Fellowship in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School

AHNS accredited


Gregory W. Randolph, MD


One Year


This is a one-year clinical fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear to provide advanced knowledge and skills in endocrine surgery beyond the training available during residency. This program is accredited by the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS). This training will emphasize scholarship, critical analysis of clinical problems and the development of added skills required for this subspecialty, including the development of complex endocrine surgical skills, multidisciplinary treatment planning and experience in basic and clinical research methodologies. The fellow will be exposed to approximately 250 endocrine surgical cases performed at Mass. Eye and Ear during the year of his/her fellowship, intraoperative neural monitoring, minimally invasive approaches and extensive experience with thyroid cancer. The total case load for two of the fellowship attendings includes approximately 500 thyroidectomies, 150 parathyroidectomies, 50 neck dissections and 30 associated airway cases per year. The fellowship is structured so that experience with both adult and pediatric endocrine surgical cases will be obtained.


Fellowship training in thyroid and parathyroid surgery will be accomplished by focused exposure to the clinical practices of our endocrine surgeons in the OR and clinic and through interactions with collaborating specialties.


  • Two full days in the operating room
  • One full day in clinic
  • One full research day
  • One full fellowship rotation day

Cases will be supervised by attendings in the OR. The fellow will assist and provide for resident education. In the clinic, the fellow will be overseen by the attending. There will be no unsupervised clinical activity within endocrine surgery.

The research day is a manifestation of the fellowship’s strong emphasis on completion of a clinical or basic science project with one to two publications anticipated. There will be a weekly fellow research meeting with Dr. Randolph. A written plan for clinical research is expected by the second month of the fellowship.

The fellowship rotation day represents short structured rotations one day per week for periods of time during the year and will be provided in several allied areas of study to broaden the fellow’s endocrine surgical perspective and to make use of the substantial Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard/Boston regional medical and scientific strengths.

Application Process:

Deadline: May 15
Fellowship Notification: July 1

Applicants must have completed either an otolaryngology or general surgical residency.

The application and additional information about the fellowship may be found on the AHNS website.

Applicants from countries other than the United States and Canada must apply directly by providing:
  1. Current CV in the month/year format.
  2. Two letters of recommendation. One letter must be from your residency training director or program chair.
  3. Personal statement that describes why you have an interest in endocrine surgery and any other important personal considerations.
  4. Foreign applicants must submit a copy of the ECFMG certificate.

Please submit required application materials to:
Gregory W. Randolph, M.D.
Director, Thyroid and Parathyroid Endocrine Surgery 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:
Email: Barbara_BeckmanBeard@meei.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-573-3654 Fax: 617-573-3939

See more information on the Clinical Fellowship in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Opportunities to philanthropically support or make gifts to name fellowships are available. Please contact Irene Hammer-McLaughlin, Senior Director of Development in Otolaryngology, for more information at 617-573-3388 or irene_hammer@meei.harvard.edu.