The Oral/Head and Neck Oncologic & Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship is a 1-year program to train oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management of patients with benign and malignant lesions of the head and neck. It is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Fellows can expect:
- Excellent clinical exposure: Fellows learn techniques of ablation, reconstruction, and evaluation, and gain experience coordinating with a multidisciplinary team through rotations in radiation oncology, medical oncology, pathology, and others. Your training ground is Michigan Medicine, home to 3 hospitals and 6 specialty centers, including the U-M Rogel Cancer Center, which sees nearly 100,000 outpatient visits a year.
- Skilled teaching faculty: Fellowship faculty specialize in all aspects of oral / head and neck surgery, with backgrounds in oral maxillofacial surgery, pediatric craniofacial surgery, and oncology/microvascular surgery. As a fellow, you’ll benefit from well-rounded training across the discipline, learning from faculty who take education seriously.
- Top career choices: Program graduates include department chairs and program directors, with a good representation across academic surgery, research, and private practice.
The Oral/Head and Neck Oncologic & Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship is 1 year in length, depending on a fellow’s previous experience acquired during an oral-maxillofacial surgery residency.
Clinical training emphasizes extensive operative experience in oral/head and neck microvascular patients. Common cases include malignant excisions, major soft tissue excisions, jaw excisions, neck dissections, and free and regional flaps. A preclinical training center in microvascular surgery allows fellows to gain a high level of proficiency.
Rotations include radiation oncology, medical oncology, and pathology. Fellows also participate in a variety of educational and multidisciplinary conferences.
Research & Academic Opportunities
Fellows are encouraged to participate in basic science, translational, and clinical research within the section.