The University of California San Francisco offers a two year clinical and research fellowship in andrology. The fellowship program seeks to nurture creativity and excellence in the scientific aspects of andrology, and to encourage fellows to become academic leaders. The first year is devoted to clinical and basic laboratory research; the second year is devoted to clinical education and training. The combined infertility and impotence program is conducted under the guidance of Tom Lue, MD.
During the research year the fellow is required to conduct 12 months of focused research with a mentor in one of the following areas: male genetic infertility, molecular biology of erectile dysfunction, epidemiology of infertility, or molecular biology of testis cancer. Each fellow will develop: a thorough understanding of the scientific method, the skills needed to conceive and execute successful scientific research, and the effective communication skills necessary for presentation and publication of research.
During the clinical year the fellow will rotate on a daily basis among 3 institutions within the department. The fellowship includes clinical training in erectile dysfunction, male infertility, and male reproductive endocrinology. The fellow will consult on a variety of acute problems including priapism, adult testis torsion, epididymitis, penile fracture and other penoscrotal trauma. Each fellow will develop: the comprehensive clinical algorithms for the management of patients with infertility and sexual dysfunction, the provider-management skill set necessary for efficient and effective outpatient care of andrology patients, the macrosurgical and microsurgical skills appropriate for andrology care, and a skill set for the teaching and training of colleagues, urology residents, and medical and college students.
The andrology fellowship is open to persons who have completed a residency program in urology, are licensable in the state of California and will preferably be a candidate for American Board of Urology.
The program accepts one fellow every year. Applicants will be selected through the AUA sponsored matching program. Applications are due by April for a July match date in the year before actual matriculation in the fellowship. Interviews are conducted after the application is complete and before the match date. The selected fellow will begin the program in July of the following year. (i.e. Decisions are made in 2008 for a July 2009 start.) For more details about the match please visit the AUA American Urological Association's website.
A passing score on USMLE Step II (CS and CK) is required for all trainees* beginning a UCSF GME program June 2010 and later. To meet this requirement, programs must rank only candidates who have passed USMLE Step II (CS and CK). Please see the School of Medicine website for the full policy.
*This GME policy applies to all residents and clinical fellows, research fellows are exempt from this policy.
Alan Shindel, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, University of California, Davis
Andrology Fellow, 2008-2010
James Smith, MD, MS
Andrology Fellow, 2007-2009
Thomas Walsh, MD, MS
Assistant Professor and Director Male Fertility Laboratory, Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine
Andrology Fellow, 2006-2008
Shai Shefi, MD
Attending Urologist, Male Infertility Unit, Sheba Medical Center, Israel
Andrology Fellow, 2004-2006
Uche Ezeh, MD
Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology, OBGYN, UCSF (2005-2006)
Andrology Fellow, 2004-2005
Ulrike Zenke, MD
Research Associate, Embryology, Northwestern University
Andrology Fellow, 2001-2003
Cayan Selahittin, MD
Associate Professor, University of Mercin, Turkey
Andrology Fellow, 1999-2001