Functional and Reconstructive Urology Fellowship

Functional and Reconstructive Urology Fellowship

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Training at MSK

See what it's like to train at Memorial Sloan Kettering, a world-renowned academic medical center dedicated to patient care, research, and education.
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As one of the preeminent cancer care institutions in the world, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is renowned for its excellence in patient care, research, and education. Our Functional and Reconstructive Urology Fellowship is designed to provide urologists with advanced training in complex urinary reconstruction, equipping them with the skills necessary to address the intricate challenges presented by cancer-related urinary dysfunction.

Our fellowship program is tailored to cultivate expertise in the comprehensive care of patients experiencing urinary issues, whether from cancer itself or the effects of cancer treatment. Through a combination of hands-on clinical experiences, multidisciplinary collaboration, and innovative research opportunities, fellows in our program gain a deep understanding of the nuanced complexities of reconstructive urology in the context of cancer care.

One of the hallmarks of our fellowship program is the unparalleled opportunity to work alongside leaders and pioneers in cancer care. With access to a diverse array of clinical experts and cutting-edge technologies, fellows at MSK are immersed in an environment that fosters growth, learning, and innovation. Our faculty members are dedicated to providing mentorship and guidance, ensuring that each fellow receives personalized attention and support throughout their training journey.

Graduates of our program emerge as highly skilled and knowledgeable practitioners, prepared to take on academic or clinical leadership roles in major medical centers around the world. Whether pursuing careers in research, education, or clinical practice, alumni of the MSK Functional and Reconstructive Urology Fellowship program are well-equipped to make significant contributions to the field of urology and cancer survivorship on a global scale.

Clinical Experience

Fellows in our program will gain a wide variety of clinical experience focusing on male and female incontinence, urodynamics, OAB, LUTS, upper and lower urinary tract reconstruction, pelvic organ prolapse, prosthetics, fistula management, and BPH. Experience is gained through a multi-disciplinary approach which includes working with urologic oncology fellows and providers with expertise in specific areas such as gynecologic oncology, colorectal cancer, sarcoma, orthopedics, and plastics and reconstruction. Fellows will be working in both the operating room setting as well as the clinic setting. Operative experience will include open, minimally invasive, and endoscopic techniques. MSK has 11 of the latest generation da Vinci® Xi dual-console surgical systems, which are used for both training and collaborative surgeries.

Fellows will have opportunities to present in regular didactic conferences such as the weekly Urologic Oncology Grand Rounds and the monthly Functional Urology and Reconstruction Working Group.  Fellows will also be expected to attend Morbidity and Mortality conferences, as well as the Pelvic Reconstruction Conference led by the Gynecologic Oncology team.

Research Experience

The fellowship experience is primarily clinical. However, research, while not mandatory, is highly encouraged. The fellow will have access to invaluable resources at MSK such as the renowned biostats team, dedicated research faculty and analysts, and opportunities to collaborate with urologic oncology research fellows. Learn more about the research experience.

Benefits & Environment

MSK is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan — a vibrant community with many nearby activities for adults and children. Salary and benefits are provided to all fellows according to level of training (number of postgraduate years). In addition, MSK provides housing accommodations at a subsidized rate to all fellows in the form of unfurnished apartments within a short walking distance of the hospital. There are many schools and affordable childcare options nearby.

Deadline to Apply

October 1 for the following academic year (starts July 1).

Length of Program

The program is 1 year long.


All fellowship candidates must have completed residency training in urology. The candidate must have passed the USMLE examinations or any equivalent predecessor or successor examination and hold a valid ECFMG certificate. Selected candidates must qualify for and obtain a limited permit to practice medicine from the New York State Education Department, in accordance with its requirements and be visa eligible.

How to Apply

Eligible candidates should apply for our program through MSK’s Application Portal.

Applications should include:

  • ECFMG certification, if applicable
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of MD diploma (with translation if necessary)
  • Personal statement: This should include a description of the candidate’s personal qualifications and motivation for applying to the program.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Photograph

Program Director

Associate Director


Surgical Education Office
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
Box 435
New York, NY 10065
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 212-639-7537