fellowship training program for Plastic Surgeons as well, and we plan a formal “exchange” period where the Urology and Plastic Surgery fellows would rotate for 2-3 months with the other service and act as the fellow for that service. This is particularly important in learning about phalloplasty procedures, and learning surgical skills unique to a plastic surgery experience.

Fellows will make daily patient rounds and act as a point of contact for residents in the residents’ management of patient care. This may include rounding on weekends at times.

As board-eligible and licensed urologists, fellows will serve as secondary call for issues related to reconstructive urology patients. This may entail staffing calls and consults seen and worked up by residents.

After completing the one year fellowship in urologic reconstruction and gender-affirming surgery fellowship, the graduate will demonstrate competency in the following areas:

  • Transgender health care
    • Gender-affirming Vaginoplasty, Vulvoplasty and Orchiectomy
    • Metoidioplasty
    • Staged Phalloplasty, including vaginectomy and placement of erectile and testicular prostheses
    • Robotic techniques in gender-affirming Vaginoplasty, Vaginectomy
    • Management of complications related to gender-affirming surgeries
    • Evaluate and synthesize current medical literature
    • Evaluate and improve Transgender health initiatives including advocacy, education, and research
  • Urethral Stricture disease
    • Complex Anterior, Posterior, Staged techniques, and Revision surgery
  • Buried penis, genital reconstruction due to local trauma or lymphedema
    • Including skin grafting
  • Adult complications of hypospadias
  • Recto-urethral fistula
  • Post-prostatectomy Incontinence
    • Male slings, Artificial Urinary Sphincter, Complex revisions
  • Post-prostatectomy Erectile Dysfunction
    • Penile prosthetics and complex revisions
  • Select Trauma cases, as they arise
  • Critically appraise research/literature in Reconstruction and Transgender care
  • Interpret imaging related to reconstructive urology
  • Utilize interdisciplinary partnerships, particularly with Plastic Surgery

Research Opportunities
As a whole, the research in gender-affirming reconstructive surgery is relatively limited. Our large clinical volume presents great opportunities for impactful research. Many opportunities for research collaboration exist within the OHSU Transgender Health Program with Plastic Surgery, primary care in both Internal Medicine and Family Medicine and other specialties.

Fellowship faculty surgical volume April 2018-March 2019*

The category below “Genital Reconstruction” includes our Gender-affirming surgical volume, specifically:

Vaginoplasty 88
Vulvoplasty (no vaginal canal) 12
Metoidioplasty 9
Secondary and revision gender-affirming surgeries 26
Gender-affirming surgeries not counted in other case totals  
Gender-affirming vaginectomy 24
Stand-alone gender-affirming orchiectomy 49


Urethral Reconstruction Anterior Urethroplasty 65 69
Posterior Urethroplasty 4
Male Incontinence Artificial Urinary Sphincter 23 24
Male Urethral Sling 1
Male Sexual Health Penile Prosthesis 4 4
  Peyronie’s Reconstruction 0
Genital Reconstruction Transgender Surgery, Penile/scrotal reconstruction 139 139
Urinary Diversion and Ureteral Reconstruction Non-continent Urinary Diversion 0 0
Continent Urinary Diversion 0
Ureteral Reconstruction 0
Female Reconstruction Female Urology 0 0
General Reporting Oncology 0 N/A
Trauma Surgery 0
General Urology 5
Robotic or Laparoscopic Approach 0
Male Rectourethral Fistula Repair 1


*Note that this was prior to departure of one GURS-trained faculty and prior to joining of the other 2 GURS-trained faculty, Dr Dy and Dr Chouhan. Excludes Plastic Surgery volume

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Institution: School of Medicine of the Hospital Italiano

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
Phone: +541149590200


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

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.

Institution: University of California at Irvine, Orange, California

Mailing Address:
333 City Boulevard West, Suite 1240
Orange, CA 92868

Contact persons name:
Denise Calhoun
Contact persons email:
Phone: 714-456-2951
Fax: 714-456-7263

Short Description:

The Eric S. Wisenbaugh GURS Fellowship in Male Reconstructive Urology at UC, Irvine is a one-year clinical fellowship focuses exclusively on adult and pediatric urethral and genital urethral reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Joel Gelman, Professor of Urology, is the Fellowship Director. In addition, the teaching Faculty include Dr. Antoine Khoury (Pediatric Urology), Dr. Mark Kobayashi (Reconstructive Plastic Surgery), Dr. Faysal Yafi (Men’s Health and Sexual dysfunction), and other Adult and Pediatric Urologists on the UC, Irvine Faculty.

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 and-or wedge excision plication, and 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 surgery. Clinical research and academic productivity is required. During the past 20 years, over 2,000 male reconstructive urology cases have been performed at the Center for Reconstructive Urology at UC, Irvine, and all cases were prospectively entered into a database containing over 70 fields of data to facilitate clinical research productivity. A full-time research coordinator maintains the Reconstructive Database. 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. The Eric S. Wisenbaugh Fellowship is supported with an endowment fund which provides protected time so that the Fellow does not have to devote a significant amount of time to unrelated General Urology or other service obligations to support salary and benefits. This funding is provided only in support of the training of Fellows who will pursue Academic careers devoted exclusively to Male Reconstructive Urology where there is a clinical need, and who are committed to international volunteerism in an underserved area of the world.

