Pediatric Urology Fellowship

The Pediatric Urology Fellowship at The University of Tennessee, Memphis, is one of a handful of programs in the United States accredited to train a Pediatric Urology Fellow. This two-year fellowship involves access to several thousand clinic visits and surgical cases per year. All patients are cared for by a single team which consists of the three attending staff physicians and two residents. The care is given at two free-standing children's hospitals: LeBonheur Children's Medical Center as the main component and also as consultants at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In addition to this very active clinical environment, scholarly activities and research opportunities are provided and encouraged.

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital: The pediatric urology fellowship is located at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and its outpatient and surgical center facilities. The hospital is a freestanding hospital but is now a part of the Methodist Health Care System. The hospital provides the only full-service pediatric emergency department in the city. LeBonheur provides a full-scale NICU, PICU, CICU, and regular inpatient services. The fellow is responsible for all urology patient care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Supervision occurs daily and continuously by three (3) full time faculty members. We also enjoy a collaborative relationship with our pediatric surgery colleagues and other pediatric subspecialists, such as pediatric nephrologists, that allow a multi-disciplinary approach to complex patient care. The pediatric hospital is located one block from the sponsoring institution. It is important to note that housed within this hospital are the pediatric teaching faculty and consultative sub-specialty medical and surgical services required to support the fellowship program and the hospital. Dr. Dana Giel serves as the site director for this hospital.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: The pediatric urology program serves as a consultant to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an internationally renowned pediatric cancer hospital. This hospital serves as the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Patient care is primarily focused on inpatient services, including the surgical setting. We have a productive collaborative relationship with the oncologists and surgeons at St. Jude, and there is ample opportunity for ongoing research activities at this site. Dr. Mark Williams serves as the site director at this hospital.

Should you be interested in our pediatric urology fellowship, you will need to complete and submit the Universal Application for Pediatric Urology Fellowships located on the Society for Pediatric Urology website at

Selection Criteria

  • Research
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • One letter by current program director or chairperson
  • Two letters by pediatric urologists with whom you have worked
  • Performance During General Urology Residency
  • In-service examination scores included
  • Personal Interviews Performance

The pediatric urology faculty will compile a rank list of all applicants which will be submitted to the Pediatric Urology Match Program. Final determination of the selected fellow will be made by the official Match Program which is administered by the Society for Pediatric Urology in conjunction with the American Urological Association.

If you should have any questions concerning the submission of your application, please contact Lynn Thompson, Residency Coordinator, at (901) 448-1010.

Contact Us

Department of Urology

910 Madison Avenue
Room 409
Memphis, TNĀ  38163

Phone: 901-448-1026
Fax: 901-448-1122

Department Chair

Robert W. Wake, M.D.

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