Fellowship

The USC Institute of Urology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California offers a variety of fellowship positions. Our programs provide research and clinical experience while working with a world-renowned team of urologists.

Advanced Robotics and Laparoscopy Fellowship
Endourology, Laparoscopy and Robotics Fellowship
SUO Accredited Urologic Oncology Fellowship
Female Urology Fellowship

 

Felix and Mildred Yip Fellowship in Advanced Robotics and Laparoscopy

The USC Institute of Urology is now offering TWO fellowship positions in advanced robotic and laparoscopic surgery. Both positions are one-year commitments, where the fellows will be involved in research and intensive clinical experience in robotic and laparoscopic surgery for urologic cancers as well as benign conditions.

Abundant opportunity for basic and clinical research is available at USC. Fellows will have the option of working on basic science projects with one of 7 basic science investigators led by Dr. Peter Jones, currently doing research on various aspects of basic urologic oncology. Fellows will also have access to a fully equipped small and large animal laboratory for pre-clinical projects. USC Institute of Urology has excellent clinical databases for all urologic cancers that would be ideal for fellows interested in clinical outcomes research.

The fellows are appointed as junior faculty members (Clinical Instructor in Urology) and will have appropriate responsibilities to help staff cases at LAC+USC Medical Center as well as taking call from home. The fellow will also be expected to independently staff one outpatient clinic per week.

Candidates for these fellowships should be eligible for licensure in California and should have completed full training in urology. In general, graduates of ACGME-accredited residency in the US and Canada will be given preference. International graduates who are eligible for licensure may also apply. There are two positions available and we are currently accepting applications for July 2013 start date.

Fellows will conduct clinical cases primarily at Keck Hospital of USC and LAC+USC Medical Center. Fellows will work directly with full-time academic faculty on both the private and county hospital services (Drs. Inderbir Gill, Mihir Desai, Monish Aron and Matt Dunn) and with the residents and interns on each service. Fellows are expected to participate in over 250 laparoscopic/robotic cases over a 1-year period.

Interested applicants should email a CV, 3 letters of recommendation and a summary of their surgical logs to the fellowship coordinator with a copy to the fellowship directors.

Fellowship Coordinator:
Sandra Guerrero
1441 Eastlake Ave., Suite 7416
Los Angeles, CA 90089
guerrers@usc.edu

Fellowship Directors:
Mihir M. Desai, MD
1441 Eastlake Ave., Suite 7416
Los Angeles, CA 90089
mihir.desai@med.usc.edu

Monish Aron, MD
1441 Eastlake Ave., Suite 7416
Los Angeles, CA 90089
monish.aron@med.usc.edu

 

Endourology, Laparoscopy and Robotics Fellowship

The USC Institute of Urology is now offering a 1-2 year research and clinical fellowship in endourology, laparoscopy and robotics.

The fellow will conduct clinical cases primarily at Keck Hospital of USC, and LAC+USC Medical Center. The fellow will work directly with the full-time academic faculty on both the private and county Hospital services (Drs. Inderbir Gill, Matthew Dunn, Mihir Desai, Charles Best and Monish Aron) and with the residents and interns on each service. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in conventional laparoscopic and robotic cases. Fellows will have access to a fully equipped small and large animal laboratory for pre-clinical projects.

The fellow is appointed as a junior faculty member (Clinical Instructor in Urology) and will have appropriate responsibilities to help staff cases at LAC+USC Medical Center as well as taking call from home. The fellow will also be expected to independently staff one outpatient clinic per week.

Candidates for this fellowship should be eligible for licensure in California and should have completed full training in urology. In general, graduates of ACGME-accredited residency in the US and Canada will be given preference. International graduates who are eligible for licensure may also apply. We are currently accepting applications for July 2013 start date.

Inquiries with a CV may be sent to:
Matthew Dunn, MD
1441 Eastlake Ave., Suite 7416
Los Angeles, CA 90089
mdunn@med.usc.edu

 

Urologic Oncology Fellowship

The fellowship in urologic oncology has been offered at USC for over 25 years and has been recognized as one of the premier training programs in the country for open surgical skills. We are now expanding the program to encompass minimally invasive and robotic techniques.

This is a comprehensive 2-year fellowship in urologic oncology. Fellows will spend one year in a basic science laboratory working with one of 7 basic science investigators currently doing research on one or more aspects of urologic oncology. These include laboratories focused on the molecular biology of cancer, molecular epidemiology, genetics and epigenetics, and translational research. Throughout the two years the fellows will also be involved in clinical and animal research projects.

The second year is spent on the clinical services. The latter is spread between three hospitals – the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center Hospital, the Keck Hospital of USC, and the LAC+USC Medical Center. The fellows work directly with the full-time academic faculty on both the private and County Hospital services (Drs. Inderbir Gill, Eila Skinner, Gary Lieskovsky, Anne Schuckman, Matt Dunn, Stuart Boyd, Mihir Desai, Monish Aron and Sia Daneshmand) and with the residents and interns on each service. Over 500 major oncologic surgeries are performed annually in these three hospitals, including some of the most complex and challenging in urologic oncology. The fellow will learn both open and minimally invasive techniques (including robotic) for many of these surgeries from faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized experts in performing these surgeries. The fellow is appointed as a junior faculty member (Clinical Instructor in Urology) and will have appropriate responsibilities to help staff basic oncology cases at the LAC+USC Medical Center as well as taking call from home. The fellows will also gain exposure to medical oncology and radiation therapy treatments for urologic cancers, participate actively in multidisciplinary conferences and work with the staff and fellows on those services on a regular basis.

Candidates for this fellowship should be eligible for licensure in California and should have completed full training in urology. In general graduates of ACGME-accredited residency in the US and Canada will be given preference. International graduates who are eligible for licensure may also apply. We are currently accepting applications for a July 2013 start date.

Inquiries with a CV may be sent to:

Fellowship Coordinator:
Sandra Guerrero
1441 Eastlake Ave., Suite 7416
Los Angeles, CA 90089
guerrers@usc.edu

Program Director:
Sia Daneshmand, MD
1441 Eastlake Ave., Suite 7416
Los Angeles, CA 90089
daneshma@med.usc.edu

 

Female Urology Fellowship

The USC Institute of Urology is offering a one-year fellowship in female urology. This program offers experience in female and male voiding dysfunction, female urology, neurourology, lower urinary tract reconstruction and urodynamics. Fellows will spend time at Keck Hospital of USC, LAC+USC Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, an internationally recognized rehab facility. They will work directly with the full-time academic faculty on both the private and county hospital services, as well as with the residents and interns on the service. Fellows will spend time in the operating room, clinic and urodynamic lab at the various hospitals and clinics.

The fellow is appointed as a junior faculty member (Clinical Instructor in Urology) and will have appropriate responsibilities to help staff cases at LAC+USC Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos. The fellow will also be expected to independently staff one outpatient clinic per week. The fellow would also be expected to contribute academically through participation in teaching rounds and through involvement in a variety of clinical research projects that are available.

Candidates for this fellowship should be eligible for licensure in California and should have completed full training in urology. In general, graduates of ACGME-accredited residency in the US and Canada will be given preference. We are currently accepting applications for July 2013 start date.

Inquiries with a CV may be sent to:
David Ginsberg, MD
1441 Eastlake Ave., Suite 7416
Los Angeles, CA 90089
ginsberg@med.usc.edu