Pediatric Urology Fellowship
Our two-year program is structured to provide fellows with a rich training experience and prepare trainees for careers in academic pediatric urology. The first year of our Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) program develops a strong clinical and operative foundation. Second year fellows receive faculty appointments at The Medical College of Wisconsin and continue to refine clinical and surgical practices under the preceptorship of our faculty. Fellows are also encouraged to engage in clinical and/or basic science research.
Detailed fellowship description
Pediatric urology performed 3,441 surgical procedures in 2010.
In 2010, 81 laparoscopic cases were performed. Fellows will be exposed to a wide variety of laparoscopic cases including:
Our pediatric urology operating suite is renovated with endosuite technology to facilitate both efficiency and quality of laparoscopic cases. This technology also enhances the educational experience.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin recently purchased a da Vinci robot. Urology spearheaded this project and robotic training will be an integral part of the fellowship training.
Pediatric urology offers clinics at five locations:
Our main pediatric urology clinic is located at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee). Clinics are held Monday through Friday by faculty and nurse practitioners. In 2010, more than 6,700 patients visited our Milwaukee clinic. (Fellows will not travel to the other four satellite clinics.)
Pediatric urology also participates twice a month in a spina bifida clinic. A full complement of specialty services attends including neurosurgery, orthopedics and physical medicine and rehabilitation in addition to appropriate ancillary services. Approximately 300 patients are treated in this clinic.
Department of Urology
The department of urology at Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to the classic academic missions of clinical care, teaching and research. Urology boasts eighteen fellowship-trained physicians with specialty expertise in care across a spectrum of urologic disease processes. Our teaching and research activities are designed to both complement and support our clinical service mission. As an ACGME accredited residency and fellowship program, we are ensuring future generations will have access to qualified urologic specialists. The department of urology also has a research program encompassing both clinical and basic research, taking a disease focused and translational approach to research activities.
Urology quality reports
Research shows that physicians and hospitals that treat a large number of patients tend to provide better care and have improved outcomes for treatments and procedures.
To view quality reports on pediatric urology, visit our quality page.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee
A national leader in pediatric health care that is ranked as a top hospital by U.S.News and World Report and ranked among the top 50 urology programs in the country by US News & World Report in 2002 and 2007. Children's Hospital is one of the busiest pediatric hospitals in the country. It is a Level I Trauma Center and houses 13 inpatient units including a 72-bed pediatric intensive care unit, a 43-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit and an eight-bed epilepsy monitoring unit. Children's Hospital serves children with all types of illnesses, injuries, birth defects and other disorders.
Children's Hospital is a 296-bed freestanding hospital dedicated solely to the care of children. In 2010, 24,615 infants, children and adolescents were admitted and more than 311,899 were seen in the hospital's specialty outpatient clinics. The Emergency Department/Trauma Center treated 61,928 children and 15,883 surgical procedures were completed.
The Medical College of Wisconsin
Founded in 1893, Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee is a national, private, academic institution dedicated to leadership and excellence in its fourfold mission: education, research, patient care and community service. The medical college has more than 1,100 full-time and 65 part-time and visiting faculty. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in educational programs, including 820 medical students and 400 graduate students. College faculty supervise approximately 650 physicians in residency training and 200 physicians in fellowship training through Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals. It is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and second largest in Wisconsin.
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