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Urology & Fellowships

The Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute’s urology fellowship training programs offer a variety of fellowship opportunities in the following subspecialties, each integrating research and clinical training:

  • Advanced Robotics and Laparoscopy
  • Stone Disease and Advanced Endourology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Kidney/Pancreas Transplant
  • Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Prosthetics
  • Male Infertility/Microsurgery/Andrology
  • Urologic Oncology

Our fellowship training programs offer a variety of challenging clinical experiences as well as numerous opportunities for basic, translational, clinical and outcomes research and clinical research. The institute’s collegial atmosphere and ample support staff enable fellows to balance clinical and investigative training with family and personal interests outside the hospital.

Urology is a rapidly advancing specialty, and the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute is at the forefront of progress, with strong programs in all of the subspecialty areas. We believe that our fellowship programs are among the best and that they enable our graduates to take their place among tomorrow’s leaders in clinical and investigative urology.

The Urology Fellowship Program brochure and these web pages provide an overview of our program as well as information about living in the Cleveland area.

Eric Klein

Eric Klein, MD
Chair, Glickman Urological
& Kidney Institute

Edmund Sabanegh

Edmund Sabanegh, MD
Chair, Department of Urology
Fellowship Program Director, Male Infertility/Microsurgery/Andrology

Kenneth Angermeier

Kenneth Angermeier, MD
Director, Center for Genitourinary Reconstruction
Fellowship Program Director, Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Prosthetic Surgery

Jihad Kaouk

Jihad H. Kaouk, MD
Director, Center for Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery
Fellowship Program Director, Advanced Urologic Laparoscopy

Venkatesh Krishnamurthi

Venkatesh Krishnamurthi, MD
Fellowship Program Director, Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program

Manoj Monga

Manoj Monga, MD
Center for Endourology and Stone Disease
Fellowship Program Director, Stone Disease & Advanced Endourology

Courtney Moore

Courtenay K. Moore, MD
Fellowship Program Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Andrew Stephenson

Andrew J. Stephenson, MD
Director, Center for Urologic Oncology
Fellowship Program Director, Urologic Oncology

Glickman Tower

The Glickman Tower, home to the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute.

The Department of Urology has had a long and rich history at Cleveland Clinic, highlighted by our #2 ranking by U.S. News & World Report 2015-2016. The history of the department dates back to the 1920s with Dr. William E. Lower, one of Cleveland Clinic’s four founders. Dr. Lower was a renowned surgeon known to be one of the first to perform a suprapubic prostatectomy.

Dr. Charles Higgins succeeded Dr. Lower in 1948, and further strengthened the department’s reputation by performing research in kidney stone prevention, urinary diversion in children, and cystectomy for bladder cancer. Thereafter, Dr. Ralph Straffon ushered in a new generation of urologists through the 1960s and helped develop the department into a leader in cadaveric renal transplantation. Dr. James Montie, a renowned urologic oncologist and former resident, succeeded Dr. Straffon as Chairman of Urology in 1983. Dr. Montie’s tenure was followed by Dr. Andrew C. Novick, an esteemed renal surgeon whose contributions to the field of urology include the partial nephrectomy.

Under Dr. Novick’s direction, the Department of Urology underwent tremendous growth and development through its transformation into a team of clinical and surgical subspecialists coupled with a strong basic science infrastructure. This legacy has been furthered with our current leadership team of Drs. Klein and Sabanegh who have fostered explosive growth in both the clinical and translational research areas with the development of four basic science laboratories and a committed corps of 46 renowned urologists.

The Department of Urology, housed within the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, offers a full range of urological and kidney care for adults and children. The department’s activities encompass a high-volume practice with challenging clinical cases, extensive basic and translational scientific activities, and in-depth laboratory research within an environment that nurtures the future leaders of its specialties. The U.S. News & World Report has ranked Cleveland Clinic’s urology program as one of the top two programs in the United States over the past 15 years, with the department of urology garnering number 1 rankings in 2012-2013 and 2014-2015.

