2024 Department of Urology

Urology Residency Program Virtual Tour

Our five-year, ACGME-accredited program is dedicated to producing competent, conscientious and collaborative urologic surgeons to heal, teach, discover and advance the health of the communities we serve.

Nitya Abraham, MD, Director, Urology Residency Program, and Alexander I. Sankin, MD, Associate Director, Urology Residency Program

Why our program could be right for you

The Montefiore Einstein Urology Residency Program offers its residents early operative experience, diverse research opportunities and broad exposure to a range of urologic conditions. Residents also have access to strong mentorship, and benefit from a positive culture that advocates doing what’s best for our patients, residents, faculty and staff. 

Our faculty are enthusiastic about teaching, and continue to develop more interactive and engaging ways to teach our residents. Within the program, residents play a key role in caring for our patients and are important members of every care team. In this supportive environment, our residents become a close-knit group, training side-by-side in our facilities and exploring New York City in their free time. 


Our 2024 program at a glance

5-year residency

  • PGY1: 6 months urology + 6 months general surgery and subspecialties
  • PGY2-5: urology

Call Schedule

  • Primary call is split between PGY2 and PGY3. Full day off when post-call after primary call.  
  • PGY2: 1-2 nights primary call/week, 2 weekends/month 
  • PGY3: 0-1 nights primary call/0-2 backup call per week, 1 weekend/month primary
  • PGY4:1-2 nights/week backup call, 1-2 weekend chief call/month
  • PGY5: 1 weekend chief call/month


  • Every other Monday at 4:30 PM: multidisciplinary GU tumor board
  • Wednesday 7-8 AM conference: dedicated educational time for AUA core curriculum/Campbell's chapters with faculty proctor.  Year-long didactic program covering all of AUA core curriculum topics
  • Friday 7-9 AM conference: grand rounds, guest speakers, AUA updates/guidelines, Morbidity and Mortality Conference ("M+M"), Indications

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Our Urology Residents get operative experience early, and quickly develop autonomy in evaluating and managing patients. Residents also receive a high volume of experience in subspecialties like endourology, urologic oncology, female pelvic reconstructive surgery, pediatric urology and male prosthetic surgery, as well as balanced exposure to various surgical approaches, including endoscopic, robotic and open surgery.

Breakdown of resident duties by level

Urology 1 (PGY1)

  • Spend 6 months on General Surgery and 6 months on Urology
  • General Surgery rotations include: Acute Care, Colorectal, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Surgical Oncology and Transplant
  • Locations of rotations are at Weiler/Hutch, Moses and Jacobi (SICU)

Urology 2 (PGY2)

  • Spend 4 months at Weiler, 2 months at Wakefield, 4 months at Moses, 2 months at CHAM
  • Moses: busy consult service, where you learn basic of managing consults in setting of complicated and complex medical patients
  • Weiler: learn basics of Urologic surgery at Hutch (busy endoscopic service)
  • Wakefield: learn basics of outpatient urology, participate in clinic and do outpatient procedures

Urology 3 (PGY3)

  • Spend 6 months at Moses, 2 months at CHAM, 2 months at MSK, 2 months at Wakefield
  • CHAM: Dedicated pediatrics resident, operate 4 days a week (Monday - Thursday) and clinic Friday, handle all pediatric consults/inpatients
  • Moses: Learn basics of bedside assisting robotic cases, first introduction on Robot; complicated endoscopic cases (TURP, TURBT, complex stones)
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) - spend 2 months learning advanced oncology at a high volume referral center

Urology 4 (PGY4)

  • Year is split between Weiler and Hutch
  • Complex stones (PCNL's), robotic experience at Weiler, master bread and butter Urologic procedures
  • Begin to take Chief call

Urology 5 (PGY5)

  • Chief Year
  • 6 months at Moses and 6 months at Weiler
  • Master Robotic procedures, open oncologic procedures

Graduating chief resident's operative case log

The categories listed in the operative log are areas deemed necessary for comprehensive resident education in urology. Case logs are used to assess individual resident experience, as well as the breadth and depth of a program’s procedural training. Here is an example of our 2023 graduating chief's operative log, which shows the types of cases you will focus on each year in residency and the volume of cases you could expect to graduate with. In most categories, the case volume is well beyond the minimum required by the ACGME.

