Overview

Overview

Residents who enter the professional world after successfully completing the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute's fellowship and residency program continue to receive alumni support and recognition.

Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association together with the Departments of Urology and Nephrology are pleased to sponsor alumni gatherings at the American Urological Association and the American Society of Nephrology annual conferences.

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We want to stay on top of significant changes in your life. Have you moved? Taken on a teaching position? Received an academic promotion or professional recognition? Decided to retire? Have an interesting hobby or a vocation you’d like to share?

Please keep us informed and send photos to GUKIalumni@ccf.org. 

All correspondence regarding Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute Alumni should be directed to:

Alumni Relations
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Office of Alumni Affairs
9500 Euclid Ave. (NA 20)
Cleveland, Ohio 44195

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Phone: 216.444.2487
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Email: alumni@ccf.org

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Urology

Urology

Stay connected!

We invite you to stay connected with your fellow Cleveland Clinic alums and share professional news and photos with us. Send content or request to receive our quarterly urology newsletter to GUKIalumni@ccf.org, and join the @CleClinicUro conversation on Twitter.

Past Residents

Name Class Fellowship Current Position
Andrew Nguyen  2020  
Daniel Sun  2020   Community Practice, San Francisco 
Abhinav Khanna  2020  Urologic Oncology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic   
Alice Crane  2020  Transplant Fellowship, Maryland  
Ben Abelson  2020  Pediatric Fellowship, Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tennessee   
Anna Zampini 2019
Faculty, Cleveland Clinic
Nitin Yerram 2019 Oncology Fellowship, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Andrew Sun 2019 Andrology and Male Infertility Fellowship, UCLA - Los Angeles, California
Paurush Babbar 2019 Male Reconstruction Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
Hans Arora 2019 Pediatric Urology, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern University, IL
Nima Almassi 2018 Faculty, Cleveland Clinic
Bradley Gill 2018 Faculty, Cleveland Clinic
Daniel Greene 2018
Private Practice, California
Bryan Hinck 2018 Faculty, University of Minnesota, Minnesota
Yaw Nyame 2018 Urologic Oncology, University of Washington, Washington
Sam Haywood 2017 Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Iryna Makovey Crescenze 2017 Female and Reconstructive Urology Fellowship, University of Michigan, Michigan
Chad Reichard 2017 Oncology Fellowship, MD Anderson, Texas
Christine Tran 2017 Private Practice, Northern Virginia
Sarah Vij 2017 Male infertility and Andrology Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio Faculty, Cleveland Clinic
Benjamin Cohen 2016 Private Practice, Baltimore, Maryland
Juan Jimenez 2016 Private Practice, Cleveland, Ohio
Ganesh Kartha 2016 Private Practice, Louisville, Kentucky
Catherine Seager 2016 Pediatric Urology Fellowship, Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts
Raman Unnikrishnan 2016 Private Practice, Virginia Beach, VA
Chris Brede 2015 Private Practice, Michigan
Kiranpreet Khurana 2015 Male Reconstructive and Andrology/Infertility, New York University, NY
Greg Lieser 2015 Private Practice, Texas
Ben Larson 2015 Private Practice, California
Karin Westesson 2015 Private Practice, Montana

Past Fellows

Name Current Position
C. Alex Wilson, M.D.  Private Practice, Corpus Christi Urology Group, Corpus Christi, TX 
Lewis Thomas, M.D.  Academic Practice, BJC Healthcare, St. Louis, MO 
Jessica Rueb, M.D.  Academic Practice, Prisma Health- USC, Columbia, SC 
Eric Miller, M.D.  Private Practice, Sutter Health, San Francisco, CA 
Naveen Kachroo, M.D.  Academic Practice, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 
Juan Garisto, M.D.  Government, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 
Juan Fella, M.D.  Academic Practice, Clinica las Condes/University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Nicholas Farber, M.D.  Private Practice, Advanced Urology, Atlanta, GA 
Samir Derisavifard, M.D.  Academic Practice, USMD, Arlington/Ft. Worth, TX 
Parursh Babbar, M.D.  Private Practice, Cincinnati, OH 
Patricia Zahner, M.D.  Staff, St. Mary Physician Group, Langhorne, PA 
Roger Yau, M.D.  Staff, Urology Specialists of the Carolinas 
Karen Stern, M.D.  Staff, Mayo Clinic-Phoenix  
Neel Parekh, M.D.  Staff, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 
Nathan Hoy, M.D.  Staff, University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 
Laura Giusto, M.D.  Continence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction at Chesapeake Urology Associates in Owings Mills, MD 
Mohamed Eltemamy, M.D.  Staff, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 
Michael Brooks, M.D.  Assistant Professor with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX 
Luay Alshara, M.D.  Assistant Professor of Urology at Albany Medical College/New York, Endourology and Robotic Surgery 
Daniel Sagalovich, M.D. Faculty, Mount Sinai Hospital, NY
Jeremy Reese, M.D. Faculty, Foothills Urology Colorado, Golden, CO
Jessica Lloyd, M.D. Private Practice, Eugene, OR
Juan Guzman, M.D. Staff, Cleveland Clinic Florida
Julien Dagenais, M.D. Faculty, The Urology Center of Colorado, Denver, CO
Ryan Nelson, DO Faculty, Michigan Institute of Urology, Macomb, MI
Matthew Maurice, M.D. Faculty, Canton Urology, Canton, OH
Elodi Dielubanza, M.D. Faculty, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Henry Okafor, M.D. Faculty, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN
Daniel Ramierez, M.D. Staff, Urology Associates of Nashville, Nashville, TN
Peter Caputo, M.D. Faculty, Summit Urology Group, Salt Lake City, UT
Javier Pizarro Berdichevsky, M.D. Faculty, Hospital dr Soto del Rio, Santiago, Chile
Marisa Clifton, M.D. Faculty, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
Nephrology

Nephrology

Stay connected!

