About Our Program

Uronocoloy fellowship and facultyThe Fellowship is administered jointly by Saint John’s Health Center and the Saint John’s Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, CA. The Fellowship provides training for urologists interested in learning state-of-the-art, minimally invasive robotic surgical techniques, and multi-modality care of patients with urologic cancers. The training experience provides excellent preparation for a career in either an academic setting or a clinical urologic practice.

Fellowship Summary

  • One year in clinical Urology and Urologic Oncology service. Fellows participate in over 300 laparoscopic/robotic procedures, provide care for in-patients including ICU care, and offer continuity of care in the outpatient clinics.
  • Option for a continued second year in basic science and/or outcomes research.

Based on current occupancy levels, Fellows participate in the surgical care and management of approximately 150 laparoscopic robotic radical prostatectomies, 25 laparoscopic cystoprostatectomies with urinary diversion, and 50 laparoscopic and robotic nephrectomies.

While minimally invasive techniques are an important part of this program, our Fellows are also trained in complex open surgical techniques, such as post-chemotherapy RPLND’s, nephrectomies, open cystectomies, and urinary tract reconstructions. Fellows also have opportunities to participate in multi-team procedures for abdominal and pelvic malignancies. Fellows develop close relationships with radiation oncology, medical oncology, uropathology, and general urology cases occur throughout the year.

The Fellow is responsible for all in-patient care and typically operates three days per week with one of the two current urologic oncology faculty members, who are Fellowship-trained and members of the Society of Urologic Oncology. The Fellow is currently supported by a dedicated nurse practitioner and a physician assistant.

Fellows present at national meetings, write research papers, get involved with clinical trials, participate in journal clubs, and present lectures to the oncologic community.

We are currently interviewing for the 2022 Fellowship positions.

Send the following information to:
Robyn Sapico, Senior Administrative Assistant
Questions? Please call 310-582-7318

  • Current CV and cover letter
  • Three letters of reference from faculty in your residency training program
  • Headshot photo (JPEG)



  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Board eligible in Urology
  • Certified urologist from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)- accredited urology program
  • Eligible for a California medical license

Number of Positions

  • One-year position: Clinical and Robotic training in urologic oncology
  • Two-year position: First year research; Second year clinical and robotic training in urologic oncology