The Department of Urology provides care in the following subspecialties:

  • Urologic Oncology
  • Minimally Invasive (Laparoscopic and Robotic) Surgery
  • Renal and Pancreas Transplantation
  • Prosthetics and Genitourinary Reconstruction
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Endourology and Stone Disease
  • Men’s Health
  • Pediatric Urology
  • Urologic Congenitalism
  • Male Infertility
Advanced Robotics and Laparoscopy Fellowship

This two-year intensive fellowship provides unparalleled exposure to all clinical and investigational aspects of urologic robotics and laparoscopy. The fellowship involves one year of high volume clinical training (approximately 800 robotic urologic procedures) and one year of research (10 to 20 peer reviewed publications, lab research and clinical outcomes).

Clinical training in the area of urologic oncology includes:

  • Prostate cancer: Radical and simple robotic prostatectomy
  • Renal cancer: Robotic partial nephrectomy, cryoablation and laparoscopic nephrectomy
  • Bladder cancer: Radical cystoprostatectomy and partial cystectomy, including intracorporeal urinary diversion
  • Adrenal surgery: Robotic and laparoscopic total or partial adrenalectomy

Thorough experience in reconstructive urological surgery includes:

  • UPJ obstruction: Pyeloplasty
  • Ureteral reconstruction: Ureteroneocystostomy, psoas hitch, Boari flap, ureteroureterostomy, ileal interposition

Participation in groundbreaking, advanced surgery includes:

  • Laparoendoscopic single-site robotic surgery (LESS)
  • NOTES procedures
  • Use of novel technologies and advanced instrumentation

Historically, the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute’s Center for Robotics and Image-Guided Surgery has been at the forefront of many major advances in the field. Research activities include various outcomes-based and laboratory-based studies as well as opportunities to author invited peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Candidates will work alongside research fellows for an invaluable opportunity to develop wide-reaching academic relationships. The center also hosts multiple international meetings in which the fellow will have the opportunity to help organize and participate.

How to apply

Interested applicants should apply in their senior resident year (one year prior to graduation) through the Endourology Society at endourology.org/fellowship.

Contact information

Jihad H. Kaouk, MD
Director, Center for Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery
Fellowship Program Director, Advanced Urologic Laparoscopy
Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute
9500 Euclid Ave., Q10-1
Cleveland, OH 44195
216.444.2976
kaoukj@ccf.org

For any further questions or details, please email Debbie Denos (denosd@ccf.org).

Stone Disease and Advanced Endourology Fellowship

This one or two-year fellowship in the Stevan B. Streem Center for Endourology & Stone Disease, provides investigational and clinical training in stone disease and ureteral reconstruction. The fellow will obtain proficiency in percutaneous access and percutaneous stone management, endoscopic techniques, shock wave lithotripsy, and robotic/laparoscopic/LESS approaches for ureteral reconstruction.

Training in medical stone management will include metabolic evaluation and appropriate preventative strategies. The multidisciplinary clinic setting, including Urology, Nephrology and registered dietary counselors, ensures appropriate training in medical evaluation while providing an energetic forum for exchange of ideas and developing clinically appropriate investigative topics.

The fellow will develop advanced research skills and be encouraged to participate in various investigational studies. Protected time will be provided for projects including clinical trials, novel technology evaluation, bench research, and outcomes research. Basic knowledge will be enhanced with directed study during activities such as endourology journal club and case management conference. The graduating fellow will have a well-rounded clinical and research foundation to support a successful academic career goal.

Clinical teaching skills will also be developed. Appropriate time will be spent with the fellow in order to foster his/her own clinical skills after which the fellow will be expected to guide residents through procedures as the primary mentor.

The fellow will be appointed as an Assistant Clinical Staff in the Department of Urology and will manage a personal clinic of general urology patients. This weekly activity will help the fellow develop time management skills and help maintain sharp ambulatory skills.

The fellowship is approved by the Endourological Society and a certificate of completion will be awarded at the time of graduation.

How to apply

Interested applicants should apply in their senior resident year (one year prior to graduation) through the Endourology Society at endourology.org/fellowship.

