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Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School

Fellowship in Laryngology

Ramon A. Franco, Jr., M.D.

One Year

Educational Objectives:
The curriculum will include a wide range of experiences including cold instrument and laser-assisted phonomicrosurgery, endoscopic management of early laryngeal cancer as well as open cancer treatment, laryngeal framework surgery, laryngeal electromyography, intra-laryngeal botulinum toxin injections for spasmodic dysphonia and laryngeal granuloma, and airway reconstruction surgery. The fellow will participate in the management of voice disorders as a member of a multidisciplinary team that includes exposure to state-of-the-art voice laboratory facilities and collaboration with the Pediatric Division to participate in pediatric airway procedures. There are opportunities to interact with Harvard and MIT faculty through the HST program. The curriculum is designed so that upon completion, the fellow will have sufficient background to establish an independent voice-disorders program at the home institution. There are numerous clinical and basic science research opportunities available, as well as the option to work collaboratively with voice professionals at local music conservatories and theatres. Certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology or eligibility is a prerequisite.

Clinic experience – four clinic sessions
OR – four sessions
Research – ½ to one day
The fellow will have ½ to one day dedicated for research and will participate in ongoing clinical and basic science initiatives

Progress assessment:
Monthly meeting of the fellow and the preceptor to discuss educational accomplishments and future goals. Research initiatives will be discussed bi-monthly during the first 2 months and then on a monthly basis. The preceptor will discuss progress of the fellow with other staff involved with the fellow’s education and development at three-month intervals or as necessary.

Salary and Benefits:
The clinical fellowship will be a full-time occupation. The preceptors will support the salary and other associated costs.

Application Process:
Deadline: January 15

Please send CV and three letters of recommendation to:
Ramon A. Franco, Jr., M.D.
Director, Laryngology Division
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114

For more information, please contact Barbara J. Beckman-Beard, Administrator for ENT Education at:
Phone: 617-573-3654 Fax: 617-573-3939