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Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Program

Applications for the 2025-2026 fellowship are being accepted and interviews are being held now.

Coordinated by Dr. Simone Crivellaro at UI Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital, the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery sponsors a special fellowship in robotic-focused minimally invasive urological surgery. The Fellow is trained and participates in a range of clinical and research activities, including surgical procedures and a host of regular meetings and conferences.

About the Program Heading link

The Urology Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship program is designed to ensure that upon completion, trainees achieve a targeted knowledge of minimally invasive urology including multiport and single port robotic urology, minimally invasive BPH treatments, and minimally invasive stone treatments. The program will also ensure that trainees develop the surgical skills to perform the procedures and the ability to continuously learn how to advance their knowledge base and surgical skills to maintain fluency with multiport and single port radical prostatectomy, radical and partial nephrectomy, robotic reconstructive urology, thuLEP, mini percutaneous access and lithotripsy. Our goal is not only to provide trainees who have the prerequisite knowledge, abilities and skills to practice reconstructive medicine and surgery, but physicians who should they choose, be effective teachers of urologists in urology residency training programs.

Length of the Program: 12-month program

Application Process Heading link

  • Send your CV, head shot, personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation, and the standard UIC graduate medical education form via email to
  • Applications for the 2025-2026 fellowship are being accepted and interviews are being held now.
  • We welcome foreign applicants with ECFMG certification. Applicants must have taken USMLE Step1 and Step2CK.

Didactic Resources Heading link

University of Illinois Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital are utilized for fellow education. The objectives for participation in the clinic are to learn the methods for evaluation for surgical candidates, to develop diagnostic and treatment plans for urologic problems, and to learn continuity of care through follow-up of patients. the fellow is expected to participate in research endeavors in the department and present at major regional and national meetings.