UCLA Institute of Urologic Oncology (IUO)
Society of Urologic Oncology – Accredited Fellowship Program


UCLA's Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program is accredited by the Society of Urologic Oncology. The program is directed by Dr. Brian Shuch, Associate Professor of Urology, Director of the Kidney Cancer Program and Meinhardt Chair for Kidney Cancer Research. The UCLA Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program provides a post-residency training program in all aspects of urologic oncology, including clinical (medical and surgical), clinical-research trials and basic urologic research.

Multi-disciplinary Clinical Management

Each fellow participates in the ongoing weekly activities of the urologic oncology patient population, specifically including patient evaluation, presentation, discussion with medical oncologists, interaction with protocol nurses and final decisions on treatment and placement on clinical trials.

Surgical Oncology

Two full days each week is devoted to hands-on surgical expertise in the operating room, where the fellow will become familiar with a wide variety of procedures.

Clinical Conferences

Participation is required in the following weekly conferences: Genitourinary Oncology Tumor Board, Urology Grand Rounds and Clinical Trials Working Group. The fellow is also expected to participate in the educational training programs for the residents, including journal club and teaching rounds.


Each fellow is assigned a basic science project in urologic oncology under the supervision of the corresponding lab director. The fellow will also participate in weekly lab meetings and UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center research conferences, and is invited to participate in monthly Kidney Cancer Research Meetings. In conjunction with the research area, each fellow will be given gradual responsibility in grant writing related to his/her lab projects.

Clinical Research

The fellow has an opportunity to participate in an active program of urologic oncology clinical trials. He/she will assist in planning, designing, writing and conducting the trial, along with the day-to-day follow-up of patients. This will also give the fellow the chance to interact with clinical nurses and study coordinators and assist in the final analysis and manuscript preparation.

Contact & More Information

For more information or if you are interested in applying for a  UCLA Institute of Urologic Oncology Fellowship position, please contact:

Valeria Montoya Ramirez
Fellowship Education Coordinator
Department of Urology
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
10833 Le Conte Avenue, 27-139CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1740

Phone: 310-825-9378 
Fax: 310-206-7186 
Email: [email protected]

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