This fellowship consists of one to two years of mentored research in basic or translational science or outcomes research and one year in clinical urologic oncology.

During the research portion of the fellowship, the fellow engages in a focused area of study in prostate, kidney or bladder cancer with an investigator in Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute or an outcomes researcher in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences. Specific training in clinical trial design and biostatistics also is provided during the research portion of the fellowship.

The clinical portion of the fellowship will consist of rotations with the oncology and minimally invasive surgical staff. The clinical program is designed to provide fellows with a practical knowledge of the most up-to-date methods of diagnosing and treating urologic cancers. The responsibilities for clinical care are shared by the faculty, fellows, residents and physician assistants in the operating room, in the clinic and on the ward. The volume and nature of the clinical experience is such that the fellow has an opportunity to participate in the management of patients with all types and stages of urologic cancer. A strong emphasis on complex urological procedures and minimally invasive surgery is provided. To receive multidisciplinary oncology training, a rotation in medical oncology and radiation oncology also is provided.

Formal educational sessions include a weekly didactic lecture series that covers all areas of genitourinary oncology, multidisciplinary genitourinary oncology tumor board, monthly genitourinary oncology grand rounds and monthly oncology journal club.

This fellowship is recognized by the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) and fellows are eligible to apply for membership in the SUO upon completion of the fellowship program.

Regularly performed procedures

Kidney cancer

  • Robotic, open and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy 
  • Robotic, open and laparoscopic radical nephrectomy
  • Robotic, open and laparoscopic nephroureterectomy

Prostate cancer

  • Open and robotic radical prostatectomy
  • Cryoablation
  • Brachytherapy

Bladder cancer

  • Robotic and open radical cystectomy
  • Continent and non-continent urinary diversion

Testicular cancer

  • Primary and post-chemotherapy
  • retroperitoneal lymph node dissection 

Fellowship faculty

Urology

Medical Oncology

Radiation Oncology

Pathology

Lerner Research Institute

Quantitative Health Services

How to apply

This program participates in the Society of Urologic Oncology MATCH Program.

Contact information

For any further questions or details, please email Debbie Denos.

Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute
9500 Euclid Ave., Q10-1
Cleveland, OH 44195
216.445.4096