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.

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Institution: University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California

Fellowship Program Director: Jill C. Buckley MD, FACS

Contact Person: Adela Lopez,

The fellowship consist of one clinical year focused on complex genito-urinary reconstruction which will include urethral reconstruction, ureteral reconstruction, urinary diversion, male incontinence surgery, robotic surgery, fistula (RUF, VVF, vesical, and cutaneous fistula) repair, hypospadias surgery and scrotal surgery.  The program is largely carried out at the main UC San Diego hospital in La Jolla. We perform a high volume of urethral reconstruction that includes all types of repairs: anastomotic, grafting, flaps and a combination of techniques. We operate on pediatric patients (teenagers through nonagenarian). We perform a significant number of male incontinence surgeries many of which are complex and redo cases. An emphasis of the program is exposure and an experience in robotic surgery which includes upper tract ureteral reconstruction and benign cystectomy and nephrectomy.

The fellow will interact, teach and mentor the UC residents and medical students. They will have an independent clinic once a week which they will be the attending caring for patients and scheduling operative cases independtly. The remainder of the week will be in the operating room and clinic. An additional training site will be at the San Diego VA where we perform bi-monthly reconstructive cases.

Throughout the year, the fellow will participate in academic conferences and have the opportunity meet and interact with the other UC San Diego faculty. It is expected that the fellow will actively pursue clinical research.


  1. Provide external funding
  2. Generate salary support through clinical billings. This requires full licensure in the state of California.


  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.
Institution: University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Program Director: 
Benjamin N. Breyer, MD, MAS

Comment:  This Fellowship is open to U.S. citizens only.

Contact Person(s): 

Rizaline Valenzuela
Phone:  (415) 206-8805
Fax:  (415) 206-5153

Anthony Enriquez
Phone:  (415) 206-8805
Fax:  (415) 206-5153

Mailing Address: 
Dr. Benjamin N. Breyer
University of California, San Francisco
Department of Urology
Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery
1001 Potrero Avenue, Suite 3A16
San Francisco, CA 94110


Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellowship Goals and Objectives: 
The purpose of this program is to train individuals for a future academic career in male reconstructive and trauma related urology.  The goals of the program are to provide the trainee with extensive surgical experience in reconstructive urology, including adult urethral and genital reconstruction, urinary diversion and fistula repairs, genital cancer and penile preservation procedures, adult pelvic and urethral reconstruction, Peyronie’s disease, erectile dysfunction and the diagnosis and management of male urinary incontinence.  A mentored, graduated experience in trauma diagnosis and management is focused at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). This provides the opportunity to work as a member of a Trauma Team providing care for acute trauma to the urinary and genital system. 

The research experience is based on outcomes research utilizing an extensive trauma and reconstructive database developed over the past 30 years.  Fellows will also use large publicly available data sets to answer key research questions in male genitourinary reconstruction and trauma related urology. 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.
Learning how to be a surgeon educator and future role model is one of the major goals of this program.


The program was begun in 1989 under the direction of Dr. Jack W. McAninch. In 2011, Dr. Benjamin N. Breyer joined the UCSF faculty and became fellowship director in 2013. Twenty six (26) individuals have completed the training program; currently twenty (20) individuals hold appointments in academic and teaching institutions.  Six (6) are in private practice settings.

Prerequisite Training/Selection Criteria: 

Each candidate must have completed an ACGME Urology Residency Training Program.  The UCSF Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellowship participates in the GURS fellowship match program. Candidates are initially screened by review of a current curriculum vitae and their letter of application.  Special interest in future academic and scholarly activities is considered highly favorable.  Selected individuals are invited for a personal interview by faculty members in the Department of Urology and an appropriate candidate is selected.

A passing score on USMLE Step II (CS and CK) is required for all trainees* beginning a UCSF GME program June 2010 and later. To meet this requirement, programs must rank only candidates who have passed USMLE Step II (CS and CK). Please see the School of Medicine website for the full policy.

All applicants must be eligible for a California State license prior to starting Fellowship.

*This GME policy applies to all residents and clinical fellows, research fellows are exempt from this policy.

