Yale Urology Fellowship Programs

Urologic Oncology Fellowship

The Yale Department of Urology offers a one-year clinical fellowship in Urologic Oncology. 

Yale Cancer Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The Urologic Oncology fellow will participate in weekly multidisciplinary conferences, participate in evaluation, management, and surgery on the full range of GU oncology problems, and be involved with resident education. It is expected that the fellow will become facile with minimally invasive, robotic, and open surgical approaches. 

The fellow is expected to participate in research, and academic productivity is expected. Research opportunities are available in MRI-USG Fusion targeted prostate biopsy, focal ablation for prostate cancer, genetic predisposition to renal cancer, translational research in renal cancer, systemic therapy clinical trials, and comparative effectiveness and health outcomes research.

The candidate will be a BC/BE urologist who has completed an ACGME accredited urology residency program and be eligible for licensure in the state of Connecticut. Applications to our program will be reviewed on a continuing basis. 

For additional information or to submit your CV/letter of interest, please contact:
Preston Sprenkle, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Urology, Yale University School of Medicine
P.O. Box 208058
New Haven, CT 06520-8058
Email: Preston Sprenkle 

Alternative contact:
Christine Merenda, Fellowship Coordinator 
Email: Christine Merenda

Endourology Fellowship

The Yale Department of Urology offers a one-year fellowship in Endourology. 

This one-year fellowship provides a comprehensive training environment and experience with all phases of endoscopic, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery.

The fellow will be integrated into the urologic robotic surgery practices, and he/she will be involved in the perioperative and postoperative care of these patients. During the course of the fellowship, the candidate will participate in clinical and laboratory research as well as clinical responsibilities in direct patient care, teaching responsibilities within the department, including attending conferences, giving lectures, and the supervision and teaching of the resident staff.

This fellowship has a large volume in oncology, reconstructive surgery, stone disease, donor nephrectomy and will provide extensive opportunity for surgical skills acquisition and publications over the one year training cycle. The fellow will learn and provide clinical care at Yale New Haven Hospital. There are two full-time clinically dedicated da Vinci “S” system robots, one research/training da Vinci robot, and one da Vinci simulator.

For additional information or to send your CV/letter of interest, please contact:
Dinesh Singh, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Urology, Yale University School of Medicine
P.O. Box 208058
New Haven, CT 06520-8058 
Email: Dinesh Singh

Alternative contact: 
Christine Merenda, Fellowship Coordinator 
Email: Christine Merenda

Clinical Research & Quality Improvement Fellowship

The Yale Department of Urology is offering a one-year fellowship in Clinical Research and Quality Improvement.

The position encompasses a variety of linked efforts across two major domains:

1. Health Services and Clinical Outcomes Research
To understand and improve health outcomes, Yale University School of Medicine Department of Urology is committed to performing current and impactful studies of urologic diseases. This training opportunity is designed to give the candidate a comprehensive clinical research experience in study design, analysis, presentation, and publication. The fellow will work closely with faculty members in the development and execution of projects relating to clinical epidemiology, outcomes, and health services research with an emphasis in urologic oncology. The primary responsibilities include administrative and analytic support for national, local, and regional databases maintained in the department. In addition, the applicant will have opportunities for to engage in a range of didactic activities and collaborations within the health system.

2. Quality Improvement
Coordinate efforts of the Urology Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee (UQAIC) including data acquisition and analysis (e.g., NSQIP, NHSN, Vizient), management of peer review process, and participation in design, implementation and analysis of departmental quality improvement projects.

Duties to include: organizing quarterly UQAIC meetings; obtaining, analyzing, benchmarking, and disseminating quality data including from both internal and external sources; working to validate, disseminate, and investigate efficacy of the Surgeon Value Dashboard, a proprietary, fully transparent EPIC-based surgeon-level cost and outcomes dashboard; IRB application writing and coordination; grant writing; student mentorship. Emphasis will be placed on manuscript writing and publication. There will be opportunity to participate in quality efforts in other aspects of Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Health System if interested.

The candidate will be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and have strong project management skills. A quantitative background is not required, however, familiarity with statistical methods is strongly encouraged. Candidates must possess proficiency in at least one statistical software package (Microsoft Excel, SPSS, SAS, Stata, JMP, R). This position is ideal for a candidate looking to strengthen their application before applying or re-applying to a Urology residency or fellowship.

Program Directors: Patrick Kenney, MD and Michael Leapman, MD

For additional information or to submit your application, please send your CV, three letters of reference, and a personal statement to:
Christine Merenda, Fellowship Coordinator
Email: Christine Merenda