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.
** We are not accepting applications for this fellowship position at this time. **
The Andrology fellowship is open to persons who have completed a residency program in urology, will preferably be a candidate for American Board of Urology and must be eligible to obtain a California medical license. To determine if you are eligible, please refer to the flowchart here.
Applications for the single vacancy can be made 18 to 24 months prior to the anticipated July start date.
Applicants should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference and the UCSF Fellowship Application to Tom Lue, MD c/o Joannie O'Leary.
Clinical Fellows Trained
Amjad Alwaal, MD
Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow, Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco
Andrology Fellow 2013-2014
Alan Shindel, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, University of California, Davis
Andrology Fellow, 2008-2010
James F. Smith, MD, MS
Assistant Professor and Director, Male Reproductive Health UCSF
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