The Pediatric Urology Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Urology consists of one year of clinical pediatric urology training and one year of clinical/basic science. The program is an accredited fellowship by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
The trainee will spend his or her research years conducting ongoing research and will be encouraged to develop his/her own field of interest. The clinical program is centered at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, the pediatric hospital at Johns Hopkins that serves a diverse patient population and receives a wide range of pediatric urology cases.
The clinical rotation involves rotations in outpatient clinic, complex reconstructions/ambulatory surgery, urodynamics, exposure to spina bifida and stone clinic, fetal treatment and pediatric oncology (tumor board).
Johns Hopkins faculty involved in the training of the pediatric urology fellow includes pediatric endocrinologists, nephrologists, neonatologists, oncologists, neurosurgeons, infectious disease specialists, geneticists, radiologists and pediatric surgeons. See a complete list of our faculty by specialty.
The pediatric urology fellow is expected to attend and participate in weekly educational conferences, didactic teaching sessions, daily management of inpatients with the urology residents and consulting services.
Di Carlo, Heather Noelle, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Urology
Director, Pediatric Urology Research
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Bladder Cancer, Bladder Exstrophy, Hernias, Hypospadias, Kidney Cancer, Pediatric Urology, Prostate Cancer, Undescended Testis, Vesicoureteral Reflux
Dodson, Jennifer Lockwood, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Urology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Pediatric Urology, Spina Bifida, Urology, Voiding Dysfunction
Gearhart, John P, M.D.
Professor of Urology
Professor of Pediatrics
Robert D. Jeffs Professor
Director of Pediatric Urology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Ambiguous Genitalia, Bladder Exstrophy, Major Urologic Birth Defects, Pediatric Urology, Urologic Surgery, Urology
Areas of Surgical/Research Training
Research training includes one year of dedicated research time. Fellows participate in clinical and basic science research.
A large biorepository of detrusor smooth muscle cells and urothelial cells from Exstrophy-Epispadias complex patients as well as vesicoureteral reflux patient is available for biomarker analysis. For clinical research, a large prospectively maintained database Exstrophy-Epispadias complex patients is available for surgical, continence, and other outcomes based analysis. Other clinical research includes imaging in VUR patients, LUTS in the pediatric population, Health Related Quality of Life and Disorders of Sexual Development.
In addition, we are also conducting a phase 1 clinical trial (NCT01011777) investigating the use of endoscopically injected muscle derived progenitor cells in exstrophy patients with urinary incontinence.
Surgical training occurs in the second year of fellowship, during which the fellow leads the clinical service.
Surgical and clinical skills are developed in the following areas:
- Bedwetting (enuresis)
- Bladder exstrophy
- Cloacal exstrophy
- Kidney stones
- Undescended testicle
- Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
- Vesicoureteral reflux
2016-2017 - Timothy Baumgartner, MD
Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
2015-2016 - Peter Stuhldreher, MD
US Navy, San Diego
2014-2015 - Ezekial Young, MD
Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University SOM
2013-2014 - Heather Di Carlo, MD
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University SOM
2012-2013 - Eric Massanyi, MD
Assistant Professor, Northeast Ohio SOM
2011-2012 - Kristina D. Suson, MD
Assistant Professor, Children's Hospital Michigan Pediatric Urology
2010-2011 - Andrew Stec, MD
Assistant Professor of Urology and Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina
2009-2010 - Timothy Phillips, MD
Chief of Pediatric Urology, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
2008-2009 - Thomas Novak, MD
Chief of Pediatric Urology, Brooke Army Medical Center
2007-2008 - J. Todd Purves, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Duke University
2006-2007 - Amanda North, MD
Associate Professor and Program Director, Montefiore Hospital
2005-2006 - Caleb P. Nelson, MD
Assistant Professor, Boston Children’s Hospital
2004-2005 - Jennifer Dodson, MD
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Hospital
2003-2004 - Dominic Frimberger, MD, Ph.D.
Professor and Chief, University of Oklahoma
2002-2003 - Yegappan Lakshmanan, MD
Associate Professor and Chief, Children’s Hospital Michigan
2001-2002 - Kirstan Meldrum, MD
Professor and Chief, Michigan State University SOM
2000-2001 - Fernando Ferrer, MD
Professor and Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Omaha, Creighton SOM
1998-1999 - Linda Baker, MD
Professor, UT Southeastern
1997-1998 - Ranjiv Mathews, MD
Director of Pediatric Urology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
1996-1997 - Richard Silver, MD
Private Practice, New York
1995-1996 - Bruce L. Slaughenhoupt, MD
Associate Professor and Program Director, University of Wisconsin
1994-1995 - Jacob Ben-Chaim, MD
Professor, The Dana Children’s Hospital
1993-1994 - Steven Docimo, MD
Professor and Chief of Staff, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
1992-1993 - Naida Kalloo, MD
Associate Professor, George Washington University
1991-1992 - Dennis Peppas, MD
Professor and Chief, University of Louisville SOM
1990-1991 - Marc Cendron, MD
Associate Professor, Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital
1989-1990 - Charles E. Horton, MD
Professor and Chief, Eastern VA School of Medicine
1988-1989 - Michael P. Leonard, MD
Professor and Chief, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
1987-1988 - Douglas A. Canning, MD
Professor and Chief, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
How To Apply
Eligible applicants are completing a urology residency program and are preferably candidates for the American Board of Urology. We participate in the matching program by the American Urologic Association AUA and the Society for Pediatric Urology. Applications are due in winter or early spring.
Additional information about the matching process, as well as a general application, is online at the Society for Pediatric Urology.
In addition, those interested in applying to the pediatric urology fellowship program should send curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to John P. Gearhart, M.D.John P. Gearhart, M.D.
Associate Professor in Pediatric Urology
Johns Hopkins Children's Center
1800 Orleans Street, #7304
Baltimore, Maryland 21287
A passing score on USMLE Step II is required for all trainees.
Johns Hopkins’s GME policy applies to all clinical fellows.