Nima Baradaran, MD
Current Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2017-18)

Gregory Murphy, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2016-17)
Attending Physician, Washington University, St Louis, MO

Charles Osterberg, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2015-16)
Assistant Professor of Surgery, UT Dell Medical School, Austin, TX

Catherine Harris, MD, MPH
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2014-15)
Attending Physician, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Santa Clara, CA
Part -time Attending, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Amjad Alwaal, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2014-15)
Assistant Professor, King Abdul Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Sarah Blaschko, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow  (2013-2014)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urology at UC/SFGH, San Francisco, CA

James McGeady, MD
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (2012-2013)
Private Practice
Tulsa, OK

Nadya Cinman, MD
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (2011-2012)
Regional Director Reconstructive Urology
Kaiser Permanente, Northern California Oakland, CA

Benjamin Breyer, MD, MAS
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (2010-2011)
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, University of California
San Francisco, CA

Bradley A. Erickson, MD
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow, 2009-2010
Assistant Professor, Department of  Urology, University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Jeremy B. Myers MD, FACS
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (2008-2009)
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Bryan Voelzke, MD
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (2007-2008)
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Jill Buckley, MD
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (2006-2007)
Associate Professor, Department of Urology, University of California
San Diego, CA

Sean Elliott, MD
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (2005-2006)
Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Director of Reconstructive Urology
Department of Urology, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Daniel Rosenstein, MD
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (2004-2005)
Associate Chief, Department of Urology, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Clinical Faculty, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Viraj Master, MD, PhD
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (2003-2004)
Associate Professor of Urology, Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Nejd Alsikafi, MD
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (2002-2003)
Clinical Associate Professor, Loyola University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Michael Metro, MD
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (2001-2002)
Director of Traumatic and Reconstructive Urology
Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

K. Jeff Carney, MD
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (2000-2001)
Assistant Professor, Emory University, Chief of Urology, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Richard A. Santucci MD, FACS
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (1999-2000)
Specialist-in-Chief, Urology, Detroit Medical Center
Chief of Urology, Detroit Receiving Hospital
Director, The Center for Urologic Reconstruction™
Clinical Professor, Michigan State College of Medicine
Detroit, MI

Michael Safir, MD
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (1998-1999)
Private Practice, Southern California Center for Advanced UrologyWest Hills, CA

Steven Brandes, MD
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (1997-1998)
Professor of Urologic Surgery, Urology Residency Director,
Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, MO

Allen Morey, MD
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (1995-1997)
Chair and Professor, Department of Urology, UT Southwestern
Dallas, TX

Young Tae Lee, MD
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Trauma and Reconstruction (1995)
Associate Professor
University of Seoul, Korea

Hunter Wessells, MD, FACS
Professor and Nelson Chair of Urology, Adjunct Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery)
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Peter Nash, MD
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Trauma and Reconstruction
St. George Private Medical Center, Kogarah, Australia

Mark Rosen, MD
American Foundation for Urologic Disease Research Fellowship (1992-1994)
Private Practice, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Santa Cruz, CA

Kennon Miller, MD
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (1992-1993)
Clinical Professor, Brown University, Providence, RI

Noel Armenakas, MD
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (1991-1992)
Associate Clinical Professor of Urology, Weill Cornell Medical School
Attending Surgeon,
Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Alexandre Castanheira, MD
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (1991)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Reynaldo Gomez, MD, FACS
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (1990-1991)
Chief of Urology
Hospital del Trabajador
Adjunct Professor of Urology
Department of Urology
Andres Bello University
Santiago, Chile

Christopher Dixon, MD
Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow (1989-1990)
Private Practice, Lennox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

Institution: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado

Institution: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Program Director: 
Brian J. Flynn, MD


Contact Person: 
Noelle Musgrave
Business Support Specialist III
Department of Surgery/Division of Urology

Mailing Address: 
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Division of Urology
12631 East 17th Avenue
Mail Stop C-319
Aurora, Colorado 80045


Prerequisite/Eligible Requirements:

  1. 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”.
  2. Applicant should have completed all 3 steps of USMLE.
  3. 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.

Program Description:

  • Length of program: one year
  • Number of trainees per year: 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:

  1. The evaluation and management of male stress urinary incontinence and proficiency in artificial urinary sphincter implantation and male sling,
  2. Evaluation and management of Peyronie’s disease and concealed penis,
  3. Evaluation and management of erectile dysfunction including implantation of penile prosthetics,
  4. 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
  5. Management of penile and urethral cancer including inguinal lymphadenectomy

Neurogenic Bladder and Transitional Urology:

  1. 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
  2. Evaluation and management of patients with congenital bladder anomalies (spina bifida, posterior urethral valves, extrophy-epispadias) as they transition to adult urology

Ureteral Reconstruction:

  1. 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:

  1. Female Urinary Incontinence including stress urinary incontinence and urgency incontinence (Interstim, Botox),
  2. Robotic reconstructive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and mesh complications, and
  3. 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.


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.

Institution: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Genitourinary Reconstruction

Contact Person:
Bradley A Erickson, MD
Phone: 319-356-7221
Fax: 319-356-3900


Sandy Moenk
Administrative Services Coordinator
Phone: 319-356-0748
Fax: 319-356-3900

Mailing Address:
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Department of Urology
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA


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 and men’s health with a focus on urologic prosthetics. In 2018, Dr Amy Pearlman joined the faculty, providing the fellowship with added emphasis on Men’s Health and Urologic Prosthetics.