Contact information

Manoj Monga, MD
Director, Steven B. Streem Center for Endourology & Stone Disease
Fellowship Program Director, Stone Disease & Advanced Endourology
Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute
9500 Euclid Ave., Q10-1
Cleveland, OH 44195
216.445.8678
mongam@ccf.org

For any further questions or details, please email Debbie Denos (denosd@ccf.org).

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

This two-year fellowship program in pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery accepts urology residents who have graduated from an ACGME-accredited urology program. The program is jointly accredited by the American Board of Urology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction.

Fellows are given intensive and broad-based clinical, surgical and research experiences with progressive autonomy. Fellows obtain in-depth experience in clinical and investigative work that enables them to pursue productive academic careers in pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, specializing in voiding dysfunction, neurourology, female and male pelvic floor reconstructive surgery, urodynamics, clinical epidemiology and basic science. Fellows also gain experience in writing scientific proposals, grants and manuscripts.

Clinical Training

In the first year, fellows spend time on clinical rotations, participating in outpatient clinics and surgical procedures, and rotating with urogynecology, colorectal surgery and advanced laparoscopy faculty. Fellows also learn the fundamentals of research, selecting an area of research interest and a mentor and formulating research projects.

During the second year, fellows focus on their research on their thesis, formulated during their first year, while fine-tuning their surgical and diagnostic skills.

Surgical Training

The program offers exposure to a wide spectrum of female and male surgical procedures. On average, fellows perform a total of 300 surgeries per year including:

  • Female and male incontinence
  • Female pelvic organ prolapse repair
  • Transvaginal reconstructive surgery
  • Open abdominal reconstructive surgery
  • Laparoscopic and robotic pelvic reconstructive surgery
  • Complex female urethral reconstruction

Didactic Activities

    In addition to attending courses in biostatistics and clinical epidemiology, fellows participate in the following didactic activities:

  • Book club
  • Journal club
  • Basic science lectures
  • Urodynamic conference
  • Joint Center of FPM&RS meetings with Urogynecology and Colorectal Surgery, which includes journal club, case presentations and research studies

Research

A unique aspect of this fellowship is its emphasis on ensuring that all fellows receive solid training in clinical and basic science research. During their first year of training, fellows develop a portfolio of clinical and basic science research projects. During their second year, they focus on the research thesis formulated during their first year, while fine-tuning their surgical and diagnostic skills.

Fellows have the opportunity to work with scientists investigating urinary incontinence, lower urinary tract disorders, neurogenic bladder, neuromodulator, urothelial biology, and stem cell research using animal and animal knock-out models.

Fellows also have the opportunity to work with outcomes researchers and economists. Since 2002, the fellows have initiated and participated in more than 75 IRB-approved clinical and IACUC-approved laboratory studies.

Finally, as part of the fellowship training, fellows are mentored in designing and writing study protocols for clinical or laboratory research projects, authoring peer-reviewed and invited publications, and presenting

How to apply

Interested applicants must electronically submit applications to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Information about the application and Match process can be found at clevelandclinic.org/education/gme and aamc.org/eras.

Contact information

Courtenay K. Moore, MD
Fellowship Program Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute
9500 Euclid Ave., Q10-1
Cleveland, OH 44195
216.444.8043
moorec6@ccf.org

For any further questions or details, please email Debbie Denos (denosd@ccf.org).

Kidney And Pancreas Transplant Fellowship

The Kidney/Pancreas Transplant fellowship is accredited by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) accredited training program. In this two-year program, urology and/or general surgery graduates receive training in all aspects of kidney and pancreas transplantation, and gain thorough understanding of transplant candidate evaluation. They are exposed to the care of kidney and pancreas transplant recipients throughout the perioperative period, and they also receive training in post-transplant management.

As this primarily is a surgical fellowship, fellows participate in all operative procedures related to kidney and pancreas transplantation; specifically, organ procurement, bench preparation, revascularization and implantation of the organ, and drainage of the urinary and gastrointestinal tract. Fellows also gain abundant experience in laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy as well as multiple organ procurement from deceased organ donors.

Fellows are an integral part of the inpatient Kidney/Pancreas Transplant service. Along with nephrology fellows, urology fellows work with a multidisciplinary clinic composed of surgeons, transplant nephrologists and transplant coordinators.

