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Urological Oncology Fellowship Program

Urological Oncology Fellowship Application

The Urologic Oncology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is a one year clinical fellowship established in 2009 that provides a comprehensive experience in genitourinary cancers. MUSC is a tertiary care academic medical center that receives a large volume of complex referral cases from throughout the state of South Carolina and neighboring states. The fellow gains experience with four urologic oncologists and works closely with the overall multidisciplinary team in urologic cancers.  Through these multiple providers the fellow will gain expertise in the endoscopic, laparoscopic, robotic, and open approaches to all urologic cancers. The fellow will be on staff as an independent clinical instructor. Although subject to change, the outline of the weekly schedule is as follows:

Monday OR with TBD

Tuesday  OR with Stephen J. Savage, M.D., vice chairman and director of minimally invasive urology

Dr. Savage has over 15 years of expertise in minimally invasive urologic oncology including advanced robotic and laparoscopic kidney surgery via the transperitoneal or retroperitoneal approach, robotic prostatectomy and cystectomy, and endoscopic treatment of upper tract urothelial tumors. Dr. Savage's research interests include imaging and ablative techniques in kidney cancer as well as vitamin D and prostate cancer. Dr. Savage also serves as the fellowship director.

Wednesday  OR with Thomas E, Keane, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Urology

Dr. Keane performs open surgery for all urologic cancers with specific expertise in perineal prostatectomy. Dr. Keane’s research interests include exploring novel pathways in bladder cancer and he has worked on numerous clinical trials related to androgen ablation in prostate cancer. Dr. Keane also serves as the editor of Glenn’s Urologic Surgery.

Thursday  OR with Harry S. Clarke, M.D., Ph.D. 

Dr. Clarke performs both open and robotic surgery for all urologic malignancies. Additionally, he has expertise in ultrasound-guided therapy for prostate cancer (brachytherapy and cryoablation). Dr. Clarke’s research interests include image guided therapy for prostate cancer. The fellow will learn from Dr. Clarke’s expertise as a national ultrasound faculty member.

Friday  OR with either Stephen J. Savage, M.D. or Harry S. Clarke, M.D., Ph.D.

The urologic oncology fellow works closely with the GU Nurse Navigator to help run our weekly multidisciplinary tumor board during which time all new cases are discussed with urologic oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, and radiology. Additionally, the fellow works closely with the urology residents at MUSC in the operating room and while on call, acting as junior faculty.

The fellow will also participate in clinical research projects throughout the year and will have the opportunity to present accepted projects at national and regional meetings. 

The fellow receives salary and benefits commensurate with PGY level and is in the rotating call schedule with all other urologic faculty. There are three weeks of paid vacation for the fellow.

Duration, Salary and Benefits

  • Duration: 12 month fellowship to run July 1 - June 30
  • Title: Clinical Instructor
  • Salary: TBD
  • Benefits: malpractice insurance + MUSC health and vacation benefits
  • Vacation: 3 weeks to include interviewing
  • Meetings: reasonable expenses (coach airfare, hotel, etc.) associated with attendance and presentation of original scientific work by the fellow at a scholarly meeting will be reimbursed.


  • Ample desk space, lab coat, travel stipend, and use of a computer terminal will be provided for the Fellowship year.
  • Proceeds from all clinical, consulting, and/or academic activities will be billed for and collected by UMA/MUSC.
  • No moonlighting of any kind is permitted during Fellowship.


  • Completion of an ACGME approved US (or equivalent) training program in Urology is mandatory.
  • Must attain an Unrestricted South Carolina medical license (to be applied for and paid for by successful applicant), a Federal DEA license, and a SC DHEC license.
  • A personal interview is preferred but not required. This may be arranged in Charleston or at the AUA meeting.

Previous fellows

2009-2010           Dana Moody, M.D. (University of Florida)

2010-2011           Samuel Deem, M.D. (Charleston, West Virginia)

2011-2012           Fernando Secin, M.D. (University of Uruguay)

2012-2013           James Rosoff, M.D. (Cornell University)

2013-2014           Austin DeRosa, M.D. (Emory University)

2014-2015           Jaimin Shah, M.D. (Yale University)

2015-2016           Hagop Sarkissian, M.D. (University of Vermont)

2016-2017           Lawrence Dagrosa, M.D. (Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center)


Interested applicants can contact Dan Murphy and Dr. Stephen Savage, for more information.

Urological Oncology Fellowship Application

Stephen J. Savage, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chairman of Urology
Director of Minimally Invasive Urology
Medical University of South Carolina
96 Jonathan Lucas CSB 644
Charleston, SC 29425



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