Cleveland Clinic's 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:

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.

History of the Institute

History of the 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 since 1999, with the department of urology garnering number 1 rankings in 2012-2013, 2014-2015 and 2016-2017.

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

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.

Institute Leadership

Institute Leadership

Eric Klein , MD
Chairman, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute
Edmund Sabanegh , MD
Department Chair, Urology
Kenneth Angermeier , MD
Center Director, Center for Genitourinary Reconstruction
Jihad Kaouk , MD
Director, Center for Robotic and Image Guided Surgery
Manoj Monga , MD
Center Director, Stevan B Streem Center for Endourology & Stone Disease
Andrew Stephenson , MD
Center Director, Center for Urologic Oncology
Current Clinical Fellows

Current Clinical Fellows

Amanda Chi, MD
Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
Medical School: UCLA, Geffen School Of Medicine
Residency: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Prosthetics

Julien Dagenais, MD
Hometown: Wellesley, MA
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Brigham And Women's Hospital
Fellowship: Advanced Urological Robotic and Laparoscopic

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

Mohamed Magdy Eltemamy, MD
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
Medical School: University of Cairo
Residency: Cairo University Hospitals/Cairo University
Fellowship: Renal and Pancreas Transplant

Juan Guzman, MD
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Medical School: University Central Del Caribe Escuela De Medicina
Residency: University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine
Fellowship: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urology)

Sudhir Isharwal, MD
Hometown: Hisar, India
Medical School: Pt. B. D. Sharma Institute of Medical Sciences
Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Fellowship: Urologic Oncology

Jessica Lloyd, MD
Hometown: Morgan City, LA
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
Residency: Duke University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urology)

Rajat Jain, MD
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Indiana University Medical Center
Fellowship: Stone Disease and Advanced Endourology

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

Nishant Patel, MD
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Residency: UCSD Medical Center
Fellowship: Stone Disease and Advanced Endourology

Jeremy Reese, MD, MPH, M.Ed.
Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID
Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Med
Residency: University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health
Fellowship: Advanced Urological Robotic and Laparoscopic

Nicholas Tadros, MD
Hometown: Portland, OR
Medical School: Oregon Health Sciences Un School of Medicine
Residency: Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital
Fellowship: Male Infertility

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