Program description

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., offers a one-year Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery Fellowship with a focus on endourology and stone disease and some robotic and laparoscopic surgical procedures.

This fellowship provides clinical experience with advanced endoscopic surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia and stone disease, principles of mineral metabolism, and metabolic stone evaluation. The fellow also has some exposure to laparoscopic robotic and image-guided surgery.

In addition to a high-volume quaternary health care facility, you have direct access to multiple research resources, including National Institutes of Health-funded stone research, the Rochester Epidemiology Project and multiple oncologic databases.


The Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery Fellowship is accredited through the Endourological Society as an advanced clinical training certificate in endourology and stone disease.


Certification is available through the Endourological Society.

Program history

This fellowship began at Mayo Clinic with the 2013-14 position. It is anticipated one fellow will complete his or her training annually in this program.

Recent fellowship graduates are:

  • Mitra de Cógáin, M.D., currently at Kaiser Permanente, San Diego Medical Center, specializing in endourology (2014 graduate)
  • John J. Knoedler, M.D., Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic Health System (current fellow and 2015 graduate)
Oct. 20, 2014