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Eric W Shreve

University of Cinncinati

Private Practice – Ohio


Carrie Fitzgerald

Michigan State University

Private Practice – Hawaii


Garreth JW. Warren

University of Michigan

Assistant Professor, SUNY Rochester


Sarah Faris

Vanderbilt University

Assistant Professor, University of Chicago


Maria Voznesensky

University of Maine

Private Practice, Pennsylvania


James B. Mason

University of Florida

Assistant Professor, University of Florida


Katherine Cotter

University of Minnesota

Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts

Current Fellow*

Matthew Grimes

University of Wisconsin


Incoming Fellow

Jason Sandberg

Wake Forest University



*Boston Scientific Fellowship Grant Recipient

12 months. Applicants interested in a 24-month fellowship that would include 12 months of clinical and/or basic science research should alert Sandy Moenk 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 45 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals. TURNS is made up of 14 fellowship trained surgeons. A research website ( is maintained by the TURNS group.

Program Certifications:

Teaching Staff:

I. Key Program Faculty




Bradley A. Erickson, MD, MS, FACS
(Fellowship Director; Directory of Genitourinary Reconstruction)

Male Reconstructive Urology
Urologic Prosthetics
Men’s Health
Transgender Surgery

University of California San Francisco (McAninch)

Karl J. Kreder, MD, MBA
(Department Chair, DEO)

Male Reconstructive Urology
Female Urology/Urodynamics
Urologic Prosthetics
Men’s Health

Duke University (Webster)

Amy Pearlman, MD
(Director of Men’s Health Program)

Men’s Health
Urologic Prosthetics
Male Reconstructive Urology

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Terlicki)

Michael O’Donnell, MD

Bladder cancer/Urinary diversion

Beth Israel (Oncology)

Elizabeth B. Takacs, MD

Female Urology/Urodynamics

University of Texas Southwestern

Chad R. Tracy, MD

Men’s Health

University of Texas Southwestern

Kiran Annam, ARNP

Men’s Health

ARNP Training:
University of Iowa


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

Reconstructive Urology Case Volume (2013-2018)



Inflatable Penile Prosthesis

Male Incontinence

Peyronie’s Disease Repair

Bladder Reconstruction/
Urinary Diversion

Ureteral Reconstruction

Female Urology










































Learning Activities/Didactic Teach Sessions – University of Iowa






Indications Conference (weekly)

  • Cases for the week are discussed

Reconstruction Case Conference (weekly)

Cases performed by Erickson, Pearlman, Takacs and Kreder and reviewed with the fellow

Morbidity and Mortality Conference (monthly)

Journal Club (monthly)

Grand Rounds (monthly)

Reconstructive Urology conference (monthly)

Topics of discussion at this conference include urethral reconstruction, male incontinence, urodynamics, urinary diversion

Female Urology/Urogynecology Conference

Research Conference

  • As needed


Monthly Schedule







Weeks 1/3


OR – Erickson

OR – VA or Takacs/Kreder/O’Donnell

OR – Erickson

Clinic – Fellow Research

Weeks 2/4

OR – O’Donnell, Erickson, Pearlman

OR – Erickson, Pearlman

Fellow – Men’s Health Clinic

OR – Erickson

OR – Erickson, Pearlman, Kreder, Takacs


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.


Institution: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Program Director:  Sean P. Elliott, M.D., M.S.
Contact Person:  Liz Mayock
Phone: 612-626-7099 Fax: (612) 626-0428

Mailing Address:  
University of Minnesota 
Department of Urology
420 Delaware St SE, MMC 394
Minneapolis, MN 55455


The University of Minnesota, Department of Urology offers a 1-year GURS clinical fellowship in genitourinary reconstructive surgery. 
To apply for this fellowship position, in addition to submitting your application online at, you must also send a copy of your Application, Current CV, Personal Statement, and 3 Letters of Recommendation (including one from your Program Director) to:

Dr. Sean Elliott
University of Minnesota
Department of Urology
420 Delaware St SE, MMC 394
Minneapolis, MN 55455



Sean P. Elliott, MD MS

Cloverfields Professor and Vice Chair of Urology

Joseph J. Pariser, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology


The program was initiated in 2013. The fellowship added Dr. Pariser as an additional faculty member in 2018.


The program emphasizes male anterior and posterior urethral reconstruction, male urinary incontinence surgery, ureteral stricture repair, genital reconstruction including skin grafting, and has a major emphasis in complex neurogenic bladder management. There is an increasing focus on transgender urology and gender affirmation surgery. Robotic and laparoscopic techniques are used increasingly often.

The fellow has hospital staff privileges and takes call on the same schedule as the faculty (approximately 1 week in 8). He or she has a clinic of his/her own at the University for 0.5 to 1 days a week and at our affiliated Gillette Lifetime Clinic where we care for adults with 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.

A structured curriculum, weekly conferences, and close interaction with urology residents is provided.  One day per week is protected as research time.  A research “lab” meeting is held for 1-2 hours each week on the research day where research group members review progress on our outcomes research projects.  Our group is funded by nationally competitive grants and includes PhD health services researchers, biostatisticians and MPH research associates.  The fellow is expected, with the help of residents and our team, to complete at least 4 research projects in the course of the year.  Support is provided for travel to the annual meeting of the American Urological Association to present one’s research findings.

