Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellowship


Jack W. McAninch, MD, FACSJack W. McAninch, MD, FACS
Established in 1989 under the guidance of Jack W. McAninch, MD, FACS. The UCSF Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellowship program provides a robust surgical training experience including but not limited to 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  diagnosis and management of male urinary incontinence. Academic research is also at the forefront of the program, fellows utilize an extensive trauma and reconstructive database developed over the years. 

In 2013, Benjamin N. Breyer, MD, MAS became the Fellowship Program Director. He is an alumnus of the program from 2011. Under his leadership, the fellowship program continuously evolves to ensure that all graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to not only excel but also to become leaders and role models in the field. 

Program Overview

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma CenterZuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

The UCSF Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellowship program is a mentored, graduated experience in trauma diagnosis and management primarily based on Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG). This provides the fellow an opportunity to work as a member of a Trauma Team providing care for acute trauma to the urinary and genital system. 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.

Aside from the clinical and academic research experience, the program also focuses in honing leadership qualities to prepare the fellow for future leadership roles in academic medicine.

Application Process


We participate in the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery (GURS) Fellowship Match process administered by the American Urological Association (AUA)

Program Prerequisites/ Preferences

  • Candidate must have completed an ACGME Urology Residency Training Program
  • Candidate must be a US citizen due to the funding of the position
  • Special interest in future academic and scholarly activities is considered highly favorable
  • Preferably be a candidate for the American Board of Urology
  • Candidate must be eligible to obtain a California medical license (please refer to the CA Medical Board for eligibility requirements)

Application Packets should include:

  • Cover Letter
  • GURS AUA application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A headshot photo (jpeg)
  • (3) three letters of reference

Submit application packets via email to Benjamin N. Breyer, MD, MAS, c/o Kirstie Cruz ([email protected]).

2022 Match Information



Application Deadline: Monday, April 19, 2021

Match Interview: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Current Fellow

Nathan Shaw, MD

Nathan M. Shaw, MD

7/1/2021 - 6/30/2022
2021, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Medical School:
2016, University of Virginia

Alumni Spotlight

Gregory M. Amend, MD    

Gregory M. Amend, MD
Attending Physician
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Nnenaya “Nnena” Mmonu, MD    

Nnenaya Mmonu, MD
Attending Physician
New York University
New York, NY

Andrew Cohen, MD    

Andrew Cohen, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, Trauma & Reconstructive Urologic Surgery
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Nima Baradaran, MD    

Nima Baradaran, MD
Assistant Professor
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Gregory Murphy, MD    

Gregory Murphy, MD
Assistant Professor
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

To view more of the past fellows trained, click here.