Fellowship Training

We offer fellowships to qualified applicants who are interested in acquiring clinical, teaching, and research responsibilities as part of their fellowship training. Each fellowship is a one year program. 

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

The Oregon Health & Science University Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Training Program is based in the Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Both preceptors are full-time academic facial plastic surgeons. The fellowship exposure emphasizes all aspects of reconstructive and cosmetic facial plastic surgery with significant exposure to the full spectrum of cosmetic and reconstructive issues including congenital pediatric disorders. All Fellows are expected to complete a research project during their fellowship training. The Fellow will have significant teaching responsibilities to the residents in training. This experience provides a rigorous and intensive exposure to the specialty and is geared towards the applicant dedicated to a career in academic facial plastic surgery.

The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery wishes to provide this Fellowship to allow the Fellow to obtain clinical exposure in the field of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The Fellow will have primary responsibility to the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service. The Fellow's responsibilities can be divided into three aspects: research, clinical and educational. The Fellow agrees to devote full-time effort to the achievement of the Fellowship program goals.

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Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship

Head and neck endocrine surgery, laryngology and head and reconstruction are all integrated parts of head & neck service at OHSU. This integration gives a unique advantage to our team. The entire care of patients is handled by the head and neck service. The fellow will have exposure to all aspects of surgical management within the department. Patients who will require complex reconstruction can be scheduled expeditiously. In addition, the head & neck service works closely with many different surgical services. Joint cases are routinely performed with neurosurgery, spine service, general surgery, facial plastics, otology and plastic surgery. Most endoscopic skull base cases are managed jointly with neurosurgery service. Patients who require local tissue transfer are managed by head and neck service and facial plastics as seen appropriate. Larger surgical defects which require free tissue transfer are addressed by microsurgical, reconstructive team, which is part of the head & neck service. There is a strong relationship between head and neck surgery and oral maxillofacial surgery service at OHSU. Patients who need dental extractions, prosthetics or more complex dental procedures are managed in conjunction with oral maxillofacial surgery service in an expedited fashion because of this collaboration.    

The head & neck section has the primary responsibility for all head & neck oncology, reconstruction and laryngology patients. Patients who require participation from other disciplines of otolaryngology such as facial plastics, otology, rhinology and pediatrics are managed in conjunction with the respective services. Head and neck surgery acts as an active consultant in the management of joint cases with other services such as thoracic surgery, neurosurgery and medical oncology.

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Laryngology Fellowship

The Department of Otolaryngology at OHSU proudly offers fellowship training in Laryngology. This is a comprehensive one year training program that encompasses a wide spectrum of voice, airway and swallowing problems. OHSU is closely connected with many of the local performance venues and we routinely treat professional singers, actors and speakers in conjunction with dedicated voice therapists. Common vocal pathologies that the fellow will encounter include traumatic vocal fold lesions, vocal fold paralysis and recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. 

As part of the Knight Cancer Center, we evaluate and treat many cancers of the larynx, hypopharynx, cervical esophagus and trachea with a wide array of management approaches, from conservation laryngeal surgery by both endoscopic and open approaches to total laryngopharyngectomy for cervical esophageal lesions. 

Fellows work closely with members of the Head and Neck team as well as the Head and Neck Tumor Board, creating comprehensive treatment plans in conjunction with a variety of other physicians and surgeons, including members of our microvascular team, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, radiation and medical oncologists.

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Microvascular Fellowship

The OHSU microvascular fellowship was founded in 1999. It is designed to teach fellows the fundamentals of microvascular surgery and patient management. An emphasis on basic and clinical research is incorporated into the program to complement the experience.

Mark K. Wax, MD, FACS is the fellowship director. The microvascular service under his direction performs an average of 8-10 flaps each month. Additional reconstructive and facial plastic procedures are included in the training.

This program is accredited by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. One fellow is selected each year through the AAFPRS match. 

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Rhinology, Sinus, and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship

The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery accepts applicants for a one-year clinical fellowship in rhinology and sinus surgery through the SF Rhinology Match program each year. This one-year fellowship will provide comprehensive training in medical and surgical rhinology, sinus and skull base surgery in the setting of a tertiary university practice. Fellows receive comprehensive surgical training in advanced techniques, including revision sinus surgery, frontal sinus surgery, and endoscopic skull base and tumor surgery. Training in otolaryngic allergy will also be provided. Teaching opportunities are available, as well as mentored research, writing, and presentation. Presentation of research at national meetings is supported.

Opportunities to participate in a funded clinical research program and basic science research are plentiful, and dedicated research time will be provided. Includes salary/benefit package with medical benefits.

Applicants should be board eligible/certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and must be able to obtain an Oregon Medical License.

Please submit all required materials through SF Match. Interviews will be conducted in Winter-Spring in accordance with the rhinology match. 

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Clinical Fellowship (CF) in Speech Language Pathology

Full-time clinical fellowships (2) are being offered at the NW Center for Voice and Swallowing, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.  The primary purpose of the program is to train professionals in the areas of voice and swallowing disorders.  Training in direct patient care to patients (adult and pediatric) with voice disorders; alaryngeal voice restoration, speech and swallowing disorders after head and neck cancer and adult dysphagia.

The training program is primarily clinical in nature.  The NWCVS at OHSU has a faculty of 11 speech-language pathologists.  Training experiences include interdisciplinary team assessments of adults and children with voice disorders and vocal cord dysfunction, adult dysphagia, alaryngeal rehabilitation, speech and swallowing disorders in the head and neck cancer patient.  Independent study and collaborative research is part of the training program.  Didactic offerings, both at the NW Center for Voice and Swallowing, Otolaryngology and throughout the greater Oregon Health & Science University augment the Fellowship experience.

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