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Urology Residency Program

Teresa L. Danforth, MD
David Abramowitz, MD

Residency program director Teresa L. Danforth, MD, oversees the broad-based training in adult and pediatric urology, both male and female, that residents such as David Abramowitz, MD, experience.

Our residency program provides a broad base of education in adult and pediatric urology with progressively increasing resident responsibility and autonomy, under faculty supervision.

About the Program

The Department of Urology is dedicated to providing a rich and varied educational experience for residents representing all domains of urology. This four-year urology training is preceded by one year of general surgical residency which must be undertaken in the Department of Surgery, University at Buffalo.

The Department of Urology’s mission is to provide the educational environment, resources and support for individuals seeking residency training in urology. In order to achieve these aspirations the department has developed a scholarly environment emphasizing a rational, balanced approach to urologic problems and one devoted to the education of the urologist. The faculty believes that resident should acquire a broad base of knowledge in all the major domains of urology. Rotations at various institutions are based on an educational rationale to ensure this objective. This department offers a broad base of adult and pediatric urology, both male and female.

The program is able to provide a wide experience in a variety of areas of urology, in addition to common urological problems. These include such areas as laparoscopy, pediatric urology, urological oncology, urodynamics, traumas, renal transplantation and male and female urology. The faculty believes that it is essential for residents to be in a structured learning environment; therefore, department conferences are attended by faculty and residents. These conferences are well defined, regularly scheduled and includes all aspects of urology.

Residents receive extensive education and training in traditional “open” surgery, laparoscopy, endoscopy, and robotics, ensuring, upon completion of residency, that graduates are fully prepared for independent practice. It is the philosophy of the Department that an extensive grounding in the cognitive and psychomotor skills of urology is essential for all residents irrespective of whether graduates seek to undertake fellowship training in basic research (for those anticipating a future academic career), seek to undertake clinical fellowship training (for those who wish to sub-specialize in a particular clinical area) or seek to enter clinical practice directly after residency.

Program Accreditation

The University at Buffalo Department of Urology Residency Program strives to ensure that there is extensive resident education in all domains of urology. The UB Urology Program has been fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) since 1985.

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The goal of our program is to provide residents with the skill-set and clinical education they will require for any type of career in urology, including private practice in small or large communities, hospital based practice or academia.
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Our residents benefit from comprehensive curriculum and supportive mentoring that lays foundations for rewarding futures in urology.
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Applicants must submit all documentation through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and must register with the American Urological Association (AUA) Matching Program and obtain a match number.

Residency Program Director

Danforth, Teresa

Teresa Danforth, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Buffalo General Hospital, 100 High Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 859-2212; Fax: (716) 859-1888

Email: danforth@buffalo.edu

Training Program Coordinator

Wendy Scales

Training Program Administrator

Buffalo General Medical Center, 100 High Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 859-3760; Fax: (716) 859-4015

Email: wrscales@buffalo.edu