Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
As a pediatric otolaryngology fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear, all clinical work is performed under the supervision of one of five preceptors. Clinical duties include running the pediatric otolaryngology inpatient and consult services (including Mass. Eye and Ear, Mass General, and Shriners Hospital for Children), participating in at least one half-day of clinic per week, and participating in all advanced-level pediatric otolaryngology surgical cases. There are no formal call responsibilities; however, the fellow will be invited to participate in the care of any complex and/or interesting patients who present at night or over the weekends. The fellow will also round on weekends when complex patients are being cared for on the service.
Educational responsibilities will include overseeing and teaching junior residents how to manage and treat otolaryngologic diseases of the pediatric patient, both medically and surgically. In addition, fellows will attend grand rounds, lead didactic sessions related to pediatric otolaryngology, leads a journal club series on advanced topics in pediatric otolaryngology, and attend monthly pediatric hearing loss conferences.
This fellowship has been accredited by the ACGME since it began in 2005.
The fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology provides advanced training in the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of congenital and acquired anomalies affecting children, including—but not limited to—complex airway and aerodigestive problems, chronic ear disease, deafness, head and neck masses, sleep disorders, and sinus disease. In addition, fellows are given the opportunity to perform clinical and/or basic science research in the field of pediatric otolaryngology.
Recent Fellow Select Surgical Case Log (one year):
- Open Airway Procedures: 16
- Closed Airway Procedures: 9
- Endoscopy Airway with Intervention: 82
- Otology: 51
- Congenital Anomalies: 24
- Major Pediatric Head and Neck Cases: 15
- Rhinology: 48
- Facial Plastics: 22
Salary and Benefits
Salary and benefits are commensurate with years of training and with that of the other Mass. Eye and Ear fellowships. Pediatric otolaryngology faculty will cover the fellow’s malpractice insurance. The faculty will also support travel to a conference at which the fellow is presenting his or her research.
Deadline: January 1
Applicants should register and apply for fellowship positions through the SF Match program
Applications are due on January 1. Interviews are held in March.
The fellow’s performance as a resident, letters of recommendation, the quality of the applicant’s interview, academic achievement, and additional evidence of an interest in an academic pediatric otolaryngology career that would be enriched by a fellowship at Mass. Eye and Ear are all considered.
Candidates must be graduates of an ACGME-accredited otolaryngology–head and neck surgery residency training program.
Although the first year of fellowship is primarily clinical, several fellows have had the opportunity to present and publish their work at meetings and in various journals. Two have recently won awards at the annual ASPO research competition. If a fellow opts for a second year, this will be primarily devoted to research. Alternatively, a fellow may choose to obtain an advanced degree during the second year.
- Asitha Jayawardena, MD
- Mark Boseley, MD, Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Madigan Army Base, Tacoma, Washington
- Andrew Sipp, MD, Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
- Matthew T. Brigger, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of California San Diego, and Director of Pediatric Surgical Airway Team, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
- Stephen Maturo, MD, Pediatric Otolaryngologist, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium; Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas; Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam, Houston, Texas
- Thomas Q. Gallagher, DO, Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia
- Jennifer Setlur, MD, Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Concord location and Instructor at Harvard Medical School
- Derek J. Rogers, MD, Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Madigan Army base, Tacoma, Washington
- Nikhila Raol, MD, MPH, Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children and Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
- Gillian R. Diercks, MD, Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Massachusetts Ear and Ear, Newton-Wellesley location and Instructor at Harvard Medical School
- Carissa Wentland, DO, Assistant Professor, UH Case Medical Center, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
- Sarah N. Bowe, MD, Pediatric Otolaryngologist, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium; Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas; Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam, Houston, Texas
- Sarah Bouhabel, MD, FRCSC, Associate Professor, McGill University Health Center, Montréal, Canada
- Christen Caloway, MD, Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School