The Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery Fellowship at The Ohio State University is designed for advanced complimentary training in head and neck oncologic surgery and conforms to the guidelines from the Joint Council for Approval of Advanced Training in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery. The fellowship is designed for those individuals who are planning a full-time academic career with a special interest and emphasis in head and neck surgery.
The Head and Neck Oncology Section of The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery sees more than 4000 outpatient cancer visits each year with approximately 1100 patients treated annually. This comprises the vast majority of head and neck oncology patients referred to Ohio State. The fellow will be exposed to and participate in the care of approximately 600 newly referred patients annually.
The fellow participates with the senior staff in all decisions relative to the prescribed treatment. Operative responsibility is assigned commensurate with ability. Otolaryngology residents and medical students are also assigned to the team giving the Head and Neck fellow extensive opportunities to teach. The fellow is given time to attend advanced sessions sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center for all oncology fellows. Participation in a project, either in clinical or bench-type research, is required of each fellow, and a manuscript accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal is expected prior to the issuance of a certificate from The Ohio State University.
The interdisciplinary surgical activities exist primarily with members of the Divisions of Neurological Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery. A cranial base surgical team has been active for approximately twenty years with faculty primarily from the Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery. That cranial base activity continues with the fellow frequently acting as first assistant during the neurosurgical component and as the operating surgeon during the head and neck portion of the procedures.
The fellow works closely with the interdisciplinary teaching faculty.
How to Apply
To apply for the Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery Fellowship, apply through the American Head and Neck Society.
Interested applicants can also contact Diane Dziewatkoski by email or phone at 614-688-5834 for specific department materials.