Pediatric Urology Fellowship

Established in 1975, the Pediatric Urology Fellowship at Emory University is a two-year training program based at the two campuses of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA): CHOA at Egleston Hospital and CHOA at Scottish Rite Hospital. Together, the two facilities offer over 500 inpatient beds, creating one of the largest children's hospital systems in the U.S. The faculty for the program are board-certified pediatric urologists.

The first year is focused on clinical training. 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.

During the clinical year, the fellow will gain extensive surgical experience in open, laparoscopic, and robotic pediatric urology cases. According to the ACGME, this operative volume ranks above the 90th percentile in all aspects of pediatric urology. 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 an emphasis on outcomes, quality improvement, surgical innovation, and biotechnology. The fellow will serve as the principle investigator, with project support available from the research departments of CHOA, Emory University School of Medicine, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited urology residency in the U.S. or Canada

  • Eligible for the American Board of Urology certification examination

  • Eligible for a Georgia state medical license 

Application Process

  • 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

Contact Information

Wolfgang Cerwinka, MD
Director, Pediatric Urology Fellowship
wcerwin@emory.edu