Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Urology

Andrology Fellowship

The andrology fellowship is a one-year program designed to enhance expertise in medical and surgical management of male sexual, endocrine and reproductive health acquired by a urology trainee, particularly in the non-surgical disciplines. As a department, we strive to train physicians who are not only superior clinical care providers, but who will also pursue thoughtful research initiatives to help advance men’s health for the growing and aging male population.

By program completion, fellows will have the expertise needed to provide comperhensive,contemporary subspecialty care, as well as, organize a multidisciplinary approach to male sexual dysfunction, endocrine dysfunction and male infertility care. Our goal is to train physicians who will not only be leaders the field of andrology, but also more broadly, in Urology.

The fellow will participate in clinics and operative procedures with Dr. Brannigan and  Dr. Bennett. The fellow will assist with office-based procedures, including percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (PESA), testicular biopsy, testicular sperm extraction (TESE), transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) of the prostate and seminal vesicle aspiration, vasectomy, duplex doppler penile ultrasound, testosterone pellet insertion, intercavernosal injections, intralesional injections (collagenase and verapamil), penile deformity assessment, and biothesiometry.

The fellow will master with incrementally increasing autonomy throughout the year. Micro-TESE, microsurgical vasectomy reversal, vasectomy, microsurgical varicoceletomy, transurethral resection of the ejaculatory ducts (TURED), orchiectomy, orchiopoexy, hydrocelectomy, spermatocelectomy, penile fracture repair, plaque incision/excision and grafting, penile prosthesis insertion, penile plication, and priapism shunting comprise the core andrology cases.

Fellows are expected to attend weekly Andrology Conference, weekly departmental Urology Grand Rounds, and weekly departmental Pre-Op Conference.  Additionally, the fellow will attend multidisciplinary conferences for female and male reproductive specialists, as well as, collaborate with reproductive endocrinologists in a clinical setting. Fellows are encouraged to participate in research with opportunities to present abstracts at national conferences and publish in high-impact journals.

Our prior graduates have an outstanding record of accomplishment both during and after completion of their fellowship training. Over two thirds of graduates from our program currently hold academic appointments as andrology subspecialists within their respective academic departments.

Application Process

If interested in applying* for the Andrology Fellowship, please send letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and USMLE transcripts to:

Robert E. Brannigan, MD & Nelson E. Bennett, MD
c/o Kelly Ross
303 E. Chicago Ave., Tarry 16-705
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 503-3238
k-ross@northwestern.edu

* Successful completion of a five or six year accredited program in urology is a prerequisite.

Co-Directors

Robert Brannigan, MD, Professor of Urology and Director of Male Reproduction/Infertility Nelson Bennett, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Urology and Director of Sexual Medicine

Former Fellows

Shane Russell 2005-2006
Joshua Modder 2006-2007
Tobias Kohler 2007-2008
Kenneth Poon 2008-2009
Eric Laborde 2009-2010
Jason Hedges 2010-2011
Sherwin Zargaroff 2011-2012
Puneet Masson 2012-2013
James Kashanian 2014-2015
Jared Moss 2015-2016

Housestaff Research Portal

Feinberg has the infrastructure and resources to assist McGaw trainees interested in conducting scientific research. Visit our Housestaff Research Portal to learn more.