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 seeks to attract bright, committed, and compassionate applicants from diverse backgrounds, who aspire to become future leaders in this specialty. They should possess a desire to serve culturally diverse and medically underserved populations while being dedicated to addressing issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 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 Karen Tabayoyong ([email protected]).

2024 Match Information


In adherence to the UC Policy, UCSF OGME and in support of the AAMC, virtual interviews only will be conducted in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2024

Virtual Match Interviews: TBD

Current Fellow

Hiren Patel, MD, PhD    

Hiren Patel, MD, PhD
7/1/2023 - 6/30/2024
2023, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School: 
2018, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University



Alumni Spotlight

Charles Jones, MD    

Charles P. Jones, MD
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Nathan Shaw, MD     Nathan M. Shaw, MD
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC
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
Director, Trauma & Reconstructive Urologic Surgery
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Nima Baradaran, MD    

Nima Baradaran, MD
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Gregory Murphy, MD    

Gregory Murphy, MD
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

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