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Pediatric Urology Fellowship
The Pediatric Urology Fellowship program at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine is one of the most experienced ACGME-accredited training programs, as it has been consistently training pediatric urology fellows since 1982.
About the Division of Pediatric Urology
The Division of Pediatric Urology is one of the largest pediatric urology divisions in the U.S.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Texas Children's Hospital Faculty:
- Paul F. Austin, MD, FAAP, Division Chief of Pediatric Urology
- Nicolette Janzen, MD, Pediatric Urology Fellowship Director
- Albert Lee, MD, Residency Site Coordinator
- Andrea Balthazar, MD
- Ahmad Bani Hani, MD
- Stephen Canon, MD, Chief Surgical Officer, West Campus
- Patrick Joe Fox, MD
- Susan Jarosz, DO
- Chester Koh, MD, Principal Investigator, Southwest National Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (SWPDC)
- Niccolo Passoni, MD
- Jacob Smith, MD
- Danielle Sweeney, MD
- Zachary V. Zuniga, MD
About the fellowship
The Division of Pediatric Urology offers a 2-year fellowship which includes one year of clinical pediatric urology experience and one year of basic laboratory research and clinical research. One fellow is appointed each year.
The laboratory year is dedicated to basic laboratory research in the Pediatric Urology Laboratory under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Paul Austin in the Texas Children’s Hospital Pediatric Urology Research Laboratory. The mission of the laboratory is to conduct novel basic science, translational, and clinical research designed to improve the treatment of disorders of the kidneys and urinary tract in children. The fellow is expected to publish original research articles in the area of pediatric urology. Fellows may also apply for the advanced training courses at BCM such as the Clinical Scientist Training Program (CSTP).
The clinical year at Texas Children's Hospital offers a wide range of cases for the fellow, including robotic surgery and minimally invasive surgery, fetal surgery, and complex genitourinary reconstruction. The fellow supervises the multiple residents from several local programs that rotate at Texas Children's and actively participates in the teaching of the residents and medical students in conjunction with the faculty.
The fellowship is accredited by the ACGME, and graduates are eligible for the Pediatric Urology Subspecialty Certification (American Board of Urology).
For more information about the Texas Children’s Hospital Department of Surgery and the Division of Pediatric Urology, please click here: Department of Surgery Video Tour.
The fellow is responsible for organizing the weekly pediatric urology conference as well as other academic meetings with the Disorders of Sex Development Clinic, Fetal Center, Spina Bifida Clinic, Anorectal Malformation Clinic, the Voiding Dysfunction Clinic and the Kidney Stone Clinic.
The fellow is expected to publish original clinical research articles in the area of pediatric urology.
Applicants should register for the Match and download the Universal Application via the Society for Pediatric Urology website.
The completed application, as well as the letters of recommendations and a CV should be submitted to Nicolette Janzen, MD.
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For more information, please contact:
Nicolette Janzen, MD
Pediatric Urology Fellowship Director
Texas Children's Hospital | Baylor College of Medicine
Assistant: Carolyn Galvan - 832-822-3168