The goal of this fellowship is to develop expertise in management of kidney stone disease and kidney stone sequelae through positive investigational and clinical mentored teaching experiences. The faculty aim to cover all facets of this disease process through the clinical and surgical training provided to the fellow. This program been designed to train future thought-leaders and experts in the field of advanced endourology. At the end of his/her training, the fellow should be well versed in this urological sub-specialty and very comfortable performing advanced and complex endourological procedures.
In addition to the surgical training in stone disease and ureteral reconstruction, we incorporate a comprehensive metabolic medical management program to complete overall patient care. Following a stone event or surgical intervention, our patients undergo comprehensive workup aimed to identify the etiology behind their stone formation enabling a personalized preventative treatment plan. Regular follow-up exams and preventative care, including recommendations for behavioral and diet changes, are all part of the program’s emphasis on keeping patients 100% stone free.
The fellow’s schedule will mirror the schedules of Drs. Abbott and Davalos with the goal to provide a maximal operative experience. Clinic hours are incorporated to foster the teaching of metabolic workup, medical management, and preventative efforts with the goal to reduce a patient’s personal incidence of stone-related events.
- This Endourology fellowship is a year-long paid position anticipated to commence each year on July 1. The fellow will be provided the option to enroll in the benefits program offered to all employees of Chesapeake Urology Associates, including medical, dental, disability, and life policies. The position is funded by Chesapeake Urology in concert with industry grants provided to facilitate advanced physician training.
- The fellow will be appointed as a Chesapeake Urology Junior Staff Physician and University of Maryland School of Medicine Clinical Instructor. The fellow will serve as an intermediate between the program faculty or attending Urologists and the residents or physician assistants on service. There will be an appropriate level of autonomy with patient care. In addition, fellows are permitted to board and staff their own surgical cases as deemed fit.
- The fellow will be credentialed at four local hospitals with independent operative privileges to facilitate call coverage. Training will primarily be conducted at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center and Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center. Summit Ambulatory Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), specially equipped with advanced technology for performing the complex percutaneous renal surgery. In addition to Drs. Davalos and Abbott, the ASC is staffed by surgical nurses specially trained in the PCNL procedures, providing patients with superior care before and after surgery.