Fellowship Programs

Uro-Oncology Fellowship:

The Uro-Oncology fellowship at UBC provides advanced skills and knowledge in the clinical and research aspects of Urological Oncology and robotic surgery. A minimum of two years in duration, the fellowship includes a laboratory research year, and at least one year* in clinical oncology. The mission of the program is to train surgeons to provide excellent clinical care, and apply integrated research and technological advances to the improvement of clinical care in all subspecialties of urology.

Fellowship students focus on an advanced understanding of the biology of urologic malignancies, and the application of the principals of medical oncology, radiation oncology and uropathy in the treatment of patients. The laboratory year focuses on laboratory techniques, methodology and approaches to tumour biology. Additional requirements include the submission of peer review articles, a familiarization with state of the art imaging modalities and clinical trial experience. The clinical training involves practical skills like complex tumour resections, as well as the implementation of progressive patient care, and a clear understanding of the limitations of surgical procedures.

The Uro-Oncology fellowship and the DUS is the leading urologic program in Canada, headquartered in one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities.

*a one year clinical fellowship may be considered in special circumstances

Fellowship Director:  Dr. Peter Black, Professor

Pediatric Urology Fellowship:

The Division of Pediatric Urology, UBC Department of Urologic Sciences, is accepting applications for a one or two year at British Columbia Children’s Hospital starting July 1st, 2021.  BC Children’s Hospital is the only tertiary pediatric center in the Province of British Columbia serving a population of 4.7 million. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with four fellowship trained pediatric urologists who perform over 600 surgeries per year and see 6000 patients annually in the outpatient clinics. The fellowship program encompasses training in all aspects of pediatric urological surgeries including complex urinary reconstruction, renal transplant, MIS and robotics. Outpatient urology and multidisciplinary clinics ensure high levels of exposure to a wide range of pathologies such as disorders of sexual differentiation and neurogenic bladder. First year of fellowship include mandatory clinical research involvement.

The second year of fellowship is optional and dedicated to basic science or clinical research. Basic science research will be supported by state of the art laboratory at Vancouver Prostate Center, Department of Urologic Sciences. Clinical research can be integrated into different Masters Programs offered by The University of British Columbia such as Masters in Clinical Epidemiology, Health Administration or Business Administration. Clinical research is supported by a full time research coordinator, as well as BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

UBC has a fully accredited Urology Residency Program. Pediatric Urology Fellows will be expected to share clinical duties with and participate in teaching of UBC Urology residents and undergraduate medical students.

Fellowship Director: Dr. Kourosh Afshar, Associate Professor


UBC Urology Fellows