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Jul 10, 2019 – The Urology Residency Class of 2020 all landed their

#1 Choices

For fellowship programs as part of the recent 2019 match process.

Drs. Gopal Narang, Pauline Filippou, and Benjamin McCormick started in our residency program in the summer of 2015, and now represent the most senior Residents in our program. Each will be moving on to further specialty training starting later next year at top-tier programs.

Residency Class of 19/20, Drs. Filippou, McCormick, and Narang

From left to right: Residency Class of 2020 – Drs. Gopal Narang, Pauline Filippou, and Benjamin McCormick

The Journey Continues

“It’s been a long road for our Chiefs to get to this point — not just the years of medical school, and clinical training in our Residency Program, but the process of applying and interviewing for highly sought-after fellowship positions. We’re all extremely proud of their achievements and everyone in our department is eager to see how each of these Chiefs will impact the field of Urology and future generations of learners.”

Raj Pruthi, MD, MHA, FACS
Rhodes Distinguished Chair and Professor

The Matches

Dr. Pauline Filippou – Urologic Oncology – University of Washington, Seattle

Dr. Benjamin McCormick – Genitourinary Reconstruction – University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Dr. Gopal Narang – Endourology – Mayo Clinic, Arizona Campus


Pauline Filippou, MD

Dr. Pauline Filippou, Residency Class of 2020
After completing residency, Dr. Pauline Filippou will be furthering her training at the University of Washington in Seattle as a Society of Urologic Oncology fellow. She will spend a research year investigating the early integration of palliative care within the urologic oncology clinical setting, followed by a clinical year honing surgical expertise in complex urologic oncology cases. She is excited to be UW’s first female urologic oncology fellow since the program’s initiation and is grateful for the mentorship and superb training she has received at UNC which has prepared her for this next step in her career.

Benjamin McCormick, MD

Dr. Benjamin McCormick, Residency Class of 2020
Dr. Benjamin McCormick is pleased to announce his recent match into the Genitourinary Reconstructive Fellowship at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Starting after graduation from UNC’s urology residency program in 2020, Ben will be focusing primarily on urinary stricture disease, gender affirmation surgery, and genitoplastics under the tutelage of Dr. Jeremy Myers and colleagues at “The U”. Ben extends his sincere thanks to his mentors at UNC for their steadfast support and excellent surgical training. He is excited to begin this next chapter in his training, and joining his co-residents Gopi and Pauline in the mountain west.

Gopal Narang, MD

Dr. Gopal Narang, Residency Class of 2020
Dr. Gopal Narang is excited to announce his recent match to the Mayo Clinic in Arizona for a 2-year endourology fellowship. Under the guidance of numerous UNC faculty, Gopal developed a love for endourology – specifically stone disease, BPH and robotic surgery. He is the first resident from the Department of Urology to pursue an endourology fellowship. After his Chief year, he will head to Arizona to continue his training under the mentorship of Dr. Mitch Humphreys and the staff at the Mayo clinic. Gopal is looking forward to this opportunity and thankful for the support he has received at UNC throughout his training.