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:

Marah Hehemann, MD

Marah Hehemann, MD

Andrology Fellow: Marah Hehemann, 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.


Patrick Samson, MD

Patrick Samson, MD

Endourology Fellow: Patrick Samson, 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.


Jonathan Wingate, MD

Jonathan Wingate, MD

Genitourinary reconstructive surgery Fellow: Jonathan Wingate, 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.


Katie Canalichio, MD

Katie Canalichio, MD

Claudia Berrondo, MD

Claudia Berrondo, MD

Pediatric urology Fellows: Katie Canalichio, MD (clinical) and Claudia Berrondo, 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.


Yaw Nyame, MD

Yaw Nyame, MD

Brian Winters, MD

Brian Winters, MD

Urologic oncology Fellows: Yaw Nyame, MD (research) and Brian Winters, 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.