Fellowship Programs

Minnesota Urology has been offering fellowships in urology specialties for more than 30 years.

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 one-year clinical fellowship focuses on the evaluation and treatment of complex pelvic floor conditions and incontinence. Our goal is to 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 the skills to make an important difference.

We offer a full-time position open only to recent graduates of U.S. urology residencies. Candidates must be a U.S.-trained, ABU board-eligible urologist who is able to be licensed to practice independently in Minnesota. We cannot consider gynecologists, since they cannot take urology call. Foreign applicants are not eligible due to licensing requirements.

Clinical duties are 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 three full-time Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) faculty who 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 enable 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 overactive bladder and incontinence, and we continue to host several clinical trials with a robust research department. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in research and publications, and we make an allowance available for travel to national meetings to present data.

All fellows are fully credentialed and take evening call on par with full partners. We expect independent management and practice of general urology on-call, but this 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.


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

For more information on our Fellowship program, please send an email of interest, along with a CV, to Dave Carpenter at dcarpenter@mnurology.com.

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