We invite you to stay connected with your fellow Cleveland Clinic alums and share professional news and photos with us. Send content or request to receive our nephrology newsletter to GUKIalumni@ccf.org, and join the @CleClinicNeph conversation on Twitter.

Past Fellows

Name Class Current Position
Rahul Kumar  2020  Yale Critical Care Fellowship 
Roulan Abu Hweij  2020  Staff, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 
Rhyan Maditz  2020  Staff, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 
Ali Mehdi  2020  Staff, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 
Bushra Syed 2019 University of Mississippi, MS
Anum Malik 2019 Staff, Cleveland VA, Cleveland, OH
Rami Azem 2019 Private Practice, Cleveland, OH
Tarek Ashour 2019 Staff, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Rebecca Blonsky 2018 Private Practice Marshfield Clinic - St. Joseph Hospital, Marshfield, WI
Samir Brahmbhatt 2018 Private Practice, Cincinnati, OH
Gayatr Nair 2018 Transplant Fellowship, NY
Adedeji (DJ) Sodeinde 2018 Private Practice, Cleveland, OH
Yvonne El Kassis 2017 Staff, UPenn, Philadelphia, PA
Arani Nanavati 2017 Private Practice, Des Moines, IA
Arjun Sekar 2017 Associates in Kidney Care, Cleveland, OH
Masaaki Yamada 2017 UC Health, Cincinnati, OH
Taran Kaur 2016 UC Health, Cincinnati, OH
Minesh Rajpal 2016 Private Practice, AZ
Reejis Stephen 2016 Private Practice, GA

Saurabh Dasgupta

2016 Internal Medicine, MD
Georges Nakhoul 2015 Staff, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Silvi Shah 2015 UC Health, Cleveland, OH
Grace (Snyder-Garza) Mcnutt 2015 Private Practice, Laredo, TX
Ma Clarisse (Toledo) Santos 2015 Private Practice, Honolulu, HI
Where Are They Now

Where Are They Now

Former Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute Resident reflects on the personal and career impact of his training.

Paurush Babbar

Parrush Babbar

Paurush Babbar is a urologist with The Urology Group in Cincinnati, Ohio. He specializes in Male Genitourinary Reconstruction, Prosthetics and Men’s Health. Paurush grew up in Melbourne, Australia and moved to Atlanta, GA at the age of 14 for high school. He then went to Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC for his undergraduate studies and stayed on at Wake Forest School of Medicine for medical school. Paurush then matched at the Cleveland Clinic for his urology residency. It was here under the mentorship of Dr Kenneth Angermeier and Dr Hadley Wood that he cultivated an interest in GU reconstruction and prosthetics. He hence decided to complete his fellowship under their tutelage and graduated in 2020. 

“There is no better place to train in my eyes than the Cleveland Clinic. I feel extremely fortunate that I was given the opportunity to build lifelong relationships with some of the pre-eminent thought leaders in the field of urology while here at CCF. The camaraderie and collegiality between staff, residents, fellows, nurses, APPs and all the support staff is truly unique and allows for an extremely supportive and collaborative work environment. The culture of intellectual curiosity, cutting edge innovation and team work fosters a spirit of continued self-improvement. 

If I had to outline the unique parts of the residency experience which differentiate the educational experience at CCF, they are – 

  1. Chief Year where you are afforded the ability to pick from a diverse array of complex cases and tailor the year to your specific interests and goals. Being a quaternary care center, you get learn the nuances of managing cases ranging from the “bread and butter” of urology to once in a lifetime pathology. As a chief resident, you are in the operating room every day and can really focus on honing your operative skills and post-operative management of these cases
  2. Starting your PGY2 year, you run your own service. This is extremely critical as you learn from an early and formative stage in your career how to make decisions, interface with staff and take ownership over patient care. Instead of waiting till your senior years of residency to deliberate of substantive patient management issues, you do so from your first day on the urology service. 
  3. There is unparalleled support for academic and research endeavors. We have access to statisticians and innumerable databases for clinical research and then there are great basic science options for your research year that actually yield tangible results in the one year timeframe allotted.
  4. Focus of resident well-being and mental health. The department and program leadership is very cognizant of the increasing demands placed upon residents and take steps to help manage stress for the residents. The program directors constantly solicit feedback on how to make the residency better. The residents are extremely tight knit and an integral support system for each other during these formative years of their fledgling career. 

As I enter clinical practice, I am grateful for the experiences I had at CCF. I would recommend CCF unequivocally for anyone considering urology residency – you will come out with phenomenal training, meaningful friendships with co-residents and an amazing array of lifelong mentors who will always be in your corner.”