After completing a one-year minimum fellowship, the graduate should be proficient in the following:

  1. Clinical management of men and women with neurogenic bladder secondary to spinal cord injury, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, etc.
  2. Surgical creation of continent and non-continent diversion and management of complications of such diversion (e.g. Mitrofanoff stenosis or leakage), including laparoscopic and robotic techniques where appropriate.
  3. Urethroplasty and rectourinary fistula repair.
  4. Male incontinence surgery including slings and artificial sphincters, particularly complex and re-do cases.
  5. Ureteral stricture management including robotic and open reimplantation, Boari flap and ileal ureter.
  6. Gender Affirmation Surgery
  7. Counseling patients about the risks, benefits and alternatives to reconstruction
  8. Contributing to the scientific literature through original research, particularly through an advanced understanding of epidemiological methods, biostatistics and database design and management.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME-accredited urology training program.
  2. The applicant must be a US citizen.
  3. The applicant must have three letters of supporting, including one from their chairperson.
  4. 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.

Duration of Training:

The clinical portion of the experience is 12 months in duration.  For those with a particular research interest, accommodations can be made for a 2-year fellowship that would include a Master’s degree in clinical research.

Institution: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas

Program Directors:
Allen F. Morey, MD, FACS
Professor, Dept. of Urology

Paul C. Peters, MD Chair in Urology
Distinguished Chair in Reconstructive Urology

Contact Person:
Dr. Allen F. Morey
Phone: (214) 648-5698

Administrative Assistant:
Raquel Urdiales
Phone: 214-645-8489

Mailing Address:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Department of Urology West Campus Building 3 (WCB3) 4th Floor
2001 Inwood Rd
Dallas, TX 75390-9164


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Urologic Trauma, Reconstruction, and Prosthetics Fellowship

This is a one-year program focusing on male prosthetic and reconstructive procedures and all aspects of urogenital trauma management under the direction of Allen F. Morey, M.D. The program offers a combined clinical and research experience, with a balance of approximately 80% clinical experience and 20% research experience. The program is designed to prepare trainees for a career in academic urology. Due to increasing reconstructive/prosthetic surgical volumes of > 550 cases per year across our four major adult teaching hospitals, this program expanded in 2015 to 2 GURS-approved clinical fellows per year.

The UT Southwestern Department of Urology consists of thirty-two faculty across all subspecialties and hosts a total of ten fellows annually. For the Trauma/Recon program, Dr. Morey provides instruction, supervision, and guidance in both surgical technique and research activities. Additional faculty mentors available to augment the Trauma/Recon fellow’s surgical experience include Dr. Ronald Hoxworth (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery), Dr. Craig Olson (Colorectal Surgery), Dr. Jeff Gahan (Robotic Surgery), Dr. Aditya Bagrodia (GU Oncology), Dr. Maude Carmel (FPRMS), and Dr. Claus Roehrborn (prostatic diseases). We are pleased to announce that an additional Trauma/Recon specialist, Dr. Steven Hudak, returned to our department as a full-time UTSW faculty in 2019.

A unique aspect of the program is a one-week trip annually to Honduras that functions as both a humanitarian experience and a high volume advanced reconstructive surgical experience. The Honduras mission serves to develop the fellows’ critical thinking skills and flexibility while performing complex surgical procedures under austere conditions.

Surgical Training:

Primary teaching hospitals include the UT Southwestern University Hospital sites (Clements University Hospital and the Outpatient Surgical Center), the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the new Parkland Memorial Hospital, and John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. The fellows will gain proficiency in the operative management of all aspects of male urogenital reconstruction, including: urethral reconstruction, Peyronie’s deformities and penile prosthetics, male anti-incontinence surgery, ureteral reconstruction, complex genital deformity such as buried penis and lymphedema, buccal graft applications in ureter and male/female urethra, as well as both male and female urogenital trauma management. 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 associated with prostate cancer survivorship.


The fellows play a key role in our research efforts. In addition to developing their own projects, the fellows work with Dr. Morey to provide guidance and support to our collaborating residents and students. The fellows have access to a number of large-series databases under development since 2007. Dr. Morey has a full-time clinical research assistant who is available to assist the fellows with all aspects of research and publication. The fellows will author/co-author a number of abstracts and manuscripts during their time in the program and will submit abstracts for presentation at national meetings, including AUA, AUA South Central Section, and SMSNA.


Our fellows hold the position of Assistant Instructor within the UT Southwestern Department of Urology. Teaching responsibilities include supervising residents in the OR and occasionally preparing Grand Rounds lectures. Fellows attend weekly departmental conferences, including Grand Rounds, Morbidity & Mortality, and Residents’ Conference.

Eligibility Requirements:

· The applicant must be a US citizen eligible for a Texas state medical license.
· The applicant must have completed 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.

