Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Fellowships

Fellowship in Endourology &
Minimally Invasive Oncology

The Fellow will work with the physicians who specialize in advanced endourology and minimally invasive urologic oncology in the Department of Urology and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center of Thomas Jefferson University.  Dr. Scott Hubosky is responsible for the endourologic aspects of the training. Laparoscopy and minimally invasive urologic oncology are managed by Dr. Costas Lallas with Drs. Leonard Gomella, Edouard Trabulsi, Mark Mann, and James R Mark at Thomas Jefferson University and Methodist Hospitals. The fellowship focuses on ureteroscopy, percutaneous nephroscopy, and laparoscopic/ robotic reconstructive surgery and oncology, including nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty, prostatectomy cystectomy, and more advanced procedures.  Pure laparoscopic and robotically assisted approaches are employed. The Fellow attends the Stone Clinic, and the Multidisciplinary GU Oncology Clinic at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  They are expected to participate in weekly urology conferences and be involved in teaching residents and medical students.  There is a dedicated Endourology Suite at the University hospital with a wide range of endourologic equipment, and 4 daVinci Robots. The Fellow is expected to participate in research endeavors in the department, which includes writing abstracts and manuscripts, and presenting at major regional and national meetings. The fellowship is a one year program certified by the Endourology Society. The Department of Urology website is www.jefferson.edu/urology

For more information on this program, and for application information, please see our page on the Endourology Society web site at www.endourology.org

4th Year Clerkships

The urology group at Jefferson is divided into three services. Generally you will spend one week each on the A service (oncology), B service (endourology) and C service (neurourology and female urology).

Week One - Focus on Oncology (A) Service - You will attend a combination of office hours/ the Bodine clinic and the operating room on this service.

Dr. Gomella - Chairman of Urology, Urologic Oncology
Dr. Trabulsi - Urologic oncology and Robotic surgery
Dr. Lallas - Urologic oncology and Robotic surgery

Week Two - Focus on B Service - you will see cases involving endoscopic or laparoscopic techniques.

Dr. Hubosky -  Endourologic treatment of stone and upper tract neoplasms
Dr. Healy - Endourologic treatment of stone and upper tract neoplasms

Week Three - Focus on C Service - specializes in cases involving female urology, neurourology, erectile dysfunction, and infertility.

Dr. Shenot - Neurourology
Dr. Das – Female Urology/Neurourology
Dr. Murphy – Female Urology
Dr. Hirsch - Erectile dysfunction and infertility

Interspersed experience with D service – general urology

Dr. Glassman
Dr. Goldstein

3rd year Idept Rotation

The urology rotation and service are broken down as shown above, into three one-week services. You will also spend a day at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children where you will be exposed to pediatric urologic surgery and the outpatient clinic, so as not to miss this important sector of urology.   You will also spend some time on the D service, exposing you to general, office urology.

You will be given a hand out at your orientation with a detailed schedule including conferences. The lectures to be given during the three weeks by Dr. Frank and Dr. Koppel.  They are outlined below:

  1. Interpretation of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)
  2. Evaluation of stress and urge urinary incontinence
  3. Prostate cancer
  4. Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)
  5. Calculus disease
  6. Urologic emergencies
  7. Hematuria
  8. Basic pediatric urology
  9. Bladder cancer
  10. Renal and testis cancer
  11. Infertility and sexual dysfunction

For any questions, please e-mail Dolores Byrne