2020-2022 Urologic Oncology Fellow
Juan Javier-DesLoges, MD, MS
Dr. Juan Javier-DesLoges is our Urologic Oncology Fellow for 2020-2022. He earned a BS from Boston College, his MS from New York Medical College, and medical degree from Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School. He completed his urology residency training at Yale New Haven Hospital. He serves as chair of the AUA Resident and Fellows Committee. Dr. Javier-DesLoges’ research interests are in clinical outcomes and clinical trials. Dr. Javier-DesLoges’ practice will be based at the Urology Clinic at the Medical Center in Hillcrest.
2019-2021 Urologic Oncology Fellow
Devin Patel, MD, MBA
Dr. Devin Patel is our Urologic Oncology Fellow for 2019-2021. He earned a BS from St. Bonaventure University and earned his MBA and medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science. He completed his urology residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical. Dr. Patel’s research interests are in translational science and bioinformatics. Dr. Patel’s practice is based at the Urology Clinic at the Medical Center in Hillcrest.
Urologic Oncology Fellowship Alumni
2018-2020 Urologic Oncology Fellow
Ahmed Eldefrawy, MD
Assistant Professor of Urology
Miami Cancer Institute
Dr. Ahmed Eldefrawy was our SUO Urologic Oncology Fellow for 2018-2020. He earned his medical degree from Alexandria School of Medicine. He completed his urology residency training at Oklahoma University Medical Center and is practicing at Miami Cancer Institute in affiliation with Florida International University. Dr. Eldefrawy’s research and clinical interests included adrenal disease and renal cell carcinoma outcomes.
2017-2019 Urologic Oncology Fellow
Stephen Ryan, MD
Assistant Professor of Urology
Maine Medical Center
Dr. Stephen Ryan was our SUO Urologic Oncology Fellow for 2017-2019. He earned a BA in Chemistry and Biology at the University of North Carolina, an MS in Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University, and then his medical degree at East Carolina University School of Medicine. He completed his urology residency training at Maine Medical Center and has rejoined Maine Medical Center, focusing on Urologic Oncology and Upper Tract and Renal Malignancies. Dr. Ryan’s research interests include bioinformatics and health services-related research in Urologic Malignancies. As a fellow Dr. Ryan won a best poster award at the AUA Annual Meeting in 2018.
2017-2018 Urologic Oncology Fellow
Madhumitha Reddy, DO
The Urology Center of Southern California
Dr. Madhumitha Reddy was our Urologic Oncology Fellow for 2017-2018. She earned her BA in Mathematics at the University of Texas, Austin. She then earned her osteopathy degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her urology residency training at Einstein Medical Center. Dr. Reddy is currently in a urologic oncology focused practice in Southern California.
2015-2017 Urologic Oncology Fellow
Zachary A. Hamilton, MD
Assistant Professor of Urology
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Dr. Zachary A. Hamilton was our SUO Urologic Oncology Fellow from 2015-2017. He earned a BA in Psychology (magna cum laude) and his medical degree from the University of Missouri. He completed a urologic surgery residency at the University of Kansas. As a fellow Dr. Hamilton participated in the CREST program and was the most academically productive fellow of his SUO match cohort, winning a Best Poster Abstract award and moderating a session at the AUA Annual Meeting in 2017. Dr. Hamilton is currently Assistant Professor of Urology at St. Louis University School of Medicine where he has a focused practice on upper tract disease and a funded research interest in health services research.
2013-2015 Urologic Oncology Fellow
Hak J. Lee, MD
Director of Robotics/Minimally Invasive Surgery and Urologic Oncology
Advent Health Gordon Hospital
Dr. Lee joined UC San Diego in July 2013 as our 2013-15 Society of Urologic Oncology Fellow. Dr. Lee graduated with a BS in Biology from UC San Diego, received his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine, and did his general surgery internship and urology residency at UC Irvine. As a Urologic Oncology Fellow, Dr. Lee won a best podium award at the 2014 AUA Annual Meeting. Dr. Hak J. Lee is now the Director of Robotics/Minimally Invasive Surgery and Urologic Oncology at Gordon Hospital in Calhoun, GA, with a practice focused on minimally invasive urologic oncology.
2012-2014 Urologic Oncology Fellow
Michael A. Liss, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Urology
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Dr. Michael A. Liss joined UCSD Urology in July 2012 as our 2012-14 SUO Urologic Oncology Fellow. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Biology from Benedictine University, received his medical degree with honors in research from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and completed his residency at UC Irvine. As a fellow, Dr. Liss participated in the CREST program and earned a Master’s Degree. He was the most academically productive fellow of his SUO match cohort and won a best podium abstract award at the AUA annual meeting in 2014. Dr. Liss has gone on to be a member of the AUA’s White Paper and Young Urologists Committees, and he earned the paper of the year award in 2019 for European Urology and was selected for the AUA-EAU exchange program. He is an NIH and DoD funded researcher with a special interest in microbiomes in prostate cancer and clinical trials at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.
2009-2011 Urologic Oncology Fellow
Sean P. Stroup, MD
Chair, Department of Urology, Naval Medical Center San Diego
Voluntary Associate Clinical Professor, UC San Diego
Dr. Sean P. Stroup was our inaugural Society of Urologic Oncology fellow from 2009-2011. He graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Biological Chemistry from Tulane University in New Orleans and earned his medical degree at Loyola University of Chicago; he then joined the U.S. Navy. Dr. Stroup was a surgical intern at Naval Medical Center San Diego before serving as the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit surgeon during combat operations in Iraq in 2003. Commander Stroup completed residency training in urology at the Naval Medical Center San Diego before beginning the SUO fellowship at UCSD. As a fellow, Dr. Stroup obtained the CREST certificate and also won a best poster award at the 2011 AUA Annual Meeting. He has gone on to become Chair of the Department of Urology at Naval Medical Center San Diego and has led the AUA’s Young Urologists Committee, while also being selected for the AUA Leadership Program and AUA-EAU exchange program. Dr. Stroup has helped pioneer robotic RPLND and made singular contributions in minimally invasive urologic oncology.