Advanced Oncologic Head & Neck Surgery & Microvascular Reconstruction Fellowship

The Thomas Jefferson University Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is currently seeking candidates for a one-year clinical fellowship position in advanced oncologic head and neck surgery.

Candidates must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency training program, and be ABO board certified/eligible and Pennsylvania license eligible.

Fellow will participate in comprehensive, specialized care for patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. Our department offers high volume TORS, microvascular free flap reconstruction, endoscopic skull base surgery and minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery. In addition to the clinical responsibilities, fellow will be responsible for teaching of residents and medical students and will be provided the title of Clinical Instructor as a member of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.


To provide the highest quality patient care by driving health care advancement and equity through collaboration, education and innovation.

Fellow Experience

The Fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction is a one-year immersive experience with the intent to prepare the trainee to be a head and neck surgical oncologist with the breadth of experience to care for patients with excellence and launch an academic career. 

To achieve these ends the fellow will have a robust operative experience including open cranial base surgery, transoral robotic surgery, free flap reconstruction, thyroid/parathyroid, endoscopic laser surgery, and composite resections of the head and neck. Additionally, the fellow will participate in our multidisciplinary clinical and research conferences and guide our reconstruction conference. A core curriculum ensures that our fellow is equipped for a career of informed decision making and a career of continued inquiry.

Our fellow will prosect for two main cadaveric courses at Jefferson: Open cranial base and free flap reconstruction.  In addition to these two dedicated experiences, fellows will have access to our cranial base lab 24/7 to prepare for complex cases through cadaveric dissection as desired. Additionally, our fellow is expected to teach residents in the operating room throughout the year.

Fellows will attend our multi-disciplinary disease group (MDG) meeting weekly where clinical trials are designed and implemented.  The engagement of the fellow at this level of clinical research is critical to the transition to a career in academic medicine.  On the basic science side, we have a Squamous Cell Carcinoma working group (STEM) that meets weekly and has representation from 5 different labs. Fellow participation in this working group is dependent on their level of interest.

Our program is dedicated to global humanitarian efforts with on average two trips per year.  We have developed a program called Complex Head And Neck Care and Education (CHANCE) where by these efforts are funded.  Fellows are a key component of one trip/year.