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AUA/IAUA Chakrobortty Fellowship Program

The AUA/Indian American Urological Association (IAUA) Chakrobortty Fellowship Program in partnership with the Puli Pradip Reddy Memorial Fund at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and the Urological Society of India (USI) provides outstanding and promising junior faculty members in India with an opportunity to interact with colleagues in North America.

Medical advances are often the result of collaboration and this program has the potential to directly impact the educational opportunities for young urologists while improving the delivery of quality care to patients in India. This level of collaboration also allows for the sharing of knowledge and experience, but also enhances the global perspectives of AUA and IAUA members in North America while fostering a closer alliance between the AUA, IAUA, and USI.


Applications for the 2024 AUA/IAUA Chakrobortty Fellowship Program are now closed.

Program Details

This program is designed for three Indian urologists to visit a North American host institution for up to a 3-4 week period in spring 2024 including attendance at the AUA Annual Meeting being held on May 3-6, 2024 in San Antonio, Texas. The selected scholars will observe urologic surgeries/procedures, attend clinics and staff activities, but will not perform surgery or hands-on patient care. The scholars will be provided a stipend to support his/her stay.

Selected scholars agree to begin working on securing their visas promptly. Additionally, selected scholars must be able to present English-translated, up-to-date immunization records. Commonly required immunizations by U.S. hospitals include, but are not limited to:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap)
  • Varicella
  • Influenza
  • FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines, and
  • Tuberculosis (TB)

Two selected scholars may be in any urology subspecialty area; however, an interest in BPH is encouraged and host institutions will be determined at a later date.

One scholar should be a pediatric urologist or have a strong interest in pediatric urology and will visit Cincinnati Children's Hospital. This scholar is funded in part by the Puli Pradip Reddy Memorial Fund and the IAUA.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the program, the candidate must be:

  • a urologist in India and be a member of the local or national urological organization in India
  • 42 years old or younger (at time of application)
  • MD or MBBS degree and rank of instructor or higher
  • a certified practicing urologist (within first 10 years of practice)
  • a member of the AUA
  • able to demonstrate competent command of the English language
  • able to proactively assist in obtaining visa (as needed) and communicate consistently via email with AUA staff
  • able to travel for up to 4 weeks

Application Process

The candidate must fill out an online application and submit electronic versions of the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement (300 words or less) describing how participation in the program will benefit him/her both personally and professionally
  • A letter of support from department chair (must be signed and on letterhead)

Application Deadline

Applications for the 2024 AUA/IAUA Chakrobortty Fellowship Program are now closed.

To obtain more information, please contact Marielle Marktanner at

This program was made possible through an educational grant from:

Teleflex Interventional Urology