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The Division of Urology provides unique training opportunities for residents and fellows through its accredited Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery Fellowship Program and its Urology Residency Program.
The Division of Urology is dedicated to training the next generation of urologists through its Esta and Robert Epstein Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery. Accredited by the Endourology Society and established in 2009 by Andrew A. Wagner, MD, Chief of Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery at BIDMC, this fellowship was the first such academic program in New England.
The fellowship program trains urologists in advanced techniques in minimally invasive urologic cancer surgery, and offers a wealth of opportunities for teaching and research. It is a unique training program, offering fellows exposure to several hundred laparoscopic and robotic surgery cases per year.
Fellows spend one to two years focusing on advanced surgical techniques (much of which is robotic kidney, prostate and bladder surgery) and conducting urologic research. Fellows also complete a seven-week intensive training program in clinical effectiveness (biostatistics, epidemiology, health outcomes) through the Harvard School of Public Health.
Fellows play a major role in teaching urology residents and medical students throughout the year in the operating room, the Carl J. Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center, outpatient clinics and didactic lectures.
Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows are well-prepared to establish minimally invasive urologic programs at other institutions, continuing BIDMC’s tradition of innovative clinical care, teaching and research.
The fellowship is supported, in part, by a major gift from Esta and Robert Epstein as well as donations from grateful patients and others who are committed to Urology’s educational mission.
Andrew A. Wagner, MD
Chief of Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, BIDMC
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Ignacio San Francisco, MD
Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Peter Chang, MD, MPH
Director, Prostate Cancer Program, BIDMC
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Ostap Dovirak, MD
Virginia Urologic Associates, Newport News, VA
Arjun Khosla, MD
Urology Health Specialists, Philadelphia, PA
Mark Manganiello, MD
Lahey Clinic, Beverley, MA
Joan Delto, MD
Assistant Professor, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
The Division of Urology is committed to training the next generation of urologic surgeons while meeting the urologic needs of tomorrow. In the near future, BIDMC Urology will offer its own accredited Urology Residency Program.
The program length will be five years, including one general surgery year. Residents will rotate between Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Needham, receiving world-class training and exposure to:
pediatric urology (at Boston Children’s Hospital)
In addition, residents will have time reserved for research and an elective clinical experience to explore their specific areas of interest.
Strengths of the BIDMC Urology Residency Program will include:
access to an expert fellowship-trained faculty with have a long track record of training and educating urology residents
Resident Clinic: a clinic dedicated to resident training where residents will have the opportunity to care for their own patients with direct faculty support and supervision
exposure to tertiary and community urologic care
expert training in robotic, minimally invasive, and laparoscopic surgery
Ruslan Korets, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School