Past Fellows:

Daniel Dugi, MD
Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Science University; Portland, Oregon

Ryan Terlecki, MD
Associate Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Steven Hudak, MD
Staff Urologist, Brooke Army Medical Center; San Antonio, Texas
Associate Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Associate Professor, University of Texas Southwestern; Dallas, Texas

Lee Zhao, MD
Assistant Professor, New York University School of Medicine; New York, New York

Jay Simhan, MD
Director of Urologic Trauma, Reconstruction and Prosthetics, Einstein Urologic Institute; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jordan Siegel, MD
Reconstructive Urologist, Scripps Clinic; San Diego, California

TJ Tausch, MD
Director of Trauma and Male Reconstructive Urology, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Billy Cordon, MD
Director of Urologic Reconstruction, Trauma, and Prosthetics and Assistant Professor, Columbia University Division of Urology at Mount Sinai Medical Center; Miami, Florida

Matthias Hofer, MD
Assistant Professor, Northwestern University; Chicago, Illinois

Boyd Viers, MD
Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic; Rochester, Minnesota

Travis Pagliara, MD
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Joceline Fuchs, MD
Staff Urologist, Abington Hospital and Chestnut Hill Hospital; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Clinical Assistant Professor, Temple University; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Maxim McKibben, MD
Assistant Professor, Carolinas Medical Center; Charlotte, North Carolina

Michael Davenport, MD
Reconstructive and Prosthetic Urologist, Urology Associates of Denver; Denver, Colorado

Yooni Yi, MD
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, Michigan

Institution: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Contact Person: Ashlea Wilkes, Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 801-213-2702

Fellowship Director:

Jeremy B. Myers, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Other Staff:

James Hotaling, MD, MS (Andrology, Men’s Health)

Alexander Pastuszak, MD, PhD (Andrology, Men’s Health)

Sara Lenherr, MD, MS (Female Pelvic Reconstruction)



Our fellowship is organized around genitourinary injury and reconstructive urologic surgery. It is run through the adult division of urology at University of Utah and the Center for Men’s Health. The fellowship is directed by Dr. Jeremy Myers.

Vision statement

To create one of the leading fellowships in the country based upon operative experience, teaching excellence, and research opportunities.


The reconstructive urology fellowship will be one or two years in duration, depending upon the fellow’s goals.

Salary, Benefits, & Other Associated Expenses

The salary for the reconstructive urology fellow is based upon the current salary for a post-graduate year six or seven resident at the University of Utah (depending upon whether fellows have completed a 5 or 6-year residency). The fellow will be expected to attend two meetings during the course of the year. The expected meetings will the AUA and one other national meeting. Attending other meetings will depend upon the fellow’s research interests and academic productivity.


The fellowship is structured upon three main pillars: Operative experienceteaching, and research.

Operative experience 

Fellows will gain experience in reconstructive urology, genitourinary injury, urinary diversion, prosthetics, male sexual medicine, andrology, female urology, and robotics.

  • Reconstructive urology
    • Urethroplasty
    • Buried penis / split thickness skin grafting genitalia
    • Ureteral repair
  • Genitourinary injury
    • Acute trauma management: University of Utah is one of two level-1 trauma centers in a huge geographic area and treats close to 3,000 trauma cases per year.
    • Radiation injury: managing the full spectrum of injury from conservative to urinary diversion for complications associated with prostate, colorectal, and gynecologic radiation.
    • Surgical: ureteral, bladder injuries associated with recent surgery
    • Spinal cord injury / disease: University of Utah has a strong collaboration with rehabilitation medicine, which serves as a large tertiary rehabilitation center for SCI patients throughout the intermountain west. Augmentation and surgical revision of neurogenic bladder patients are common
  • Urinary diversion
    • Orthotopic neobladder: In bladder cancer patients treated with radical cystectomy
    • Continent catheterizable pouch in patients after cystectomy for bladder cancer and for complications of benign disease
    • Conduit urinary diversion: for benign disease
  • Prosthetics
    • Male urethral sling
    • Artificial urinary sphincter volumes make University of Utah the leading implant site for the intermountain west.
  • Female urology
    • Pubovaginal sling
    • Vesico-vaginal fistula
    • Complex mesh excision/revision
  • Robotics
    • Ureteral repair
    • Treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction
    • Pelvic reconstruction for bladder neck contracture
  • Gender affirming surgery
    • Vaginoplasty / vulvoplasty
    • Phalloplasty
    • Complications of gender affirming surgery

Additional clinical experience:  The fellow will work with Dr. James Hotaling once every other week.  This will provide the fellow with experience in andrology / microsurgery, penile prosthesis placement, and penile reconstruction.


A major part of fellowship training is learning how to teach surgery effectively. Fellows will have graduated responsibility in the operating room and a major component of this is learning how teach residents. Additional expectations are routine lectures to residents in areas of benign urologic disease. These didactic sessions are focused upon improving the residents’ urologic knowledge base, in order to prepare them for the yearly inservice exam, clinical experiences, and ultimately the urology board exam.


