Our fellows regularly meet with the Fellowship Program Director, Division Director, and other head and neck faculty to discuss relevant literature or other topics relating to advanced airway management and head and neck anesthesiology. Fellows are encouraged to attend seminars relating to clinical management and research in the areas of otolaryngology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and airway management. Additional didactic training includes:


  • Weekly departmental Grand Rounds
  • Weekly research seminar
  • Ongoing didactic workshop program
  • Society for Head and Neck Anesthesiology (SHANA) Conference


Fellows work closely with our surgical colleagues and enjoy the opportunity to attend weekly case and Tumor Board Conferences. This allows truly collaborative preparation and discussion for the cases ahead where anesthetic and airway planning can be optimized. A link to the University of Michigan’s Otolaryngology and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Websites:


By the conclusion of the year fellows will be expected to have mastery of various airway management techniques and cases involving complex head and neck pathologies including:

Awake Endoscopic Intubation and topicalization

Deep inhalation induction

Surgical airway access

Optimal use of Video Laryngoscopy

Use of Airway Exchange Catheters


Head and Neck Free Flap Reconstruction

Subglottic Stenosis

Jet Ventilation

OSA Surgery



Neck Dissection

Orthognathic Surgery

Head and Neck Trauma

Sinus Surgery

Cranial Base Surgery

Laryngeal Surgery

Head and Neck Cancer

Cervical Spine Disease