How to apply

Application and acceptance to the Cleveland Clinic Kidney/Pancreas Transplant fellowship program occurs through the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Prospective applicants should contact the program directly approximately 18 to 24 months prior to starting the fellowship. They should anticipate attending an interview and, as per the NRMP, complete their rank order lists by May. Match results are known by June of the year prior to start of training.

Contact information

Venkatesh Krishnamurthi, MD
Fellowship Program Director, Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program
Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute
9500 Euclid Ave., Q10-1
Cleveland, OH 44195
216.444.0393
krishnv@ccf.org

For any further questions or details, please email Debbie Denos (denosd@ccf.org).

Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Prosthetic Surgery Fellowship

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

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

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

How to apply

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

Contact information

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

For any further questions or details, please email Debbie Denos (denosd@ccf.org).

Male Infertility/Microsurgery/Andrology Fellowship

Cleveland Clinic is one of the first institutions in the United States to offer a clinical fellowship in Male Infertility. We have been training clinical and research fellows in this program for more than 20 years. More than 60 percent of our graduates have gone on to academic positions.

This one-year program (minimum) focuses on the development of clinical excellence in all aspects of male fertility management and basic science techniques in andrology. The clinical fellow will spend the majority of his/her time in the clinic and in the operating room, evaluating and managing patients with infertility problems. There is an opportunity for a second-year or research fellowship for interested candidates.

At the start of the fellowship, the fellow completes a comprehensive microsurgery course given by the Department of Plastic Surgery. In addition, he/she has rotations on the reproductive endocrinology and erectile dysfunction services at Cleveland Clinic. The fellow has opportunities to conduct clinical and basic science research and it is expected that research should result in at least two major publications.

The fellow also attends the annual meetings of the American Urological Association and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

The fellow completing the program should have the expertise needed to investigate and treat all aspects of male infertility; a current understanding of the state of the art; and should be able to critically appraise research and literature related to this urologic surgery subspecialty.

In addition to infertility management, the fellowship will include weekly experiences in a variety of men’s health evaluations and procedures to include medical and surgical management of erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, prostatitis syndromes, hypogonadism, and orchialgia.

Cleveland Clinic’s Andrology Center

Our new, state-of-the-art Andrology Center offers evaluation, preservation and other services for male fertility. The facility boasts the largest lab of its kind in the Midwest and one of the largest in the country, serving more than 2,400 patients each year.

The center’s full spectrum of fertility tests and services includes semen analysis, sperm processing for intrauterine insemination and immunologic testing. Advanced semen-testing options offered include measurement of reactive oxygen species, antioxidant levels and sperm DNA damage. We also offer cryopreservation of male gametes (prior to cancer treatment), testicular tissue and epididymal aspirates.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a formal application form and curriculum vitae along with three letters of reference (preferably one from the residency program director) to:

Edmund Sabanegh Jr., MD
Chairman, Department of Urology
Fellowship Program Director, Male Infertility/Microsurgery/Andrology
Cleveland Clinic
Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute
9500 Euclid Avenue, Q10-1
Cleveland, OH 44195 USA

For any further questions or details, please email Debbie Denos (denosd@ccf.org).

Urologic Oncology Fellowship

This fellowship consists of one to two years of mentored research in basic or translational science or outcomes research and one year in clinical urologic oncology.

During the research portion of the fellowship, the fellow engages in a focused area of study in prostate, kidney or bladder cancer with an investigator in Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute or an outcomes researcher in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences. Specific training in clinical trial design and biostatistics also is provided during the research portion of the fellowship.

The clinical portion of the fellowship will consist of rotations with the oncology and minimally invasive surgical staff. The clinical program is designed to provide fellows with a practical knowledge of the most up-to-date methods of diagnosing and treating urologic cancers. The responsibilities for clinical care are shared by the faculty, fellows, residents and physician assistants in the operating room, in the clinic and on the ward. The volume and nature of the clinical experience is such that the fellow has an opportunity to participate in the management of patients with all types and stages of urologic cancer. A strong emphasis on complex urological procedures and minimally invasive surgery is provided. To receive multidisciplinary oncology training, a rotation in medical oncology and radiation oncology also is provided.

