Description of Program:  This is a 1-year or 2-year fellowship approved by the Endourological Society matching program to provide a comprehensive state-of-the-art training in all aspects of minimally invasive urology. The main focus of this training will be advanced laparoscopy including robotic assisted surgery, and management of complex stone disease. The clinical training of the fellow however shall be tailored to the individual’s post-fellowship career goals. The fellowship will be at the UK Chandler Medical Center, Markey Cancer Center and the adjoining VA Hospital. The fellow will function as a junior attending urologist (instructor) with clinical, research, teaching and administrative responsibilities. He/she will supervise residents in the operating room and the urology clinic. The fellow’s annual salary and benefits are consistent with a clinical instructor.

Clinical:  The University of Kentucky Urology Department is a tertiary referral center with a large mix of complex cancer and stone patients. The variety of advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery exposes the fellow to all aspects of the urologic laparoscopic surgery including laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, adrenalectomy, robot assisted prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy and bladder surgery with the da Vinci surgical system, single port laparoscopy, PCNLs and other routine renal surgeries including cyroablation. The fellow will work primarily with Dr. Jason Bylund and Dr. Stephen Strup, but will be an integral part of the Urology Department, working with other faculty during laparoscopic, robotic and endourologic procedures. The on-call is shared with other full-time faculty members. With only two residents for adult faculty members at the University Hospital, there is adequate surgical volume for the residents and the fellow. We have two daVinci systems with dual consoles (Si HD system at UK Chandler Hospital and Xi system at VA Hospital).

Education:  The state-of-the-art advanced laparoscopic dedicated training facility (MIS lab) is available with live hook up to the operative rooms. The facility is used for training residents, medical students and post-graduate students. The facility is also used during training courses for community urologists, advanced laparoscopy workshops, and during multidisciplinary minimally invasive surgery meetings. The fellow is closely involved with the residents' and medical students' education including giving grand round talks on minimally invasive urology topics.

Research:  A fully equipped translational animal research laboratory is available at the UK Medical Center. The fellow is encouraged to do clinical and laboratory research including the topics of his/her interest. The fellow is expected to perform one animal translational research study during the fellowship for submission to Endourology Society essay contest. Fellow is encouraged to publish and present his/her work in the national and international meetings.

Application Process:  Applicants must complete an accredited urology residency in the US before joining the fellowship. This fellowship participates in the Endourological Society fellowship match program.

To apply to the Urology Fellowship at the University of Kentucky please visit the Endourology Society's website for more information. 


Jason Bylund, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Urology
(859) 323-6679