Thank you for your interest in our training program. The Brady Urological Institute, which opened in 1915, was the first urology residency in the United States. From its inception, this Institute has been dedicated to the training of academic urologists. We have well-developed programs in all aspects of adult and pediatric urology including robotics, reconstructive surgery, urological oncology, male infertility and sexual dysfunction, urodynamics, female urology, endourology, laparoscopy, and stone disease. In addition to clinical training, residents spend 12 months in basic research working on projects of their own choosing. This basic science exposure coupled with 24 months of senior surgical experience in adult and pediatric urology prepares our residents well for their future career in academic urology.
Our program recruits three residents each year. The training program is six years in duration, including one year of general surgery and five years of urology. There is extensive exposure to all aspects of adult and pediatric urology and one year of laboratory research. Our residency is officially listed as a 1+4 year program, as one year of research is unaccredited.
There are 31 full-time members of the faculty. Dr. Alan Partin is the Chairman of our department. Dr. Kenneth Pienta directs our research unit which has 11 full-time Ph.D. faculty members. Dr. John Gearhart is Director of Pediatric Urology. Dr. Ballentine Carter is Chief of Adult Urology and Dr. E. James Wright is the Chief of Urology at the Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The other clinical faculty members include Dr. Jacek Mostwin, Dr. Patrick Walsh, Dr. Arthur Burnett, Dr. Christian Pavlovich, Dr. Amin Herati, Dr. Brian Matlaga, Dr. Mohamad Allaf, Dr. Trinity Bivalacqua, Dr. Jennifer Dodson, Dr. Phil Pierorazio, Dr. Michael Johnson, Dr. Armine Smith, Dr. Heather DiCarlo, Dr. Mike Gorin and myself. In addition, we have other part-time clinical urologists who add to the wealth of surgical material available at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Although Johns Hopkins is known as the center for the treatment of prostate cancer, we have in-depth programs in all areas of urology as you can see from the above list of talented clinical faculty members.
Some of the most important discoveries in urology have been made at the Brady Urological Institute. In recent years, these major contributions include nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, discovery of hereditary prostate cancer and linkage to the first susceptibility gene on chromosome 1, detailed characterization of the alpha- adrenergic receptors in the genitourinary tract and nitric oxide as the neurotransmitter responsible for penile erection, and the first gene therapy in urology. As a resident in our program, you will have the opportunity to share in making these discoveries, as all of our residents have done in the past.
All residency applications are made through ERAS - the Electronic Residency Application Service. If you would like to see our department up close, we would be happy to consider you for a 1-month sub-internship. Interested individuals should apply at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/som/students/policies/visitors.html
Thank you once again for your interest in our training program. I hope that I will have an opportunity to meet you and to describe our program to you more fully in a personal interview. Let me know if I can help in any way.
Misop Han M.D., M.S.
Director, Urology Residency Program
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
In accordance with the policies and procedures set by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Residency Training Program for the Department of Urology is a formal ACGME accredited post-graduate medical education program.
The Mission of Johns Hopkins SOM is tripartite: Teaching; Research & Patient Care. (Follow this link to read Hospital mission statement)
Similarly, the department of Urology holds these same three elements, as the core of its mission. Our educational program for the residents is a highly structured program designed to provide training in a broad range of urologic practices. Specifically, each level of training provides a graduated series of experiences which culminate in a fully trained academic urologist.
The Brady Urological Institute was founded on the premise that a strong emphasis on basic research is fundamental to the advancement of our field. Hence, our residents are offered multiple research opportunities throughout their residency.
During the third year of urologic training, residents are given 12 months of protected research time. It is during this research time that most of our residents fully mature in their urologic training by identifying specific areas of interest. Since its inception, the Brady Urologic Institute has had a rich tradition in leadership and innovation. In the area of patient care, the Brady Urological Institute has had a particularly strong performance, ranking #1 in the US News & World Report's for 21 consecutive years.
