Endourology Fellowship

Fellowship Program Structure

The fellowship program in endourology is intended to train individuals who have completed urology residency for specialized careers in Urology.  The goals of this fellowship are to provide an individual with more specialized training and research in the areas of laparoscopy, robotics, and endourology.  The individual will see patients in a clinical setting and have a dedicated operating schedule.  While most of the training will revolve around lapraoscopy and endourology, some additional general urology will be included.  The fellow will work under the direct supervision of the Director of Laparoscopic Surgery.  This is an Endourologic Society approved two-year fellowship program.  For more information please visit their website at http://www.endourology.org/.

One year fellowship with certificate of advanced clinical training may also be available.

Fellowship Program Goals

  • Committed to a career in Urology
  • Advanced urological practice and residency training
  • Complete research projects for peer-reviewed journals and at national meetings
  • Training in endourology, including endoscopic management of stones, strictures, and urothelial cancers
  • Training in oncologic laparoscopy and robotic surgery, including prostatectomy, cystectomy, radical and partial nephrectomy
  • Training in minimally invasive surgery for benign urologic reconstructive conditions, including ureteral reimplant, uretero-ureterostomy, and pyeloplasty
  • Resident and medical student education
  • Clinical research in areas of minimally invasive surgery, endourology, and outcomes


Fellows will participate in conferences and seminars conducted within the University of North Carolina.  They include weekly conferences in Urology, Uroradiology, Uropathology, Urology Grand Rounds, and Journal Club.  Weekly participation in Multidisciplinary Conference.  Fellows will also participate in the Urinary Course taught each December to 2nd year medical students and the annual Landes Symposium each June.

Eligibility Requirements

The applicant for this training program must

  • Be committed to a career in Urology
  • Provide evidence of excellence in academic urology and other endeavors
  • Be Board Certified or Board Eligible by the American Board of Urology or certified in Urology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Be a United States citizen or Visa eligible

Application Process

All applicants are required to submit an application that consists of a one-page cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of support.   This information should be sent to:

Michael Woods, MD
Endourology Fellowship Program Director
Department of Urology
University of North Carolina
2113 Physicians Office Bldg CB 7235
Chapel Hill NC 27599-7235

Phone (919) 966-8216
Fax (919) 966-0098

Fellowship Program Director

Associate Professor of Urology
Michael Woods, MD

Subspecialty Clinical/Surgical Fellowship Director

Assistant Professor of Urology
Mathew C. Raynor, MD

Program Faculty

Endourology/Erectile Dysfunction/Prostate Diseases
Culley C. Carson III, MD

Urologic Oncology and Laparoscopy
Raj S. Pruthi, MD
Eric M. Wallen, MD
Matthew Nielsen, MD
Michael Woods, MD
Angela Smith, MD

Robotic/Minimally Invasive Surgery
Mathew Raynor, MD

Urodynamics/Neurourology/Female Urology
Kristy Borawski, MD

Endourology/Laparoscopy & Robotic Surgery/BPH
Davis Viprakasit, MD

Pediatric Urology
Richard W. Sutherland, MD
Timothy Bukowski, MD

Nurse Practitioners
Mary Dunn, RN, MSN, OCN, NP-C
Heather Schultz, FNP

Description of Core Program

The Laparoscopic/Endourology Fellowship at the University of North Carolina is a two-year training program consisting of designated clinics and operating room time.  The goal of the fellowship is to produce urologists that are leaders in the field of urologic laparoscopy and endourology.

The clinical training ensures that you will be proficient in all aspects of laparoscopy and endourology including:

  • Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy
  • Laparoscopic radical and partial nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic cystectomy
  • Robotic-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty
  • Endourology and percutaneous surgery
  • Open radical surgery for urologic malignancies