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Welcome to UCLA Urology

The UCLA Department of Urology has at the core of its mission to educate and train the next generation of leading physicians and scientists. We are committed to providing excellent training through a mixture of clinical experience, didactic material, research and investigative pursuits. We seek to create world leaders in urological health and science by providing the highest quality education for our trainees through our renowned medical student, residency and fellowship programs. Residency > | Fellowships > Medical Students > 

Urology Residency Program

The UCLA Urology Residency Program is a fully accredited 6 year program. Our Residents spend one year in General Surgery, four years in General Urology and one year dedicated to basic or clinical research. Residents obtain comprehensive training in urodynamics, renal transplantation, female urology, oncology, endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery, pediatric urology, extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, adrenal surgery and renovascular surgery.
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Urology Fellowship Programs

UCLA Urology has fellowship programs in: andrology, endourology, health services, urologic oncology, female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery, and renal transplantation. UCLA is a top tier research institution with dedicated and experienced faculty, a superb hospital system, and an incredibly diverse multicultural environment. Couple that with UCLA Urology’s commitment to maintaining high standards for its educational programs and these are the key ingredients for extraordinary learning. Fellowships > 

Medical Student Program

UCLA Urology considers its mission of teaching and training medical students as an integral part of its overall academic mission. We welcome medical student participation in the operating room, in the ambulatory clinics, and in our many research endeavors.  UCLA medical students can participate in rotations at our five hospitals that have active and busy urology programs: Ronald Regan Medical Center, Santa Monica Hospital, the Wadsworth Veterans Affairs Hospital, the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and the Olive View Medical Center. Medical Student Program >

As part of its commitment to high-impact education, UCLA Urology convened an important Grand Rounds session for faculty, residents, students and staff to examine the issue of racism and its destructive impact on medical professionals, patients and society in general. As a result of these presentations, the Department created a committee to direct meaningful change within the Department that will forward its commitment to equality.

Medical Education Leadership

Jennifer S. Singer, MD
Peter Starrett Term Chair in Medical Education

Steven E. Lerman, MD
Residency Program Director

Jonathan Bergman, MD
Residency Associate Program Director

The Peter Starrett Chair in Medical Education provides vital resources to support UCLA Urology’s educational programs.

Medical Education Team

  • Kristy Fong, Medical Education Manager
  • Ashley Leung, Events Coordinator
  • Carol Evans, Senior Residency Program Coordinator
  • Valeria Montoya Ramirez, Fellowship Program Coordinator
  • Giselle Garcia, Didactics Coordinator
  • Janelle Lopez, Medical Student Coordinator
  • Daniel Dysart, Residency Program Coordinator
  • Karla Torrento, Fellowship Program Coordinator
  • Delilah Salazar, Assistant Program Coordinator

Medical Education Contact: [email protected]