Brown University Department of Urology

Title Brown University Department of Urology
Categories Fellowships
Location Providence, RI
Job Information

Brown’s Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery Fellowship has multiple tracks and has evolved over the years and and has adapted to the everchanging healthcare arena. Brown Urology faculty for the fellowship has grown over the years to include 3 Robotic Oncologists (Yale, MSKCC, Mayo Clinic) and 3 Fellowship trained Endourologists (Wisconsin, Brown, Mt.Sinai). Recent developments have allowed for optimization in research support, including IRB, grant writing and national database access support.

Interested candidates may choose from multiple tracks which include:

  1. Endourology/Robotic Track – 1year (approx. 300 robotic cases/year) (approx.: 75 PCNL/with access teaching, 250 URS) – Options include: 1 year Endourology, 1 year Robotics or a combination of the two.
  2. Integrated fellowship with Brown University’s School of Public Health. The 2-year position has a primary focus on training an academic minimally invasive urologist and creating a future leader in our field. The fellow will graduate with an accredited Endourology Fellowship certificate as well as a Master’s in Public Health or a Master’s in Clinical and Translational Research.
  3. Research Scholar Track – 1 year – Basic Science Research in Oncology or Endourology

Except for the research scholar track, the fellow is responsible for coverage of all minimally invasive urologic surgical procedures (percutaneous renal surgery, endourology, laparoscopy, and robotics) cases on his/her operating room days. The fellow may be asked to interact with our residents during certain cases, but as “teaching faculty.” The fellow will be have an appointment at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

  1. SCOPE OF TRAINING 
    Specialized training in minimally invasive urologic surgery will cover all aspects of endourologic surgery at the Rhode Island and Miriam Hospitals – including: minimally invasive urologic surgery of the lower and upper tracts, image guided therapy for urolithiasis and tumors, and various laparoscopic and robotic procedures. The subspecialty training in minimally invasive urologic surgery will provide an experience of sufficient level for the trainee to acquire advanced skills in each of these areas. The fellow will work with current residents in the Brown University Urology program. The fellow may staff cases deemed appropriate by the program director as a junior faculty for current Brown urology residents.
  2. QUALIFICATION OF THE APPLICANT 
    Except for the research scholar track, the applicant will have completed an ACGME approved residency in urology and be eligible to sit for part I of the American Board of Urology qualifying examination. Urologists who have passed part I of the American Board of Urology Qualifying Examination and are licensed to practice medicine in the United States are also eligible for consideration in the program. The Research Scholar track will accept qualified applicants interested in pursuing a career in urology, academic and/or clinical. Emphasis on research, grant writing, manuscript publication will be the primary focus of the research scholar track.

III. EDUCATION PROGRAM 
Except for the research scholar track, the clinical status of a fellow is at a junior staff member. The fellow will have graded surgical responsibility and will be responsible progressively for more and more of the operative care of individual cases. The fellow will also be responsible for preparation of teaching conferences for residents and staff. In addition, the fellow will participate in teaching residents and medical students. The fellow will be required to conduct research, both clinical and basic science. The latter will be coordinated as a collaborative effort with the School of Public Health.

 

Yearly Clinical Volume

Procedures Volume
Total Percutaneous Renal Procedures 75 cases
Total Ureteroscopy 250 cases
Total Robotics 300 cases

 

Contact Name Gyan Pareek MD, Director
Contact Email gyan_pareek@brown.edu
Region North America
Job Address

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
2 Dudley Street
Suite 174
Providence, RI 02905

Country US
Phone 401-444-8570
Fax 401-444-6947