Overview The program has a significant focus on male anterior and posterior urethra reconstruction with additional emphasis on management of acute genitourinary injuries, penile reconstructive procedures, and male prosthetic surgery. Operative experience is provided in the additional areas of rectourethral fistulae and bladder augmentation/reconstruction/ neurourology.
The clinical fellowship includes year-long participation in complex elective genital and urinary reconstructive surgery and mentored graduated experience in acute injury management. The prospective fellow will have hospital staff privileges, a clinic of his/her own including block OR time and the ability to book cases and contribute to the care of patients at Harborview Medical Center (average 1-day per week). A structured curriculum, weekly conferences, and close interaction with urology residents are provided.
Extensive research opportunities are available at the Harborview Injury Prevention Research Center as well as other research programs. Areas of active research include biomechanics of renal injury, genitourinary complications of pelvic fracture, long-term outcomes of genital skin grafting, as well as other ongoing studies related to renal injury management, urethral realignment, and reconstruction of urethral stricture disease. Approximately 15% effort is allocated for research.
This position includes appointment as Acting Instructor/Senior Fellow within the Department of Urology. This is a 12-month service period per year position, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020.
Faculty The Fellow works closely with the Fellowship Director (Dr. Hunter Wessells); a second Fellowship Trained Reconstructive Urologist, Dr. Judith Hagedorn; and a Neurourologist, Dr. Claire Yang.
Fellowship Training in Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma:
The goal of advanced training in trauma and reconstructive urology is to provide further knowledge and skills beyond the expertise achieved during a urology residency program. The additional expertise should include critical analysis of complex clinical problems, development of advanced technical skills, and scholarship. The fellow should further enhance his/her skills in the planning of multidisciplinary approaches to patient care and mature his/her knowledge in clinical research methodologies.
After completing a one-year minimum fellowship in trauma and reconstructive urology, the graduate should demonstrate the following unique characteristics:
Ability to perform complex urethral and genital surgery with a clear understanding of the benefits and the technical limitations of surgical procedures;
Advanced expertise in the multidisciplinary management of patients with urologic trauma;
Knowledge and the ability to apply the critical principles of:
Urologic imaging techniques
Extensive knowledge of and technical experience in lower urinary tract diversion/reconstruction and male incontinence surgery (AUS, male urethral sling);
Knowledge of the biology of injury and wound healing;
Comprehension of and facility with scientific methodology, study design, biostatistics, and data analysis;
Ability to manage academic or tertiary referral clinical practice and participate in continuing education.
Skills for self-education and collaboration in translational research.
Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited urologic training program <http://www.acgme.org/> or an appropriate foreign program.
The applicant must have a letter of support from their urology training program director recommending them for the fellowship and attesting to the candidate's successful completion of the urology training program. Two additional letters are required.
The applicant should have passed all 3 steps of USMLE and be eligible for a full WA State license prior to starting fellowship.
3 letters of recommendation (including one from Program Director)
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