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Fellowship in Urologic Oncology

The Department of Urology offers a one to two-year fellowship for urologists who have completed or are in the process of completing a general urology residency program. The fellowship is designed to prepare selected candidates for careers as leaders in academic urologic oncology. The Medical University of Vienna and the University Hospital Vienna are a high-volume regional and national reference center for all types of urologic malignancies.

The overall goal of this program is to train academic urologic oncologists who are skilled surgeons and knowledgeable clinicians who desire to establish comprehensive academic urologic oncology programs at other teaching institutions. The training program focuses on developing basic academic, technical and judgmental skills, and a framework necessary for conducting effective cancer management, research, and teaching. The goal of the program is to provide comprehensive training in the management of all aspects of urologic oncology, fully covering the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of all types of genitourinary cancer. We believe graduates of the program will not only be clinical specialists in urologic oncology, but aim to be leaders in the field, striving to improve the outcomes of urologic cancers and to advance the understanding of their biology.

The clinical component provides fellows with a well-rounded experience in the multi-disciplinary management of urologic cancers, with an emphasis on surgical management of complex cancers, including risk adapted implementation of minimally invasive techniques. This in-depth clinical experience provides extensive operation training in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery, as well as in standard open surgical approaches. Additional rotations in genitourinary medical oncology and genitourinary radiation oncology will give important experience regarding non-surgical interventions.

One year of fellowship is dedicated to basic and/or clinical research. It allows the fellows to study among experts in the field and develop expertise in basic, translational, and outcomes sciences. Didactic teaching conferences will expose the fellow to biostatistics, epidemiology, tumor biology, research methodology and clinical trial design and implementation. Fellows are expected to generate and submit original research for presentation and publication. Resources to assist in academic work include clinical kidney, prostate and bladder cancer databases, a biospecimen tissue repository and tumor registry, and numerous institutional core facilities.


As part of our Fellowship Program, we accept applications and review candidates throughout the year. We recommend you to apply for the Fellowship in Urologic Oncology 12 months in advance. The following items should be part of your application documents:

  • Most current curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation including a letter of support from your program director.

In order to send your pre-application materials and to request additional information please contact:

Shahrokh F. Shariat, M.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Urology
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Medical University of Vienna & Vienna General Hospital
Währinger Gürtel 18-20, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Office: +43 1 40400 26162
Fax: +43 (0)1 40400 - 23320

As soon as your pre-application is positive, please contact the International Office at the Medical University of Vienna for application.