Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellowship

Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellowship

Goals and Objectives

The purpose of this program is to train individuals for a future academic career in male reconstructive and trauma related urology.  The goals of the program are to provide the trainee with extensive surgical experience in reconstructive urology, including adult urethral and genital reconstruction, urinary diversion and fistula repairs, genital cancer and penile preservation procedures, adult pelvic and urethral reconstruction, Peyronie’s disease, erectile dysfunction and the diagnosis and management of male urinary incontinence.  A mentored, graduated experience in trauma diagnosis and management is focused at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). This provides the opportunity to work as a member of a Trauma Team providing care for acute trauma to the urinary and genital system. 

The research experience is based on outcomes research utilizing an extensive trauma and reconstructive database developed over the past 30 years.  Fellows will also use large publicly available data sets to answer key research questions in male genitourinary reconstruction and trauma related urology. Fellows are supervised and guided through the development of research projects, which include protocol preparation and development, statistical analysis, data collection techniques, data interpretation, manuscript preparation, etc.  It is expected that each trainee will complete and publish numerous manuscripts during fellowship.

Learning how to be a surgeon educator and future role model is one of the major goals of this program.

History

The program was begun in 1989 under the direction of Dr. Jack W. McAninch. In 2011, Dr. Benjamin N. Breyer joined the UCSF faculty and became fellowship director in 2013. Twenty six (26) individuals have completed the training program; currently twenty (20) individuals hold appointments in academic and teaching institutions.  Six (6) are in private practice settings.

Prerequisite Training / Selection Criteria

Each candidate must have completed an ACGME Urology Residency Training Program.  The UCSF Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellowship participates in the GURS fellowship match program. Candidates are initially screened by review of a current curriculum vitae and their letter of application.  Special interest in future academic and scholarly activities is considered highly favorable.  Selected individuals are invited for a personal interview by faculty members in the Department of Urology and an appropriate candidate is selected.

Website: http://www.societygurs.org/fellowship.html

Application Process

The Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellowship is open to persons who have completed a residency program in urology, will preferably be a candidate for the American Board of Urology and must be eligible to obtain a California medical license. To determine if you are eligible, please refer to the CA Medical Board here.

Please note: We do not accept foreign medical graduates due to the funding of the position.

Applications for the single vacancy are due on the first of January, 18 months before the fellowship start date of July 1 (e.g. January 1, 2017 for July 1, 2018). Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and the UCSF Fellowship Application to Benjamin N. Breyer, MD, MAS,  c/o Luisa Realubin:

US & Overnight Mail:
San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue, Suite 3A20
San Francisco, CA 94110

 

Current Fellows

Gregory Murphy, MD
Current Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2016-17)

Fellows Trained

Charles Osterberg, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2015-16)
Assistant Professor of Surgery, UT Dell Medical School, Austin, TX

Catherine Harris, MD, MPH
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2014-15)
Attending Physician, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Santa Clara, CA
Part -time Attending, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Amjad Alwaal, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2014-15)
Assistant Professor, King Abdul Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Sarah Blaschko, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow  (2013-2014)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urology at UC/SFGH, San Francisco, CA

James McGeady, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow  (2012-2013)
Private Practice, Tulsa, OK

Nadya Cinman, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2011-2012)
Regional Director Reconstructive Urology
Kaiser Permanente, Northern California, Oakland, CA

Benjamin Breyer, MD, MAS
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2010-2011)
Associate Professor, Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco
Chief of Urology, San Francisco General Hospital
Director, UCSF Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Surgery Fellowship

Bradley Erickson, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2009-2010)
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, University of Iowa

Jeremy Myers, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2008-2009)
Assistant Professor, Division of Urology, University of Utah

Bryan Voelzke, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2007-2008)
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, University of Washington

Jill Buckley, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2006-2007)
Institute of Urology, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA
Assistant Professor of Urology, Tufts School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Sean Elliott, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2005-2006) 
Assistant Professor, Department of Urologic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Daniel Rosenstein, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2004-2005) 
Associate Chief, Department of Urology, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Clinical Faculty, Stanford University

Viraj Master, MD, PhD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2003-2004) 
Assistant Professor of Urology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Nejd Alsikafi, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2002-2003)
Co-Director of Urology, Clinical Associate, Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Michael Metro, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2001-2002) 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Urology, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Associate Professor, Temple University Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

K. Jeff Carney, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (2000-2001)
Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Chief of Urology, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia

Richard Santucci, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (1999-2000)
Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, Michigan
Chief of Urology, Detroit Receiving Hospital

Christopher Dixon, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (1998-1990)
Director of Reconstructive Surgery, Co-Director of the Prostate Center, NYU Urology Associates
Associate Professor, Department of Urology, New York University School of Medicine

Michael Safir, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (1998-1999)
Private Practice, Western Urologic Associates, West Hills, California

Steven Brandes, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (1997-1998)
Associate Professor, Washington University, Missouri

Allen Morey, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (1995-1997)
Associate Professor, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas
Chief of Urology, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Young Tae Lee, MD
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma (1995)
Associate Professor, University of Seoul, Korea

Hunter Wessels, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (1994-1995)
Professor, University of Washington
Chief of Urology, Harbor View Medical Center, Seattle, Washington

Peter Nash, MD
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma (1992-1994)
St. Gerorge Private Medical Center, Kogarah, Australia

Mark Rosen, MD
American Foundation for Urologic Disease Research Fellowship (1992-1994)
Private Practice, Monterey Bay Urology Associates, Monetery, California

Kennon Miller, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (1992-1993)
University Urological Associates, Inc., East Providence, Rhode Island
Associate Professor, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Noel Armenakas, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (1991-1992)
Associate Professor, Cornell University, New York

Alexandre Castanheira, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (1991)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Reynaldo Gomez, MD
Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellow (1990-1991)
Department of Urology, Hospital del Trabajado, Santiago, Chile