Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
- Program Director: Ralph B. Metson, MD
- Start date: July 1
- Program length: One year
- Number of positions: Two per year
- To provide advanced post-residency clinical training in the management of diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses.
- To provide surgical training in minimally invasive approaches to the paranasal sinuses, orbit, and skull base, including endoscopic primary and revision sinus surgery, advanced frontal sinus techniques, transnasal approaches to the orbit (orbital and optic nerve decompression, DCR), and endoscopic skull base procedures (CSF leak and encephalocele repair, tumor resection).
- To provide opportunities to perform quality clinical, translational, and basic science research in the field of rhinology.
Rhinology fellowship training is provided by multiple faculty members and directed by Dr. Ralph Metson. The fellows alternate every three months between working solely with Dr. Metson to working on a service with Drs. Bleier, BuSaba, Gray, and Holbrook.
Rhinology fellows spend balanced time between the operating room and clinic each week. For the three-month rotation with Dr. Metson, fellows spend one half-day each week as a preceptor in the Mass. Eye and Ear Emergency Department instructing PGY-2 Harvard otolaryngology residents. Fellows will also have protected academic time each week to complete research and academic work.
This fellowship is to be a full-time occupation. Fellows may be asked to supervise the Mass. Eye and Ear Emergency Department at the discretion of the preceptor. Fellows will be required to assist in surgical cases, round on inpatients, and staff appropriate consults.
Salary and Benefits
Fellowship expenses, including malpractice insurance and travel, will be covered through Mass. Eye and Ear funds under the direction of Dr. Ralph Metson. Standard benefits for Mass. Eye and Ear employees, including health insurance, will be available.
Deadline: February 1
Candidates will apply through the San Francisco Match Program. A selection committee led by the fellowship director will determine the rank list. Rules of the match will be abided.
Apply through the match program at sfmatch.org
Research will be strongly encouraged. One-half day a week (Thursday mornings) will be protected for research and educational activities.
Benjamin S. Bleier, MD, FACS
Nicolas Y BuSaba, MD
Stacey T. Gray, MD, Co-Director
Eric H. Holbrook, MD, Co-Director