Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship

Overview of Fellowship

This one-year fellowship program provides comprehensive training in the medical and surgical management of sinonasal inflammatory disease, anterior and central skull base lesions (utilizing both endoscopic and/or open management), allergic disease, and orbital pathology. Emphasis is also placed on research that ranges from basic science translational work to clinical trials. Our goal is to provide the highest-quality, broad-based training that will impart fellows with the knowledge and expertise to develop a successful tertiary Rhinology/skull base surgery practice.

Diversity of cases

The fellow will actively participate in a wide array of surgical procedures.  Between the three faculty members 475 total OR cases were performed over the last 12 months. The operative experience includes primary and revision endoscopic sinus surgery, endoscopic and open frontal sinus surgery, endoscopic septoplasty, orbital decompression, as well as endoscopic CSF leak and encephalocele repair. The fellow also will participate in expanded endoscopic cases of midline and the anterior skull base, including surgery of the pituitary, suprasellar cistern, olfactory groove, clivus and infratemporal fossa. The fellow will also have an opportunity to perform open approaches for tumor pathology of the skull base.

Clinical Rotations

Fellows rotate with each of the three faculty members in an apprenticeship model. Elective time is also provided to allow fellows to focus on specific skills or areas of interest.

Weekly schedule

Varies with each faculty member. However, the fellows will have their own clinic one half day per week as well as time to schedule cases from their clinic.

Research Responsibilities

Fellows are expected to participate in research during the fellowship. There are numerous opportunities in basic science, translational, and clinical research. Fellows are provided administrative time as well as elective time to complete their research goals. Fellows are expected to produce at least 2 manuscripts during their training. Travel expenses are also provided for presentations at national meetings.

Call schedule

3 days per month as faculty member

Requirements for Appointment

• Applicants must be American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery eligible/certified.

• Valid North Carolina State Medical License

• Ability to begin July 1st.

Appointment Details

• Position of Clinical Fellow

• Salary commensurate with PGY-7 level

• Standard medical, disability, and malpractice

• 3 weeks of vacation

• Availability and support to present research at national meetings

• Educational fund

Application information

Applications are reviewed during first 2 weeks of February and interviews are typically offered by the end of February. Two interview dates will be available during April and May.

Deadline for application

February 1.

Contact information

CB# 7070 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Division of Rhinology, Allergy, and Sinus Surgery University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill       Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7070
919-966-3342 (office) 919-966-7941 (fax)
email: cebert@med.unc.edu or adam_zanation@med.unc.edu

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