There are many areas that the fellow may choose to work, depending which projects are current, and the fellow’s interest. Some of the current projects underway are the following:

  • Reconstructive urology
    • Full availability of the Trauma and Urologic Reconstruction Network of Surgeons database. This data source pools data from 12 or more tertiary reconstructive centers in North America and can be used to investigate many aspects of clinical outcomes in urethral stricture and incontinence treatment.
  • Trauma
  • SCI and Neurogenic bladder
    • PCORI grant – A grant entitled “Bladder Management in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury” started in August 2015. This is a multi-institutional study, which Utah serves as the primary investigative site.  The grant’s goal is to assess current trends in SCI bladder management and patient reported outcomes with different bladder managements. A large database has been assembled with many areas of potential investigation.
    • DoD grant – A grant entitled “The Effectiveness of Early Sacral Nerve Stimulation in Preserving Bladder Health and Quality of Life After Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury” began September 2016 and will randomize patients after acute spinal cord injury to SNM placement versus usual care. There are multiple opportunities to use data from this project to describe bladder dynamics after SCI.
    • The Neurogenic Bladder Research Group is a new group of dedicated centers, focused upon meaningful studies in neurogenic bladder. A database is under current development and the group is open to ideas for meaningful studies in the years to come.
  • Utah Population Database
    • The UPDB houses full medical records and pedigree data on 85% of all Utahns. This database is unique and can be used to conduct powerful population based studies. Current areas of investigation in urology are prostate cancer inheritance and treatment, management of urethral strictures, outcomes in pediatric urologic disease, and incidence an impact of radiation injury. The possibilities for meaningful health services research are virtually endless.
    • AUA data grant – We received and AUA data grant in 2018 for the study of radiation injury after treatment of prostate cancer and are currently creating a database for the study of multiple aspects of this problem.

Two-Year Fellowship

We are open to the possibility of a two-year fellowship. A year-long extension could help the fellow achieve important goals to further his/her career. These might involve a more in depth exposure to one area of the clinical fellowship, such as gaining additional experience with transitional urology or gender affirming surgery. Other possibilities include an extension, in order to complete a Master’s degree in clinical investigation or education.

Sample Fellowship Schedule

The schedule may vary year to year depending upon interests of the fellow and the availability of certain operative/clinical rotations.  Click here to view the Sample Fellowship Schedule.

Volumes & Cases

Click here to view a sample Volumes & Cases list.

*The above represents the case numbers of the fellowship in 2017-2018.  During this year Drs. James Hotaling and Jeremy Myers shared the fellowship so it would be expected that there would be a decline in penile prosthetics and reconstruction since there is now a separate andrology and men’s health fellowship.  The fellow should still gain a basic experience with these aspects of men’s health since they will rotate with Dr. Hotaling twice a month.

Institution: University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington

Program Director: Hunter Wessells, MD, FACS


Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited urologic training 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 are required. 
  3. The applicant should have passed all 3 steps of USMLE and be eligible for a full WA State license prior to starting fellowship. 

Contact Person:
Jessica Green
Phone: (206) 685-1982
Fax: (206) 543-3272
Upload required documents to 2018-2019 Interfolio webpage page: 

Mailing Address:

University of Washington
Department of Urology
1959 NE Pacific Street
Box 356510
Seattle, WA 98195



The Department of Urology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Harborview Medical Center offer a 1-year clinical fellowship in male genitourinary reconstructive surgery and trauma. Since inception of this fellowship in 2005, the participating faculty has grown from one fellowship-trained reconstructive surgeon to three.  Hunter Wessells initiated the fellowship in 2005.  Bryan Voelzke joined the faculty in 2008, and Judith Hagedorn most recently joined in 2016.   


The underlying theme of our fellowship is the acute and delayed consequences of injury whether due to a kinetic, radiant, infectious, iatrogenic, inflammatory or ionizing radiation mechanism. The program has a significant focus on male anterior and posterior urethra reconstruction with additional emphasis on management of acute genitourinary injuries, penile reconstructive procedures, and male prosthetic surgery.   There is considerable experience with surgical management of radiation-induced injury to the upper and/or lower urinary tract.   These complex surgeries often require adjuvant steps or alternative surgical approaches for successful reconstruction.  Surgical management of adult buried penis, urinary fistula, and benign penoscrotal disorders (i.e., scrotal lymphedema, necrotizing fasciitis) are also a major focus of the fellowship.  With the recent addition of Dr. Judith Hagedorn, we are in the process of creating a transitional urology clinic to better formalize the transfer of care from pediatric to adult urology.    

The clinical fellowship includes year-long participation in complex elective genital and urinary reconstructive surgery and mentored graduated experience in acute injury management.  The prospective fellow will have hospital staff privileges and a clinic of his/her own.  A structured curriculum, weekly conferences, and close interaction with urology residents are provided.  

Extensive research opportunities are available at the Harborview Injury Prevention Research Center as well as other research programs. There are many opportunities for the fellow, and we fully support exploring new avenues for research based on the fellow’s desires/goals.  Approximately 20% effort is allocated for research.


