The fellowship provides a hands-on experience as first assistant or surgeon in a variety of head and neck surgical cases. The fellow receives advanced training in head and neck surgical oncology with intensive training in microvascular reconstruction.
The fellow will have the opportunity to operate with all members in the Division of Head and Neck Oncology. The fellow also participates in our multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Clinic. Call responsibilities are shared with other faculty members in the department.
The fellow will participate in weekly head and neck oncology conferences, weekly tumor board, weekly grand rounds and monthly morbidity and mortality conferences. The fellow is also actively involved in resident teaching, including clinical, surgical and didactics.
For fellows interested in conducting research, we offer a two-year fellowship, with the second year of training serving as primarily a research year. This design allows the fellow to develop an adequate research proposal in the first year for review by our department's Research Committee prior to approval and funding. Research opportunities are available both in basic science research, including molecular biology of tumors, predictive markers, and animal models, and free flap physiology studies. In addition, we have an active research interest in clinical research, study designs, and quality of life measures. Any or all of these research opportunities are available for the head and neck fellow.