AdventHealth Celebration Health
400 Celebration Place
Celebration, FL 34747
|Number of Fellowships: 1
Duration (in years) / Type: 1 year / Clinical
Faculty: Scott Magnuson, MD FACS
Bruce Haughey, MBChB, MS, FRACS, FACS
Asim Aijaz, MD
James Bekeny, MD
Edward T. Jones, MD
Darian Scott Kameh, MD
Shravan Kandula, MD
Tarik Mekhail, MD MSc FRCSA FRCSEd
Kunal Saigal, MD
Michael Seidman, MD FACS
Samir Sejpal, MD MPH
AdventHealth Orlando is part of a large national healthcare system called AdventHealth. In the Central Florida region, there are 12 AdventHealth campuses that serve 7 counties and approximately 4.4 million people. In 2012, AdventHealth began a comprehensive head and neck oncology program at the Celebration Health campus. As AdventHealth is a single organization, patient referrals and transfers between the hospitals occur regularly and towards the appropriate centers of excellence. As a result, the head and neck oncology program evaluates over 4,000 patients annually, and surgically treats more than 1,200 patients each year.
The head and neck training program covers every aspect of head and neck surgery including a high volume of transoral surgery (TORS and TLM), complex ablative surgery with microvascular reconstruction, skull base surgery and endocrine surgery. The fellow also receives education in radiation and medical oncology treatment for head and neck cancer patients.
- High volume TORS and TLM with additional training through the AdventHealth Nicholson Center (nicholsoncenter.com)
- Comprehensive training in ablative and microvascular reconstruction surgery
- Extensive training in neck ultrasound
- Training in head and neck endocrine surgery
- Participation in national and international clinical trials
Over 12 months, the fellow will rotate between ablative and reconstructive services. While on the ablative service, emphasis is made on oncologic resection of tumors while preserving the best functional outcome for the patient. Endocrine and transoral surgery training occurs during the ablative rotation. When on the reconstructive service, the fellow learns reconstructive strategies that include a variety of tissue donor sites. Dedicated time for research is provided, and it is expected the fellow will publish original research as well as attend national meetings to present the research. Depending on medical staff eligibility within the hospital system, the fellow may take independent call or may take call along with the attending staff. The fellow will follow the educational curriculum developed by the American Head and Neck Society.
The fellow must have completed a residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery or General Surgery and be board eligible/certified.