This one or two-year fellowship in the Stevan B. Streem Center for Endourology & Stone Disease, clinical and research training in stone disease and BPH. The fellow will obtain proficiency in percutaneous access and percutaneous stone management, endoscopic techniques, shock wave lithotripsy, and HoLEP for BPH.

Training in medical stone management will include metabolic evaluation and appropriate preventative strategies. The multidisciplinary clinic setting, including Urology, Nephrology and 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 a Limited Clinical Practitioner in the Department of Urology and will have the opportunity to 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 accredited by the Endourological Society and a certificate of advanced endourology training will be awarded at the time of graduation.

Regularly performed procedures

  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (standard, mini PCNL)
  • Access Techniques – Ultrasound, Fluoroscopic, endoscopy guided
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Shock wave lithotripsy
  • HoLEP

Fellowship staff

Sri Sivalingam, MD
Fellowship Director

Wahib Isac,MD
Endourology Staff

Smita De, MD, PhD
Endourology Staff

Robert J. Stein, MD
Endourology/Lap Robotics Staff

Anna Zampini, MD
Endourology Staff

Juan Calle, MD
Nephrology and Metabolic Stone Clinic Member

Mark Noble, MD
Endourology Staff

Jorge Gutierrez-Aceves, MD
Endourology Staff

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

Contact Information

Sri Sivalingham, MD
Director, Center for Endourology & Stone Disease - Hillcrest 
Program Director - Endourology and Stone Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute
6780 Mayfield Road / HC20
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

For any further questions or details, please email the Urology Fellowship Coordinator at


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