The Urologic Trauma and Reconstruction Fellowship is a one year clinical position, designed to provide expertise in adult reconstructive urology at Washington University at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  Common conditions encountered include: urethral stricture disease, hypospadias, rectourethral fistula, buried penis, Peyronie’s disease, genital lymphedema, male incontinence, erectile dysfunction, ureteral strictures, transitional urology/urologic congenitalism, neurogenic bladder, benign urinary diversion.

Goals and Objectives for Training

This fellowship provides robust exposure to complex male reconstructive urologic 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.

Faculty

Dr. Gregory Murphy completed a fellowship in trauma and male reconstruction at University of California, San Francisco and specializes in urethroplasty, buried penis repair, rectourethral fistula repair, AUS, male sling, IPP, Peyronie’s surgery, ureteral strictures and benign urinary diversion.  Dr. Gino Vricella completed a pediatric fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and specializes in transitional urology, continent urinary diversion, hypospadias surgery and upper tract reconstruction.  Dr. Eric Kim specializes in robotic surgery and intracorporeal urinary diversions will also be available for fellows interested in robotic reconstruction.

In addition to a large surgical volume, fellows will participate in reconstruction and transitional urologic clinic gaining experience in preoperative decision making.

Clinical Responsibilities

The fellow needs to obtain a Missouri medical license and will function as a clinical instructor with hospital staff privileges. The fellow will supervise an independent resident clinic in a rotation with other fellows. The fellow will be part of the attending call pool.

Research

The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in clinical research through Washington University’s reconstruction databases. The fellow 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.

Teaching

The fellow will supervise residents in the operating room and are expected to participate in weekly departmental conferences.

Travel

The opportunity for a one-week mission trip with IVUmed is available for a reconstruction workshop abroad.

Prerequisite/Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Missouri prior to starting fellowship and be a United States citizen.
  2. Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited urologic residency.
  3. Applicant should have completed all three steps of USMLE.
  4. Applicant must have three letters of support for fellowship. One of these letters must be from his/her current program director.

Contact

Gregory P. Murphy MD
4960 Children’s Place, Suite 216, 2 Wohl Hospital.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Department of Urologic Surgery
Email: murphyg@wustl.edu
Phone: 314-273-1598
Fax: 314-454-5244