Pediatric Urology Fellowship
The pediatric urology fellowship program at Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children combines top-notch teaching, research and clinical experience. This program has a long history of excellence in didactic, clinical and research contributions to the field of pediatric urology. Many leaders in the field of pediatric urology have trained in this program and now care for patients throughout the United States and Canada.
Admission to the Pediatric Urology Fellowship program at IU School of Medicine is contingent upon completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada-accredited urology program. The applicant must have three letters of support, including one from their chairperson. The applicant also must have passed all three steps of the United States Medical Licensing Evaluation before the match date and be eligible for an Indiana state medical license prior to starting fellowship.
Fellowship education in pediatric urology consists of the diagnosis, management and treatment of fetal, perinatal, child and adolescent genitourinary, and adrenal abnormalities and diseases as well as the promotion of health with prevention of disease. This includes experience with fetal and genetic evaluation, pediatric endocrinology, congenital and acquired neurological diseases affecting the urinary tract, including spina bifida and neurogenic bladder, the treatment and management of congenital genitourinary abnormalities, and reconstructive urology.
Fellows also study issues of renal disease, including chronic renal insufficiency and transplantation. For the full integration of patient management in these areas, the following are required: education in advanced imaging of the pediatric genitourinary tract, radiation and imaging safety risks, pharmacology and safety of commonly used agents, and pediatric pain management.
Following completion of training, fellows are qualified to obtain a certificate of special competence in pediatric urology awarded by the American Board of Urology. The ultimate goal is for the fellows to practice their future specialty in an independent, confident and competent manner while becoming a leader in the field.
This fellowship program emphasizes all aspects of pediatric urology, including open and minimally invasive techniques. Fellows are exposed to the most common and most complex urologic diseases affecting children, including hypospadias, urinary calculi, urinary tract obstruction, functional anomalies of the genital tract, bladder exstrophy, posterior urethral valves, and neurogenic bladder and bowel management.
Fellows work closely with supervising faculty members as well as program director Rosalia Misseri, MD and nurse practitioners Shelly King, Hillary Risk, Taylor Wang and Melissa Young.