Loma Linda University Health
11234 Anderson St
|Number of Fellowships: 1
Duration (in years) : 1 year
Overview: Loma Linda University Health is an education and healthcare flagship of the Adventist Health System, a national and global not-for-profit healthcare institution. The Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery has 8 fulltime H&N surgeons covering our main academic referral practice and 3 additional hospital systems for cancer care. This allows access to approximately 5 million patients, in two of the largest counties in the US. Most of our cancer surgeries occur in the main cancer hospital that has just completed an expansion with 24 new ORs. ENT residents, mid-levels, medical scribes, and medical students augment this traditional academic practice model.
Objectives: The head and neck training program covers all aspects of H&N Surgery: complex ablative surgery, microvascular reconstruction, TLM/TORS, open and endoscopic skullbase surgery, endocrine surgery, facial nerve reconstruction, and complex facial trauma. We have multiple clinic experiences spanning these areas and additional access to radiation, medical oncology, H&N speech & swallowing, and palliative care services. Fellowship didactic program with bi- weekly lectures and journal clubs which follow the AHNS H&N Fellowship Curriculum.
- High volume complex H&N ablative and reconstructive case
- Positive and supportive learning and work environment
- Approachable and dedicated attending staff
- Whole Person Care and Palliative Care training
- High volume endocrine surgery option
- International mission elective option at a H&N/micro site
Eligibility: Completed residency in Otolaryngology/ Head & Neck Surgery, board eligible or certified, US citizen, and eligible for a full unrestricted California State Medical License.
Fellows’ Duties/Responsibilities: The fellow designs their own experience by working with the chief resident to ensure the fellow is participating in fellow level cases and fulfilling their volume and educational interests. The fellow’s primary responsibility is the major ablative and reconstructive cases. The fellow will find time to participate in clinics with a multidisciplinary focus. Tumor board, H&N journal club, reconstructive journal club, AHNS fellowship curriculum including journal references, and H&N oncology/recon textbook of fellow’s choice are required reading.
Research Opportunities: All fellows are expected to participate in clinical research projects in their area of interest. There are opportunities which are optional to work with basic and translational scientists performing research in H&N cancer and endocrine/thyroid research.
Supervision, Teaching & Call: Appropriate supervision is provided at all times. Increasing autonomy through teaching and experience is expected. Fellows participate in teaching residents alongside attendings. Fellows take optional call at a fee-for service rate alongside residents with attending back-up.
Peter Han, 2021
Justin McLarty, 2021
Chris Vuong, 2020
Sisi tian, 2020
Tracy Bailey, 2019
Stephanie Kidd, 2018
Jason Gilde, 2017
Pedro Andrade, 2014 & 2015
Niklaus Erikson, 2013
Xiao Mang, 2013
Tamara Brown, 2012
Daekeun Joo, 2011