The Section of Reconstructive and Prosthetic Urology offers a one-year fellowship for urologists who have completed a general urology residency program
This is a 1-year reconstructive urology fellowship offered at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. The fellowship is located over three sites: the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus, and Suburban Hospital – Fox Chase. The program offers a combined clinical and research training experience comprised of approximately 80% dedicated clinical time and a 20% research. Unique perspectives gained through the fellowship program include comprehensive exposure to urogenital reconstruction, neuro-urological reconstruction, robotic urinary tract reconstruction and the opportunity to develop expertise in the surgical management of erectile dysfunction.
This fellowship offers a broad range of training experiences as the faculty has established large referral based cases across the metropolitan Philadelphia region. Areas of specific emphasis include male urethroplasty (e.g. primary anastomosis, radiation induced strictures, substitution urethroplasty, etc.), male urologic prosthesis surgery (penile implantation, revision penile implantation, artificial urinary sphincter, revision male stress incontinence surgery), male genital reconstruction/Peyronie’s disease (plication, plaque incision with grafting, STSG, scrotal reconstruction), ureteral reconstruction (robotic/open Boari, Psoas hitch, ureteral reimplant, pyeloplasty and reoperative pyeloplasty), genitourinary trauma (conservative and operative approaches to renal, bladder and genital trauma), and female pelvic reconstruction (pelvic organ prolapse, neuromodulation, female stress incontinence, female urethral reconstruction, open and minimally-invasive bladder augmentation/urinary diversions). The fellow will also have the option to have an immersive experience in developing an advanced knowledge of urodynamics/videourodynamics. A modest proportion of urologic cancer reconstruction cases can be done at the Fox Chase Cancer Center under the direction of Dr. Kutikov and the urologic oncology team.
The fellow will have attending staff privileges at all sites and accepts the same generous call schedule as the faculty (approximately 1 in 19 weeks or approximately 3 weekends of call/year). Urology residents take first call at all sites. The fellow participates in the operating room at least 3-4 days per week. The fellowship offers hands-on training in the operating room with faculty mentorship and increasing autonomy towards the management of commonly seen conditions through the course of the year. The Temple Urology residents will be integrally involved with the fellow throughout the course of the year; as such, the fellow is expected to cultivate a collaborative working relationship with the Urology residents. Teaching responsibilities include occasional preparation of Grand Rounds lectures, participation in the didactic aspects of the residency program, and supervising residents in the operating room. The fellow is expected to attend all departmental conferences.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in learning further regarding our program.
Jay Simhan, MD, FACS
Professor, Urology/Urologic Oncology
Director, Reconstructive Urology
Fellowship Director, Reconstructive and Prosthetic Urology Fellowship Program