Since people have been asking, these are some relevant points regarding Dr. Gary Leach’s female urology fellowship at Tower Urology, Institute for Continence
- Apprenticeship style training with Dr. Leach, who has had over 30 years of experience in this field after his training with Dr. Raz at UCLA. He knows his stuff!
- Dr. Leach is a good guy: affable, a great sense of humor, and honestly concerned in his patient’s best interest.
- You get autonomy in the operating room if Dr. Leach trusts you, he relies a lot on your clinical judgment when taking care of his patients.
- You will become well versed in all aspects of voiding dysfunction, including interstim which involves reprogramming and office PNE placements.
- Since you perform most of the urodynamics for the office, you will excel in interpreting them and become well verse with troubleshooting any issues in the Laborie machine.
- You have opportunities to operate with the other Tower associates to get robotic exposure.
- You will be supplied with many articles from Dr. Leach to review and keep up to date.
- The location: Beverly Hills, California.
- You take private practice group call in a group with 10 attending. You take 8 calls a month. Up to 4 of these calls are ER calls (from a total of 8 ER calls for the group). You take calls two weekends a month.
- You don’t see your own patients in clinic. You operate, or you perform urodynamics. You can join Dr. Leach when not performing urodynamics and shadow him in clinic to see his patients.
- Dr. Leach doesn’t use the robot.
- No formal didactics.
- Even though you are Dr. Leach’s female fellow, you are an associate with Tower Urology, and when the other staff can’t see consults in the hospital, they are sent your way.
- 2 weeks of vacation
- Income less than a PGY 5
- Non-accredited Fellowship