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Department of Urology

Urology Fellows

UW Urology has a mission to educate for the future by providing research training for candidates interested in a urological surgeon-scientist career. We offer fellowship training in five sub-specialties:

Omer Raheem, MD

Omer Raheem, MD

Andrology Fellow: Omer Raheem, MD

Andrology fellows gain experience at multiple sites, including the Men’s Health Center and the VA Puget Sound Health System. Dr. Tom Walsh is the program director for this one-year program that trains participants in male reproductive and sexual health.


Helena Chang, MD

Helena Chang, MD

Endourology Fellow: Helena Chang, MD

The Endourology Fellowship is a one year program with 80% clinical and 20% research focused. Director of the Endourology fellowship Dr. Jonathan Harper is the primary provider of complex kidney stone management and he holds a strong interest in new technology and ultrasound-related research focused on treatment of urinary stone disease.


Neils Johnsen, MD

Neils Johnsen, MD

Genitourinary reconstructive surgery Fellow: Niels Johnsen, MD

Department chair Dr. Hunter Wessells established the GU/reconstructive fellowship at Harborview Medical Center, the only Level 1 trauma center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. The program is one-year and in addition to clinical training it offers research opportunities with the Harborview Injury Prevention Research Center.


Claudia Berrondo, MD

Claudia Berrondo, MD

Courtney Rowe, MD

Courtney Rowe, MD

Pediatric urology Fellows: Claudia Berrondo, MD (clinical) and Courtney Rowe, MD (research)

The pediatric urology fellowship is a two-year program led by Dr. Tom Lendvay, and is based at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The first year is an ACGME-approved clinical year, and the second offers research opportunities.


Brian Winters, MD

Brian Winters, MD

Urologic oncology Fellows: Brian Winters, MD (research) and James Kearns, MD (clinical)

Dr. John Gore is the director of the urologic oncology fellowship. The first year of the two-year program provides opportunity for research while the second year focuses on clinical training.