|Title||University of Toronto – Division Of Urology|
Fellowship in Endourology, Urologic Laparoscopy and Robotic-assisted surgery
Description of Training The University of Toronto Endourology, Urologic Laparoscopy, and Robotic-assisted surgery fellowship is a comprehensive 2-year program that provides clinical and research training in both endourology and minimally-invasive urologic surgery. As well as training in all aspects of contemporary endourology, fellows will be involved with the medical management of stone disease through the Provincial Kidney Stone Prevention Clinic, and will gain experience with advanced laparoscopic and robotic assisted laparoscopic procedures. These include nephrectomy, donor nephrectomy, nephroureterectomy, adrenalectomy, and robotic assisted radical prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy and pyeloplasty. We serve as a provincial tertiary referral centre for complex stone disease, laparoscopic surgery and robotic-assisted surgery. Our centre is also one of only 3 shock wave lithotripsy units in the province of Ontario.
The Fellowship will consist of 2 years, with one year primarily focused on endourology and the other year focused primarily on advanced laparoscopy and robotic-assisted surgery. Clinical research occurs through-out the fellowship.
Duration of Training Fellows are required to have completed a recognized 5 or 6 year Urology Residency with the appropriate certification.
Laboratory Facilities and Research Supervision Clinical databases are available to allow prospective outcome studies on 2,500-2,800 shockwave patients per year, as well as all patients treated endourologically, laparoscopically and robotically. Both basic science bench-space and a fully equipped animal vivarium are available. A Ph.D. is available to supervise specific projects, in areas ranging from biomaterials, infection, and metabolic stone disease. Supervision is also available for those wishing to pursue an M.Sc. in clinical epidemiology, and fellows are expected to participate in ongoing clinical trials, as well as in the development of new trials. Fellows are expected to submit abstracts to annual meetings and prepare manuscripts for publication.
Clinical Responsibilities The Fellow will participate in a wide range of endourologic, laparoscopic and robotic assisted surgical procedures and round on these patients, with the senior resident, in the post-operative period. He or she will be involved with both the surgical and medical assessment of patients through the clinics at The St. Michael’s Hospital Kidney Stone Centre. Fellows will not routinely be expected to take night or weekend urology call, unless the urology residents are not meeting their on-call requirements. Fellow will assist with renal transplants as well during the course of fellowship.
Previous Graduates of the Fellowship Program
|Contact Name||Dr. Kenneth T. Pace (Director), Dr. Jason Y. Lee, Dr. Michael Ordon|
University of Toronto
Contact name(s): Dr. Kenneth T. Pace (Director), Dr. Jason Y. Lee, Dr. Michael Ordon