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Highlights of the UCLA Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (PMRS) Fellowship Program

Current Fellows
  • Zaid Chaudhry, MD 
  • Evgeniy Kreydin, MD
  • My-Linh Nguyen, MD
  • Andrew Medendorp, MD
  • Janine Oliver, MD
  • Lauren Wood, MD

All UCLA Department of Urology Fellows 2016-2017

Prior Fellows
  • Gary Leach ‘82—Tower Urology
  • Philippe Zimmern ‘84—UT Southwestern
  • Roger Hadley ‘84—Loma Linda
  • David Staskin ‘85—Elizabeth's Medical Center
  • Carl Klutke ‘89—Saratosa Memorial Hospital
  • Victor Nitti ‘92—NYU
  • Chris Payne ‘93—Stanford
  • Michael Albo ‘96—UCSD
  • Mary Dupont ‘96—Dupont Urology Center
  • David Ginsberg ‘97—USC
  • Eric Rovner ‘97—Univ of South Carolina
  • Angelo Gousse ‘98—Univ of Miami
  • Sandip Vasavada ‘99—Cleveland Clinic
  • Craig Comiter ‘99—Stanford
  • Larissa Rodriguez ‘00—UCLA
  • Nirit Rosenblum ‘01—NYU
  • Nancy Itano ‘03—Mayo Medical School
  • Matthew Rutman ‘05—Columbia
  • Donna Deng ‘05—UCSF
  • Arthur Mourtizinos ‘06—Lahey Clinic
  • Christopher Twiss ‘08—Univ of Arizona
  • Ariana Smith ‘09—Univ of Pennsylvania
  • Ja-Hong Kim ‘09—UCLA
  • Shelby Morrisroe ‘10—Southbay Urology
  • Andrea Staack ‘10—Loma Linda University
  • Una Lee ‘11—Virginia Mason Hospital & Medical Center
  • Ngoc-Bich Le '12—Duke Urology Clinic
  • Lisa Rogo-Gupta '13—Stanford Women's Cancer Center
  • Denise Chow '13—Kaiser Permanente San Rafael and Walnut Creek Medical Center
  • Forrest Jellison '13—San Antonio Military Medical Center
  • Leah Nakamura '14—Orange County Urology Associates
  • Judy Choi '15—UC Irvine Department of Urology
  • Diana Kang '15—Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines
  • A. Lenore Ackerman '16—Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Seth Cohen '16—City of Hope
  • We are an ACGME-approved program by the joint boards of the American Board of Urology and the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
  • This ACGME-approved program is a collaboration between UCLA’s Departments of Urology and Obstetrics & Gynecology. We enroll both urologists and gynecologists seeking advanced training in female urology and urogynecology. 
  • Fellows work under the direct supervision of Dr. Shlomo Raz (UCLA Urology), as well as working with Dr. Christopher Tarnay (UCLA Obstetrics and Gynecology) and Drs. Ja-Hong Kim and Z. Chad Baxter (UCLA Urology).
  • After graduation the fellows are board eligible in Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • We provide and extensive and unusual surgical experience with more than 750 pelvic reconstructive surgeries done a year.
  • Fellows will be trained in simple and complex reconstructive surgery including vaginal hysterectomy, anal sphincter reconstruction, recto-vaginal, vesico-vaginal and prostatic-rectal fistula repair, augmentation cystoplasty, continent pouch, repair of major vaginal prolapse and surgery for incontinence.
  • Experience in diagnosis, surgery and programming of sacral root and sacral epidural neuromodulation with more than 700 cases implanted.
  • More than 8000 visit a year in our outpatient clinic.
  • State of the art video-urodynamics with more than 1000 cases performed a year.
  • Research projects available in tissue engineering, stem cells or outcomes.
  • More than 55 fellows graduated from our program. Most of them are now directors of programs in other academic and non academic institutions.

Length of Fellowship

The PMRS fellowship is 2 years long for Urology and 3 years for OBGYN trained residents. One year is research and the other one or two are clinical.

How To Apply

In order to apply for the fellowship go to:
http://www.aamc.org/eras

  • Search for fellowships in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstruction
  • You need to obtain a token. The instructions are clear.
  • The deadline for applications for the July 2018 fellows is TBD

Interview and Visits

It is not absolutely necessary but applicants are encouraged to request an appointment to visit our program or arrange a formal interview by contacting us at: isarian@mednet.ucla.edu.

Contact Us

Ira Sarian
UCLA Department of Urology
David Geffen School of Medicine
BOX 957383
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7366

Phone: 310-794-8492
Fax: 310-794-8653
E-mail: isarian@mednet.ucla.edu 

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