Resident participation in patient care is fundamental to our program, with rotations in both inpatient and outpatient care. The residency training is conducted in two separate hospitals, Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Our program is specifically designed to produce academic urologists. Within the last 20 years, virtually all of our resident graduates have assumed faculty positions in major academic centers and many of them have gone on to become chairmen within their institution. In our current era of increasing administrative, bureaucratic and fiscal demands, success in academia requires a strong sense of purpose, excellent mentoring with strong role models, and strong clinical skills.
We believe that our program provides the optimal environment to facilitate such success.
Residency applicant interviews will be held on December 6 and December 20, 2018
Minimum requirements for acceptance into this program are:
• graduation from an accredited medical school
• eligibility for medical licensure in Maryland
All applications are reviewed and interviews are granted on the basis of the medical school record, research experience, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation. Applicants are ranked on the basis of high moral, ethical, and professional qualifications by the Resident Selection Committee for final selection in the Urology Matching Program. Prior to entering the program, the applicants are expected to complete one postgraduate year in basic surgical science in the Department of Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
All residency applications are made through ERAS - the Electronic Residency Application Service
The Brady Urological Institute is located in the historic Marburg Building, a four-story structure which houses the clinical and laboratory facilities of the Department of Urology. The first floor of the building contains the historic Marburg Conference Room, the Hugh Hampton Young Library, faculty offices, and 5,000 square feet of modern research space. On the second and third floors are located 44 inpatient beds. The fourth floor contains 3,300 square feet of research space, computer facilities, faculty offices, and a research conference room. The basement has modern laboratories dedicated to genetic linkage analysis and digitized image analysis.
The Johns Hopkins Children's Center is a 180-bed multipurpose children's hospital also located on the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. The Children's Center contains a large pediatric intensive care unit and neonatal intensive care unit and is the pediatric trauma center for the State of Maryland.
The urology outpatient clinic is housed in the nine-story Outpatient Center. This 10,000 square foot facility provides an ideal diagnostic center with modern equipment for urologic endoscopy, imaging, urodynamics.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is a 330-bed teaching facility which opened in 1994. The hospital has state-of-the-art operating rooms, and clinical facilities including a laboratory to assess new minimally invasive technologies. The Department has a dedicated clinic, including the W.W. Scott Urology Library.
|Name||Chief Resident Year||Current Position|
|Greco, Joseph||1978-1979||Private Practice, Buffalo, New York|
|Weissman, Robert||1978-1979||Private Practice, Bellevue, Washington|
|Reiner, William||1979-1980||Faculty, University of Oklahoma|
|Menon, Mani||1979-1980||Chairman, Department of Urology, Henry Ford Hospital|
|Murphy, Joseph||1980-1981||Private Practice, Baltimore, Maryland|
|Yu, George||1980-1981||Private Practice, Annapolis, Maryland|
|Nyberg, Leroy||1981-1982||Retired, Former Director of Urology, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH|
|Elder, Jack||1981-1982||Faculty, Henry Ford Health System|
|McCullough, Andrew||1982-1983||Faculty, New York University|
|Mostwin, Jacek||1982-1983||Faculty, Johns Hopkins University|
|Albertsen, Peter||1983-1984||Chairman, University of Connecticut Health Center|
|Diamond, David||1983-1984||Chairman, Boston Children's Hospital|
|Lowe, Franklin||1984-1985||Faculty, Department of Urology, Roosevelt Hospital|
|Lepor, Herbert||1984-1985||Chairman, Department of Urology, New York University|
|Shapiro, Ellen||1985-1986||Faculty, New York University|
