The Gender Affirming Genital Reconstructive Surgery Clinical and Research Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center offers a: 1. One-year clinical and research program with a primary focus on a comprehensive list of all available feminizing or masculinizing genital surgeries (primary focus on one or the other, but with exposure to both); and 2. Two-year program to learn all surgical options for both feminizing and masculinizing surgeries.
Fellowships include a 12-month block of surgery and clinic activity within a high-volume tertiary care urology-led interdisciplinary transgender surgery and health program based within a leading academic medical center (hospital ranked # 8 per U.S. News and World Report). Fellows have access to an NIH-funded research laboratory (R01CA201709-01; P.I. Garcia). Fellows participate in, and with time lead urology residents through all pre-operative, operative and post-op/long-term follow-up management of adult and adolescent patients.
Fellows will participate in research throughout the fellowship, focusing on clinical outcomes research and population-based studies, and/or basic science research. Our program leads several education-based activities per year, including cadaver-lab based surgery courses for medical students and attendings, lecture-based courses, and community activities in partnership with local hospitals and LGBT centers. Research can included non-urology faculty members of the CSMC transgender surgery and health program. Research focuses can include:
- Sexual function-based clinical research
- Clinical outcomes by surgical techniques
- Surgical innovation
- Surgical device development
- Education-based research
- Adolescent and geriatric-focused clinical research
Office Procedures Performed
Duplex Doppler Ultrasound
Testosterone Pellet Insertion
Penile deformity assessment
Surgical Procedures Performed
Penile Fracture Repair
Genital gender affirming surgery
Fellowship Position Open for
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Maurice Garcia, MD, MAS
Candidate Citizenship Requirement
US and Canadian
12 or 24 months
Type of Fellowship
Clinical and Laboratory research
Didactic teaching and M&M case conference: weekly
Urology grand rounds: monthly
Transgender surgery grand rounds: monthly
Fellows will attend and are encouraged to present at the annual WPATH/USPATH conference
Scheduled on a rolling basis.
Please email a letter of interest, CV, and two letters of support to fellowship administrator.