Endourology & Laparoscopy

Endourology & Laparoscopy

The University of California San Francisco offers a one-year fellowship in endourology and laparoscopy under the guidance of Marshall Stoller, MD.

The fellowship offers an opportunity to gain additional experience in managing complex endourologic problems as well as urologic laparoscopy. The fellow will actively participate in all aspects of the clinically busy stone center, evaluating patients, performing operations, and teaching residents. There will be extensive exposure to percutaneous renal surgery, ureteroscopy, and cutting-edge technology. The fellow plays an integral role in the laparoscopy program and perfects skills for both extirpative and reconstructive operations. Within a year, the fellow will become comfortable performing radical nephrectomy and nephroureterectomy, pyeloplasty, donor nephrectomy, and partial nephrectomy. In addition, opportunity exists to learn laparoscopic prostatectomy, cystectomy, and complex reconstruction (e.g., augmentation cystoplasty, ileal conduit).

The fellow is expected to participate in conferences, resident didactics, and clinical research projects. In addition, the fellow helps teach the Urologic Laparoscopy course offered 5 times a year and has the opportunity to pursue both basic science and animal-based research projects. The experience is primarily based at the UCSF Medical Center, although additional education and operative exposure are available at the San Francisco General Hospital, VA Hospital San Francisco and the Bakar Cancer Center at Mission Bay.

Application Process

The endourology and laparoscopy 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 Marshall Stoller, MD c/o Joannie O'Leary.

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.

Joannie O’Leary
[email protected]


Current Fellow

David Tzou, MD
Clinical Fellow 7/1/17-6/30/18

Scott Wiener, MD
Research Fellow 7/1/17-6/30/18

Fellows Trained

Benjamin Sherer, MD
Attending Physician, Colorado Permanente Medical Group, Denver, CO
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2016-2017

Ryan Hsi., MD
Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville,TN
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2015-2016

Krishna Ramaswamy, MD
Private Practice, Head of Stone Disease, Kaiser, Oakland, CA
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2014-2015

Eric Taylor, MD
Private Practice, Rockford Urological Associates, Rockford, IL
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2013-2014

CDR Joe Miller, MC, USN
Staff Urologist
Department of Urology, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, VA 

Thomas Chi, MD
Assistant Professor at University of California, San Francisco, CA
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2011-2012

Mathew D. Sorensen, MD, MS
Assistant Professor at University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2010-2011

Timothy Tseng, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Division of Endourology and Laparoscopy, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2009-2010

Brian Eisner, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2008-2009

Aaron Berger, MD
Attending Physician, Section of Urology, University of Chicago Medical Center
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2007-2008

Keith Lee, MD
Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Department of Urology, Palo Alto, CA
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2006-2007

G. Bennett Stackhouse, MD
Attending Physician and Director of Stone Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, F. Edward School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2005-2006

Jonathan Rubenstein, MD
Attending Urologist, Maryland Urology Associates, Baltimore, MD
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2004-2005

Affonso Camargo, MD
Nossa Senhora das Gracas Hospital, Curitiba, Brazil
Endourology & Laparoscopy Research Fellow, 2004-2005

Andrew Joel, MD
Private Practice, Fairfax Urology Associates, VA
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2003-2004

Mitch Abrahams, MD
Urology Associates of North Texas, Ft. Worth, TX
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2002-2003

Hsiao-Jen Chung, MD
Attending Urologist, Department of Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Endourology & Laparoscopy Research Fellow, 2001-2003

Maxwell Meng, MD
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2001-2002

Bijan Shekarriz, MD
Associate Professor; Chief of Endourology, SUNY Upstate Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, NY
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 2000-2001

Hsueh-Fu Lu, MD
Chief of Endourology, Taichung, Taiwan
Endourology & Laparoscopy Research Fellow, 2000-2001

David Rudnick, MD
Endourology in Petaluma, CA
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 1999-2000

Noah Schenkman, MD
Chief of Urology Service; Director of Endourology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 1998-1999

Bradley Schwartz, MD
Associate Professor, Urology; Director, Center for Laparoscopy and Endourology, Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, Springflied, IL
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 1998-1999

Pierce Irby, MD
Director of the Carolinas Kidney Stone Center, McKay Urology, Charlotte, North Carolina
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 1997-1998

Donald Gentle, MD
Endourology, Cape Girardeau Urology, Missouri
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 1996-1997

Michael McDonald, MD
Endourology, Kentucky
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 1995-1996

Roger Low, MD
Associate Professor; Residency Program Director, Urology Department, University of California, Davis
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 1994-1995

Damien Bolton, MD
Chief of Endourology, St. Vincents Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Endourology & Laparoscopy Research Fellow, 1993-1994

Wilmelm Hubner, MD
Vorstand der urologie Abt. im Landesklinikum Korneuburg, Vienna, Austria
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 1991-1992

Rainer Hofmann 
der Klinik fur Urologie und Kinderurologie, Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Germany  
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 1990-1991

Andreas Floth 
Facharzt fur Urologie, Oberarzt Am Wilhelminenspital der Stadt Wien, Vienna, Austria
Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow, 1989-1990