The University of Maryland – Chesapeake Urology Endourology Program is designed for urologists who wish to enhance their surgical skills and broaden their clinical experience in preparation for an academic career or as a prelude to entering practice as a urological sub-specialist. This is a one-year clinical fellowship at Chesapeake Urology and The University of Maryland that focuses on the medical and surgical management of stone disease under the leadership of renowned PCNL and stone disease specialist, Dr. Julio Davalos. The goal of the program is to enhance endourologic surgical skills and gain expertise in surgical management of complex stone cases as well as medical management of stone disease. Case volumes are expected to exceed 400 per year.
A particular emphasis is on percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in the following areas: Outpatient same day discharge PCNL, Ambulatory (ASC) PCNL; multi-tract PCNL; Single Incision Multiple Access (SIMA) PCNL; tubeless PCNL; totally tubeless PCNL; and smaller tract PCNL including mini, uItra-mini, and micro-PCNL. Both prone and supine PCNLs are performed.
Renal access is specifically highlighted throughout the training. Anatomic guided, fluoroscopic, ultrasound and endoscopically visualized access will all be covered.
Additional areas covered:
- Retrograde endoscopic surgery (Ureteropyeloscopy case volume 150).
- Percutaneous and endoscopic management of upper tract urothelial cancer.
- Endoscopic management of stricture disease.
- Metabolic workup and management of urolithiasis, aimed at prevention.
Opportunities for robotic assisted laparoscopic (RAL) training in upper tract reconstruction and benign disease will also be offered and are optional, including RAL Pyeloplasty, Ureteroureterostomy, Ureteroneocystotomy, Renal Cyst Decortication, heminephrectomy, and nephrectomy.
Academic Affiliation: University of Maryland
Location: Baltimore/Hanover, MD
How to Apply:
The applicant must be on track to complete an accredited urology residency-training program in the United States. The applicant must have completed residency and be board eligible upon the start date of the fellowship.
Applications are due by May 1st for the following year. Interviews for the position can be scheduled on an individual basis for candidates who wish to make a site visit and meet with the faculty in Baltimore, MD. In addition, interviews will be conducted at the annual AUA conference.
Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendations from trainers/faculty to the following address:
Attn: Sherri Wisner, Vice President, Human Resources
Endourology/Minimally Invasive Fellowship
25 Crossroads Drive, Suite 306
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
About Chesapeake Urology
Chesapeake Urology, a United Urology Group affiliate practice, is the largest urology practice in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region, providing a comprehensive array of urologic services to patients. Chesapeake Urology operates 24 medical offices and more than 15 AAAHC-certified ambulatory surgery centers in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, Howard, Carroll, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Wicomico, Worcester, MD counties, Baltimore City, and Sussex County, DE, and has a staff of more than 850 including over 85 physicians and more than 25 advanced practice providers. Chesapeake Urology has also been named one of the top places to work in healthcare nationally by Modern Healthcare magazine and Becker’s ASC Review, and locally by the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore magazine, and the Baltimore Business Journal. For more information, visit chesapeakeurology.com.