Fellowships

The University of Minnesota Department of Otolaryngology has cultivated a supportive and challenging educational environment for both residents and fellows that provides a diverse training experience to prepare physicians for successful careers, equipping them to become leaders in their field.

The department offers four fellowship programs. Learn more about each specific fellowship below or contact our education office (courc002@umn.edu) for more information.

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

The major goal of the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, co-directed by Dr. Peter Hilger and Dr. Harley Dresner, is to prepare fellows to confidently begin the independent practice of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.  Six board-certified facial plastic surgeons are on faculty. In addition, the fellowship includes three microvascular surgeons, an oculoplastic surgeon, and three pediatric otolaryngologists whose practice includes craniofacial surgery.

This fellowship is approved by the Educational and Research Foundation of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The Fellowship Handbook, including information about the application process, is available on the Academy's website.

George L. Adams Head and Neck Cancer Research Fellowship

The George L. Adams Head and Neck Cancer Research Fellowship is intended to provide international scholars an opportunity for a 6, 12, or 24-month full-time research experience in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery.

This fellowship is intended to extend the reach of global initiatives begun by the Department of Otolaryngology to countries with higher rates of head and neck cancer. The program aims to provide international scholars with the opportunity to collaborate with our faculty and to develop their research skills, and to establish international partnerships with outstanding universities across the globe.

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Neurotology Fellowship

The major goals of the Neurotology Fellowship, directed by Dr. Tina Huang, are to enable the fellow to develop expertise in the diagnosis and medical/surgical management of conditions relating to the discipline of Otology-Neurotology, and to develop the skill set to contribute as a teacher and researcher in the field of Otology-Neurotology.

As required by ACGME, admission to the program is contingent on completion of a residency program in otolaryngology accredited by either the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship

The goal of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship, directed by Dr. Brianne Roby, is to develop expertise in the diagnosis and medical/surgical management of complex pediatric patients in the tertiary healthcare setting to the level expected of an independent practitioner. The Fellowship emphasizes pediatric facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, craniofacial surgery, complex airway reconstruction, head and neck cancer, and skull base surgery, and middle ear and cochlear implant surgery.

This fellowship is based at Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota. More information about the fellowship, including the application form, is available on the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology website.

As required by ACGME, admission to the program is contingent on completion of a residency program in otolaryngology accredited by either the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.