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Pediatric Urology

Clinical Fellowship

The Pediatric Urology Fellowship at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital consists of one year of clinical pediatric urology and one to two-years of basic research (two years for fellows on the NIH training grant). The program is an accredited fellowship by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Our research efforts are funded by the National Institute of Health, which includes a training grant in conjunction with UCSF's Department of Nephrology. The laboratory work is focused on the interactions between epithelium and mesenchyme in the urinary tract, genital development, and urinary tract obstruction. The trainee's research years will be spent conducting ongoing research, and each trainee will be encouraged to develop his/her own field of interest. He/she will be trained in grant writing techniques as well as in preparing applications to internal review boards. The applicant is expected to publish a number of original research papers in the area of pediatric urology.

The clinical program is centered at UCSF. The University serves a diverse patient population and receives a wide range of pediatric urology cases. The entire UCSF faculty is involved in training the pediatric urology fellow. The clinical rotation involves all aspects of pediatric urology with specific rotations in outpatient clinic, complex and ambulatory surgery, urodynamics, spina bifida clinic, fetal treatment, transplantation reconstruction, and pediatric oncology (tumor board). Associated faculty that are instrumental in the training of the pediatric urology fellow include the Pediatric Endocrinologist, Nephrologists, Neonatalogist, Oncologists, Neurosurgeons, Infectious Disease Specialist, Geneticists, Radiologists, and Pediatric Surgeons. The pediatric urology fellow also works with the Pediatric Urologist Nurse Practitioner in the Pediatric Continence Clinic. The Pediatric Urology Fellow is expected to attend and participate in educational conferences, didactic teaching sessions, ward rounds with the urology residents, and the yearly UCSF Pediatric Urology Seminar.

James Betts, MD, Clinical Professor, leads the Pediatric Urology Fellowship component at Children's Hospital and Research Center in Oakland where he is Senior Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief. The fellow's clinical training is supplemented with surgical cases at Oakland as well as conferences in conjunction with nephrology and radiology.

A complete description of the program is available for downloading:

UCSF Pediatric Urology Fellowship Description

Clinical Fellowship Application Process

The pediatric urology 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 the American Board of Urology.

The pediatric urology fellowship participates in the matching program run by the AUA and The Society for Pediatric Urology. Applications are due in winter or early sping, approximatley one and quarter years prior to the applicant starting the program. Information about the matching program is online at http://www.spuonline.org/fellowships.cgi. The Fellows' guide to the Pediatric Urology Fellowship Match on this website describes the matching process. If you have any questions about the matching process please contact the match office at 866/746-4282 ext, 3913 or resmatch@auanet.org.

Applicants are prescreened by Laurence Baskin, MD, Chief of Pediatric Urology and Fellowship Director, and the UCSF Pediatric Urology Fellowship Review Committee. Finalists are interviewed by UCSF Pediatric Urology Faculty and current research and clinical pediatric urology fellows in the winter and spring prior to the match. Those interested in applying to the Pedatric Urology Fellowship Program should send a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to Laurence Baskin, MD c/o Joannie O'Leary:

US Mail:
Laurence Baskin, MD
% Joannie O'Leary
Academic Office, UCSF Department of Urology
400 Parnassus Avenue, Box 0738
San Francisco, CA 94143-0738

Overnight Mail:
Laurence Baskin, MD
% Joannie O'Leary
Academic Office, UCSF Department of Urology
400 Parnassus Avenue, Suite A633
San Francisco, CA 94143-0738
415/885-7748

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 Clinical Fellows

Jenny Yiee, MD
Pediatric Urology Fellow, 2009-2011

Clinical Fellows Trained

Jennifer Yang, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Urology, Department of Urology, University of California, Davis
Pediatric Urology Fellow, 2008-2010

Ming Hsien Wang, MD
Assistant Professor, Director of Pediatric Urology Fellowship, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
Pediatric Urology Fellow, 2007-2009

Adam Hittelman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Section of Urology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Pediatric Urology Fellow, 2007-2008

Jason Wilson, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM
Pediatric Urology Fellow, 2006-2007

Anand Krishnan, MD
Attending Physician, Pediatric Urology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA
Pediatric Urology Fellow, 2004-2006

Michele Ebbers, MD
Swedish Pediatric Speciality Care, Seattle, WA
Pediatric Urology Fellow, 2003-2005
American Urological Association Foundation Fellow in Pediatric Urology, 2005-2006

Hubert Swana, MD
Division of Urology, Department of Pediatrics, Nemours Children's Clinic, Orlando, FL
Pediatric Urology Fellow, 2003-2004

Gerald Mingin, MD
Assistant Professor, University of Vermont, College of Medicine
Pediatric Urology Fellow, 2000-2003

