Head & 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. Patient 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.

Current Fellow

    • Degrees

      • M.D., 2017, Keck School of Medicine of USC
      • B.S., 2012, University of California Davis
    • Areas of interest

      • De-escalation therapy for head and neck cancer, Microbiome of head and neck cancer, Head and neck microvascular reconstruction, Thyroid cancer

Incoming Fellow

Ryan Hellums, DO

Previous Fellows

Garren Low, MD

If you are interested in learning more about our previous fellows, please click here for a pdf list of our previous fellows.

Program Director

    • Expertise

      • Cancer
      • Otolaryngology (ENT)
      • Head and Neck Cancer
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Microvascular Reconstruction
      • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
      • TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS)