Urology Residency



Chair and Program Director:  Amar Singh, MD


Residency Coordinator:  Stacey Blanks, CAP

Phone:  (423) 778-4691

Fax: (423) 778-3375

E-mail: stacey.blanks@erlanger.org


Residency Home Page:  www.comchattanooga.uthsc.edu/urology

UT Erlanger Urology Home Page: www.uturology.com/

Dr. Shridharani's Web Page: www.drshrid.com

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Academic Urology Clinical StaffOverview

The Department of Urology at UT College of Medicine Chattanooga began in 2015 and has been awarded Full-Continued Accreditation by the ACGME. 

Due to changes in the ACGME urology program requirements, our program will become a five-year residency in July 2019. Residents will begin at the PGY-1 level. During the PGY-1 year residents will spend an extensive amount of time rotating through the Department of General Surgery gaining medical knowledge and surgical skills necessary for advanced urologic training beginning their PGY-2 year.  


We are proud and excited to have Nathan Jung, MD as our first chief resident and first upcoming graduate in June 2019.  The faculty and staff are proud of this milestone and achievement. We look forward to training and graduating many more excellent physicians from our department. 

We have successfully recruited and matched 5 resident positions. Our first resident, Nathan Jung, MD began his URO-1 year July 2015.  He is a graduate of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, class of 2014. Our second resident, Hugh Smith, MD began his URO-1 year in July 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, class of 2015. Our third resident, Amanda Carter, MD began her URO-1 year in 2017. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, class of 2016. Our fourth resident, Matthew Watson, DO began his URO-1 year in 2018. He is a graduate of Michigan Statement Universiy College of Osteopatic Medicine, class of 2016.   Our fifth resident, Michael Tonzi, MD is currently a Preliminary Surgery Resident at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and will join our Urology Residency as a PGY-2 in July of 2019. 


Our department is in its 4th year as a fully accredited Urology Residency. We are excited to see our program grow. Our Urology faculty are comprised of nine full-time urologists, eight who have completed fellowship training covering all subspecialties of urological education. They are a diverse group with experience in robotic, minimally invasive and laparoscopic procedures, urologic oncology, female urologic conditions, urologic reconstruction, male infertility, vasectomy reversal, erectile dysfunction, endourology, pelvic floor conditions, incontinence, stone diseases and pediatric urology including treatment of congenital and acquired urological conditions and diseases in children.


We are the only academic medical center and major teaching hospital within a 70+ mile region. Our patient population is robust with regards to the spectrum of urologic disease. This includes underserved poor population that may often present with advanced untreated urologic disease not often seen in low-to-moderate volume centers. The experience gained by providing care for these patients further enhances resident education.


Overall Educational Goals and Objectives

  • To foster development in each trainee of positive humanistic and professional attitudes as essential ingredients of excellence in patient care.
  • To assure acquisition by each trainee of appropriate technical skills and an appreciation of surgical anatomy and physiology.

Updated 09/26/2018

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