Department of Urology

Pediatric Urology


Program Leadership

Kathleen Kieran, MD, MS, MME, FACS, FAAP
Program Director, Pediatric Urology Fellowship
Paul A. Merguerian, MD, MS, FAAP
Chief, Division of Pediatric Urology
Margarett Shnorhavorian, MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP
Vice Chief, Division of Pediatric Urology
Director of Research, Division of Pediatric Urology

Jennifer J. Ahn, MD, MS
Mark P. Cain, MD, FAAP
Nicolas Fernandez, MD, PhD
Byron D. Joyner, MD, MPA

Current Fellows

Amanda M. Raines, MD
Hailey Silverii, MD

Program Overview

Established in 1990, the Pediatric Urology Fellowship is distinguished by the broad exposure fellows receive to both complex urologic reconstruction and minimally invasive techniques, including robotic-assisted laparoscopy, in addition to general pediatric urology. The first year is centered on clinical activity while the second year has a research emphasis.

Fellows gain clinical exposure at Seattle Children’s, a 407-licensed-bed facility. The Pediatric Urology service is responsible for approximately 2,000 surgical cases and 14,000 outpatient visits each year. Fellows are actively involved in patient care in the operating room, clinic, and inpatient units.

Beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year, both years of the fellowship are ACGME-accredited. In Year 1, the fellow spends the majority of time on patient care responsibilities in the operating room, ambulatory clinic and inpatient units working with the faculty. Year 2 consists of research (80%) with some clinical responsibilities (20%). In the second year, the fellow refines expertise in specific areas of interest, with a significant emphasis on a mentored research project.

During the second year, fellows may engage in basic science or clinical science research. All fellows are expected to design and execute a quality improvement project as well. Areas of research include quality, safety, health services and clinical research. Other areas of study have included late effects of childhood malignancy therapy, long-term fertility outcomes in pediatric oncology patients, robotic/haptic technology research and research in urinary tract infection.

Length of fellowship: 2 years

Number of fellowships available: 1

Application Requirements

Prerequisites/post-medical school requirements:
Candidates must have completed an ACGME-approved residency in urology or the equivalent.

Application materials

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2023
Interview dates:

    • March 6, 2023
    • March 20, 2023

Match date: June 28, 2023

Virtual Open House: Monday, February 6, 2023 from 5:30-6:30pm PST
Please follow our social media for RSVP details to be released in early 2023.

When interviews are held in person, we host an optional dinner for applicants and division faculty on the evening prior to the formal interview day.

For More Information

Dani Townsend
Education Program Manager
University of Washington Department of Urology
1959 NE Pacific St., BB-1121
Box 356510
Seattle, WA 98195-6510

Phone: 206-221-1509
Fax: 206-543-3272