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

Kathleen Kan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology

Kunj Sheth, MD
Assistant Professor of Urology

How to apply

Contact us

Taranjit Bains
Education Program Manager
(650) 497-8753
bainstj@stanford.edu

Bill Kennedy
Fellowhsip Program Director
(650) 723-9779
wkennedy@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.

Past Fellows & Where They Are Now

Kathleen Kan, MD

Pediatric Urology Fellow
2017 - 2019

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Urology
Stanford University

 

Oreoluwa Ogunyemi, MD

Pediatric Urology Fellow
2013 - 2015

Sebastopol Specialty Center
Sebastopol, California

Robert Payne, MD

Pediatric Urology Fellow
2011 - 2013

Toronto, Canada

Hillary Copp, MD, MS

Pediatric Urology Fellow
2007 - 2009

Associate Professor, 
Pediatric Urology Fellowship Director
UCSF, San Francisco, California

Monica Velasquez, MD

Pediatric Urology Fellow
2016- 2018

Advocate Children's Medical Group
Tinley Park, Illinois

Winifred Owumi, MD

Pediatric Urology Fellow
2012 - 2014

Children's Urology of the Carolinas
Charlotte, North Carolina

Curtis Clark, MD

Pediatric Urology Fellow
2008 - 2010

Akron Children's Hospital
Akron, Ohio