Urology Residency Program

An Immersive Residency Experience

Hackensack University Medical Center’s Department of Urology is dedicated to providing a broad, immersive experience that fully prepares our residents for a promising future in the field of urology. All residents graduate our program with comprehensive, finely tuned training in all surgical sub-specialties of urology.

Intern Year (PGY-1)

High level peri-operative patient care is the focus of this introductory year. Anchored by an integrative exchange between the General Surgery Department and the Urology Department, first-year residents are able to experience a large variety of procedures.

Second Year (PGY-2)

During the pivotal second year, residents focus heavily on their surgical skills. With a vast array of cases to choose from, residents receive hands-on experience in our well run, state-of-the-art facilities, and learn from faculty who are committed to providing the highest-quality education.

Third and Fourth Years (PGY-3 and PGY-4)

In the third and fourth years, our residents are immersed in “mini-fellowships” in male sexual health, female urology, and pediatric urology, as well as outpatient training in these disciplines. Our program also offers a fully protected quarter for research.

Fifth Year (PGY-5)

In the final year as chief resident, OR volume and the high complexity cases encountered — combined with a diverse patient population at Hackensack University Medical Center — ensure that our residents leave Hackensack University Medical Center well prepared for their own clinical practice or fellowship. The chief resident is also instrumental in guiding fellow residents and developing the skills required to be a leader in a high-reliability organization.

Meet Our Faculty

In addition to teaching general urology, many of our faculty at Hackensack University Medical Center and Mountainside Medical Center are fellowship trained to offer specific areas of expertise in the education of our residents.

Voiding Dysfunction

Meet Our Faculty

Female Urology

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Meet Our Faculty

Calculus Disease

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Meet Our Faculty

Sexual Dysfunction

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Meet Our Residents

Name Medical School Graduation Year PGY
Nizar Bou Diab, M.D. Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences 2022 PGY 5
Nathan Cheng, M.D. Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California 2023 PGY 4
Fahad Sheckley, M.D. Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine 2024 PGY 3
Sarah Brink, M.D. Medical College of Wisconsin 2025 PGY 2
Laurence Hou, M.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2026 PGY 1


As part of our commitment to encouraging professional growth and development, residents and faculty actively participate and interact in weekly didactics, including various conferences, grand rounds, case studies, lectures and journal club/reading. Didactics provide protected time for resident education and are held at Hackensack University Medical Center on Tuesday and Friday morning.

Our Didactics Schedule

State-of-the-art Facility

Hackensack University Medical Center’s David and Alice Jurist Institute for Research provides residents and fellows access to a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the most advanced medical research.

Our Program Research

Hospital Affiliations

Hackensack University Medical Center

Founded in 1888, Hackensack University Medical Center is Bergen County’s first hospital. Today, HackensackUMC is a nonprofit, teaching and research hospital that has grown to become the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in New Jersey with a total of 775 beds, serving as a hub of healthcare for the Northern New Jersey and New York metropolitan areas.  Hackensack University Medical Center is ranked #1 in New Jersey and #4 hospital in the New York Metro area according to U.S News and World Report.  Our urology program at HackensackUMC is the only program in New Jersey to be recognized nationally by U.S. News and World Report.

Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital

The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital is a nationally renowned, award-winning children’s hospital, ranked among some of the finest medical centers in the country. As a state-designated children’s hospital, it provides comprehensive medical and surgical care in more than 30 pediatric subspecialties, all integrated within a state-of-the-art, child and family-friendly facility including a separate Pediatric Emergency Department for patients from infancy to the twenty-second birthday.

Mountainside Medical Center

With 365 beds and 820,000 square feet in total, HackensackUMC Mountainside has been serving Montclair and its surrounding New Jersey communities since 1891.