Endourology and Laparoscopic Surgery Fellowship

The Division of Endourology and Laparoscopic Surgery sponsors a one-year fellowship in endourology and laparoscopic robotics. This fellowship, which is recognized by the Endourology Society, is a one-year clinical and research fellowship that intends to provide training in all aspects of endourology including laparoscopic urologic surgery, percutaneous kidney surgery, and ureteroscopy. Research has recently focused on the use of fibrin glue in urology, ureteral healing and the development of new laparoscopic surgical procedures. Many graduates from this program have entered a career in academic medicine; however, all interested urology residents are encouraged to apply.

To do so, please send a letter of interest and forward three letters of recommendation, CV and copy of endourology application to Dr. Thomas M.T. Turk at:

Urology Department
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 S. First Ave.
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: (708) 216-8152
Fax: (708) 216-6585
E-mail: tturk@lumc.edu

The fellowship is directed by Dr. Thomas M.T. Turk. who is fellowship trained in endourology. The fellowship consists of a large volume of operative cases. Approximately 300-400 cases are done every year and the approximate volume is:

  • Percutaneous procedures: 100
  • Ureteroscopic procedures: 150
  • ESWL procedures: 25
  • Laparoscopic robotic procedures: 150

A fully equipped animal laboratory is available for ureteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery. Fellows also have access to basic science laboratories. There is no on campus housing available. Fellows occasionally are asked to be available after hours for telephone consultation, but there is no formal call. The fellows rarely come in to perform surgical procedures at night.

Current Fellow:

Humberto Martinez-Suarez, MD
(2013-14)

Previous graduates of the program:

  • Jonas Benson, MD
    Private Practice, MN
  • Anthony Polcari, MD
    Private Practice, MN
  • Sujeet Achurya, MD
    Private Practice, TX
  • Ikechukwu Oguejiofor, MD
    Private Practice, IL
  • Hector Lopez-Huertas, MD
    Private Practice, San Juan, PR
  • Alex Acosta-Miranda, MD
    VA Hospital, San Juan, PR
  • Ramsey Chichakli, MD
    Private Practice, San Diego, California
  • Andrew Wright, MD
    Private Practice, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Sameer K. Sharma, MD
    Private Practice, Wisconsin
  • Boris V. Klopukh, MD
    Private Practice, Florida
  • Brant Fulmer, MD
    Geisinger Clinic, Danville, Pennsylvania
  • Duke Herrell, MD
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Thomas M.T. Turk, MD
    Loyola University Medical Center
  • Fernando Koleski, MD
    University of Curitiba Medical Center, Brazil
  • Uday Kumar, MD
    University of Arkansas Medical Center