Pediatric Urology Fellowship Program

Training Program Overview

The Stanford pediatric urology fellowship is a 2 year ACGME accredited program, which prepares the fellow for a career in academic medicine by providing training in complex pediatric urological care, as well as a solid foundation in clinical research. The first year is a clinical year at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, the second year is for clinical health sciences research.

Faculty

Jennifer Abidari, MD
Clinical Professor of Urology

William Kennedy, MD
Professor of Urology

Edward Diaz, MD
Assistant Professor of Urology

Hsi-Yang Wu, MD
Fellowship Director
Associate Professor of Urology

How to apply

Contact us

Catherine Cooper
Education Program Manager
Phone (650) 497-8753
c1cooper@stanford.edu

Hsi-Yang Wu, MD
Program Director
Phone: (650) 724-7608
hwu2@stanford.edu

 

Clinical Experience

The fellow is directly supervised by 4 faculty members at Packard Children’s and Santa Clara Valley. Fellows graduate with an operative experience of 350 major cases and 240 minor cases, including hypospadias, ureteral reimplantation, pyeloplasty (open, laparoscopic, robotic), augmentation and catheterizable channels, ureteroscopy, orchiopexy, and genitoplasty. All aspects of open, endoscopic, laparoscopic, and robotic pediatric urology are taught. 4 days per week are spent in the operating room, with graduated responsibility for resident teaching as the year progresses. The fellow is responsible for supervising the Stanford urology residents on the service for inpatient care and consultations. 1 day is spent in clinic, rotating with each faculty member. Spina Bifida clinic is located at the Santa Clara Valley, and videourodynamics are carried in a dedicated suite at Packard. Pediatric Urology didactic sessions and Uroradiology conferences are held monthly.

 

Research

If a fellow has specific interests, such as health services/policy research, medical informatics, decision analysis, bioengineering, biodesign or other areas, we recommend that these interests and coursework possibilities be explored during the year prior to starting fellowship. Some fellowships and degree programs may require enrollment or program acceptance (for instance, the Master’s in Clinical Epidemiology).Coursework or degree tuition costs may be incurred, and the fellow may be responsible for securing funding, with appropriate faculty assistance for grant writing. Clinical research immersion programs exist, and previous fellows have participated in these full-time week long programs as well. Clinical projects are started during the clinical year, to be completed during the research year.

Current Fellows

Monica Velasquez, MD
2016 - 2018

Past Fellows & Locations

Oreoluwa "Ore" Ogunyemi
2013 - 2015

Sebastopol Urology
Sebastopol, CA

 

Robert Payne, MD
2011 - 2013

Toronto, Canada

 

Winifred "Winnie" Owumi
2012 - 2014

Children's Urology of the Carolinas, PLLC
Charlotte, NC

Curtis Clark, MD
2008 - 2010

Akron Children's Hospital
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Akron, OH

Hillary Copp, MD, MS
2007 - 2009

University of California, San Francisco
Associate Professor of Urology
San Francisco, CA