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Fellowship training in Head and Neck Oncology, accredited by the Advanced Training Council for Approval of Training in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, is sponsored by the American Head & Neck Society.
The program, in existence since 1969, has achieved national and international prominence with almost all graduates being placed in academic medical programs.
The one year program, under the direction of Alice Tang, MD, Associate Professor, emphasizes five specific areas within the field of head and neck surgery:
Clinical responsibilities include the overseeing of care of all head and neck surgery patients at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The fellow serves an integral role as leader of the oncology team, overseeing the care of all patients.
Clinical responsibilities of the fellow in the operating room include participation in the majority of the head and neck oncology cases, overseeing senior residents in a supervisory capacity and active participation as primary surgeon on more complicated
oncologic cases. Further clinical responsibilities of the fellow include seeing patients in the head and neck oncology clinic at the Barrett Cancer Center and supervising residents and medical students on head and neck surgery rotations.
The fellow also is responsible for organizing the head and neck tumor board. This is a multidisciplinary conference that supports interaction with radiation therapists, medical oncologists, pathologists and radiologists.
Our program is fortunate to be one of the few that can boast having four surgeons that specialize in free flap reconstruction surgery. The 2021-2022 Head and Neck Fellow performed more than 411 cases, of which 117 were free flap. The following is a partial
list of cases performed:
The fellow is encouraged to devote a significant period of time to basic and clinical research. It is expected that all fellows will be involved in clinical research projects and participate in the presentation/publication of the results. Dedicated time
is available for laboratory research.
The Department collaborates with the departments of pathology and molecular genetics, biochemistry & microbiology. Their facilities are available to the fellow for ongoing research projects. Laboratory animal medicine is on the lower level of the
College and has fully licensed animal facilities.
The position has been filled for the 2023-2024 academic year. For AHNS fellowships beginning July 1, 2023, including our position at the University of Cincinnati, we encourage prospective applicants to review the timeline
on the American Head and Neck Society Fellowship Match webpage.
As the program is accredited by the Advanced Training Council of the American Head & Neck Society, application and appointment to the fellowship at the University of Cincinnati is processed through the AHNS centralized matching program. Interested
candidates should consult the American Head and Neck Society website for additional information, including eligibility and the match application, at the following link: American Head and Neck Society Fellowship Information.
Questions regarding the AHNS application process or the fellowship match in general should be directed to: JJ Jackman, Associate Executive Director, American Head and Neck Society.
Questions regarding the fellowship program at the University of Cincinnati may be directed to Rebecca Reinert, Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship Administrator, at (513)558-4152 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca ReinertHead & Neck Surgery AdministratorPhone: (513) 558-4152Email: email@example.com
Alice Tang, MDAssociate ProfessorHead & Neck Surgery Program DirectorPhone: (513) 558-4152
Medical Sciences Building Room 6507231 Albert Sabin WayCincinnati, OH 45267-0528
Phone: 513-558-4152Fax: 513-558-3231