About the
Endourology Fellowship
Program

The University of Maryland – Chesapeake Urology Endourology Program is designed for urologists who wish to enhance their surgical skills and broaden their clinical experience in preparation for an academic career or as a prelude to entering practice as a urological sub-specialist.

The University of Maryland – Chesapeake Urology Endourology Fellowship is a one-year clinical fellowship at Chesapeake Urology and The University of Maryland that focuses on the medical and surgical management of stone disease.

A particular emphasis will be on percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in the following areas: Outpatient same-day discharge PCNL, ambulatory (ASC) PCNL; multi-tract PCNL; Single Incision Multiple Access (SIMA) PCNL; tubeless PCNL; totally tubeless PCNL; and smaller tract PCNL including mini, ultra-mini, and micro PCNL. Both prone and supine PCNLs are performed. Case volumes are expected to exceed 400 per year.

Renal access is specifically highlighted. Anatomic guided, fluoroscopic, ultrasound, and endoscopically visualized access will all be covered. Ultrasound access is a developing technique; all other techniques will be used in nearly every case. An excess of 600 percutaneous “sticks” can be expected during the year of training.

Additional areas covered:

  • Retrograde endoscopic surgery (Ureteropyeloscopy case volume 150).
  • Percutaneous and endoscopic management of upper tract urothelial cancer.
  • Endoscopic management of stricture disease.
  • Metabolic workup and management of urolithiasis, aimed at prevention.

Opportunities for robotic-assisted laparoscopic (RAL) training in upper tract reconstruction and benign disease will also be offered and are optional, including RAL Pyeloplasty, Ureteroureterostomy, Ureteroneocystotomy, Renal Cyst Decortication, heminephrectomy, nephrectomy.

Academic Affiliation: University of Maryland

Location: Baltimore/Hanover, MD

Application deadline: May 1 for the following year’s fellowship (now accepting applications for 2023/2024)

Application Contact:  VP of Human Resources; 443-231-1300

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