Fellowship Contact Information

Head and Neck Fellowship 

Two AHNS-approved positions beggining in July 2019 are offered throug the American Head & Neck Society Match. Each is a one-year clinical position, with an option to extend the fellowship to a second year dedicated to either clinical or basic science research. 

The curriculum includes broad experience in head and neck oncologic surgery, with an emphasis on endocrine surgery, treatment of paragangliomas and lesions of the parapharyngeal speace, crainial base lesions, reconstructive surgery, and microvascualr reconstruction. 

Fellowship Director: James L. Netterville, M.D.

Faculty: Young J. Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Alexander J. Langerman, M.D., S.M., Kyle Mannion, M.D., James L. Netterville, M.D., Sarah L. Rohde, M.D., Robert J. Sinard, M.D.

Admission to a head and neck oncologic surgery fellowship program is contingent
upon completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program in otolaryngology,
general surgery, or plastic surgery or fulfillment of the requirements necessary to
sit for the certification examination in one of these specialties by the respective
American Board or the Canadian counterpart of the Royal College of Surgeons.

For application information, please contact the program coordinator Joanne Merriam at joanne.merriam@vanderbilt.edu.


Rhinology Fellowship

One position; offered through the San Francisco (SF) Match Program and the
American Rhinologic Society. The curriculum provides extensive training in the
medical and surgical management of sino-nasal disorders and a comprehensive
skull base experience. The Vanderbilt Asthma Sinus and Allergy Program (VASAP)
offers a unified airway approach to chronic rhinosinusitis.


Fellowship Director: Rakesh K. Chandra, M.D.

Faculty: Rakesh K. Chandra, M.D., Naweed Chowdhury, M.D., James A. Duncavage, M.D. (Emeritus), David T. Kent, M.D., Paul T. Russell, III, M.D., Justin Turner, M.D., Ph.D.


Candidates must be either Board Certified or Board Eligible. A valid Tennessee
medical license is required at the start of the fellowship.

For application information, please contact the program coordinator Susan Stockell at susan.stockell@vanderbilt.edu.


Fellowship in Laryngology & Care of the Professional Voice

Two one-year positions, beginning July 2019 and offered through the National
Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
. The Vanderbilt Voice Center offers a
multi-disciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of voice, airway
and swallowing disorders.

The curriculum for the fellowship includes all aspects of laryngology including endoscopic microsurgery, laryngeal framework surgery, surgical treatment of airway diseases, diagnosis and treatment of spasmodic dysphonia and other neurologic voice disorders, dysphagia, and in-office procedures. Both clinical and basic science research opportunities are available.


Fellowship Director: C. Gaelyn Garrett, M.D., MMHC

Faculty: Thomas F. Cleveland, Ph.D., M.S., C. Gaelyn Garrett, M.D., MMHC, Alexander Gelbard, M.D., Robert H. Ossoff, D.M.D., M.D., Kimberly N. Vinson, M.D.


Laryngology fellows should have completed a course of study in an ACGMEaccredited
residency in otolaryngology, or the equivalent, that has provided a
knowledge base in the normal anatomy and physiology of voice and swallowing.

For application information, please contact the program coordinator Latoria
Henderson at latoria.d.henderson@vanderbilt.edu.


Otology/Neurotology Fellowship

An ACGME-accredited fellowship training program offering one, two-year position
through the San Francisco (SF) Match Program. The fellowship encompasses all
aspects of adult and pediatric neurotology and otology including microsurgical
procedures for acoustic neuroma, skull base tumors, paraganglioma, cochlear and
brainstem implants, and all other otologic and neurotologic procedures including
robotic, endoscopic, and image-guided neurotologic procedures. Collaboration
with Hearing and Speech faculty at the Bill Wilkerson Center, and the Department of
Neurosurgery, is integral to the fellowship training.


Fellowship Director: David S. Haynes, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Faculty: Marc L. Bennett, M.D., MMHC, Michael E. Glasscock, III, M.D., F.A.C.S. (Adjunct), David S. Haynes, M.D., F.A.C.S., Robert F. Labadie, M.D., Ph.D., Matthew O’Malley, M.D., Alejandro Rivas, M.D.


All required clinical education for entry into ACGME-accredited fellowship
programs must be completed in an ACGME-accredited residency program, or in
an RCPSC-accredited or CFPC- accredited residency program located in Canada.
Prior to appointment in the program, fellows must have successfully completed
a residency in otolaryngology accredited by the ACGME or an otolaryngology
residency located in Canada and accredited by the RCPSC. [Neurotology Program
Requirements, III.A.2.]

For application information, please contact Jennifer McMillan at jennifer.L.via-mcmillan@vanderbilt.edu.


Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship

An ACGME-accredited fellowship training program offering one position through
the San Francisco (SF) Match Program beginning July 2019. One year clinical with
additional research/degree opportunities. An established pediatric otolaryngology
fellowship located at the state-of-the art Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital.


The fellowship covers all aspects of pediatric clinical care including cleft lip/
palate, microtia, vascular malformations, VPI surgery, airway reconstruction, congenital
and chronic ear disease including cochlear implant, sinus surgery, and head and neck
masses. Opportunities to participate in international mission work.


Fellowship Director: Christopher T. Wootten, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.

Faculty: Sivakumar Chinnadurai, M.D., MPH, Roland D. Eavey, M.D., S.M., James D. Phillips, M.D., Frank W. Virgin, M.D., Jay A. Werkhaven, M.D., Amy S. Whigham, M.D.,
Christopher T. Wootten, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.


All required clinical education for entry into ACGME-accredited fellowship
programs must be completed in an ACGME-accredited residency program, or in
an RCPSC-accredited or CFPC- accredited residency program located in Canada.
Prior to appointment in the program, fellows must have successfully completed
a residency in otolaryngology accredited by the ACGME or an otolaryngology
residency located in Canada and accredited by the RCPSC. [Pediatric
Otolaryngology Program Requirements III.A.]

For application information, please contact Jennifer McMillan at jennifer.L.via-mcmillan@vanderbilt.edu.


Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

One one-year position; offered through the San Francisco (SF) Match Program and
the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Comprehensive
curriculum well balanced between reconstructive and cosmetic procedures – rhinoplasty, Mohs reconstruction, scar management, facial reanimation, microtia repair,
otoplasty, laser, injectables, aging face, maxillofacial trauma. Experience includes
academic center and private practice setting. Clinical and basic science research
opportunities available.


Fellowship Director: Wm. Russell Ries, M.D.

Faculty: Mark Clymer M.D., Wm. Russell Ries, M.D., Scott J. Stephan, M.D.


Applicants to the Fellowship Program must be physicians who are in or have completed
an otolaryngology or plastic surgery residency program accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or board-certified in otolaryngology head and neck surgery or plastic surgery. Applicants with DO degrees may be considered
only if they are in an ACGME-accredited residency in otolaryngology-head and neck
surgery or plastic surgery.

For application information, please contact the program coordinator Susan Stockell at susan.stockell@vanderbilt.edu.