|Title||Duke University Medical Center – Division of Urology|
Description of Training
Fellowship Program in Endourology, Metabolic Stone Disease, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center begins on August 15 each year. Michael Ferrandino, MD, heads the laparoscopic and robotic surgery program, while Glenn M. Preminger, MD, Mike E. Lipkin, MD and Charles D. Scales, MD oversee the endourology and stone disease program. Currently, the Fellowship Program is designed to explore both the medical and surgical aspects of nephrolithiasis and to investigate techniques which will facilitate minimally invasive surgery and robotics. The Fellowship is structured as a TWO YEAR PROGRAM that will allow the Fellow to become proficient in clinical practice, basic and clinical research, and administrative capabilities. We may consider applicants for a ONE YEAR PROGRAM that focuses solely on stone disease.
Fellowship applicants must have core knowledge, skills and understanding of the basic medical sciences relevant to urinary tract stones, obstructive uropathy and other conditions that can be managed with endourologic techniques.
The Fellowship will encompass a combination of clinical (75%) and laboratory (25%) training, with research opportunities in the bioeffects of shock wave lithotripsy and intracorporeal lithotripsy, shock wave and laser physics, advanced imaging technologies, development of novel endourologic devices, robotic surgical techniques, innovative management of BPH, medical management of nephrolithiasis, and health services/outcomes research as it pertains to stone disease and endourology.
Duration of Training
Laboratory Facilities and Research Supervision
All basic science research activities of the Fellowship will be performed at the Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center at Duke University Medical Center (DUMC). All animal projects will be performed at the DUMC Vivarium, a certified facility. The DUMC Vivarium veterinarians and technical-support staff will provide technical assistance.
NIH funding is currently in place to cover the costs of performing these studies. Pei Zhong, Ph.D., will act as the immediate supervisor for performance of the basic physics studies and intracorporeal lithotripsy research. High-speed photographic analysis, acoustic emission equipment and a cavitation detection system will all be available to perform such physics studies.
Health services research activities occur at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). The DCRI houses several large administrative datasets that provide insights into quality of care.
*In Academic Urology
|Contact Name||Michael Ferrandino, M.D.|
|Job Address||Duke University Medical Center – Division of Urology
DUMC Box 3167
Room 1572D White Zone Duke South
Durham, NC 27710
Contact name(s): Michael Ferrandino, M.D.