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The UNC Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery is proud to offer five fellowship programs. Each of our programs offer exceptional training with the most innovative and advanced surgical methods. Meet our Current Fellows.

UNC offers world-class training and mentorship in a supportive and collaborative environment nestled within a welcoming, family-friendly community.Darrin Bann, MD, PhD, Current Pediatric Otolaryngology fellow

Advanced Surgical Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction Fellowship

The Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology offers an AHNS-accredited one-year clinical fellowship position in Advanced Surgical Head and Neck Oncology and Micro-vascular Reconstruction. The fellowship directors—Dr. Trevor Hackman and Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg—are pleased to offer this unique opportunity, which provides the highest quality training in the medical and surgical management of all areas of Head and Neck Oncology, including:

  • Traditional ablative aerodigestive tumor surgery
  • Transoral laser microsurgery (TLM)
  • Transoral robotic surgery (TORS)
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Skull base surgery
  • Sialendoscopy
  • Full complement of reconstructive surgery, including facial reconstruction, local flaps, regional and free tissue transfer

Otology, Neurotology & Lateral Skull Base Surgery Fellowship

The Division of Otology/Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery offers a two-year clinical fellowship position in Otology/Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery. The University is home to the local Skull Base Program and the Children’s Cochlear Implant Center (CCIC). Call responsibilities are flexible and include general ENT call as well as care for otologic patients.

Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship

The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology offers a one-year clinical fellowship position in Pediatric Otolaryngology. The University is home to the highly-respected North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Multi-disciplinary centers at UNC include the N.C. Children’s Airway Center, the UNC Craniofacial Center,  and the Children’s Cochlear Implant Center (CCIC). Fellows also benefit from a significant experience in cleft lip and palate care through the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Call responsibilities are flexible and for pediatric ENT patients only.

NeuroRhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Fellowship

The Division of Rhinology, Allergy, and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery offers an RTC-appproved one-year NeuroRhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Fellowship. This 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.

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

The Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers a one-year fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The fellowship provides in-depth training in the surgical and non-surgical management of aesthetic and reconstructive treatments of the soft and hard tissues comprising the neck, face, and cranial areas.