This one-year clinical fellowship is part of the educational mission of the institute administered through the Center for Genitourinary Reconstruction. The fellow will develop a thorough understanding of the evaluation and management of a broad spectrum of disorders primarily involving the male lower urinary tract and genitalia requiring reconstructive surgery, and a keen interest in contributing to the specialty through clinical research.
Clinical experience is gained through a high-volume practice of genitourinary prosthetic surgery for erectile dysfunction and incontinence, urethroplasty and procedures for Peyronie’s disease. The fellow will also become familiar with surgical treatment of a number of less common conditions of the genitalia and perineum, including rectourethral fistula, genital lymphedema, lichen sclerosis, and penile and urethral cancer. Major abdominal cases performed include bladder neck reconstruction for refractory stricture, bladder augmentation and catheterizable stoma for neuropathic or congenital bladder anomalies, cystectomy with urinary diversion for devastating injury of the bladder or urethra, and ureteral reimplantation or reconstruction. We also have a special interest in transitional urology, providing comprehensive care for patients who have persistent problems in adolescence or adulthood related to congenital urological disorders.
The fellowship position entails approximately one day per week in clinic with center staff, one-half day of the fellow’s own clinic, and three and a half days per week in the operating room. The fellow also is expected to participate in all weekly urology departmental conferences and to select articles for and attend monthly journal club. He/she will also help plan and execute subspecialty-specific symposia.
Most commonly performed procedures
- Anterior and posterior urethral reconstruction
- Prosthetic surgery (AUS, IPP, urethral sling)
- Bladder augmentation with catheterizable stoma
- Cystectomy with urinary diversion
- Penile and scrotal reconstruction
- Open and robotic bladder neck reconstruction
- Tunical plication and graft procedures for correction of erectile curvature due to Peyronie’s disease or congenital chordee
How to apply
We participate in the AUA match for fellowships in genitourinary reconstructive surgery. Information is available on the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons website at societygurs.org. Applicants should send a copy of their AUA Match application, CV and two to three letters of recommendation to the contact below by the deadline indicated on the GURS website.
Kenneth W. Angermeier, MD
Fellowship Program Director, Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Prosthetic Surgery
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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