The Center for Reconstructive Urologic Surgery is a
regional, national, and international referral center dedicated to
disorders of the male urethra and external genitalia. The fellowship is
a one year clinical position, designed to provide expertise in adult
male reconstructive urology including: urethral reconstruction,
hypospadias, rectourethral fistula repair, buried penis repair,
Peyronie’s disease, genital lymphedema, surgery for penile and urethral
cancer, as well as GU prosthetic cases (AUS, male sling, IPP).
Alex Vanni and Leonard Zinman are fellowship trained, Co-Directors of
the Center for Reconstructive Urologic Surgery. Together we perform
>200 male reconstructive procedures per year (more than 150 urethral
reconstructions per year). In addition to a large surgical volume,
fellows will participate in a weekly reconstruction clinic gaining
experience in preoperative decision making and urethral imaging.
Goals and Objectives for Training
fellowship provides robust exposure to complex male reconstructive
urologic and prosthetic surgery. The fellow will attain graduated
responsibility in the operating room throughout the year, with the goal
of obtaining expertise in the management of adult male reconstructive
surgery. Additionally, clinical research, surgical education and
mentoring are emphasized.
fellow needs to obtain a Massachusetts medical license and will function
as a clinical instructor with hospital staff privileges. The fellow
will run an independent clinic approximately 3-4 days per month. The
fellow will operate with Drs. Vanni and Zinman 3-4 days per week.
- Must be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Massachusetts prior to starting fellowship.
- Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited urologic training program.
- Applicant should have completed all 3 steps of USMLE.
- Applicant must have 3 letters of support for fellowship. One of these letters must be from his/her current program director.
will have the opportunity to participate in clinical research through
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, as well as participate in outcomes
studies with the Trauma and Urologic Reconstruction Network of Surgeons
Fellows will be expected to submit at least 2
abstracts to a regional or national meeting, and to submit at least one
manuscript for peer-reviewed publication. Support is provided for
travel to the annual meeting of the American Urological Association.
Fellows will supervise residents in the operating room and are expected to participate in weekly departmental conferences.
Program Directors: Alex J. Vanni, MD, FACS and Leonard N. Zinman, MD
To apply, please contact:
Alex J. Vanni, MD, FACS
Department of Urology