Rutgers RWJ Urology Residency Program

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Program Rutgers RWJ Urology Residency Program
Region North America
Location New Brunswick, New jersey
Type/Focus Endourology
Duration 5 Years

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place, MEB 584
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Department Urology

Theresa A. Couzo

No. Residents Accepted Each Year 2
Program Description

Program Leadership and Administration:

Thomas L. Jang, MD, MPH, FACS, Program Director
Phone: 732-235-9596

Theresa A. Couzo, Program Coordinator
Phone: 732-235-6813

Our Residency Training Program in Urology at Rutgers RWJ Medical School aims to provide residents with a wide breadth of experience managing medical and surgical diseases of the genitourinary tract as well as opportunities in pursuing basic and clinical research in all domains of urology.

We are a high volume, tertiary care center that specializing in minimally-invasive, laparoscopic and robotic surgeries as well as in complex oncologic and reconstructive surgery. We perform a high volume of radical cystectomies both open and robotic, with urinary tract reconstruction, robotic radical prostatectomies, retroperitoneal lymph node dissections, and percutaneous nephrolithotomies. We also perform a high volume of partial and radical nephrectomies in a variety of surgical approaches including robotic, laparoscopic, or open.

Our residents benefit from working closely with faculty at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, which is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state and enjoy a 6 month protected resarch block to pursue basic and/or clinic research in their subspecialty interest that aligns with their career goals. We provide a graded increase in patient care responsibility and operative autonomy. By providing two years of chief resident-level training (PGY-4 and PGY-5), our residents graduate with high surgical volume, excellent experience and confidence, and exceptional clinical and operative acumen.