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Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School

Fellowship in Neurotology

Director:
Daniel Lee, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Duration of Training:
Two years

Number of Positions:
The program is limited to two fellows per year, with one match each year.

Objectives:
The fellowship in Neurotology is designed to provide advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment, both medical and surgical, of diseases and disorders affecting the auditory system, vestibular system, facial nerve, temporal bone, lateral skull base, and related head and neck structures, and to provide opportunities to perform clinical and basic research in the field of Neurotology.

Eligibility:
Candidates must be recent graduates of an ACGME-accredited Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery residency training program. The fellowship seeks to attract individuals who aspire to a full-time academic position in Neurotology.

Accreditation:
The Neurotology fellowship program has been accredited by the ACGME since 1999.

Description:
All clinical work will be performed under the supervision of one of six preceptors including three board certified neurotologists. Neurotology training is provided in the operating room, inpatient service, outpatient clinic, and during the Skull Base Conference. Surgical training and experience is offered in mastoid tympanoplasty, stapedectomy, labyrinthectomy, acoustic neuroma surgery (translabyrinthine, suboccipital, and middle fossa approaches), selective vestibular neurectomy, cochlear implantation, facial nerve decompression, temporal bone resection, and other otologic and neurotologic procedures. The fellow is primarily assigned to all Neurotology operative cases and, when available, may participate in any otology cases not covered by a senior otolaryngology resident. Practical experience in vestibular and audiological testing and rehabilitation is provided through the clinical vestibular laboratory, audiology department, and outpatient clinics. Cranial nerve monitoring experience is gained in the operating room. The fellow will have a commitment to the teaching of both residents and medical students.

Research:
The fellow is encouraged to participate in clinical and/or basic science research. One day per week of dedicated research time is provided with additional time available depending upon the clinical workload.

All primary otology faculty are actively involved in clinical and/or basic science research. In addition, numerous opportunities for research collaboration and mentors are available through the Eaton Peabody Laboratory and the Jenks Vestibular Laboratory in the Department of Otolaryngology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and through the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The temporal bone collection at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is one of the most extensively studied and well-documented collections in the world.

Previous Fellows:
Cliff A. Megerian, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Jamie M. Rappaport, M.D. F.R.C.S.
Robert W. Jyung, M.D.
Hinrich Staecker, M.D.,Ph.D.
K. Paul Boyev, M.D.
Mitchell J. Ramsey, M.D.
Anthony A. Mikulec, M.D.
Ronald K. deVenecia, M.D., Ph.D.
Konstantina M. Stankovic, M.D., Ph.D.

Application Process:
Deadline: June 30
Interviews will be held in July, August, and September.

Please send CV, three letters of reference, and a statement of professional goals to:
Daniel J. Lee, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Director, Neurotology Fellowship
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

Candidates must also register through the Neurotology match.

Contact:
For more information, please contact Barbara J. Beckman-Beard, Administrator for ENT Education at:
email: Barbara_BeckmanBeard@meei.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 573-3654 Fax: (617) 573-3939