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Urology Residency Program at UPMC

The Urology Residency Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) consists of two years of general surgery with rotations tailored for ideal pre-urology training followed by four years of urology.

The program seeks residents with an interest and capacity for contributing to urologic surgery in an academic environment and encourages and supports those residents.

Subspecialties and Fellowship Opportunities at the UPMC Department of Urology

The Department of Urology employs 21 full-time staff members at six separate clinical sites. All urologic subspecialties are represented, offering residents the chance to experience the entire breadth of urologic practice.

The department also offers fellowships in

  • Urologic oncology
  • Endourology
  • Laparoscopy
  • Robotics
  • Pediatric urology

Research Funding at the UPMC Department of Urology

Since the creation of the Department of Urology, research funding has increased 13-fold with the addition of:

Dedicated research time exists for each resident in the PGY-4 year.

Academic and Scholarly Opportunities Through the UPMC Department of Urology

Academic and scholarly pursuits of the residents are supported. The department provides each resident with:

  • A pair of operating loupes
  • An iPad® which can be used to access electronic resources including Campbell-Walsh Urology
  • An embroidered UPMC Urology jacket

Residents who have papers accepted to national meetings are strongly encouraged to go and present their work with departmental sponsorship.

Exposure to State-of-the-Art Technology and Robotics Through the UPMC Department of Urology

There are six da Vinci®Surgical Systems available to the residents, including one at the VA, and residents are given early exposure to the robot via a standardized robotic skills curriculum utilizing the robotic simulator.

Broadened Curriculum and New Opportunities Through the UPMC Department of Urology

A new curriculum has broadened education to all areas of urology and new conferences taught by experts in uroradiology and genitourinary pathology have been initiated.

Urology Residency Program — Salary and Benefits

A Message from the Urology Residency Program Heads at UPMC

We hope that you have a chance to browse our website and then visit our department to learn more about the outstanding opportunities for resident education.


Stephen V. Jackman, MD
Program Director, Department of Urology

Joel B. Nelson, MD
Frederic N. Schwentker Professor
Chairman, Department of Urology​​

Contact Information

Residency Coordinator:
Melissa LeDonne
Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 700
3471 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-692-4091


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