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Comprehensive & Collaborative Urology Residency Program

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As part of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University, the Urology Institute's mission is to enhance human health through excellence in medical education, biomedical research and clinical care.

Our Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Urology Residency Program is based on a strong foundation of both resident and medical student education. Since 1939, our program has trained urology residents for successful careers as both leaders in academic and private practice urology.

The Difference

University Hospitals Urology Institute faculty are committed to providing each graduate of our program with the fundamental skills necessary to begin their urologic career, and the tools required for continued growth to benefit patients and our field. Upon completion of training, our graduates are aggressively recruited by competitive private practice groups and academia or matriculated into some of the most competitive fellowships available.

Our program is also the proud home to a diverse pool of budding urologists. Today, approximately 50 percent of urology residents at University Hospitals are women, compared to an industry average of 27 percent. The UH Urology Institute is committed to equity and inclusion with all of our patients and families, our physicians, our trainees, our workforce, our business partners and the communities that we serve.

Program Director:
Kyle Scarberry, MD

Assoc. Program Director: Nannan Thirumavalavan, MD

Nannan Thirumavalavan, MD

Institute Chair: Lee Ponsky, MD, FACS

Residency Coordinator: Delicia Pratts

Staff Expertise in Eight Areas of Care

University Hospitals Urology Institute houses expertise in eight distinct areas of care. Residents have the opportunity to learn from the best with hands-on experience in all specialties.


Female Pelvic Medicine

Reconstructive Urology

Male Reproductive & Sexual Health

Urologic Oncology

Pediatric Urology

Female Sexual Health

LGBTQ+ & Gender Care

Teaching Affiliates Provide Multiple Clinical Settings

Our residents have the opportunity to learn and practice in multiple clinical settings at some of the best teaching hospitals in the region and country. All residents utilize the staff and facilities of University Hospitals Health System, including University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, MetroHealth Medical Center and community facilities like UH St. John Medical Center.

Research for Clinical Advancements for Urological Disorders

In addition to training the best and the brightest students and physicians, we are forerunners in the development of scientific research and clinical advancements for urological disorders. The Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Urology Residency Program is one of the few in the nation to dedicate a full year to research, in which residents perform their own research and participate in a research methodology curriculum through UH Urology Institute Research.

Have Questions?

Call Delicia Pratts, Residency Program Coordinator, at 216-844-3934 or email Delicia.Pratts@UHhospitals.org.

Learn more about UH Cleveland Medical Center’s Observation Program / Electives for URiM Students / Externships & Internships with UH Urology Institute.

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