Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
1 Gustave Levy Place Box 1189
New York, NY 10029
|Number of Fellowships: 1
Duration (in years) / Type: 1 year / Clinical
Faculty: Eric Genden, MD
Brett A. Miles, DDS, MD
Joshua Rosenberg, MD
Marita Teng, MD
Mike Yao, MD
Overview: The Head and Neck Fellowship program at Mount Sinai offers a comprehensive twelve- month experience in the management of patients undergoing head and neck surgery for malignant and advanced benign disease. This concentrated experience includes all aspects of surgical care including diagnosis, treatment planning, ablative and reconstructive surgery and post-operative surveillance. The goal of the Head and Neck Fellowship is to prepare candidates for an academic career in head and neck oncologic surgery. Mount Sinai is committed to providing state of the art surgical training and provides an educational experience that will allow the head and neck fellow to function within a tertiary multidisciplinary system, providing comprehensive management for patients with advanced head and neck pathology. The Head and Neck Fellowship at Mount Sinai conforms to the guidelines required for accreditation from the Advanced Training Council for Approval of Training in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery.
Eligibility: To be considered for a position, the candidate for the head and neck fellowship must have completed a residency program in Otolaryngology, General Surgery or Plastic Surgery. Candidates must be ABOTO board eligible for New York State Medical Licensure. Candidates are encouraged to spend a one or two-week rotation on the Head and Neck Service at Mount Sinai to evaluate whether the program meets their educational goals prior to application. Candidates applications will be reviewed and interviews offered prior to the AHNS Match. Final selections are made at the time of the AHNS Match. All interested US and Canadian fellowship applicants must be registered with the Match Program of the Advanced Training Council for Approval of Training in Head and Neck Oncology Surgery (sponsored by The American Head and Neck Society) to be considered or a position. Those applicants who are not eligible for the Match Program are required to undergo the same application process by filling out the AHNS application with the reference and forwarding them directly to the Department of Head and Neck Surgery, c/o Heather Joseph. Candidates who do not qualify for participation in the AHNS match will only be considered in the event the position is unfilled by the match process in a given year. All qualified application will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap that does not prevent performing the duties expected of the position.
The Head and Neck Fellow will:
- Participate in all major head and neck operative cases including microvascular reconstruction. The fellow will have the opportunities to select the case most appropriate to his training goals if multiple major head and neck cases are occurring simultaneously. He/She also has the freedom to select cases of interest which are performed at our affiliated sites.
- Participate in Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Oncology Clinic (see weekly schedule)
- The fellow will take call at faculty level in rotation with the faculty of the Head and Neck Service. The fellow is supervised by the faculty while on call for the Head and Neck Service. The fellow (with faculty supervision) is responsible for operative management of acute complications/free tissue compromise related to head and neck reconstructions. Weekend call is approximately every four weeks. Weekday evening call is one in every four to five weeks.
- Provide one half day per week of clinical outpatient services at Mount Sinai Hospital
Surgical training experience will include:
- Full Scope ablative Head and Neck Oncology experience including mucosal, paranasal/skullbase, salivary, and cutaneous disease.
- Reconstructive experience including local, regional, and free tissue transfer for ablative defects of the head and neck
- Transoral robotic and laser surgery for head and neck malignancies including oropharyngeal, tongue, larynx
- Extensive endocrine experience including management of thyroid and parathyroid malignancies
- Management of advanced benign lesions of the head and neck including salivary, schwannoma, paraganglioma, etc.
- Comprehensive surgical management of the head and neck oncology patient including ancillary procedures such as airway reconstruction, voice restoration, facial nerve re-animation, etc.
Supervision, Teaching & Call: The clinical/surgical responsibilities of the fellows and resident are shared experiences at the discretion of he head and neck faculty. Major ablative head and neck surgery and microvascular reconstruction cases are performed by attending staff, the head and neck fellow, and the residents in a graded, experience based approach. In general, fellow will have the opportunity to select the cases most appropriate to his training goals if multiple major head and neck cases are going on simultaneously. He/she also has the freedom to select cases of interest, which occur at our affiliated sites. The fellow will also be responsible for resident supervision and surgical training in a capacity commensurate with the ability of the fellow.