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We are thrilled to welcome six new fellows to our department within five different fellowship programs.

Advanced Surgical Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction Fellow

Mia Jusufbegovic, MD
MD: University of Louisville
Residency: University of Louisville

Why UNC?
UNC is a large, well-respected program with exceptional H&N volume and experience, as well as a collegial environment with mentors invested in the success of both their patients and trainees.”

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow

Kristy Truong, MD
MD: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Why UNC?
Strong academic program, great mentors, excellent reputation, comprehensive top-tiered facial plastic surgery program.

NeuroRhinology-Advanced Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Fellows

Mark Chaskes, MD
MD: Albany Medical College
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Why UNC?
“As someone interested in both endoscopic and open skull base surgery, this is the best Rhinology fellowship training program in the country without question.”

Keonho (Albert) Kong, MD
MD: Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency: Louisiana State University – New Orleans

Why UNC?
“The pathology and breadth of rhinology/skull base practice here is unparalleled. That coupled with stellar mentorship amongst faculty makes this an excellent training environment.

Otology, Neurotology & Lateral Skull Base Surgery Fellow

Nick Thompson, MD
MD: University of Iowa
Residency: Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Why UNC?
“The faculty and residents I met on my away rotation during medical school created a great family atmosphere with immense support of my personal and professional goals. I’m excited to stay at UNC as the Neurotology fellow and continue to work with and learn from the clinical and research faculty to further my training.

Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellow

Darrin Bann, MD, PhD
MD/PhD: Penn State University College of Medicine
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Why UNC?
“The Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at UNC offers world-class training and mentorship in a supportive and collaborative environment nestled within a welcoming, family-friendly community.”