Urology Fellowship

Sexual Medicine, Male Infertility and Andrology Fellowship

At Men's Health Melbourne, we have established a comprehensive sub-specialised clinical urology fellowship in andrology, microsurgery and sexual medicine. This is a funded fellowship located in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne is the cosmopolitan, cultural and sporting capital of Australia and is a wonderful city to spend a one-year fellowship.

The fellowship is well established for five years with previous fellows from the United States, Canada, Israel and the UK. Dr Darren Katz is the founder and director of the fellowship. The co-director of the fellowship is Dr Christopher Love. To find out more about Dr Katz and Dr Love, please click on their respective hyperlinks.

The goal of the fellowship is to create world leaders and accomplished sub-specialist urologists in male infertility and sexual medicine. The fellowship focuses on a large operative experience (see Caseload details below). Most days of the week the fellow is expected in the operating room. The fellow also attends clinics seeing new consults and post-operative patients in conjunction with the fellowship directors. The fellowship is primarily based in the private sector which allows optimal exposure to all cases. There are a few half days a month where the fellow will work independently in the public tertiary referral academic teaching hospital (equivalent to a VA hospital in the US). This will include their own autonomous operating lists as well as an andrology clinic. Through this public hospital, the fellow will participate in resident/registrar/medical student teaching and/or research.

This is primarily a clinical fellowship but there are ample opportunities to conduct research due to the large patient volume. Most fellows complete the fellowship with at least 2-3 publications and have the opportunity to present at conferences as well.

There is no on-call requirement and no weekend responsibilities. The fellowship includes a car for the fellow for transportation around the city. We strongly encourage a sustainable work/life balance and we would like fellows to experience all Melbourne has to offer and to take the chance to travel and see Australia if possible.

To work in Melbourne as a clinical urology fellow, no exams are needed but you do need to have completed urology residency/registrar training prior to the commencement of the fellowship. There is registration and visa related paperwork to complete but prospective fellows are provided with an electronic handbook (by previous fellows) to help navigate through this process.

We are flexible with starting dates but we would like fellows to stay for a minimum of 12 months. Currently, we have a fellow from the USA who completes his fellowship in June 2022. There is an opening for a Fellow to commence July/August 2022. Interested applicants for the 2022-2023 or future years, should email Darren Katz - dkatz@menshealthmelbourne.com.au. Please include a CV and references. We would be happy to give you the contact details of previous fellows to speak to them firsthand about their experience during their Men’s Health Melbourne fellowship.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Darren Katz and Chris Love

Approximate Surgical Caseload numbers per 12 months:

  • Prosthetics cases: ~120 prosthetic cases (primarily IPP but also AUS, Slings)
  • Infertility: ~100 cases (e.g. microsurgical varicocelectomy, vasovasostomy/vaso-epididymostomy, micro-TESE, microsurgical spermatic cord denervation)
  • Peyronies cases: ~60 cases (e.g. plaque incision and grafting and plication)
  • Minor Peno-scrotal cases: ~100 cases
  • Penle Duplex Doppler Ultrasounds: ~ 50
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