Minimally Invasive and Endourology Fellowship

Background: The Brady Urological Institute of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions offers a highly specialized and comprehensive fellowship training program in Endourology and Minimally Invasive Urological Surgery. This program is unique in that individuals are exposed to all aspects of minimally invasive urology including:

  • Robotics
    • Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy
    • Robotic Assisted Partial Nephrectomy
    • Robotic Assisted Pyeloplasty
    • Robotic Assisted Radical Cystectomy
  • Laparoscopy
    • Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy
    • Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy
    • Laparoscopic Simple Nephrectomy
    • Laparoscopic Live Donor Nephrectomy
    • Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty
    • Laparoscopic Renal Cyst Ablation
    • Laparoscopic Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection
    • Laparoscopic Sacral Colpopexy
    • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)
  • Percutaneous Image Guided Surgeyr
    • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
    • Percutaneous Renal Tumor Ablation
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
  • Transurethral Surgery
    • Transurethral Needle Ablation of the Prostate
    • Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate
    • Green Light Laser of the Prostate

The fellowship program is under the direction of Drs. Mohamad Allaf and Brian Matlaga.  Christian Pavlovich also serve as faculty advisor.  At this time the fellowship is a one year clinical fellowship with a research component.  The program is based out of the two campuses of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, namely the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The fellow is appointed as an official faculty member with title of "Instructor in Urology" with full hospital admitting and operative privileges, allowing the fellow to gain autonomy. 
The endourology program is mainly geared towards training individuals interested in pursuing a career in academia. 
The following is a list of prior endourology fellows and their current employment, many of whom serve as the director of Endourology and Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery at their respective locations: 

Robert Moore, M.D. (1993-1994)
Baylor University, Houston, TX

John Adams, M.D. (1994-1995)
Community practice in South Carolina

Timothy Averch, M.D. (1995-1996) 
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Roland Chen, M.D. (1996-1997) 
Community practice in Utah

Jay Bishoff, M.D. (1997-1998)
Wilford Hall, San Antonio, TX

Michael Fabrizio, M.D. (1998-1999) 
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

George Chow, M.D. (1999-2000) 
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Sanjay Ramakumar, M.D. (2000-2001) 
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Thomas Hsu, M.D. (2001-2002)
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 

Sam B. Bhayani, M.D. (2002-2004)
Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Richard E. Link, M.D. (2003-2005)
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Andrew Wagner, M.D. (2004-2006)
Beth Israel Deaconess-Harvard, Boston, MA

Aaron Sulman, M.D. (2005-2006)
Medical College of Wisconsin.

Clinical Experience. As the recognized leading urology department in the United States, the Brady Urological Institute of Johns Hopkins serves as a tertiary referral center for patients both nationally and internationally. In addition, the Brady is well recognized as a center of excellence in Minimally Invasive Urology and attracts a large volume of patients with prostate, kidney, testis, adrenal malignancies and disorders, as well as stone disease. As such, the endourology fellow is exposed to a wide range of minimally invasive surgical interventions as listed above. 
The Brady Urological Institute Minimally Invasive Surgery webpage offers a list of laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures that are part of the endourological training at Hopkins, all of which fellows are trained to perform independently by the end of their fellowship.

Laboratory/Clinical Investigations. The endourology fellowship offers fellows the opportunity to collaborate with basic scientists, radiologists, and mechanical engineers on a variety of basic science and clinical projects: 
The URobotics laboratory is under the direction of Dan Stoianovici, Ph.D. from the Mechanical Engineering Department. Dr. Stoianovici has been instrumental in the development of several generations of robotic devices to facilitate minimally invasive surgery such as percutaneous renal access and percutaneous ablation of renal lesions. In addition, the development of a home-based telesurgical station for the purposes of telementoring from a remote location was made in conjunction with the URobotics team. 
Conferences. Fellows are encouraged to submit abstracts and attend two national meetings including the World Congress of Endourology and the American Urological Association meeting. 
Eligibility. Applicants must be US board eligible in urology and interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine.

To Apply. Those interested in this position should forward an introductory letter and curriculum vitae to:
Mohamad E. Allaf, MD
Brady Urological Institute
Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N. Wolfe Street
Park Building, Rm 223
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: (410) 502-7710
Fax: (410) 502-7711
Email: mallaf@jhmi.edu

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