Fellowship Director

Charles S. Ebert, JR., MD, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery
170 Manning Drive, CB # 7070
Physicians Office Building/G117
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7070

Administrative Assistant: Kathy Bogie
Phone: 919.966.3344
Fax: 919.966.7941

Fellowship Faculty

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. Previous fellows have averaged 245 cases each year over the last two years. 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 four faculty members in a rotation model. The services are divided into monthly rotations with the Senior/Ebert service and the Zanation/Thorp service. Elective time is also provided to allow fellows to focus on specific skills or areas of interest.

Weekly schedule

Varies with each service. 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

• 15 days 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.

Candidates must register with the San Francisco Matching Program: http://www.sfmatch.org.
For more information about the fellowship you can also visit: http://www.american-rhinologic.org/rhinology_fellowship

Deadline for application

February 1.

Previous Fellows

Mitchell Gore, MD, PhD: 2011-2012
Private Practice. Greensboro, NC

Kenneth Rodriguez, MD: 2012-2013
Chief of Rhinology at Case-Western Reserve. Cleveland, OH

Stanley McClurg, MD: 2013-2014
Rhinologist at St. Luke’s. Kansas City, KS

Tony Del Signore, MD: 2014-2015
Rhinology-Skull Base Surgery. Mt Sinai, NY

Patrick Colley, MD: 2015-2016
Rhinology-Skull Base Surgery. Mt Sinai, NY

Theodore Schuman, MD: 2016-2017

Contact information

Fellowship coordinator: Kathy Bogie: 919.966.3344 | Fax: 919.966.7941
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
170 Manning Drive, CB# 7070
Physicians Office Building, G190C
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7070

Or via email to: cebert@med.unc.edu; adam_zanation@med.unc.edu and please also CC Kathleen_bogie@med.unc.edu