Urologic Trauma Fellowship

Program Description

The fellowship program in Urologic Trauma, Reconstruction, and Prosthetics in UT Southwestern’s Department of Urology was founded in 2008. This is a one-year clinical program designed for post-residency subspecialty training and is intended to prepare fellows for a career in academic urology. This program has been verified by the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons since its inception and will offer one fellowship position for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Clinical training encompasses all aspects of male genitourinary reconstruction, including urethral reconstruction, male incontinence and erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, ureteral reconstruction, complex robotic surgery, urinary diversion, and repair of complex genital deformities, including buried penis.

Many cases involve a multidisciplinary care team with urologic oncologists and colorectal, plastic, and burn surgeons. Many of the prosthetic cases focus on erectile dysfunction and incontinence associated with prostate cancer survivorship.

The Level I trauma center at Parkland Memorial Hospital and John Peter Smith Health Network provides myriad complex and unique genitourinary trauma cases. The fellow will also have the opportunity to gain independent operating experience while covering the reconstructive/prosthetic urology service at four of our affiliated teaching hospitals – Dallas County’s Parkland Memorial Hospital, UT Southwestern Frisco Hospital, Fort Worth County’s John Peter Smith Hospital, and the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In addition, an annual one-week reconstructive urology outreach experience in Honduras is anticipated (if and when allowable after COVID-19 pandemic).

Ample clinical research opportunities are available, typically resulting in numerous publications per year and numerous presentations at local, regional, and national meetings. Time commitment during the fellowship is approximately 80 percent clinical and 20 percent research.

Beginning in July 2023, the program will be directed by Steven Hudak, M.D., Associate Professor of Urology, and will welcome Maia VanDyke, M.D. as reconstructive urology faculty upon completion of her fellowship at UT Southwestern. Clinical training takes place at William P. Clements University Hospital, Parkland Memorial HospitalJohn Peter Smith Hospital (Tarrant County Hospital), and the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center.