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Department of Urology Education Gender-Affirming & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

Gender-Affirming & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers a one-year fellowship in gender-affirming and reconstructive surgery.

Our program provides you with experience in prosthetics and reconstructive surgery—open, robotic, and laparoscopic—at four clinical sites:

As a fellow in our program, you are actively involved in performing urethroplasty and placing implants, as well as transgender surgery and robotics—areas in which we have a unique specialization.

During the fellowship you participate in roughly 600 cases, including the following:

  • open and robotic urethroplasty
  • robotic upper urinary tract reconstruction
  • transgender surgery
  • genital plastic surgery, including buried penis repair and scrotoplasty
  • genitourinary trauma
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • prosthetics, including inflatable penile prostheses and artificial urinary sphincters
  • robotic intracorporeal urinary diversions

Each year our fellow is involved in approximately 120 urethroplasties, 50 ureteral cases, and 150 gender-affirming surgeries. Training in use of robotics as a tool for reconstructive surgery is a critical part of the fellowship; you should expect to perform 250 cases with robotic assistance during your time here.

Because our volume in these areas is high, you are expected to work independently and act as a junior member of the faculty, taking attending call and booking your own cases.

How to Apply

To be eligible for application to the Gender-Affirming and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, you must have successfully completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)–accredited urology residency program.

To apply, send your CV and three letters of recommendation to Lee C. Zhao, MD, fellowship director, at