Nicholas Holmes, MD
Chairman, Department of Urology, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Pediatric Urology Fellow, 1999-2001

Eric Kurzrock, MD
Associate Professor, Urology; Chief of Pediatric Urology, University of California, Davis, CA
Pediatric Urology Fellow, 1997-1999

Michael DiSandro, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Pediatric Urology Fellow, 1996-1998

Ron Sutherland, MD
Chief Pediatric Urology, Tripler Army Base, Hawaii
Pediatric Urology Fellow, 1995-1997

Robert Mevorach, MD
Associate Professor, University of Rochester, Golisano Children's Hospital, Rochester, NY
Pediatric Urology Fellow, 1994-1996

Guy Bogaert, MD
Chief of Pediatric Urology, University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium
Pediatric Urology Fellow, 1993-1995

Charlotte Massad, MD
Pediatric Urology, Emory University, Altanta, GA
Pediatric Urology Fellow, 1992-1994

Kwang Kim, MD
Professor, Urology, Seoul National University College, Korea
Pediatric Urology Fellow

Research Fellowship

Pediatric Urology Research Fellows conduct laboratory research and have no direct patient contact.

Research Fellowship Application Process

Persons interested in applying to the pedicatric urology research fellowship program should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to Larry Baskin c/o Joannie O'Leary:

US Mail:
Department of Urology, Box 0738
San Francisco, CA 94143-0738

Overnight Mail:
Crede Ambulatory Care Center
400 Parnassus Avenue, Suite A633
San Francisco, CA 94143-2202
415/476-6843

Current Research Fellows Trained

Liang Qiao, MD, PhD
Pediatric Urology Research Fellow, 2009-present

Research Fellows Trained

BenChun Liu, PhD
Pediatric Urology Research Fellow, 2004-2009

Nicholas Kalfa, MD, PhD
Chef de Clinique Assistant, Service de Chirurgie Pédiatrique, Hôpital Lapeyronie, CHU de Montpellier, France
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2006-2007

Dong-Soo Ryu, MD
Assistant Professor, Masan Samsung Hospital, Gyeongnam, Korea
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2006-2007

Jiang Li, MD
Visiting Postdoc Fellow, Department of Neurology, UCSF
Pediatric Urology Research Fellow, 2004-2006

Yoshiyuki Shiroyanagi, MD, PhD
Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Japan
Pediatric Urology Research Fellow, 2004-2006

Emily Willingham, PhD
Assistant Professor, St. Edward's University, Austin, TX
Pediatric Urology Research Fellow, 2004-2006

Liang Zhang, MD
Biomedical Sciences, University of Illinois
Pediatric Urology Research Fellow, 2004-2005

Marcelo Vilela, PhD
Supervisor of Pediatric Urology Santa Casa Hospital, Campo Grande Brazil
Pediatric Urology Research Fellow, 2004-2005

Koray Agras, MD
Ministry of Health, Department of Urology, Ankara Numune Research & Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Pediatric Urology Research Fellow, 2004-2005

Zhong Wang, MD
Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University; Chairman, Urology Department, Ninth People's Hospital, School of Medicine, Peoples Republic of China
Pediatric Urology Research Fellow, 2001-2004

Selcuk Yucel, MD
Turkey
Pediatric Urology Research Fellow, 2001-2003

Carlos Ramon Torres, MD
Manilla, Phillipines
Pediatric Urology Research Fellow, 2001-2002

Guanghui Wei, MD
Peoples Republic of China
Pediatric Urology Research Fellow, 2001

Yavuz Akman, MD
Turkish High Specialization Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Pediatric Urology Research Fellow, 2000-2001

Kun Suk Kim, MD
Associate Professor of Urology, University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
Pediatric Urology Research Fellow, 1999-2001

Wei Zhang, MD
Peoples Republic of China
Pediatric Urology Research Fellow, 1999-2000

Ali Erol, MD
Chief Urology, Drueze Turkey
Pediatric Urology Research Fellow, 1998-1999




 

Contents of This Page

Clinical Felllowship
Application Process
Current Fellow
Trained Fellows
Research Fellowship
Application Process
Current Fellows
Trained Fellows

Faculty

Laurence Baskin, MD
Pediatric Urology Fellowship Director
Email: lbaskin@urology.ucsf.edu

Michael DiSandro, MD

Staff

Joannie O'Leary
Urology Department Residency and Clinical Fellows Coordinator
Email: olearyj@urology.ucsf.ed
Phone: 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 Pediatric Urology Fellowship program please contact Laurence Baskin, MD.

For questions about the matching program please contact the match office at 866/746-4282 ext. 3913 or resmatch@auanet.org.

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