University of Wisconsin-School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Urology

Title University of Wisconsin-School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Urology
Categories Fellowships
Location Madison, WI
Job Information

Overview:  The Endourology Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Endourology Society accredited fellowship, and has been since inception.  The fellowship program was started by Dr. Nakada in 2002. In 2018 the University of Wisconsin Program in Endourology will go from a 2-year fellowship to a one-year certificate program in Endourology and Stone disease.

The fellowship is based in Madison, WI at the UW Hospital and Clinics.  Fellows are hired as clinical instructors, and participate surgically at all levels, including PCNL (access, stone removal and drainage), URS, endoscopic incision, percutaneous endoscopic biliary lithotripsy, renal ablation and robotics (if the fellow is so inclined).

Important research opportunities exist, specifically in quality of life work, database analysis, RCTs, and basic research.  There is a dedicated PhD and laboratory space available to the fellow.

The fellow also participates in the Metabolic Stone Clinic and develops the fundamental skills and knowledge required to become an expert in the medical management of all stone patients. This experience emphasizes the benefits of multidisciplinary clinical care and features exposure to shared medical appointments. The fellow will function as part of the team that includes a nephrologist (Dr. Allen Jhagroo) and a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).

The fellow will also learn the rationale for medical nutrition therapy and how it is practiced and applied. Specifically, the fellow will:

-understand dietary risk factors and how they contribute to stones

-how to identify dietary risk factors and to screen

-make appropriate dietary recommendations to patients based on their individual dietary and stone risk factors.

Fellows participate in the weekly stone clinic conference, including delivering presentations as assigned (average of about 12 per year).  We send the fellow to the WCE each year they are in the program.

The Wisconsin Program is part of the Endourological Society match. We accept applications from North America and the world.

Our fellows are involved in clinical and teaching exercises associated with our residency program as the fellowship regulations allow.  Any inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Stephen Nakada or Dr. Sara Best.

Stephen Y. Nakada, M.D., F.A.C.S.

The David T. Uehling Chair in Urology

Phone (608-263-1359)




Sara L. Best, MD
Associate Professor (CHS)
Phone: (608) 263-9534

Denise Mussehl
Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (608) 265-2910



Previous Graduates

Year Fellow Current Practice Location
2002-2003 Patrick Lowry, MD Professor & Program Director Scott and White University, Temple TX
2003-2004 Murali Ankem, MD,MBA Chairman of Urology University of Louisville Louisville KY
2004-2005 Gyan Pareek, MD Associate Professor Brown, Head of MIS Institute, Lifespan-University Providence RI
2005-2006 Chih-Hsin Charles Wen, MD Private practice Oakland CA
2006-2007 Gaurav Bandi, MD Associate Professor Georgetown University Washington DC
2007-2008 Samuel Sterrett, DO Private Practice Greenville South Carolina
2008-2009 Daniel Kaplon, MD Private Practice Sarasota FL
2009-2011 Sutchin Patel, MD Private practice Chicago, IL
2011-2013 Sri Sivalingam, MD  Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
2013-2015 Necole Streeper, MD Assistant Professor Penn State Hershey, Hershey, PA
2015-2017 John Roger Bell, MD  Assistant Professor University of Kentucky
2017-2018 Vyacheslav Iremashvilli, MD, PhD Private Practice, Bridgeport, WV

Endourology Case Log

Procedures Events
Ureteroscopy 100
Lap/Robotic Upper Tract 35
Lap/Robotic Lower Tract 75
Ablation 20




Contact Name Stephen Y. Nakada, M.D.; Sara Best, M.D.
Contact Email,
Region North America
Job Address

University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School
Department of Urology
Medical Foundation Centennial Building
1685 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705-2281

Country US
Phone 608-265-2910
Fax 608-262-6453