Pediatric Urology Fellowship


Physicians who have completed their training in Urology at an accredited program and are Iranian board certified are accepted through a national matching program. The pediatric urology fellowship participates in the matching program run by urology department.

There are 2 fellows at a time in training. The program consists of clinical and research training over a one year period.  Applicants to our program come from all major Medical Schools in the Iran and abroad.

Two pediatric urology fellows position will be available per year. The pediatric urology fellowship educational program is designed to provide a well rounded exposure to all clinical areas of pediatric urology. In the operating room, the fellows will be exposed to multiple techniques and approaches to common urological problems. These will include endourological and laparoscopic approaches as well as more traditional procedures. In the clinic, the fellows will be exposed to outpatient management of all pediatric urological diagnoses. In the hospital, inpatient management of both surgical and nonsurgical urologic conditions will be stressed. He or she will supervise the general urology residents in their day-to-day functions.

The fellows will not be expected to take first call, but will take backup call behind a general urology resident. Labbafinejad hospital serves a diverse patient population and receives a wide range of pediatric urology cases. The entire IURTC faculty is involved in training the pediatric urology fellow.

The Pediatric Urology Fellow is expected to attend and participate in educational conferences, didactic teaching sessions, ward rounds with the urology residents, and the yearly Iranian endourology and urolaparoscopy Seminar.

Goals of the Fellowship: It is the intention of the fellowship training program to provide the fellow with the foundation and skill to practice clinical medicine in children with urologic conditions. The combination of a broad and extensive operative and outpatient experience provides the basis for attaining these goals. Specifically, upon completion of the fellowship, the fellow should be:

  1. proficient in common surgery of the genitourinary tract in children
  2. able to perform complex surgical procedures in children with exstrophy complex, reconstructive genital problems, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, prune-belly syndrome
  3. able to evaluate and manage non-surgical clinical urologic urological problems in children, such as urinary tact infections, voiding dysfunction, low grade vesicoureteral reflux, non-obstructive hydronephrosis, and others.
  4. able to evaluate, manage, and perform surgery when necessary on children presenting with trauma or acute scrotal complaints
  5. able to use and perform urodynamic studies to evaluate and manage bladder dysfunction
  6. able to manage postoperative pediatric urology patients
  7. able to consult on in-hospital children with urological problems
  8. proficient in evaluating radiologic studies with urologic complaints or documented urologic conditions
  9. appreciative of the multi-disciplinary approach to evaluating and managing children with myelodysplasia, ambiguous genitalia, urologic malignancies and nephrologic conditions


Clinical Fellows Trained:

  • Farzaneh Sharifi Aghdas, M.D.
  • Mahdi Moteian, M.D.
  • Atoosa Peyvand, M.D.
  • Mahmood Bagheri, M.D.
  • Pejman Shadpour, M.D.
  • Seyed Alaadin Asghari, M.D.
  • Fahime Kazemi Rashed, M.D.
  • Mahmoodreza Moradi, M.D.
  • Foroozan Khezri, M.D.
  • Hossein Halataei, M.D.
  • Sasan Mehrabi, M.D.
  •  Peyman Rahmanizadeh M.D.
  •  Mohammad Hassan Dehghani Firoozabadi, M.D.
  • Hormoz Salimi M.D.
  • Shahin Abbaszadeh M.D.