Fellowship Program

Female Urology and Pelvic Reconstruction Fellowship

Minnesota Urology has sponsored a fellowship in female urology and pelvic reconstruction since 1999, having trained 29 outstanding urologists. This is a one-year clinical fellowship focused on the evaluation and treatment of complex pelvic floor conditions and incontinence.

We offer a full-time position open only to recent graduates of US urology residencies. Clinical duties will be split between office-based evaluation and treatment of female urology conditions, as well as neurological diseases, male incontinence and urethral reconstruction. Unfortunately, we cannot support Visa applications.

There are 3 full-time FPMRS faculty, which see and treat a diverse population of local and regional referrals. There is high volume exposure to sacral neuromodulation, pelvic organ prolapse repair, sling surgery, recurrent incontinence treatments, male sling and sphincter implants, fistula repairs, robotic and open GU injury reconstruction, as well as male urethroplasty. We have affiliations with The Mayo Clinic and The University of Minnesota to allow for clinical rotations. Education also consists of a monthly journal club with Twin Cities FPMRS providers, organized by the fellows.

Minnesota Urology has been an international leader in the treatment of OAB and incontinence, and continues to host several clinical trials with a robust research department. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in research and publications. An allowance is also made for travel to national meetings to present data.

All fellows are fully credentialed and will take evening call on par with full partners. Independent management and practice of general urology is expected on-call, but should not impact the educational experience. Salary is commensurate with a PGY 6/7 trainee.

Approximately one third of our graduates have gone into academic practice, while the majority have joined larger groups that value their additional skills and sub-specialty expertise. All have become among the most important resources for women’s pelvic health in their communities. Our goal is train the next generation of compassionate and competent urologic surgeons who understand the impact pelvic floor disorders have on our patients and have a framework and skills to make an important difference.

Faculty:

Dr. Steven Siegel, MD
Dr. Michael Ehlert, MD
Dr. Jodi Michaels, MD

Interested applicants should contact: Sharron Hoffman at: shoffman@mnurology.com

Urologic Oncology Fellowship

Minnesota Urology was formed as an integration of Minnesota’s two most respected independent urology practices; Minnesota Urology and Urology Associates. Our providers are devoted to a singular vision to deliver optimal and compassionate, patient-centered care for all adult urologic conditions. We are now interviewing candidates for the 2018-2019 Fellowships in Urologic Oncology.

These one year clinical fellowships are ideal for graduating urology residents who wish to have oncology and robotic sub-specialty expertise in a community setting upon completion of their training. The new fellow will have the opportunity to work with 14 different urologists.

As an example, in 2015-2016 Minnesota Urology’s fellow performed the following cases:

During robotic cases, the current fellow performed at least 50% of the procedure at the robotic consults.

The new fellow for 2018-2019 will spend approximately one day a week in clinic, and will become comfortable in managing an advanced prostate cancer clinic; including the use of sipuleucel-T, arbiraterone, enzalutamide, denosumab, radium-223 dichloride, etc.

They will also have adequate exposure to open caval thrombus cases, RPLND, and pelvic exenterations.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and CV to Dr. Basir Tareen at Minnesota Urology (btareen@mnurology.com) or call him at 651-999-6800.

Here is a letter from a doctor that was a former Fellow:

“I would highly recommend the urologic oncology fellowship with Minnesota Urology. The program offers a huge volume of cases with an impressive core of young fellowship trained attendings. My standard week included 4 days in the OR with a range of 8-12 major cases. Most of these cases were robotic, but there were also a good amount of open kidney and bladder cases. In addition, I did a number of ureteroscopic and percutaneous stone cases as well as many BPH procedures and other general urology. I did the majority of the cases on the robotic consul with the attendings assisting me for all or part of the case.

The vast majority of consults and floor work is managed by a group of outstanding PAs. My clinic time was spent seeing a mix of oncology and general urology patients with a focus on advanced prostate cancer. Overall, it was an outstanding year and I feel extremely confident entering practice with a focus on oncology and major robotic and open surgical cases.”

Sam Kieley, MD
2013-2014 Fellow, Urologic Oncology
Minnesota Urology, St Paul, MN