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.


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. Thirty-three individuals have completed the training program; currently 28 individuals hold appointments in academic and teaching institutions.  Five 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.


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 can only accept U.S. citizens 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, 2018 for July 1, 2019). Applicants should submit a cover letter, GURS AUA application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference via email to Benjamin N. Breyer, MD, MAS,  c/o Kirstie Cruz ([email protected]).


To view past clinical/research fellows trained, click here.