University of Oklahoma
Department of Otolaryngology
800 Stanton L Young Blvd, AAT 1400
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
|Number of Fellowships: 1
Duration (in years) : 1-2 yearsFaculty:
Greg Krempl, MD
Rachad Mhawej, MD
Jesus Medina, MD
Jose A. Sanclement, MD
Nilesh Vasan, MD
Overview: The Goals of the Advanced Training Council Fellowships and this program is to provide the training foundation for those individuals dedicated to careers in head and neck surgical oncology through training in the areas of interdisciplinary management, complex head and neck oncologic surgery and research. This additional expertise emphasizes scholarship, critical analysis of clinical problems and development of additional skills in the performance of techniques required for the practice of the subspecialty, including consultation skills and multidisciplinary treatment planning, with emphasis on scholarship and knowledge or experiences in basic and clinical research methodologies.
Objectives: The educational objectives are to provide experiences that facilitate development of expertise in the management of head and neck tumors including the skin, oral cavity, paranasal sinuses, temporal bone, pharynx, larynx, soft tissue of the head and neck, thyroid and parathyroid. This includes pre-operative assessment, surgical management both ablative and reconstructive, and post-operative care, in the context of a multidisciplinary team. The fellow participates in all educational activities of the Department.
Strengths: The fellow will gain expertise in evaluating and managing a wide variety of complex head and neck tumors and, if interested, will learn reconstructive skills. The fellow is a valued member of the head and neck team and will also learn to teach residents in the clinical and perioperative setting.
Eligibility: Admission to a head and neck oncologic surgery fellowship program is contingent upon completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program in otolaryngology, general surgery, or
plastic surgery or fulfillment of the requirements necessary to sit for the certification examination in one of these specialties by the respective American Board or the Canadian counterpart or the Royal College of Surgeons.
Fellows’ Duties / Responsibilities: The primary outpatient activities of the fellow occur in the private patient clinic of the Fellowship Faculty. Here the fellow will evaluate an average of four (4) new cancer patients per week and will be expected to outline their diagnostic evaluation, present their cases to the Tumor Board and formulate a treatment plan. The fellow will follow these patients through treatment under the supervision of the faculty. The Head and Neck teaching clinic is the shared outpatient responsibility of the chief resident and fellow. The fellow is expected to assist the residents in formulating a treatment plan that will be presented and discussed at the weekly Head and Neck Tumor Board. The fellow also participates in the follow-up evaluation done by residents. Fellows will provide inpatient care at Veterans Administration Medical Center, OU Medical Center and OU Physicians clinic under the supervision of the faculty.
Research Opportunities: The fellow is expected to carry out basic science or clinical research project during the two years of training and is allocated block time as needed to complete this.
2020 Rachad Mhawej, MD- Academic Practice.
2018 Angela Osmolak, MD – Private practice
2016 Keren Bartal, MD – Private practice
2014 Amjed Tarifi, MD – Academic practice
2012 Ryan Raju, MD – Private practice
2010 Juraj Berkovic, MD – Private practice