Oncology Fellowship

Fellowship description

The Fellowship in Urologic Oncology is a fully funded 12-month clinical fellowship with an option for a second year of laboratory research.

During the clinical training year, the trainee will have outpatient patient care responsibilities at both NYU Urology Associates (the clinical practice of the full-time NYU Department of Urology faculty) and the Perlmutter Cancer Center. Clinical responsibilities will include outpatient management of patients, assisting with office-based surgical procedures, participation in multidisciplinary oncology clinics and monitoring of patients in active clinical trials. Surgical responsibilities will be at Tisch Hospital, Bellevue Hospital Center and the Manhattan Veterans Affairs Medical Center under the direct supervision of the Urologic Oncology Program faculty of the Department of Urology. At the Manhattan VA, the fellow will have attending privileges and cover the operating room one day per week.

Clinical training encompasses open and laparoscopic surgical techniques, advanced urologic oncologic clinical and surgical management, medical and radiation oncology exposure and clinical and translational research methodology.

Upon the completion of the clinical training year, trainees will be given the option of applying for extramural funding to support 1–2 years of research training in the research laboratories of the Department of Urology. If the trainee chooses to pursue such training, he or she will active as a postdoctoral fellow under the direct supervision of the chosen laboratory primary investigator. Trainees have no clinical responsibilities during this research training period.


Fellowship Director

Samir S. Taneja, MD
James M. Neissa and Janet Riha Neissa Associate Professor of Urologic Oncology
Director, Division of Urologic Oncology
Department of Urology and Perlmutter Cancer Center

Fellowship Faculty

Herbert Lepor, MD
Martin Spatz Professor and Chair of Urology
Department of Urology and Pharmacology

William Huang, MD
Assistant Professor of Urology
Division of Urologic Oncology

Anna Ferrari, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Urology
Co-Director, GU Cancer Program
Department of Medicine and Perlmutter Cancer Center

Danil V. Makarov, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Urology and Health Policy
NYU Langone Medical Center

Nicholas Sanfillipo, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
NYU Langone Medical Center

Rotation schedule

Sample case log


Applicants should be board-certified or board-eligible urologists and preferably graduates of an ACGME-accredited urologic residency training program.

How to apply

To apply, send a personal statement, CV and two letters of reference to Ms. Sabine Gay (Sabine.Gay@nyumc.org). Applications should be submitted no later than June 30th to be considered for the following academic year.