Formal educational sessions include a weekly didactic lecture series that covers all areas of genitourinary oncology, multidisciplinary genitourinary oncology tumor board, monthly genitourinary oncology grand rounds and monthly oncology journal club.

This fellowship is recognized by the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) and fellows are eligible to apply for membership in the SUO upon completion of the fellowship program.

How to apply

This program participates in the Society of Urologic Oncology MATCH Program. Please apply online at suonet.org.

Contact information

Andrew J. Stephenson, MD
Director, Center for Urologic Oncology
Fellowship Program Director, Urologic Oncology
Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute
9500 Euclid Ave., Q10-1
Cleveland, OH 44195
216.445.1062
stephea2@ccf.org

For any further questions or details, please email Debbie Denos (denosd@ccf.org).

Research and Education

Research Support

The Novick Center for Clinical and Translational Research supports the research efforts of all members of the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute. Headed by urology and nephrology staff, the center has a research manager, research nurses, study coordinators, database managers and IT support personnel. The center manages a number of clinical trials and 15 disease-specific databases that serve as a source for clinical projects and outcomes reporting.

Biostatistical support is provided through the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences and center personnel frequently collaborate with scientists in Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute.

Collaborative Learning

At the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, our fellows enjoy active collaboration with our residents in clinical, didactic and research endeavors. For example, fellows have the opportunity to work closely with residents on the wards, in clinic and in the operating rooms, which fosters the exchange of ideas and allows fellows to hone their developing skills as physician educators.

Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in weekly and monthly resident teaching conferences, including case presentations, morbidity and mortality conferences, journal club and various subspecialty clinical conferences.

Because the urology residency is among the few programs in the country to offer a dedicated year of research, there is ample opportunity for resident and fellow collaboration on clinical and basic science research projects, which in the past have resulted in publications and meeting presentations.

Urologic Oncology Fellowship

Goals and Objectives

  • Learn the appropriate clinical and laboratory evaluation of patients with urologic malignancies.
  • Become proficient with open and laparoscopic techniques for managing patients with urologic malignancies
  • Learn to critically review and participate in clinical research of urologic oncology
  • Become involved and foster multidisciplinary clinical care of patients with urologic malignancies

Duration: 1 year

The Program

The teaching program centers around the management of urologic malignancies. Rotations are based upon approaches to surgical treatment and include open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. The training is based on the premise that a urologic oncologic surgeon should be skilled in all three areas. Our fellowship provides a broad experience in adrenal, renal, bladder, retroperitoneal, and prostate surgery. Fellows also get an extensive experience in pelvic surgery doing when we do combined cancer cases with colorectal surgery and gynecologic oncology.

In addition to the structured curriculum, other activities include:

  • Weekly/Monthly Club Meetings
  • On-call and Consult Responsibilities
  • Research Commitment
  • Evaluations

Fellow Salary and Benefits

Salary is at the PGY7 level plus fringe benefits as detailed in the Graduate Physician Policy Manual and listed in the Resident/Fellow Benefits.

More Information and Application

Graduate Medical Education / Medical Student Education
Cleveland Clinic Florida
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, Florida 33331
Phone: 954.659.6211
Toll-free: 866.293.7866 ext. 56211
Fax: 954.659.6216
Email: gme@ccf.org

Or

Nic Muruve, MD, FACS, FRCSC
Program Director, Urologic Oncology
Cleveland Clinic Florida
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, Florida 33331
Phone: 954.659.5188
Fax: 954.659.6189
Email: muruven@ccf.org

Voiding Dysfunction Female Urology Fellowship

Goals and Objectives

  • Provide advanced training in the specialty of female pelvic reconstruction and voiding dysfunction and GU bowel reconstruction
  • Attract and recruit qualified applicants
  • Improve patient care and surgery using cost-effective and minimally invasive approaches
  • Increase the basic science knowledge of pelvic anatomy, pathophysiology, and neurophysiology and monitor outcomes for different treatments provided
  • Provide geographical outreach of services

