Urology fellowship program

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin two-year urology fellowship is structured to provide fellows with a rich training experience and prepare trainees for careers in academic pediatric urology.

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 preceptor-ship of our faculty. Fellows are also encouraged to engage in clinical and/or basic science research.

Detailed fellowship description

Groth350Surgical volumes

Pediatric urology performed 4,120 surgical procedures in 2012.


In 2010, 81 laparoscopic cases were performed. Fellows will be exposed to a wide variety of laparoscopic cases including:

  • Nephrectomies
  • Hemi-nephrectomies
  • Pyeloplasties

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.

Urology team

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

Children’s Hospital is a 296-bed freestanding hospital dedicated solely to the care of children. Children’s Hospital is part of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Campus, along with the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital. It is an academic partner of the Medical College and is affiliated with several schools of nursing.

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 IV neonatal intensive care unit and an eight-bed Level IV Epilepsy Monitoring unit.

Medical College of Wisconsin

The Medical College has approximately 1,600 full-time and part-time faculty and approximately 3,445 full-time employees. More than 1,500 physicians from the community serve as volunteer faculty. The Medical College is the ninth largest private employer in metro Milwaukee and has approximately 15,000 alumni.

There are more than 1,260 students enrolled in educational programs at the Medical College. This includes 810 medical students and 450 graduate students. College faculty supervise approximately 650 physicians in residency training and 250 physicians in fellowship training through the Medical College of Wisconsin affiliated hospitals.

Additional Information

Contact Charles T. Durkee, MD , at (414) 337-7757 or cdurkee@chw.org for additional information or with questions.

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