Established in 1975, the Pediatric Urology Fellowship at Emory University is a two-year training program that takes place at the two campuses of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA): Egleston Children’s Hospital and Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital. Together, the two hospitals offer over 500 inpatient beds, is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the USA. The faculty includes seven board-certified pediatric urologists.
The first year is a clinical year. Competency is developed in all major areas of pediatric urology practice including: endourology, fluid and electrolyte management, genitourinary reconstructive surgery, intersex, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, obstructive uropathy, oncology, perinatal urology, trauma, urinary tract infection, urolithiasis and voiding dysfunction through clinic and operative experience. The fellow gains an extensive surgical experience in open, laparoscopic and robotic pediatric urology cases. This operative volume ranks above the 90th percentile in all aspects of pediatric urology according to the ACGME. An interdisciplinary approach is employed particularly in the care of oncology patients, disorders of sexual differentiation, renal insufficiency and neurogenic bladder dysfunction.
The second fellowship year is dedicated to clinical research with emphasis on outcomes, quality improvement, surgical innovation and biotechnology with the pediatric urology fellow serving as the principle investigator with project support available from the research departments of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology.
• Completion of an ACGME-accredited Urology residency in the US or Canada
• Eligible for the American Board of Urology certification examination
• Eligible for Georgia state medical license
• Submission of curriculum vitae two years prior to completion of residency
• Interviews during senior resident year (PGY-4)
• Commitments are made through the AUA supported match.
Dr. Edwin A. Smith
Director, Pediatric Urology Fellowship Program
Dr. Andrew J. Kirsch
Chief, Division of Pediatric Urology
5445 Meridian Mark Road, Suite 420
Atlanta, GA 30342