Hamill Urologic Oncology & Robotic Surgery Fellowship Program

The Department of Urology at Houston Methodist offers a one year fellowship in Urologic Robotic Surgery. This position is accredited by the Office of GME at Houston Methodist Hospital. This is a funded position with salary benefits are commensurate with PGY level 6 or higher. 

 

Fellows will be involved clinically with several members of the department. The primary focus will be on minimally invasive approaches in urologic oncology, including a high volume of robotic radical prostatectomy, robotic radical cystectomy (with intra-corporeal diversion) and robotic renal surgery. The fellow will also be exposed to robotic reconstructive urology, including augmentation cystoplasty and complex fistulas. In addition, this experience will be complemented by involvement in complex open urologic oncology, with a specific focus on locally advanced renal and other retroperitoneal tumors. It is expected that fellows will participate in more than 200 laparoscopic/robotic cases during the one-year period.

 

The fellow will be expected to partake in clinical activities in the outpatient setting, including ambulatory clinics. They will actively supervise resident education and clinical duties at all levels. There will be ample opportunity for multi-disciplinary interaction with genito-urinary medical oncology and radiation oncology, specifically through tumor boards, grand rounds and clinical trial activities. 

 

Fellows will be expected to embark on longitudinal research projects, including outcomes or translational projects and present their findings at national meetings such as American Urological Association and Society of Urologic Oncology. Our department places a strong emphasis on academic excellence and we have excellent biostatistics and health services support to address questions using large observational, publicly available datasets. Depending upon fellow interests, there will be opportunities for mentorship and involvement in clinical trial design. 


Eligibility

Eligibility for application and acceptance to this 1 year Laparoscopic/ Robotic Assisted Urology Fellowship for Urology requires graduation from a 5- or 6-year ACGME accredited Urology residency. Candidates must be Board Certified or Board Eligible for certification by the American Board of Urology. Candidates must be a citizen of the United States or Canada. Candidates must hold a full Texas Physicians Medical License.

To apply for our 2021 year, please submit the following information to Meggan Miller:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

 


Program LEADERSHIP

Program Director

Brian Miles, M.D.

 

Assistant Program Director

Raj Satkunasivam, M.D., M.S., F.R.C.S.C

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