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.
Keep us in the loop!
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:
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Office of Alumni Affairs
9500 Euclid Ave. (NA 20)
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
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.
|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|
|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|
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.
|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|
|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
Former Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute Resident reflects on the personal and career impact of his training.
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 –
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”