Department of Urology faculty members at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, subspecialize in all facets of urology.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, the department's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are well-regarded in their fields. You have direct access to these individuals throughout your time in the Urology Residency.
From the department chair
I am humbled and privileged to serve as the chair of the Department of Urology. As a graduate of this training program, I am one example of many successful urology alumni.
Our department prides itself on producing quality, practicing community and academic urologists through our innovative mentorship model of training. Our excellent care providers, facilities, and research infrastructure allow for a broad patient-centered training experience that will prepare residents for the practice of their choice. Our commitment to producing the best trained Urologists is reflected not only through the Mayo Clinic culture, but also through our faculty recruitment and expansion, investment in technology, inclusion and diversity, and the growth and success of our residency, as well as our national ranking.
Mayo Clinic’s vision for the coming decade is: 'Bold. Forward.' Two words that describe our strategy to cure, connect, and transform health care. Driven by our values, we'll lead the transformation of health care. Our trainees play an integral part in this mission. Together we will put the needs of the patient first – today, tomorrow, and always.
Mayo Clinic’s mission is to meet the needs of our patients and advance the science of medicine through education and research. Our residents are trained to lead their communities in surgical practice, quality, and safety.
Twenty years ago, when the program was established, my goal was to assure that each trainee fully participated in the circle of patient care: preoperative assessment and diagnosis, intraoperative surgical technique, and postoperative care in the office. I chose the mentorship model – one faculty to one resident – rotating every two months. That mentorship model has served the program well, lending itself to specialty training and laparoscopic/robotic technologies in the operating room.
Under our mentorship model, residents' progress is marked from rotation to rotation rather than from year to year. Skill acquisition is individually paced. With high case volumes and recurring faculty exposures, residents rapidly become proficient in robotic, laparoscopic, endourologic, prosthetic, and reconstructive surgery. Our Board passage rate is 100%.
Thank you for your interest in the Urology Residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. I hope you will consider joining our group of remarkable trainees and taking advantage of all the program has to offer.
Medical school: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas
Residency: University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington
Advisers and mentors
The focus of urologic training at Mayo Clinic is in one-on-one mentoring by faculty.
Prominent professors of adult and pediatric urology come to Mayo Clinic each year as visiting professors. They present their work during lectures and participate in conferences, surgery and hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.
Visiting professors have included:
David Penson, M.D., M.P.H., Vanderbilt University
Brian Chapin, M.D., University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
David Kraebber, M.D., Wilmington Health Medical Center