UCSD-Kaiser Endourology Fellow

2017-18 Endourology/Laparoscopic Fellow

Dimitri Papagiannopoulos, MD, is our incoming UC San Diego-Kaiser Endourology Fellow for 2017-18 under the mentorship of Dr. Roger Sur. He is currently completing his residency in urologic surgery at Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago. He earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Northwestern University, where he graduated with departmental honors. In spring of 2016, Dr. Papagiannopoulos was the 1st-place winner of the Rush Surgical Society Research Contest and also the Chicago Urologic Society's Shapiro Imaging Contest.

2016-17 Endourology/Laparoscopic Fellow

Seth K. Bechis, MD, MS, is our current UC San Diego-Kaiser Endourology Fellow for 2016-17 under the mentorship of Dr. Roger Sur. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, and prior to that graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. He also holds a Master of Science from the UCSF Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. After medical school, Dr. Bechis completed a urological surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2014, he was the first place winner of the Max K. Willscher Resident Research Award Competition at the annual meeting of the New England Section of the American Urological Association.

2015-16 Endourology/Laparoscopic Fellow

Joel E. Abbott, DO, was our UC San Diego-Kaiser Endourology Fellow for 2015-16 under the mentorship of Dr. Roger Sur. He earned his osteopathy degree from Western University of Health Sciences in California, completed an osteopathic internship and general surgery residency at Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia, and completed a urological surgery residency at St. John Providence Health in Detroit. Prior to joining UCSD he was a clinical instructor in the Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties at Michigan State University. He is a former Marine and earned the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Award in 2000 in addition to several recent academic awards. Dr. Abbott’s clinical practice will be based at the Urology Clinic at the UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest. He is currently in private practice in Hanover, MD.

2014-15 Endourology/Laparoscopic Fellow

Daniel L. Miller, MD, MPH, was the 2014-15 UCSD-Kaiser Endourology Fellow in the Department of Urology at UC San Diego Health under the mentorship of Dr. Roger L. Sur. He earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and completed his Urology Residency at the University of Michigan. He also has a Master’s of Public Heath (MPH) in Epidemiological and Biostatistical Methods from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Biology and Chemistry from Black Hills State University in South Dakota. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Urological Association, and the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society at Johns Hopkins. He is now in private practice in Portland, OR.

2013-14 Endourology/Laparoscopic Fellow

David L. Wenzler, MD, was our first UC San Diego-Kaiser Endourology Fellow in the Department of Urology at UC San Diego Health under the mentorship of Dr. Roger L. Sur. He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan and completed an internship in General Surgery and his Urology residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He is a member of the American Urological Association and licensed to practice in the states of Michigan and California. He is currently in private practice in Novi, MI and teaches residents at the St. John Providence Urology Program in affiliation with Michigan State University.