University of Nebraska Medical Center

Pediatric Urology Fellowship

The Pediatric Urology Fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is a two-year, ACGME-accredited program that provides comprehensive training in the diagnosis and management of the entire spectrum of pediatric urologic conditions.

The fellowship takes place primarily at Children’s Nebraska, a 225-bed free-standing, children’s hospital. The fellow will also spend some time at Nebraska Medicine. The fellowship covers all aspects of pediatric urology, including general pediatric urology, complex reconstruction, endourology, laparoscopy and robotic surgery.

Our fellowship program provides a rigorous clinical experience with a wide variety of pediatric urologic conditions. The curriculum is divided into five areas of focus: Myelomeningocele, genitourinary reconstruction, disorders/differences of sexual differentiation/development, kidney stone disease, and minimally invasive/robotic surgery. Fellows will rotate throughout busy outpatient clinics (including multidisciplinary clinics: Kidney Stone Clinic, Differences of Sex Development Clinic, Complex Care Clinic, and Colorectal-Urology Clinic), inpatient service and operating room, gaining experience in all aspects of pediatric urologic care.

In addition to clinical patient care, the fellow will regularly participate in academic endeavors, having consistent and regular protected time throughout the fellowship. The fellow’s research plan will be individualized according to their specific interests and may include a variety of areas of interest, including basic science research, quality and safety research, health-services research, and other clinical research opportunities. The fellow will have the opportunity to present research findings at national meetings.

Dr. John H. Makari

John H. Makari, MD, FAAP, FACS, Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Makari is the Chief of Pediatric Urology, and a professor at UNMC.

Dr. Claudia Berrondo

Claudia Berrondo, MD, FACS, FAAP, Associate Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Berrondo is an assistant professor at UNMC, and also the Director of Robotic Surgery at Children's Hospital.