Urology Center and Services in Rhode Island

Urology Education and Training

Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals value the opportunities afforded through education and professional training. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University works closely with the faculty and staff of Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals to train medical students, residents, and fellows. Simone Thavaseelan, MD, director of the residency program, oversees the entire program to produce residents who will excel in the management of urologic conditions. Candidates have the option to specialize in specific areas of interest and can pursue a variety of fellowships, careers in research, or goals as private practitioners.

A demanding clinical and robust academic program pushes candidates to excel in all aspects of urology, while giving urology residents a diverse background. A two-year endourology and robotic surgery fellowship with Brown University’s School of Public Health provides a masters degree in public health or in clinical and transitional research to graduating candidates. In 2016, the division of urology added a fellowship training program specializing in male infertility and sexual dysfunction.

Our mission is to continue cultivating a desire for research among those who will soon enter the medical field. Our specialists frequently conduct research in tandem with their daily medical practices.

Related graduate medical education programs at Lifespan include:
  • Urology
  • Nephrology
  • Male Reproductive Medicine/Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Urological Surgery

At the conclusion of the program, graduates will have authored multiple publications and presented at a variety of regional and national conferences. Combining this rigorous curriculum with our fellowship-trained faculty makes the urology programs of Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals the most sought-after programs in New England. For other health care professionals, we also offer certification and education programs for urologic care. These courses can be taught at The Miriam Hospital or elsewhere for all provider levels.