An unmatched diversity of experience

As a premier academic medical center serving the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, Montefiore Einstein offers its postgraduate trainees comprehensive exposure to a broad diversity of patients and pathologies. The diverse range of experience available prepares our postgraduate trainees for future careers in their chosen field, be it in the research or clinical and/or non-clinical setting.

A world-renowned faculty

Mark Schoenberg, MD

Chairman, Department of Urology
Professor, Urology

Nitya Abraham, MD

Director, Urology Residency Program
Associate Professor, Urology
Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Alexander I. Sankin, MD

Associate Director, Urology Residency Program
Associate Professor, Urology
Director, Clinical Trials Program

Melissa Laudano, MD

Associate Professor, Urology
Director, FPMRS Fellowship Program

Frank Lowe, MD

Director, Urologic Services
Professor, Urology

Kara L. Watts, MD

Attending Physician, Urology
Associate Professor, Urology

Amanda North, MD

Assistant Professor, Urology

Connie Matos

Residency Program Coordinator

Recent interviews with our world-renowned faculty

  • Dr. Sankin and Dr. Aboumohamed on Advances in Urologic Cancer Care

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  • Dr. Abraham and Dr. Laudano Discuss Decisional Regret After OAB Treatment

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  • At-home Semen Analyses, Telecystoscopy Among Telemedicine’s Applications in Urology

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  • Dr. North on Burnout Among Urology Residents and Practicing Gratitude

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  • Dr. Pedro Maria Highlights the Hispanic Urologists Society of North America

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  • Artificial Intelligence is the New Ghost Author in Urological Research

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  • Dr. Harel on Hot Topics in Pediatric Urology

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  • Investigators Identify Link Between Food Insecurity and Urge Urinary Incontinence

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  • Kidney Stone Treatment Inches Toward Precision Medicine

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Current residents

Jennifer Nauheim, MD


Jubin Matloubieh, MD


Priya Dave, MD


Justin Loloi, MD


Ariel Allen, MD


Farzaan Kassam, MD


Dimindra Karki, MD


John Hordines, MD


John Hill, MD


So Yeon Pak, MD


Joseph Kim, MD


Rutul Patel, DO


Kelli Aibel, MD, MPH


Hear from our graduates

As one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Einstein provides postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents across 106 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Here, our postgraduate trainees share their own first-hand experiences.

What sets Montefiore Einstein apart

At Montefiore Einstein, we are guided by a mission to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Comprising 11 member hospitals and more than 300 specialty care sites, Montefiore Health System provides highly specialized, coordinated care for diverse populations in the New York region, across the country and globally.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, home to nearly 1,000 students in its MD, PhD and combined MD/PhD programs, is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. Through the joint efforts of Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Einstein is able to advance research and accelerate discoveries, benefiting patients and ensuring access to state-of-the-art healthcare for all.  

  • Montefiore’s medical specialties ranked as top 1% in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2023” by U.S. News & World Report 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $201M+ in research funding in 2022, placing Einstein in the top 50 among 142 schools of medicine
  • 700+ clinical trials 
Catherine C. Skae, MD, Vice President and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education at Montefiore Einstein

Representing one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Health System and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine provide postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents and fellows per year. Clinicians across Montefiore Einstein’s numerous educational programs actively mentor and cultivate a new generation of healthcare leaders. 

Our mission to improve access and quality of care for our diverse community draws residents and fellows from top medical, dental and PA schools from around the world. We develop and expand programs designed to advance teamwork, communication and decision-making, and our progressive focus on comprehensive care provides an ideal training ground for our residents and fellows.

To make the process of working and training at Montefiore Einstein more seamless, we offer a variety of services for our house staff, physician assistants and interns, including assistance with credentialing and orientation, institutional resources, visas, contracts, HR documents, payroll, notary services and specialty training and certifications. 

