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Endourology & Laparoscopy

The University of California San Francisco offers a one-year fellowship in endourology and laparoscopy under the guidance of Marshall Stoller, MD.

The fellowship offers an opportunity to gain additional experience in managing complex endourologic problems as well as urologic laparoscopy. The fellow will actively participate in all aspects of the clinically busy stone center, evaluating patients, performing operations, and teaching residents. There will be extensive exposure to percutaneous renal surgery, ureteroscopy, and cutting-edge technology. The fellow plays an integral role in the laparoscopy program and perfects skills for both extirpative and reconstructive operations. Within a year, the fellow will become comfortable performing radical nephrectomy and nephroureterectomy, pyeloplasty, donor nephrectomy, and partial nephrectomy. In addition, opportunity exists to learn laparoscopic prostatectomy, cystectomy, and complex reconstruction (e.g., augmentation cystoplasty, ileal conduit).

The fellow is expected to participate in conferences, resident didactics, and clinical research projects. In addition, the fellow helps teach the Urologic Laparoscopy course offered 5 times a year and has the opportunity to pursue both basic science and animal-based research projects. The experience is primarily based at the UCSF Medical Center, although additional education and operative exposure are available at the San Francisco General Hospital, VA Hospital San Francisco and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mt. Zion.

Application Process

The endourology and laparoscopy fellowship is open to persons who have completed a residency program in urology, are licensable in the state of California, and will preferably be a candidate for American Board of Urology. Applications for the single vacancy can be made 24 to 18 months prior to the anticipated July start date. Applicants should submit a cover letter, their curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to Marshall Stoller, MD c/o Joannie O'Leary:

US Mail:
Mt. Zion Campus, UCSF Department of Urology
1600 Divisadero Street, Suite A609
San Francisco, CA 94143-1695

Overnight Mail:
Mt. Zion Campus, UCSF Department of Urology
1600 Divisadero Street, Suite A609
San Francisco, CA 94143-1695

A passing score on USMLE Step II (CS and CK) is required for all trainees* beginning a UCSF GME program June 2010 and later. To meet this requirement, programs must rank only candidates who have passed USMLE Step II (CS and CK). Please see the School of Medicine website for the full policy.
*This GME policy applies to all residents and clinical fellows, research fellows are exempt from this policy.

Current Fellow

Fellows Trained

Timothy Tseng, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Division of Endourology and Laparoscopy, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Current Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2009-2010

Brian Eisner, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2008-2009

Aaron Berger, MD
Attending Physician, Section of Urology, University of Chicago Medical Center
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2007-2008

Keith Lee, MD
Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Department of Urology, Palo Alto, CA
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2006-2007

G. Bennett Stackhouse, MD
Attending Physician and Director of Stone Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, F. Edward School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2005-2006

Jonathan Rubenstein, MD
Attending Urologist, Maryland Urology Associates, Baltimore, MD
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2004-2005

Affonso Camargo, MD
Nossa Senhora das Gracas Hospital, Curitiba, Brazil
Endourology & Laparoscopy Research Fellow, 2004-2005

Andrew Joel, MD
Private Practice, Fairfax Urology Associates, VA
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2003-2004

Mitch Abrahams, MD
Urology Associates of North Texas, Ft. Worth, TX
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2002-2003

Hsiao-Jen Chung, MD
Attending Urologist, Department of Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Endourology & Laparoscopy Research Fellow, 2001-2003

Maxwell Meng, MD
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2001-2002

Bijan Shekarriz, MD
Associate Professor; Chief of Endourology, SUNY Upstate Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, NY
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2000-2001

Hsueh-Fu Lu, MD
Chief of Endourology, Taichung, Taiwan
Endourology & Laparoscopy Research Fellow, 2000-2001

David Rudnick, MD
Endourology in Petaluma, CA
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 1999-2000

Noah Schenkman, MD
Chief of Urology Service; Director of Endourology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 1998-1999

Bradley Schwartz, MD
Associate Professor, Urology; Director, Center for Laparoscopy and Endourology, Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, Springflied, IL
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 1998-1999

Pierce Irby, MD
Director of the Carolinas Kidney Stone Center, McKay Urology, Charlotte, North Carolina
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 1997-1998

Donald Gentle, MD
Endourology, Cape Girardeau Urology, Missouri
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 1996-1997

Michael McDonald, MD
Endourology, Kentucky
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 1995-1996

Roger Low, MD
Associate Professor; Residency Program Director, Urology Department, University of California, Davis
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 1994-1995

Damien Bolton, MD
Chief of Endourology, St. Vincents Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Endourology & Laparoscopy Research Fellow, 1993-1994



Contents of This Page

Application Process
Current Fellow
Trained Fellows


Marshall Stoller, MD
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellowship Director
Email: mstoller@urology.ucsf.edu

Key Staff

Joannie O'Leary
Urology Department Residency and Clinical Fellows Coordinator
Email: olearyj@urology.ucsf.edu
Telephone: 415 885-7748

Sarah Joost
Urology Department Postdoctoral (research) Fellows Coordinator
Email: sjoost@urology.ucsf.edu

Imelda Tenggara
Urology Department Postdoctoral (research) Fellows Coordinator
Email: itenggara@urology.ucsf.edu

Contact Number

For more information about the Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellowship please contact Marshall Stoller, MD.