Department and Faculty

The Department of Urology at Mayo Clinic is committed to excellence in patient care, education and research. The department coordinates more than 100,000 patient care visits a year and annually performs approximately:

  • 500 ureteroscopic procedures
  • 150 holmium laser enucleations of the prostate
  • 200 percutaneous surgeries
  • 1,800 robotic and laparoscopic surgeries
  • 50 image-guided procedures (for example, shock wave lithotripsy and image-guided ablative procedures)

You participate in clinical care through a preceptorship model.

To facilitate research endeavors, you are granted access to pre-existing databases for prostate cancer, bladder cancer, renal malignancies and urolithiasis. In addition, faculty members have active National Institutes of Health grants in oncologic diseases, such as prostate cancer, and spore and stone disease (for example, the Urology O'Brien Center).


The program is unique in that you get dedicated time from the faculty members, who have diverse backgrounds and clinical focus, such as:

  • Endourologic procedures, including percutaneous access and holmium laser enucleation of the prostate
  • Robotic and endourology procedures for benign and cancer conditions
  • Metabolic stone management
  • Image-guided therapy for urologic cancers
  • Advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery for benign disease and cancer

Advisers and mentors

During the fellowship, mentoring is available from all faculty members. You are assigned a specific staff mentor to assist with your career goals and assess progress through the fellowship. The mentor meets with each fellow quarterly to ensure his or her needs are being met.

Visiting professors

The department hosts three to five guest lecturers each year. These lectureships are arranged educational events frequently scheduled over the course of two days.

Fellows may present clinical cases to visiting professors for additional education opportunities.

Feb. 11, 2014