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.

Application Process

** 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 Katherine Jung.

Please note that while UCSF accepts J1 visa and H1B transfers, it restricts the initial sponsorship of the H1B visa for full time clinical positions per the UCSF ISSO office.

Katherine Jung


Clinical Fellows Trained

Amanda Reed-Maldonado, MD, FACS
Attending Urologist, Tripler Army Medical Center
Andrology Fellow 2015-2017

Amjad Alwaal, MD
Assistant Professor, Marshall Health Urology
Andrology Fellow 2013-2014

Alan Shindel, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Urology, University of California, Davis
Andrology Fellow, 2008-2010

James F. Smith, MD, MS
Associate Professor and Director, Male Reproductive Health University of California, San Francisco
Andrology Fellow, 2007-2009

Thomas Walsh, MD, MS
Associate Professor and Director Male Fertility Laboratory, Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine
Andrology Fellow, 2006-2008

Shai Shefi, MD
Head of Independent Andrology Clinic, Herzliya Medical Center, Israel
Andrology Fellow, 2004-2006

Ulrike Zenke, MD
Research Associate, Embryology, Northwestern University
Andrology Fellow, 2001-2003

Cayan Selahittin, MD
Professor and Director of Andrology Unit and Male Reproductive Laboratory, University of Mersin School of Medicine, Turkey
Andrology Fellow, 1999-2001