Montefiore Einstein by the numbers

7.7 million+

patient interactions annually  

1.1 million+

patients annually, representing the largest network in the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley


specialty care locations, with more coming soon



An ambulatory surgery center and specialty care location

Located on the ninth floor of Tower Two of the Hutchinson Campus, our Urology Clinic performs a variety of office-based procedures, including cystoscopy with botox injection, MRI-fusion prostate biopsy, blue light cystoscopy, video urodynamics, posterior tibial nerve stimulation, vasectomy and more. Our Ambulatory Surgery Center is on the third floor, and performs the majority of the hospital’s endoscopic stone cases, blue light TURBTs, scrotal/penile surgeries and prolapse/incontinence surgeries.

Our administrative offices are located in the Hutchinson Campus’s Tower One penthouse. A welcoming, open-concept space, this is where residents and faculty come to have meetings, make patient calls and work on research. Weekly department grand rounds are held in the penthouse’s conference room, which boasts panoramic views of Manhattan.

A great strength of our department is the incredible faculty with a level of camaraderie that is unparalleled. We have a very benevolent chairman who supports his faculty. We also have great support staff in the clinic and office.

Pedro P. Maria, DO

Director, Men’s Health, Urology

Home to notable programs and our Centers of Excellence

Located in the Norwood neighborhood of the northern Bronx and featuring 726 beds, the Moses Campus is the main campus of Montefiore Health System. The majority of our oncology and robotic casessuch as radical and simple prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy and cystectomyas well as reconstructive cases, including ureteral reimplantation and sacrocolpopexy, are performed at this location, which is equipped with multiple da Vinci Xi robots with dual consoles.

A premier academic children’s hospital

Located on our Moses Campus, the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) is a premier academic children’s hospital nationally renowned for its clinical excellence, innovative research and commitment to training the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. At this location, we have three full-time urologists who perform simple and complex pediatric surgery, including robotic surgery.

An extremely diverse faculty with a broad range of clinical subspecialties allows residents to gravitate toward whatever they are interested in, and our number of ambulatory urology cases prepares one well for a general urology career.

Jennifer Nauheim, MD

Urology Resident (PGY-5)

An academic hospital adjacent to our Albert Einstein College of Medicine

A private hospital featuring 421 beds, the Jack D. Weiler Hospital is located in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx, adjacent to our Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Complex open and robotic oncology, complex stone (PCNL) cases and endoscopic cases (TURP, complex TURBT) are performed at this location, which has two da Vinci Xi robots.

Offering patients a range of programs and specialty services

Montefiore Einstein Hospital, Wakefield Campus is a 321-bed hospital in North Central Bronx. During their rotations, PGY1 and PGY2 residents gain early outpatient exposure to general urology, including clinic-based procedures like cystoscopies, prostate biopsies and vasectomies as well as multiple operating room (OR) days each week for cases like transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) and ureteroscopies.

We are fortunate to train alongside faculty who are deeply committed to our development as surgeons, to provide exceptional care for our remarkable and appreciative patients, all while enjoying the camaraderie and laughter shared with our co-residents.

Ariel Allen, MD


Live and work close to the best of everything

The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is a culturally rich neighborhood placed at the intersection of Manhattan and its surrounding regions. Our postgraduate trainees typically live in hospital housing or off-site in nearby Riverdale, Lower Westchester or Manhattan, and have access to an unmatched diversity of experiences beyond the program itself. 

In the Bronx, with its ample parks and gardens, you’ll learn first-hand why it’s known as “the City’s Greenest Borough.” The neighborhood offers plenty of local food, art, sports and culture, and is just a subway ride away from Manhattan’s famed theaters, museums and attractions. 

As a resident of the Tri-State region, you’ll have unmatched access to the city’s cultural offerings, not to mention the bounty of outdoor excursions that are available just beyond. Day-trips and weekend excursions to the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Long Island or New Jersey provide ample opportunities for swimming, hiking, biking, skiing and other seasonal activities. 

Drag map or zoom to explore things to do in the Bronx, Manhattan and beyond. 

Residency Application Information

We’re seeking residents who will shape the future of healthcare.

Application dates will be announced shortly. Stay tuned for the official posting and prepare to seize the opportunities that lie ahead. 

Montefiore Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.


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