Head and Neck Surgery and Reconstruction Fellowship

The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in conjunction with University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and the Seidman Cancer Center is proud to provide a one-year Head & Neck Surgery and Reconstruction Fellowship beginning July 2018. The head and neck surgical team includes Drs. Pierre Lavertu, Rod Rezaee, Nicole Fowler, and Chad Zender.

This one-year AHNS-accredited fellowship offers advanced training in:

  • Microvascular free tissue transfer
  • Over 140 free flap cases per year
  • Endoscopic and open skull base surgery
  • Minimally invasive head and neck surgery
  • Transoral laser and transoral robotic surgery
  • Sentinel node mapping for head and neck melanoma

Fellowship requirements and opportunities include:

  • Clinical duties
  • Teaching residents and medical students
  • 1-11 call
  • Clinical or basic science research
  • Participation in our resident microvascular course and skull base workshop
  • Travel and presentation at national meetings
  • Opportunity for participation in international surgical outreach programs

Applicant requirements:

  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program
  • ABO board eligible or certified
  • Ohio Medical license eligible

Click here to submit your CV for consideration.

For more information please contact:
Chad Zender, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor and Fellowship Director
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Translational Research
University Hospital-Cleveland Medical Center
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Chad.Zender@UHhospitals.org
216-844-5307


Prior Fellows

Evan Greenbaum, MD (2015-2016): Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Department of Otolaryngology, Chicago, Illinois.

Sami Melki, MD (2016-2017): Assistant Professor, Lebanese American University Rizk Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.

Akshay Patel, DO (2017-present): Clinical Instructor, CWRU SOM, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Cleveland, Ohio.