University of Kentucky

Title University of Kentucky
Categories Fellowships
Location Lexington, KY
Job Information

Description of Program: This is a one- or two-year fellowship approved by the Endourological Society to provide comprehensive training in all aspects of minimally invasive urology. The training is focused on advanced laparoscopy–including robot-assisted surgery–and the medical and surgical management of complex stone disease. The clinical training of the fellow, however, can be tailored to the individual’s post-fellowship career goals. Clinical sites include the UK Chandler Medical Center, Markey Cancer Center, and adjoining VA Medical Center. The fellow also functions as a junior faculty member (Clinical Instructor of Urology) with clinical, research, teaching, and administrative responsibilities. He/she will supervise residents in the operating room and the urology clinic. Annual salary and benefits are consistent with a clinical instructor.

Clinical: The University of Kentucky Urology Department is a tertiary referral center with a large mix of complex cancer and stone patients. The variety of advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery exposes the fellow to the breadth of urologic surgery, including donor/simple/radical/partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty, adrenalectomy, radical prostatectomy, sacrocolpopexy, etc. The fellow will also participate in UK’s multidisciplinary metabolic stone clinic and participate in surgical care of stone patients with shockwave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

Fellows will train with faculty members from various subspecialties, including Endourology (Drs. Jason Bylund, John Roger Bell, and Amul Bhalodi), Urologic Oncology (Drs. Stephen Strup and Andrew James), Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Dr. Katie Ballert), and Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery (Drs. Shubham Gupta and Alison Rasper), and functions as an integral part of the Urology Department, seeing patients in clinic and participating in laparoscopic, robotic and endourologic procedures in the OR. There are two daVinci systems with dual consoles: Si HD system in the UK Chandler Medical Center and Xi system in the VA Medical Center.

There will be no primary call for the fellow. He or she takes only attending-level call in a shared pool with other full-time faculty members.

Education: Our advanced laparoscopic dedicated training facility (MIS lab) is available with live hook up to the operative rooms. The facility is used for training residents, medical students, and post-graduate students. The fellow is also closely involved with resident and medical student education.

Research: A fully equipped translational animal research laboratory is available at the UK Medical Center, and several fellows have completed projects there in the past. The fellow is expected to participate in clinical and laboratory research, including the topics of his/her particular interest. Fellow is encouraged to publish and present his/her work at national and international meetings.

Application Process: Applicants must complete an accredited urology residency in the U.S. before joining our Department. This fellowship participates in the Endourological Society fellowship match program and will typically perform interviews at the AUA Annual Meeting.


Contact Name Program Director: Jason Bylund, M.D.
Contact Email
Region North America
Job Address

University of Kentucky
Dept of Surgery/Division of Urology
800 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40536

Country US
Phone 859-323-6677
Fax 859-323-1944