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.
Regularly performed procedures
- Percutaneous nephrolithotomy
- Shock wave lithotripsy
- Robotic/laparoscopic/LESS ureteral reconstruction
Sri Sivalingam, MD
Smita De, MD, PhD
Robert J. Stein, MD
Endourology/Lap Robotics Staff
Anna Zampini, MD
Juan Calle, MD
Nephrology and Metabolic Stone Clinic Member
Aaron Miller, PhD
Director of Research Lab
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.
Sri Sivalingham, MD
Director, Center for Endourology & Stone Disease - Hillcrest
Program Director - Endourology and Stone Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute
9500 Euclid Ave., Q10-1
Cleveland, OH 44195
For any further questions or details, please email the Urology Fellowship Coordinator at UrologyFellowship@ccf.org.
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