Rotations and Clinical Experience

Head & Neck Anesthesiology – General OR (Approximately 75% of Fellowship Time)

During these rotations, the fellow will be responsible for supervising anesthetic care in one OTO, OMFS, or other operating room relating to unique airway management and/or head and neck surgical procedures four days per week. The opportunity allows the fellow to focus on the details of the case, participate in the instruction of the resident and allow consultation with additional faculty assigned to that room. In addition, the fellow will continue to develop his or her skills as a general anesthesiologist by covering two general surgical operating rooms, one day per week.


Otolaryngology Clinic – Approximately 0.5 to 1 day per Week

This opportunity allows collaboration with the otolaryngology service to assess patients preoperatively in order to develop an approach to their intraoperative management. This rotation throughout the year will allow the fellow to perform nasal flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopies and learn about post-operative complications that many of the head and neck surgery patients experience. The fellow will also develop an understanding of the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of various head and neck pathologies seen in the operating room.


The fellow will also have involvement in various head and neck conferences including

Otolaryngology/OMFS Tumor Board, Otolaryngology Weekly Case Conference, airway simulation courses, and medical student airway assessment lectures/clinics. Dr. Steven Chinn is an assistant professor in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and the contact faculty in the department of Otolaryngology and assists in various aspects of the fellowship program.