About the Program

Program Director: Larissa Rodriguez, M.D.

Fellowship Coordinator: Angelyse Cardona 

Address: 525 East 68th Street 9th Floor, F9-west New York, NY 10065

Phone: (646) 962-5913

Fax: (646) 962-0717

E-mail: ajc4002@med.cornell.edu

Program Description:

The primary goal of the Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (formally known as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery) Fellowship is to provide fellows with advanced training in the surgical and medical care of patients with pelvic floor disorders. Also to provide an in-depth experience in clinical research sufficient to allow the pursuit of an academic career within Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery.

Our program benefits from collaborative, collegial relationships between the Departments of Urology, OB-GYN, Colorectal Surgery, Rehabilitation Medicine, Colorectal Surgery, and Gastroenterology. This training includes a large surgical volume and a diverse range of clinical experiences; including extensive training in vaginal surgery and both 'straight stick' and robotic-assisted laparoscopic approaches. Fellows' broad-based exposure to clinical Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery is marked by progressive responsibility both in the clinic and hospital settings. The fellows work with six Board-certified URPS (formally FPMRS) specialists with different areas of expertise, colorectal surgeons and GI specialists recognized for their work in anal incontinence and defecatory dysfunction, and a pelvic rehabilitation/ pelvic pain specialist.

URPS (formally FPMRS) Faculty Department of Urology: Larrissa Rodriguez, M.D.; Unwanaobong Nseyo, M.D., M.P.H.; Renee Rolston, M.D.; Richard Lee, M.D., M.B.A.

URPS Faculty Department of OB-GYN: Tirsit Asfaw, M.D.; Saya Segal, M.D.

Colorectal Faculty: Kelly Garrett, M.D.

Gastroenterology Faculty: Amir Soumekh, M.D.


  1. At least three letters of recommendation; with one from your Department Chair and one from the Residency Program Director at your current institution
  2. Current photo (head/shoulder)
  3. All application documents must be submitted in ERAS

Program Length: 3 years for OB-GYN residency graduates; 2 years for Urology residency graduates

Number of Fellows: 1 per year

Application Process:

We participate with the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) on the December application cycle. Applicants may begin applying and programs begin receiving applications starting in December. You must also register with the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) @ www.nrmp.org to participate in the ERAS Match.

Application Deadline: All documents must be submitted in ERAS by their defined due dates.

OB-GYN applicants should send CREOG scores to Ms. Angelyse Cardona at ajc4002@med.cornell.edu

New York Presbyterian Hospital Graduate Medical Education: http://www.nyp.org/for-professionals/graduate-medical-education

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