The University of Chicago Medical Center Endourology Fellowship Program

Title The University of Chicago Medical Center Endourology Fellowship Program
Categories Fellowships
Location The University of Chicago Hospitals
Job Information

The University of Chicago Medical Center

EndoUrology Fellowship Program


Name of the Host Institution: The University of Chicago Hospitals

Program Subspecialty: Minimally Invasive Urologic Oncology, Pediatric Urology and Reconstruction



Director:       Arieh L. Shalhav, MD

Coordinator  Joanne Swanson


Faculty:                     Mohan Gundeti, MD                                                           

                                   Scott Eggener, MD

                                   Gregory P. Zagaja, MD

                                   Greg Bales MD

                                   Sara Faris MD

Program overview

With large surgical volumes, prospective databases, animal and translational labs and outcomes research support, the EndoUrological Society (EUS) fellowship at the Section of Urology at the University of Chicago will commence on July 2018. Clinically, the two year EUS fellowship will include major experience with Robotic/laparoscopic Urologic Oncology and minor experiences with Robotic/laparoscopic Pediatric Urology and Reconstructive Urology. Research during the two year EUS fellowship will be tailored to the fellow’s interests – robotic animal or simulation lab, translational or outcomes research. Research planning will start immediately after the match. Fellows will participate and present their work in national and international meetings. Graduation will be conditional based on achievement of clinical autonomy and authorship of a minimum of four papers.



The candidate must have completed an ACGME-accredited or foreign urologic training program. Three recommendation letters from previous mentors. A valid license to practice medicine in the State of Illinois is essential. The candidate must also be fluent in reading, writing, and conversing in English. Previous robotic/laparoscopic skills and experience with manuscript writing and publication, as well as statistical analysis is advantageous.

Clinical Expectation and Surgical Volume:

Clinical responsibilities include perioperative patient management, data collection for analysis and presentation. Clinic will take place 1 day/week. Aside from research projects, a significant component of daily activities will include operative experience. The fellow will be involved in a high number of surgeries. The fellow will not be expected to cover call, except on rare occasions. The resident team will specifically be responsible for patient rounding.

Our institution owns four clinical and one-research Robotic systems.

Yearly case volumes include:

Robotic prostatectomy 350 cases/year
Robotic/Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy 100 cases/year
Robotic/Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy   50 cases/year
Robotic/Laparoscopic ablative techniques    25 cases/year
Robotic/Laparoscopic radical cystectomy    20 cases/year
Robotic/Laparoscopic RPLND    12 cases/year
Robotic/Laparoscopic pediatric procedures    40 cases/year
Robotic/Laparoscopic reconstructive procedures    40 cases/year



Contact Name Arieh Shalhav, M.D.
Contact Email
Region North America
Job Address

University of Chicago,

Section of Urology

5841 S. Maryland Ave.-MC6038

Chicago, IL 60637

Country United States
Phone (773)702-9757
Fax (773)702-1001