|Jarow, Jonathan||1985-1986||Medical Officer, Food and Drug Administration|
|Peters, Craig||1986-1987||Chairman, Children's National Medical Center|
|Naslund, Michael||1986-1987||Chairman, University of Maryland|
|Alexander, Richard||1987-1988||Faculty, University of Maryland|
|Oesterling, Joseph||1987-1988||Former Professor and Chairman, University of Michigan|
|Schlegel, Peter||1988-1989||Chairman, Cornell Medical Center|
|Quinlan, David||1988-1989||Faculty, St. Vincent's Hospital, Ireland|
|Billups, Kevin||1989-1990||Faculty, Johns Hopkins University|
|Burgers, John||1989-1990||Faculty, Ohio State University|
|Steinberg, Gary||1990-1991||Faculty, University of Chicago|
|Morton, Ronald||1991-1992||Private Industry|
|Steiner, Mitchell||1991-1992||Private Industry|
|Newmark, Jay||1992-1993||Private Practice, Chicago, Illinois|
|Borland, R. Neill||1992-1993||Private Practice, West Palm Beach, Florida|
|Burnett, Arthur||1993-1994||Faculty, Johns Hopkins University|
|Brooks, James||1993-1994||Faculty, Stanford University|
|Sanda, Martin||1994-1995||Faculty, Harvard Medical School|
|Partin, Alan||1994-1995||Chairman, Johns Hopkins University|
|Cisek, Lars||1995-1996||Faculty, University of Minnesota|
|Polascik, Thomas||1996-1997||Faculty, Duke University|
|Hedican, Sean||1996-1997||Faculty, University of Wisconsin|
|Schulam, Peter||1997-1998||Chairman, Yale University|
|Rodriguez, Ronald||1997-1998||Chairman, University of Texas, San Antonio|
|Cadeddu, Jeffrey||1998-1999||Faculty, University of Texas Southwestern|
|Pound, Charles||1998-1999||Chairman, University of Mississippi|
|Jackman, Stephen||1999-2000||Faculty, University of Pittsburgh|
|Lee, Ben||1999-2000||Chairman, University of Arizona|
|Potter, Steven||2000-2001||Private Practice, East Texas Medical Center|
|Chan, David||2000-2001||Vice-Chairman, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System|
|Han, Misop||2001-2002||Faculty, Johns Hopkins University|
|Dodson, Jennifer||2001-2002||Faculty, Johns Hopkins University|
|Parsons, J. Kellogg||2002-2003||Faculty, University of California, San Diego|
|Roberts, William||2002-2003||Faculty, University of Michigan|
|Boyle, Karen||2003-2004||Private Practice, Baltimore, Maryland|
|Gretzer, Matthew||2003-2004||Faculty, University of Arizona|
|Gonzalgo, Mark||2004-2005||Faculty, Stanford University|
|Ong, Albert||2004-2005||Chairman of the Department of Urology at Orlando Regional Medical Center/ MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando|
|Rogers, Craig||2005-2006||Faculty, Henry Ford Health System|
|Allaf, Mohamad||2005-2006||Faculty, Johns Hopkins Medicine|
|Warlick, Christopher||2006-2007||Faculty, University of Minnesota|
|Schaeffer, Edward||2006-2007||Chairman, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois|
|Makarov, Danil||2007-2008||Faculty, New York University|
|Nielsen, Matthew||2007-2008||Faculty, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|
|Miles-Thomas, Jennifer||2008-2009||Private Practice, Norfolk, Virginia|
|Hernandez, David||2008-2009||Faculty, University of South Florida|
|Bivalacqua, Trinity||2009-2010||Faculty, Johns Hopkins University|
|Roberts, Wilmer||2009-2010||Faculty, Harvard Medical School|
|Semins, Michelle Jo||2010-2011||Faculty, University of Pittsburgh|
|Loeb, Stacy||2010-2011||Faculty, New York University|
|Schaeffer, Anthony||2011-2012||Faculty, University of Utah|
|Ross, Ashley||2011-2012||Private Practice, Dallas, Texas|
|Eifler, John||2012-2013||Private Practice, Jeffersonville, Indiana|
|Pierorazio, Phillip||2012-2013||Faculty, Johns Hopkins University|
|Annusionwu, Ifeanyichukuw||2013-2014||Private Practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Gupta, Angela||2013-2014||Fellowship, Memorial Health System, Miami, Florida|
|Mullins, Jeffrey||2013-2014||Private Practice, Chattanooga, Tennessee|
|Gandhi, Nilay||2014-2015||Private Practice, Alexandria, Virginia|
|Sundi, Debasish||2014-2015||Fellowship, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|
|Kern, Adam||2014-2015||Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern|
|Ball, Mark||2015-2016||Fellowship, National Institutes of Health|
|Kaye, Deborah||2015-2016||Fellowship, University of Michigan|
|Readal, Nathaniel||2015-2016||Private Practice, Butte, Montana|