Hunter Wessells, MD FACS – Professor of Urology, Program Director
Bryan Voelzke, MD MS FACS – Associate Professor of Urology, Associate Program Director
Judith Hagedorn, MD MS – Assistant Professor of Urology

Program Graduates

James Kuan, MD, 2005-2006          Urologist, Private practice
Joshua Broghammer, MD, 2007-2008   Associate Prof, Univ. of Kansas
Thomas Smith III, MD, 2008-2009  Associate Prof, Baylor College of Medicine
Chris McClung, MD 2009-2010         Urologist, Private practice
Alex Vanni, MD, 2010-2011                  Assistant Professor, Tufts Univ./Lahey Clinic
Bahaa Malaeb, MD, 2011-2012          Assistant Professor, Univ. of Michigan
Brad Figler, MD, 2011-2013                  Assistant Professor, Univ. of North Carolina
Laura Leddy, MD, 2013-2014          Assistant Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering 
Judith Hagedorn, MD 2014-2016          Assistant Professor, Univ. of Washington
Lindsay Hampson, MD 2015-2016  Assistant Professor, UCSF
Paul Chung, MD 2016-2017                 Current Fellow 

Fellowship Training in Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma:
The goal of advanced training in trauma and reconstructive urology is to impart further knowledge and skills beyond the expertise achieved during a urology residency program. The additional expertise should include critical analysis of complex clinical problems, development of advanced technical skills, and scholarship. The fellow should further enhance his/her skills in the planning of multidisciplinary approaches to patient care and mature his/her knowledge in clinical research methodologies.

After completing a one-year minimum fellowship in trauma and reconstructive urology, the graduate should demonstrate the following unique characteristics:

1. Ability to perform complex urethral and genital surgery with a clear understanding of the benefits and the technical limitations of surgical procedures;
2. Advanced expertise in the multidisciplinary management of patients with urologic trauma;
3. Knowledge and the ability to apply the critical principles of: 
a. Plastic surgery
b. Urology imaging techniques
4.  Extensive knowledge of and technical experience in lower urinary tract reconstruction and male incontinence surgery (AUS, male urethral sling);
5. Knowledge of the biology of injury and wound healing;
6. Comprehension of and facility with scientific methodology, study design, biostatistics, and data analysis;
7. Ability to manage academic or tertiary referral clinical practice and participate in continuing education.
8. Skills for self-education and collaboration in translational research.

Research Opportunities
The clinical research available during the fellowship should be clearly defined. Research is encouraged under the supervision of an appropriate mentor.

Urogenital Trauma Research
-The UW is one of the top research institutions in the US. The Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC) allows fellows to participate in one of the leading institutions researching how and why people suffer injuries.

-Renal Trauma:  There are many available databases for research projects – Harborview Medical Center Trauma Registry, National Trauma Data Bank, Crash Injury Research Engineering Network, Washington State Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System (CHARS), among others…

-Reconstruction databases:  
The Trauma and Urologic Reconstruction Network of Surgeons (TURNS) is a collaborative working group of urologic reconstructive surgeons across the United States. Dr. Bryan Voelzke is a founding member.  Fellows are encouraged to use this database to study important clinical questions pertaining to urethral strictures and male stress incontinence. 

UWMC/HMC Reconstruction database: Drs. Wessells, Voelzke, and Hagedorn house a prospective database of reconstructive surgeries that can be used for research questions. 

Clinical Volume Indicators

  2014-2015       2015-2016
Anterior Urethorplasty   86  90
Posterior Urethroplasy  26  20
AUS/Male Sling  34  30
Penile Prosthesis  15 11
Peyronie’s Reconstruction 11  10 
Genital Reconstruction
(STSG to penis/scrotum)
21  29 
Urinary Diversion
Ureter reconstruction 14 
Trauma Surgery 38  36
Other Reconstruction 15  11 
General Urology 71  73 
Institution: Wake Forest University Baptist Health Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Program Director:  Ryan Terlecki, MD

Contact Person: 
Ms. Pam Gippert
Phone:  (336) 716-5690
Fax:  (336) 716-5711

Mailing Address: 
Wake Forest University
Department of Urology
Medical Center Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 27157



Wake Forest Baptist Health Department of Urology offers a 1-year clinical fellowship in male genitourinary reconstructive surgery, prosthetic urology, and infertility.

To apply for this fellowship position, in addition to submitting your application online at, you must also send a copy of your Application, Current CV, Personal Statement, and 3 letters of recommendation (including one from your Program Director) to:

Dr. Ryan Terlecki
ATTN:  Ms. Pam Gippert
Wake Forest University
Department of Urology
Medical Center Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 27157


This fellowship began in 2014 and has been a great addition to our program.  Prior fellows and their current faculty positions include:

  1. Robert ‘Caleb’ Kovell (University of Pennsylvania)—Class of 2014
  2. Susan MacDonald (Penn State University) –Class of 2015
  3. Alison Rasper (University of Kentucky) –Class of 2016
  4. Amy Pearlman (University of Iowa)- Class of 2017
  5. Jyoti Chouhan (Oregon Health and Science University)- Class of 2018
  6. Kyle Scarberry- current fellow 2019-2020


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:

  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.

Duration of Training:

The clinical experience will be 12 months in duration. Independent clinical and/or basic science research will be conducted under the supervision of an assigned mentor.