Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction Fellowship

Operative Experience

The fellow will participate in all microvascular surgical cases. On average, there will be four operating days each week. The degree of participation will be commensurate with the fellow’s experience and technical skills. The fellow can expect a surgical volume of 900 head and neck/maxillofacial procedures annually, consisting of all aspects of maxillofacial and head and neck surgery, including oral cancer, severe facial trauma reconstruction and microvascular surgery. In addition, fellow's experience will include microvascular free flap training in both harvest and micro techniques, with over 40 free flaps per year. It is expected that the fellow will be able to raise flaps and perform the microvascular component by the third month of fellowship.

Call Responsibilities

The fellow will be on-call for the cases operated by the fellow as well as head neck microvascular patients. While the fellow is covering call, he/she will be supervised and should report to the faculty.

Clinic Responsibilities

Fellows attend clinic one-half day per week with the preceptor and will be involved in the pre-operative work-up and operative and post-operative management of all patients seen on the service. The fellow will attend and present at the weekly multidisciplinary head and neck tumor board conference. This conference familiarizes the fellow with both surgical and non-surgical approaches to the management of head and neck cancer.


The fellow will be expected to participate in clinical reviews, clinical trials and collaboration with basic science researchers.