Fellowship in Rhinology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School

Director:

Ralph Metson, M.D.

Duration:

One year

Number of Positions:

The program accepts two rhinology fellows per year.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To provide advanced post-residency clinical training in the management of diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses.
  2. 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).
  3. To provide opportunities to perform quality clinical, translational, and basic science research in the field of rhinology.

Schedule:

Rhinology fellowship training is provided by multiple faculty members and directed by Dr. Ralph Metson. The fellows alternate every 3 months between working solely with Dr. Metson and working on a service with Drs. Bleier, BuSaba, Gray and Holbrook.

Rhinology fellows spend balanced time in the operating room and clinic each week. For the 3-month rotation with Dr. Metson, they 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.

Faculty:

Ralph Metson, M.D., Director
Professor of Otology and Laryngology, Part-Time
Harvard Medical School

Benjamin S. Bleier, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Otology and Laryngology
Harvard Medical School

Nicolas BuSaba, M.D.
Associate Professor of Otology and Laryngology, Part-Time
Harvard Medical School

Stacey Gray, M.D., Co-Director
Assistant Professor of Otology and Laryngology
Harvard Medical School

Eric Holbrook, M.D., Co-Director
Assistant Professor of Otology and Laryngology
Harvard Medical School

Research Time:

Research will be strongly encouraged. One-half day a week (Thursday mornings) will be protected for research and educational activities.

Salary and Benefits:

Fellowship expenses, including malpractice insurance and travel will be covered through MEEI funds under the direction of Ralph Metson, MD. Standard benefits for MEEI employees, including health insurance, will be available.

Allocation of Time:

The Clinical Fellowship shall be full-time occupation. Fellows may be asked to supervise the MEEI Emergency Ward at the discretion of the Preceptor. Fellows will be required to assist in surgical cases, to round on inpatients, and staff appropriate consults.

Application Process:

Deadline: February 1

Candidates will apply through the San Francisco Match Program. Rank list will be determined by a Selection Committee, led by the Fellowship Director. Rules of the match will be abided.

Apply through the match program at www.sfmatch.org.