Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery


Fellowship Program


The Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery team at IU School of Medicine offers a one-year clinical head and neck oncology and reconstructive surgery fellowship. This multidisciplinary experience is designed to prepare trainees for a career in academic head and neck surgery.

Fellows gain exposure to techniques involved in advanced ablative and endocrine procedures, open and endoscopic skull base surgery, head and neck reconstruction including a large volume of free tissue transfers as well as transoral approaches to throat malignancies (both CO2 laser and transoral robotic surgery). Fellows also have opportunity to get hands-on exposure to the medical and radiation oncology care of head and neck cancer patients and finish the year as an instructor for the annual IU Anatomy and Histopathology Course.

Applications for the fellowship year beginning in July 2018 will be accepted starting December of 2016 through the Advanced Training Council of the American Head and Neck Society. Interviews are held from January to May of 2017. Those interested can learn more though the American Head and Neck Society or email fellowship co-directors Avinash Mantravadi or Cecelia Schmalbach.