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Fellowships

If you are a resident looking to take the next step in your career, a urology fellowship at Hackensack University Medical Center will provide you with world-class training, significant research opportunities and diverse clinical experiences that can only be offered by a high-volume department at a renowned research hospital.

With a special focus on minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgical procedures, we train our fellows on the latest surgical techniques using state-of-the-art da Vinci® systems and transvaginal surgical approaches. The comprehensive, hands-on curriculum will prepare fellows to pursue successful careers in academics, research or community practice.

Multiple Fellowships

HackensackUMC offers a one-year Advanced Clinical Training Fellowship in Robotic Surgery and Laparoscopy, a two-year Endourology Fellowship, and a one-year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Fellowships

Advanced Clinical Training Fellowship (Robotic Surgery/Laparoscopy) [1 Year]
Our one-year fellowship is accredited by the Endourological Society and offers a highly specialized and comprehensive hands-on approach to robot-assisted and laparoscopic surgical procedures. A strong emphasis is placed on training in all aspects of robotic and laparoscopic oncology, including extirpative and reconstructive procedures. The main focus of the clinical training involves a large volume and variety of surgical cases, including:

  • Prostatectomy
  • Partial/radical nephrectomy
  • Nephroureterectomy
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Cystectomy
  • Ureteral reconstruction
  • Adrenal surgery
  • Donor nephrectomy
  • Renal cryoablation
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Percutaneous renal surgery
  • High-intensity focused ultrasound

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery [1 Year]
Our one-year, unaccredited fellowship offers specialized, comprehensive training in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. In this joint fellowship between the departments of urology and gynecology, fellows achieve high-volume exposure to both female urology as well as urogynecology. Fellows gain hands-on experience in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive pelvic surgery while participating in clinical and research activities. Additionally, fellows have opportunities in male prosthetic surgery. This fellowship offers hands-on experience in the following surgical procedures:

  • Transvaginal pelvic floor reconstruction
  • Transvaginal hysterectomy
  • Robotic sacral colpopexy
  • Robotic hysterectomy
  • Anti-incontinence surgery
  • Urethral diverticulectomy/urethral reconstruction
  • Sacral neuromodulation
  • Intravesical Botox® injections
  • Complex urinary diversion
  • Male prosthetic surgery (artificial urethral sphincter/male urethral sling)

Endourology Fellowship [2 Years]
Our two-year fellowship is accredited by the Endourological Society and offers specialized, comprehensive training in minimally invasive urology. The goal of this fellowship is to provide trainees with a balance between clinical and research activities. Fellows incorporate endourology, laparoscopy and robotic surgery into their armamentarium of surgical skills through a training program that emphasizes hands-on involvement in clinical cases. Time is equally distributed between clinical work and research activities during both years.

Fellows participate in all aspects of clinical care, including evaluation and diagnosis, surgery, and postoperative care. Fellows are involved in resident and medical student teaching, grand rounds, and visiting professor conferences.

Latest Technology

HackensackUMC’s operating rooms are equipped with the latest technology, including high-definition imaging equipment, audio and video recording applications, and the most up-to-date communication systems.

Research and Laboratory Facilities

All HackensackUMC fellows spend a portion of their time performing clinical and laboratory research that is primarily focused on developing new laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques and evaluating the latest technologies. HackensackUMC fellows also participate in outcomes research using validated mechanisms and evidence-based medicine.

HackensackUMC’s fellows have full access to the David and Alice Jurist Institute for Research, a five-story, 55,000-square-foot building dedicated to ongoing research activities. Our research center unites scientists and physician investigators that are engaged in a range of national and international multicenter trials. The research center features state-of-the-art facilities that allow for animate and inanimate training and translational animal research studies.

Our fellows have the opportunity to partner with researchers at regional institutions including New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey; Rutgers University–Newark Campus; and Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. Fellows will also present the results of their work at national and international meetings.

To learn more about the endourology fellowships at HackensackUMC, contact Program Director Ravi Munver, M.D., or Co-Director Michael Esposito, M.D., at 551.996.8090.

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