Fellowship in Urinary Tract Reconstruction and Gender Affirmation Surgery
University Hospitals is excited to offer a GME-approved, Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons (GURS)-certified fellowship with a focus on lower urinary tract reconstruction, upper urinary tract reconstruction, survivorship reconstruction and gender affirmation surgery. University Hospitals is the proud home of the only comprehensive gender affirmation program in the region, UH LGBTQ+ & Gender Care, housed within its Urology Institute. The program performs more than 100 primary genitoplasties (vaginoplasty, metoidioplasty and phalloplasty) and approximately 50 revision surgeries per year.
Faculty reconstructive urologists and gynecologists with a wealth of knowledge from various internationally-ranked training facilities look to share their knowledge of reconstruction and gender affirmation with select talented and driven fellows. Fellows can expect to gain proficiency in simple and complex urethral stricture disease, flaps and grafts harvest, open and robotic intra-abdominal reconstruction, vaginoplasty, metoidioplasty and phalloplasty.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate should have an interest in developing a wide breadth of surgical aptitude with a keen interest in fostering skills to become a successful surgeon-scientist. Candidates should seek to bring research from bench to bedside, contributing a high level of literature to the field of reconstructive surgery that will serve as a foundation for major advancements in the discipline.
Research Advances the Field
Alongside clinical growth, research opportunities are plentiful for Reconstructive Urology and Gender Affirmation Surgery fellows, including access to several national datasets, prospective cohort studies, community-based participatory research projects and translational research with a focus on microbiome and genetic analysis. At UH Urology Institute, research support exists in the form of research coordinators, statisticians and a recon research group comprising a rotating roster of 5 medical students and residents. Our unique parallel path approach to research allows for support of the academic mission alongside clinical work, leaving personal time for clinicians to explore their interests.
Our faculty includes world renowned specialized physicians eager to train the next generation of urologists.
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