Welcome and thank you for visiting the website for the Ochsner Urology Residency Program. Our purpose is to give you an overview of the training program as well as introduce our residents and faculty.
I would like to share some information about Ochsner and our Urology training program.
Ochsner Clinic was founded as a multispecialty group 77 years ago in 1942. One of the four founding fathers was a Urologist, Dr. Edgar Burns who also established the Urology training program at that time. Since the founding we have had 5 department chairman- Dr. Burns, Dr. Mims Gage Ochsner, Dr. William Brannon, my predecessor Dr. Harold “Tony” Fuselier, and since 2004 I have been honored to be in this role.
Over the years Ochsner and our department has seen tremendous growth and change. Ochsner Health System now encompasses 40 hospitals in the Gulf South for which OMC (Ochsner Main Campus) serves as our academic and tertiary care hub. Correspondingly the department of Urology has seen significant growth and has grown from 3 partners to 35 providers throughout the system.
From a research perspective we have 3 research coordinators in the department to manage clinic trials as well as investigator-initiated studies. Drs. Li Li and Xin Zhang run our basic science and translational research lab focused on bladder and kidney cancer therapeutic models. We have an active and robust clinical research program spanning all Urologic subspecialties. Research focus includes QI, genomics, clinical and genomic databases, medical device and Phase 1-3 therapeutic trials.
Our program has faculty who are fellowship trained in urologic oncology, minimally invasive surgery and robotics, andrology, pelvic floor (urogynecology) and pediatric urology.
We are seeking residents who can thrive in a fast-paced high-volume clinical program and enjoy working in a team-based collaborative culture. Specifically we seek residents who want to have high surgical volumes in their training but also have an interest in academics including teaching as well as an active involvement in clinical research with an opportunity to present their work at regional, national and international meetings.
Stephen Bardot, MD
Chairman, Department of Urology