|Title||University of Texas Southwestern- Department Of Urology|
The UTSW Minimally Invasive Urology Section offers prospective candidates either a one-year Certificate of Advanced Clinical Training or two-year Fellowship program. The distribution of the one-year program is 80% clinical and 20% research. The 2-year fellowship program is equally divided between clinical training and research. Each year includes both clinical responsibilities and research time, with graded independent clinical responsibility. Laboratory research efforts focus on minimally invasive surgery, robotics, endourology and stone disease and include opportunities for basic research, animal studies, clinical trials, prospective and retrospective clinical research and metabolic studies.
Active laboratory research programs focus on the development of new robotic and laparoscopic surgical techniques and the evaluation of new technologies (LESS). Surgical education and evaluation as it pertains to laparoscopy and endourology is also a research focus. Currently, the section is actively collaborating with engineering groups from the Metroplex on the development of new surgical technologies. Bench space and laboratory facilities include approximately 160 linear ft, of bench space, 200 sq. ft. of office space and a 600 sq. ft. animal surgery suite. Additionally, there is a Minimally Invasive Surgery Simulation laboratory containing pelvic trainers, a percutaneous renal access / ureteroscopy virtual reality simulator, a laparoscopy virtual reality simulator and Robotic VR simulators. There are two Ph.Ds. in the Urology Department who are available to assist with basic research projects. In addition, the resources of the Mineral Metabolism Center and Clinic Research Unit are available for metabolic stone projects. A full-time endourology laboratory technician is employed to facilitate resident and fellow research.
|Contact Name||Margaret Sue Pearle, M.D.; Jeffrey A. Caddedu, M.D.|
University of Texas Southwestern
Contact name(s): Margaret Sue Pearle, M.D.; Jeffrey A. Caddedu, M.D.