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

Current Fellows

Dr. Karmon Janssen

Karmon Janssen

DO: Michigan State University

Urology Residency: Madigan Army Medical Center

Dr. Jennifer M. Lovin

Jennifer M. Lovin

MD: Medical College of Georgia

Urology Residency: Louisiana State University School of Medicine – Shreveport

Alumni

Year Graduated

Fellow

Practice

2020

Qiaqia C. Wu

Attending, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Pediatric Urology, Baltimore, MD

2019

Aylin N. Bilgutay

Attending, Georgia Urology, PC, Sandy Springs, GA

2018

Michelle A. Lightfoot

Attending, Providence Pediatric Urology, Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, Spokane, WA

2017

Anthony Tracey

Attending, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, GA

2016

Michael Garcia-Roig

Attending, Georgia Urology, PC, Marietta, GA

2015

Kristin Broderick

Attending, Wellstar Health System, Marietta, GA

2014

Angela Arlen

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

2013

Laura Merriman

Attending, Alaska Urology, Anchorage, AK

2012

Arun Srinivasan

Attending, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA

2011

Jonathan Kalisvaart

Attending, Providence Pediatric Urology, Spokane, WA

2011

Scott Cuda

Private Practice, Tacoma, WA

2010

Jonathan Kaye

Attending, Urology Associates of North Texas, Fort Worth, TX

2009

Wolfgang Cerwinka

Director, Pediatric Urology Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine; Attending, Georgia Urology, PC, Gwinnett, GA

2007

Joseph Molitierno

Attending, Pediatric Urology Associates, Charlotte, NC

2006

James Elmore

Attending, Georgia Urology, PC, Atlanta, GA

2006

Leah McMann

Attending, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hanalei, Hawaii

2005

Adam Baseman

Attending, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara Medical Center, Santa Clara, CA

2004

Marcos Perez-Brayfield

Attending, Hospital HIMA-San Pablo Caguas, Puerto Rico

2003

Erica Schalow-Mercer

Attending, Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL

2002

Luis Baez-Trinidad

Attending, San Jorge Children's Hospital, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2001

John Gatti

Associate Clinical Professor of Urology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

1999

Scott Berkman

Attending, Valley Care Clinics, Edinburg, TX

1997

David Riden

Attending, Tennessee Pediatric Urology, PC, Knoxville, TN

1996

Edwin Smith

Attending, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Urology, PC, Atlanta, GA

1995

Luis Perez

Attending, Children's Urology of the Carolinas, PLLC, Charlotte, NC

1994

Joseph Barone

Chief of Urology and Surgeon-in-Chief, Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital; Professor of Urology, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

1993

Craig Smith

Attending, DuPage Medical Group, Glen Ellyn, IL

1992

Rafael Gosalbez

Attending, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami Children's Health System, Miami, FL

1988

James Wolpert

Attending, Pediatric Surgical Associates, Ltd., St. Paul, MN

1986

Gil Rushton

Chief of Urology, Children's National Health System, Washington, DC

1984

Timothy Trulock

Attending, Palmyra Park Hospital, Albany, GA

1976

Thomas Parrott

Deceased 1997

Contact Information

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