Reconstructive Urology Fellowship

The Fellowship in Reconstructive Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers an intensive one-year education focused on reconstructive urology, gender affirmation surgery, and prosthetics. The fellowship is offered through the Society of Genitourinary Surgeons (GURS) match and is co-directed by Rajveer Purohit, MD, MPH, Robert Valenzuela, MD, and Miroslav Djordjevic, MD.

We combine academic and clinical excellence, and our graduates are prepared to provide comprehensive, individualized diagnosis and treatment for a variety of reconstructive urology conditions.  Training includes complex lower urinary surgery with a high volume clinical experience to develop expertise in gender affirmation procedures including metoidioplasty, penile inversion, peritoneal flap, and sigmoid vaginoplasty, phalloplasty, and revision operations. In addition, our fellows also gain experience in both robotic and open surgery, treating conditions such as:

  • Complex urethral strictures
  • Erectile dysfunction with prosthetic surgery
  • Complications of radiation therapy
  • Peyronies Disease
  • Urinary incontinence

Current Fellow

Michaela Sljivich, MD

Past Fellows

Kenan Celtik, MD
Crane Center for Transgender Surgery
San Francisco, California

Ariel Zisman, MD
Rambam Medical Center
Haifa, Israel

Marissa Kent, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Joel Hillelsohn, MD
New York University
New York, New York

Why the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai?

At the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, our fellows learn from some of the nation’s most highly trained and well-regarded specialists. Our Director of Reconstructive Urology, Rajveer Purohit, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor in the Icahn School of Medicine and specializes in gender affirmation surgery, urethral strictures treatment, and complex urinary and sexual problems. He has performed over 1,000 complex reconstructive and gender affirming surgeries. With Dr. Djordjevic, he has co-edited the forthcoming textbook Atlas of Operative Techniques in Gender Affirmation Surgery.

Miroslav Djordjevic, MD, PhD, is a renowned surgeon specializing in gender affirmation surgery, transitional urology, and pediatric urology, and was past president of the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons.

Robert Valenzuela, MD, is one of the most prolific implanters of penile prostheses, artificial urinary sphincters and male slings in the United States. He has developed and published on unique techniques to maximize penile length preservation and correction of severe penile angulation at the time of prosthesis insertion. 

The fellows also have an opportunity to work with other faculty at Mount Sinai including Michael Palese, MD, Peter Wiklund, MD, and Gregory Amend, MD.