The Minimally Invasive Urology fellowships in UT Southwestern’s Department of Urology consist of either two, one-year programs and a single two-year program that are approved by the
Endourology Society and designed for post-residency specialty training.
The applicant can focus on either one year of minimally invasive oncology (laparoscopy, robotics, and ablation) or endourology and stone disease. A two-year fellowship completing both minimally invasive programs is available but must be determined in advance. Time commitment during the fellowship is approximately 80 percent clinical and 20 percent research. The fellow is not expected to take call routinely, but rather is encouraged to focus on academic pursuits.
Learn more about UT Southwestern's Endourology Fellowship Hello. I'd like to thank you for your interest in the UT Southwestern Endo Urology Fellowship. I'm bret johnson, one of the endo urologists and I'll be giving an overview of the fellowship. There's a wide breadth of clinical opportunities at UT Southwestern. Our primary university hospital is William Clements University Hospital. It's got 460 beds, 72 icu beds. We have six dual console robots. There's the new sp single port robotic system. We recently just expanded our o our capacity just the last few weeks actually, Parkland Memorial Hospital is the Dallas County Hospital. We have to accept robots there and a huge patient volume with a wide breadth of disease. We also have two robots at the Dallas V. A Medical Center which is in South Dallas. It's one of the largest V eight S in the country and also has a high surgical volume. Were also responsible for all the urologic care at the john peter smith Hospital which is the county hospital in Fort Worth. We have two robots there and a very high perky sodomy volume. These are the Endo Urology faculty Jeffrey Peggy Pearl or the fellowship directors. We have Jeffrey Gahan dr Jody antonelli and myself. I did the two year combined fellowship with Dr and Dr Pearl and I do both. Lab robot and stones. Hello, my name is Jeff. I'm one of the program directors in our minimally invasive Endo Urology fellowship program here at UT Southwestern. Our fellowship is structured either a two year M. I. S. And Endo Urology Stone Disease Fellowship or a one year option for doing a. M. I. S. Only I'd like to share with you more about our, the first year, that is the year of M. I. S. And then we, of course M. I. S. Refers to both laparoscopy and robotic surgery. The second year would be more of the end of urology. Stone disease Philosophy. The program is very much academically rigorous. I also like to think of the program is very much an independent study program. We depend on the fellow to structure their day and their week working with the various faculty and working on their research projects to maximize their efficiency. Hi, I'm Peggy Pearl. I'm one of the senior faculty here at UT Southwestern Medical Center and we're very happy that you are considering um joining us or at least considering looking at us as a fellowship program. Our fellows will participate in um both the clinical medical management of stone disease as well as research in that area as well. During that Stone year, um we'll have the opportunity to perform the full gamut and full spectrum of nd urologic procedures. Our research program is fairly well integrated into the clinical program. We don't try to micromanage how you handle your time so that if there are good cases in the operating room, we hope you'll come to the operating room with us and if there are times you need to be in the lab, then we expect you to take time in the lab. We are proud of our program and our fellows have graduated. I think among the top of the graduating fellows, we feel that we provide you with the tools to to start your own academic career. So we hope that you'll consider us. We're happy that you are looking at our program and we hope that you'll look hard at us and we're always available to take questions. Thank you. My name is Jeff Han. When you spend time with me, you're moving around Dallas quite a bit but it's it adds to the experience. I collaborate with a lot of the engineering um institutions around Dallas such as S. M. U. And University of texas at Dallas. We primarily are focused on replying engineering concepts to clinical problems. One of the things I've become more interested in is looking at uses of machine learning to answer some of our clinical questions and how those applications can actually advance our understanding of different pathologies. The reasons our fellowship is I think unique. We really focus on developing your technical skills as a surgeon and your research skills as a research clinician and we leave the things such as rounding call all of those things, land on our lap and we free you up to to really focus on your career development. My name is Jody antonelli and I'm one of the urologists here at UT Southwestern. We focus very much on allowing the fellows to focus on becoming an expert surgeon and also gaining the research skills that are necessary and really don't focus very much on having people have to do a lot of kind of scut work, which I think as you look at fellowships across the country, I think we're unique in that sense. So we really try to maximize your time so that you leave here is really a skilled surgeon scientist and utilize your time here to that end as much as possible, truly the best aspect of this fellowship and in fact of this department as a whole is the people. And I know that that sounds very trite and very cliche, but it really is the truth working with the people that you get to work with on a day to day basis. Getting to know them as people and learning from them. Um, you know, is, is really an honor and they are some of the most uh, well thought out published researched uh people but are so incredibly humble, so kind, considerate, respectful of your time. And I think it's such a rare combination to find people of that stature who really truly are as grounded and humble as they are at the end of my residency. I knew I wanted to do a fellowship to extend my training and do a subspecialty in neurology and definitely knew early on, I was interested in stones but also really liked robotics and minimally invasive surgery as well. So definitely wanted a fellowship that had both of those things and something with high volume, well known and uh, exemplary training and whenever I asked my mentors or other colleagues, uT Southwestern kept coming up again and again and again. I've enjoyed my time here for the first year so much. Um, I guess a little bias is that since I have only completed the first year, I haven't had the stones yet experience, but definitely the people, so people really make this fellowship as soon as I've arrived, everyone, um, from the whole program, including men, staff such as tissue, were very welcoming to me and they treat you like you're one of them. So you know, never did. I feel like I was a subordinate. You know, they want to be called by their first names. They take the time to explain and really let you learn from them and learn all of the skills and you know, we would get together, you know, pre covid, we would get together and talk about things and they're just really kind of down to earth people who want you to do well, want you to learn and want to help you afterwards and beyond. And so that was, this is, that's the best thing is the relationships that I've made with my mentors and everybody else here at UT Southwestern right