Center for Male Reproductive Medicine & Microsurgery

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Fellowship Program

Weill Cornell Medicine - New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine offers a two year fellowship in male reproductive disorders.  The program focuses on perfecting the evaluation and management of male infertility, including microsurgery, erectile dysfunction and testosterone replacement. The first year focuses mainly on research with 30% of the fellow’s time being devoted to clinical activity and 70% to basic and clinical research.  The second year focuses mainly on clinical activity with 60% clinical activity and 40% research.  All fellows will take the microsurgery training course, taught by Dr. Philip S. Li.  All fellows will prepare and initiate basic science and clinical research projects. Fellows will see patients with the attendings during office hours and scrub on infertility and erectile dysfunction surgical cases.  All fellows do a three month rotation in erectile dysfunction prevention and treatment with Dr. John Mulhall at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

The primary goal of the fellowship is to train academic urologists in male reproductive medicine, microsurgery, erectile dysfunction, and to be the future leaders of our field.  The fellow is expected to learn microsurgical technique in the laboratory and operating room, and to become proficient in clinical care and research.  The fellow will carry out and present their research at national meetings, and publish in high impact journals.  The fellowship is under the direct supervision of Dr.’s Marc Goldstein, Peter Schlegel, Darius Paduch, James Kashanian, John Mulhall and Philip Li.

The fellowship is designed for urology residents who are committed to careers in academic medicine. It includes a microsurgical training course and basic science research and opportunity for collaboration with any of the scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center or Rockefeller University. Unique to this fellowship is our collaboration with the Cornell Institute for Reproductive Medicine's IVF program. With five full-time faculty in the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery, the research opportunities and clinical/surgical volume are unparalleled. The Tri-Institutional aspect of our fellowship is also unique.

During the program, fellows will have the opportunity to assist Dr.'s Goldstein, Schlegel, Kashanian, Paduch and Mulhall in procedures such as microsurgical varicocelectomy, micro TESE, microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration, microsurgical testicular biopsy, penile prosthesis insertion, microsurgical vasovasostomy and vasoepididymostomy, and ultrasound-guided needle biopsy for testis tumor and testis-sparing tumor excision.  Fellows will also assist in office-based procedures such as electroejaculation, testosterone pellet insertion, intercavernosal and/or intralesional injections and the no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy. Fellows will also have the opportunity to assist Dr. Li with global health initiatives.

Residents interested in applying for this fellowship should send a copy of their curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from their chairman, to the attention of Marc Goldstein, MD, at the address or email indicated above. All fellows are selected via the AUA Andrology Match Program. Please go to the AUA website to register.

If you would more information about the Fellowship Program at The Center for Male Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, please email Vanessa Dudley at vad2003@med.cornell.edu or call 212-746-5470.

Center for Male Reproductive Medicine & Microsurgery Weill Cornell Medicine
525 E 68th Street
New York, NY 10065