Cleveland Clinic – Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute

Title Cleveland Clinic – Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute
Categories Fellowships
Location Cleveland, OH
Job Information

Endourological Society – Cleveland Clinic – Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute


The Endourology and Minimally Invasive Fellowship Programs at the Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute offers two distinct fellowship streams. Candidates may apply for one or both programs:


1) Advanced Laparoscopy & Robotics with an emphasis on laparoscopic and robotic oncologic and reconstructive procedures. The Program Director for this fellowship is Dr. Jihad Kaouk.  For more information regarding the Lap/Robotics fellowship, please contact Dr Kaouk at


Description of Program

This is a two-year fellowship program involving both research and intensive clinical experience in laparoscopic and endourologic problems from the adrenal gland to the prostate. In addition to this clinical experience, time is available and encouraged for both clinical and laboratory research studies. The candidate who is accepted into this program will also have clinical volume of personal general urology patients as part of his/her appointment at the Cleveland Clinic at the Assistant Clinical Staff level.

Bench space and animal lab facilities are available, and a Ph.D. to supervise research is available. This is both encouraged and expected during this time.


Fellowship staff Jihad H. Kaouk, MD Director Center of Laparoscopy and Robotics


2) Advanced Endourology and Stone Disease which has an emphasis on endourology with some exposure to laparoscopic and robotic reconstructive procedures. The Program Directors for this fellowship are Drs. Manoj Monga and Sri Sivalingam.  We invite all US and Canadian graduates to apply. For more information regarding the Endourology/Stones fellowship, please contact Dr. Sivalingam at


Description of Program

This is a two-year fellowship program in advanced Endourology and stone disease, with some training in robotic upper tract reconstruction.  This fellowship is geared to train the next generation of leaders in academic stone disease.  We currently have one of the busiest PCNL programs in the United States with approximately 400 PCNL cases per year, 300 ureteroscopy cases and 300 shock wave lithotripsy cases.  The fellows will become proficient in obtaining their own percutaneous renal access with both antegrade access and endoscopic guided access techniques.


There will be a strong emphasis on research with opportunities for both clinical and basic science projects.  We currently have a database of 19000 patients with stones and have database and statistical support for analyses.  Additionally, bench lab and animal lab facilities are available to facilitate basic science, translational or engineering projects and medical device testing.  We also have a full-time PhD scientist dedicated to stone research.


Fellowship Staff


Sri Sivalingam, MD – Fellowship Director

Manoj Monga, MD – Former Fellowship Director

Mark Noble MD – Endourology staff mentor

Wahib Isac MD – Endourology staff mentor

Smita De, MD – Endourology Staff mentor

Robert Stein MD – Lap/Robotics staff mentor

Aaron Miller PhD – Director of Research Lab



Previous Graduates of  MIS Fellowship Program:

  • Blake Hamilton, M.D. University of Utah
  • Michael Hobart, M.D. Royal Alexandria Hospital, CANADA
  • John Soble, M.D. Northwestern University Associated Hospitals
  • Stephen Savage, M.D. Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
  • David Murphy, M.D. Current Fellow
  • Surena Matin, M.D. Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery, MD Anderson, Houston, TX
  • Chris Ng, M.D. Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dinesh Singh, M.D. Director of Laparoscopy and Endourology, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Lee Ponsky, M.D. Director of Urologic Oncology, Case Western University, Cleveland, OH
  • Ben Chung, M.D. Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Robert Stein, M.D. Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • David Canes, M.D. Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
  • Brian Irwin, M.D. University of Vermont, Burlington, VT


Previous Graduates of Endourology/Stones Fellowship:

  • Shubha De, M.D., University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Michael Byrne, M.D., Richmond, VA
  • Arash Akhavein Mohammadi, M.D., Los Angeles, CA
  • Nishant Patel, M.D., UCLA. Los Angeles, CA
  • Rajat Jain, M.D. current fellow
  • Luay Alshara, M.D. current fellow
  • Karen Stern, M.D. current fellow


Yearly Clinical Volume


Procedures Volume
PCNL 400
Ureteroscopy 300
ESWL 300
Robotic 450
Laparoscopic 700




Housing:  wide range of housing is available within five miles of the Cleveland Clinic ranging from newly renovated “loft” apartment housing in the re-established warehouse district, to classic apartments in Cleveland’s most desirable east side suburbs including Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights. Housing in Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights also affords access to some of the best public schools in the Midwest.



Contact Name Jihad H. Kaouk, M.D., Sri Sivalingam,M.D.
Contact Email,
Region North America
Job Address

Cleveland Clinic – Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute
9500 Euclid Avenue, Q10
Cleveland, OH 44195

Country US
Phone (216) 444-2976
Fax (216) 445-7031