The pediatric urology fellowship is a two-year program that consists of:
- One year of clinical pediatric urology training – Rotations include outpatient clinic, complex reconstructions/ambulatory surgery, urodynamics, exposure to spina bifida and stone clinic, fetal treatment and pediatric oncology (tumor board).
- One year of clinical/basic science – You will conduct ongoing research and be encouraged to develop your own field of interest.
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.
Location: The clinical program is centered at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, MD, which serves a diverse patient population and receives a wide range of pediatric urology cases.
Accreditation: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Johns Hopkins faculty involved in the training of the pediatric urology fellow include pediatric endocrinologists, nephrologists, neonatologists, oncologists, neurosurgeons, infectious disease specialists, geneticists, radiologists and pediatric surgeons.
The program’s core faculty are:
During the year of dedicated research, fellows participate in both clinical and basic science research. Resources include:
- A large biorepository of detrusor smooth muscle cells and urothelial cells from Exstrophy-Epispadias complex patients and vesicoureteral reflux patients is available for biomarker analysis.
- For clinical research, a large prospectively maintained database of 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.
- We are conducting a phase 1 clinical trial (NCT01011777) investigating the use of endoscopically injected muscle-derived progenitor cells in exstrophy patients with urinary incontinence.
During the second year of fellowship, the fellow leads the clinical service, where 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
- A passing score on USMLE Step II is required for all trainees.
- Johns Hopkins School of Medicine GME policies apply to all clinical fellows.
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 Societies 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
Timothy Baumgartner, M.D. (2016-2017)
Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
Peter Stuhldreher, M.D. (2015-2016)
U.S. Navy, San Diego
Ezekial Young, M.D. (2014-2015)
Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University SOM
Heather Di Carlo, M.D. (2013-2014)
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University SOM
Eric Massanyi, M.D. (2012-2013)
Assistant Professor, Northeast Ohio SOM
Kristina D. Suson, M.D. (2011-2012)
Assistant Professor, Children's Hospital Michigan Pediatric Urology
Andrew Stec, M.D. (2010-2011)
Assistant Professor of Urology and Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina
Timothy Phillips, M.D. (2009-2010)
Chief of Pediatric Urology, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
Thomas Novak, M.D. (2008-2009)
Chief of Pediatric Urology, Brooke Army Medical Center
J. Todd Purves, M.D. (2007-2008)
Associate Professor of Surgery, Duke University
Amanda North, M.D. (2006-2007)
Associate Professor and Program Director, Montefiore Hospital
Caleb P. Nelson, M.D. (2005-2006)
Assistant Professor, Boston Children’s Hospital
Jennifer Dodson, M.D. (2004-2005)
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Dominic Frimberger, M.D., Ph.D. (2003-2004)
Professor and Chief, University of Oklahoma
Yegappan Lakshmanan, M.D. (2002-2003)
Associate Professor and Chief, Children’s Hospital Michigan
Kirstan Meldrum, M.D. (2001-2002)
Professor and Chief, Michigan State University SOM
Fernando Ferrer, M.D. (2000-2001)
Professor and Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Omaha, Creighton SOM
Linda Baker, M.D. (1998-1999)
Professor, UT Southeastern
Ranjiv Mathews, M.D. (1997-1998)
Director of Pediatric Urology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Richard Silver, M.D. (1996-1997)
Private Practice, New York
Bruce L. Slaughenhoupt, M.D. (1995-1996)
Associate Professor and Program Director, University of Wisconsin
Jacob Ben-Chaim, M.D. (1994-1995)
Professor, The Dana Children’s Hospital
Steven Docimo, M.D. (1993-1994)
Professor and Chief of Staff, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Naida Kalloo, M.D. (1992-1993)
Associate Professor, George Washington University
Dennis Peppas, M.D. (1991-1992)
Professor and Chief, University of Louisville SOM
Marc Cendron, M.D. (1990-1991)
Associate Professor, Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital
Charles E. Horton, M.D. (1989-1990)
Professor and Chief, Eastern VA School of Medicine
Michael P. Leonard, M.D. (1988-1989)
Professor and Chief, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Douglas A. Canning, M.D. (1987-1988)
Professor and Chief, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia