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Andrology Fellowship

The Department of Urology at Rush University in Chicago offers a Fellowship in Andrology and Male Genital Reconstructive Urology to one candidate per year. The fellowship is designed to provide an optimum experience in both the clinical and scientific aspects of these fields. Under the guidance of Laurence A. Levine, MD, the year is devoted to patient care with clinic and operating room experience as well as opportunities to participate in clinical research.  The fellow is also be expected to be involved in education and training of medical students and junior residents within the Department of Urology.

Fellowship highlights

The fellowship includes clinical training in erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, male prosthetic surgery (penile and urethral), male infertility, ejaculatory disorders, urethral reconstruction, buried penis, chronic genital pain and male hypogonadism.  It is expected that each fellow will become proficient in management of patients with these conditions, the provider-management skill set necessary for efficient and effective outpatient care of these patients, as well as the surgical skills needed to provide appropriate care with microsurgical and reconstructive techniques. 

The program will be conducted as follows:

  1. Clinic time: Two and a half days per week with Dr. Levine
    • The fellow will learn all aspects of male erectile dysfunction with respect to diagnostic work-up and all aspects of treatment from oral medications to penile prosthesis implantation. 
    • The fellow will also learn all aspects of genital reconstruction pertaining to Peyronie’s disease with and without erectile dysfunction, buried penis, congenital and acquired structural problems of the urethra, and chronic genital pain.  There will be ample opportunity to learn the comprehensive valuation and treatment options for these disorders. 
    • The fellow will learn all aspects of hypogonadism with respect to evaluation and treatment options.
    • The fellow will learn all aspects of male infertility with respect to diagnostic work-up, medical therapy and surgical treatment including varicocelectomy, vasectomy, vasovasostomy, and sperm retrieval techniques.
  2. Operating experience will be two full days per week during which time the fellow will become proficient in the implantation of penile prostheses, artificial urinary sphincters, phallic reconstruction for congenital or acquired penile deformities, including chordee and Peyronie’s disease, urethral reconstruction, genital reconstructive techniques to address the buried penis, including skin grafting and local flap advancement techniques, sperm retrieval, microscopic techniques for varicocelectomy and microdenervation of the spermatic cord, vasectomy reversal, as well as laparoscopic varicocelectomy techniques.
  3. The fellow will be expected to participate in Department of Urology morning conferences and make appropriate presentations during the course of the one-year program.
  4. Research time: one half-day per week, during which time the fellow will expected to become proficient in developing protocols within the IRB process. The fellow will be expected to write papers and submit abstracts to the AUA and/or SMSNA.
  5. The fellow will be expected to become a member of the SMSNA.
  6. The fellow will meet weekly with the program director to review progress and mentoring of research projects.
  7. There will be no call.

Additional skills training

The fellow will receive training in performing penile and scrotal duplex ultrasound, administration of intralesional verapamil and Xiaflex, Testopel, and intracavernosal injection therapy for ED.

How to apply

To apply, please email a personal letter of intent, three letters of recommendation from current mentors including your program chair or director, and your CV to Laurence A. Levine, MD, at

Please Note: Individuals requesting J-1 visa sponsorship are NOT eligible to apply for the Andrology Fellowship program at Rush University Medical Center.