IU Health Methodist Hospital Indiana University School of Medicine

Title IU Health Methodist Hospital Indiana University School of Medicine
Categories Fellowships
Location Indianapolis, IN
Job Information

Program Demographics

The Program

Categories Fellowships
Location Indianapolis, IN
Job Information Program Demographics


Name of Host Institution: IU Health Methodist Hospital/Indiana University School of Medicine
Program Specialty: Urology/Endourology
Program Address: 1801 North Senate Blvd., Suite 220 Indianapolis, IN 46202
Program Phone #: (317) 962-2485
Program Fax #: (317) 962-2893
Program E-Mail: akrambeck@iuhealth.org
Program Director:  

Amy Krambeck, M.D. Michael O. Koch Professor of Urology

Alternate Program Contact: Susan Hughes shughes4@iuhealth.org

IU Urology website is http://urology.iupui.edu


The Program

The Urology/Endourology Fellowship Program at Indiana University School of Medicine in conjunction with Methodist Hospital has been in existence since 1990 and credentialed by the Endourology Society. The fellowship program in its current form is one year with the option of a second year for those individuals interested in academic research career.  The first year of the program is focused on clinical skills with 20% research.  If a second year is pursued 80% of the time will be research with 20-30% clinical time.  Residents completing an ACGME accredited urology residency program or a similarly accredited international residency program in urology are eligible for application. The clinical training year provides a broad exposure to routine and complex endourologic conditions.  This exposure includes education in the work up and medical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and stone disease.  The clinical year includes at least 80% protected time for clinical training.  In a typical week during the first year, the fellow will spend 0.5-1 day in outpatient clinic, 3-3.5 days in the operating room, and one day reserved for research.  Clinical time will be with Dr. Krambeck and other urologists on the team. Surgical training during the clinical year includes adequate exposure to both minimally invasive treatment of stone disease and holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP).  The fellow will have significant surgical volume to become adept at percutaneous renal access, advanced percutaneous nephrolithotomy techniques, advanced ureteroscopy, and HoLEP.  Typical case volumes after the first clinical year for index cases is:  ureteroscopy 200 cases, percutaneous renal access and PCNL 150 cases, and HoLEP 150 cases.  During the first year, the fellow will work on clinical based research projects and develop the foundation for their research year project(s) of they choose to complete a second year. The optional research training year is designed to focus on a more basic science approach to research.  The fellow will spend a significant amount of time working with Dr. Williams in the laboratory setting during the optional second year.  The research year includes 70-80% protected time for conducting research without clinical responsibilities, depending on the project.  The research training provides the fellow with a valuable educational experience that will result in peer-reviewed publications in endourologic journals.  Research training includes exposure to evidence-based medicine, clinical trial design, and grant writing. All two year fellows are encouraged to apply for funding through the American Urological Association (AUA) scholarship program based on a project they have a strong interest in pursuing.  During the second year the fellow’s clinical duties will include running their own OR room at Methodist Hospital and Eskenazi, roughly one day per week total. More details of the requirements governed by the Endourological Association are available on the website at www.endourology.org/fellowship/.


Teaching Staff

Amy Krambeck, M.D. Professor of Urology

James C. Williams, Jr., PhD Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

The Call Schedule and Patient Duties

During the first year of the fellowship program the fellow with take “chief resident” call one weekend a month.  During the “chief resident” call the fellow will work with one of the assigned residents to round on the patients at Methodist Hospital and assist with surgical cases.  During the second year of training the fellow will take call as supervisory staff which is roughly 1 week day out of 10 and 1 weekend every 8-10 weeks.  The fellow will not be expected to take call in the month of July.

Should you have any further questions or require any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Looking forward to meeting with you soon!

Amy E. Krambeck, MD


Application Process

Applicants must complete an accredited urology residency in the U.S. before joining the fellowship. This fellowship participates in the Endourological Society fellowship match program. Details and application forms are available at Endourology Fellowships.


Previous Fellows and their Current Institution:

2016-2017 Marcelino E. Rivera, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
2015-2017 Nadya E. York, M.D., Auckland, New Zealand
2015-2016 Casey A. Dauw, M.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2014-2016 Michael S. Borofsky, M.D., University of Minnesota, MN
2013-2015 Marawan El Tayeb, M.D., Texas A&M University, Temple, Texas
2012-2014 Jessica E. Paonessa, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
2011-2013 Naeem Bhojani, M.D., University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2010-2012 Jessica A. Mandeville, M.D., Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
2009-2011 Ehud Gnessin, M.D., Case Western University, Cleveland, OH
2008-2009 Amy E. Krambeck, M.D., Indiana University School of Med, Indianapolis, IN
2006-2007 Mitchell R. Humphreys, M.D. Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
2005-2007 Nicole L. Miller, M.D. Vanderbilt University
2004-2006 Brian R. Matlaga, M.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Application and 3 letters of recommendation are to be mailed to:

Amy E. Krambeck, M.D.





Contact Name Amy Krambeck, M.D.
Contact Email akrambeck@iuhealth.org
Website http://urology.iupui.edu
Region North America
Job Address

IU Health Methodist Hospital

Indiana University School of Medicine
1801 N. Senate Blvd. Suite 220
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Country US
Phone 317-962-2485
Fax 317-962-2893