Mayo Clinic – Phoenix Arizona

Title Mayo Clinic – Phoenix Arizona
Categories Fellowships
Start Date 2013-07-01
Location Phoenix, AZ
Job Information

The Endourology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona begins in July 2013. The comprehensive program develops skills in endourology and minimally invasive surgery. The fellowship is structured as a two year program designed to allow the Fellow to become proficient in clinical practice, education, basic and clinical research, and learn advanced surgical techniques. Areas that will be mastered include: metabolic stone disease, advanced laparoscopy and robotics, and holmium laser enucleation of the prostate. Provisions and support will be provided to allow the Fellow to develop research methodology and investigation skills.

Fellowship applicants must have a core knowledge, skills and understanding of the basic medical sciences relevant to urinary stone disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia, urologic malignancies, and other conditions which can be managed with endourologic or minimally invasive techniques.

Applicants must be eligible for an unrestricted medical license in Arizona and must have completed residency/fellowship in the United States or Canada.

The fellowship will encompass a combination of clinical and research training, including basic sciences, clinical and outcomes based projects. The fellow will be afforded the opportunity to investigate and pursue their own research initiatives and in most cases the fellowship may be structured to allow the fellow to emphasize their individual interests.

Duration of Training
During the fellowship, the Fellow will work closely with Dr. Humphreys focusing on metabolic stone disease, endourologic techniques, HoLEP, natural orifice surgery, and research. The Fellow will also work with Dr. Andrews and Dr. Castle concentrating on laparoscopic training, such as donor nephrectomy, and advanced robotic surgery, such as robot-assisted cystectomy, partial nephrectomy and prostatectomy.

Laboratory Facilities and Research Supervision
Full research facilities are available, including basic science bench space and a surgical innovation laboratory. There are fully accredited animal facilities as well with access to the latest laparoscopic and laser equipment equivalent to that used in the operating room. There are many potential collaborators to work with including investigators from TGEN and Arizona State University. Mayo Arizona is involved in several multi-institutional investigations, which the Fellow will participate in.

Clinical Responsibilities
The fellow will serve as mentee of their assigned staff and work closely with them on a one-to-one basis, independent of the residency program. They will also coordinate care and serve as a mentor to the residents in the program and will help organize and plan educational events. They will serve as junior facility and will have limited call responsibilities. Clinic responsibilities will also be limited, but may be required in rare circumstances of absences. The program will provide stipends to allow travel and participation at the major endourological meetings throughout the year.

Application process:
The fellowship participates in the Endourological Society fellowship match program. Details and application forms are available at:

Contact Name Humphreys Mitchell, Verna M. Roller
Contact Email,
Region North America
Job Address

Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, AZ

Country US
Phone 480-342-2839
Fax 480-342-2782