Duration: 2 years

The Program

The educational program is based on Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU) guidelines. It covers the following modules:

  • Urodynamic Testing. Extensive urodynamic testing in the state-of-the-art laboratory using fluorourodynamics provides a thorough understanding of different disease processes
  • LUTS and Urinary Incontinence (male and female)
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Voiding Dysfunction (neurogenic and non-neurogenic)
  • Genitourinary Reconstruction. GU reconstruction includes use of bowel, urethroplasty and ureteral reconstruction

These modules cover diagnostic evaluation and treatment of neurogenic bladder, pelvic floor dysfunction and prolapse, rectovaginal fistula, vesicovaginal and urethrovaginal fistula, and urinary incontinence and its different management modalities including behavior treatment, pharmacological treatment, biofeedback electrical stimulation, and surgical. The evaluation and treatment of anal incontinence is in collaboration with colorectal surgery. The educational activities cover the anatomy and pathophysiology of the bladder and the rectum. Urological reconstructive bowel surgery, male incontinence, urethral reconstructive surgery, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, and bladder outlet obstruction are examples of the domain of this specialty. Monitoring outcomes of different treatments is an integral part of the curriculum. Practice management and coding is discussed on one-to-one basis, and included in the core curriculum. Clinical trial design and statistics are included in the educational activities.

In addition to the structured curriculum, other unique activities are integrated:

  • Weekly/Monthly Club Meetings and Workshops
  • On-call and Consult Responsibilities
  • Research Commitment
  • Evaluations

Fellow Salary and Benefits

Salary is at the PGY7 level plus fringe benefits as detailed in the Graduate Physician Policy Manual and listed in the Resident/Fellow Benefits.

More Information and Application

Graduate Medical Education / Medical Student Education
Cleveland Clinic Florida
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, Florida 33331
Phone: 954.659.6211
Toll-free: 866.293.7866 ext. 56211
Fax: 954.659.6216
Email: gme@ccf.org

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Arash Akhavein Mohammadi, MD
Hometown: Tehran, Iran
Medical School: Azad University-Tehran
Residency: University of Florida, College of Medicine
Fellowship: Stone Disease and Advanced Endourology

Pedram Aram, MD
Hometown: Tehran, Iran
Medical School: Azad University-Tehran
Residency: Shariati Hospital
Fellowship: Renal and Pancreas Transplant

Pete Caputo, MD
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Fellowship: Advanced Urological Robotic and Laparoscopic

Marisa Clifton, MD
Hometown: Billings, MT
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Elodi Dielubanza, MD
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: UCLA
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Evan Kovac, MD
Hometown: Montreal, Canada
Medical School: McGill University
Residency: McGill University
Fellowship: Urologic Oncology

John Lacy, MD
Hometown: St. Marys, OH
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Residency: University of Kentucky
Fellowship: Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Prosthetics

Ahmad Majzoub, MD
Hometown: Tripoli, Lebanon
Medical School: Beirut Arab University
Residency: Hamad Medical
Fellowship: Male Infertility

Matthew Maurice, MD
Hometown: Oak Park, IL
Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency: University Hospitals of Cleveland
Fellowship: Advanced Urological Robotic and Laparoscopic

Ryan Nelson, DO
Hometown: Monument Valley, UT
Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital
Fellowship: Advanced Urological Robotic and Laparoscopic

Henry Okafor, MD
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Residency: University Hospital – SUNY Upstate
Fellowship: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Javier Pizarro Berdichevsky, MD
Hometown: Santiago, Chile
Medical School: Pontificia University Catol De Chile
Residency: Pontificia University Catol De Chile
Fellowship: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Daniel Ramirez, MD
Hometown: El Paso, TX
Medical School: University of Texas Medical School At Houston
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
Fellowship: Advanced Urological Robotic and Laparoscopic

Joseph Zabell, MD
Hometown: Fargo, ND
Medical School: University of Iowa RJ & L Carver College of Medicine
Residency: University of Minnesota Hospital And Clinic
Fellowship: Urologic Oncology

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