The Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Indiana University 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.
IU School of Medicine is the only academic medical center in Indiana that serves a population of more than six million head and neck cancer patients. The primary strength of the fellowship program stems from the enthusiasm of faculty members in the Division of Head and Neck Surgery, from their breadth and depth of patient care and their wealth of teaching experience.
Fellows gain exposure to techniques involved in advanced ablative and endocrine procedures, open and endoscopic skull base surgery and head and neck reconstruction. This includes 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.