Fellowships, Residencies & CME

Clinical Fellowship in Laryngeal Surgery

The Clinical Fellowship in Laryngeal Surgery provides an otolaryngologist - head- and-neck surgeon with state-of-the-art subspecialty training in all aspects of laryngeal surgery, voice disorders, and management of the professional voice.

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The post-residency Clinical Fellowship is comprised of a one-year subspecialty training program provided by three laryngeal surgeons and four PhD staff scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital. Fellows participate in the clinical and research efforts as a member of a multidisciplinary team (voice scientists and speech pathologists) and receive training using state-of-the-art voice clinic and surgical-engineering laboratory facilities. The trainees will be provided with a comprehensive experience so that they can develop and lead other academic centers of excellence. Three candidates are accepted per year.

View a list of previous clinical fellows and their post-training positions (PDF)

Candidates must have completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery by the time of their matriculation as a Clinical Fellow. If residency training was completed in a foreign country, the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Steps 1 – 3 must be successfully completed prior to applying for the fellowship.

The curriculum includes training in:

  • Phonomicrosurgery
  • Laryngeal framework surgery
  • Novel operating-room and office-based laser treatments (pulsed-KTP & Thulium lasers)
  • Botulium toxin injections for spasmodic dysphonia

There will also be the opportunity for clinical collaboration with other members of the Mass General Thoracic Surgery service.

Clinical Fellows will have exposure to a wide range of benign and malignant laryngeal pathologies including:

  • Cancer
  • Precancerous dysplasia
  • Papillomatosis
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Airway stenosis
  • Vascular lesions
  • Laryngeal trauma
  • Polyps, cysts, and nodules.

The emphasis of the year will be on clinical experience, but clinical fellows will be given opportunity to participate in additional clinical or basic-science laboratory research projects of their choosing. A separate, dedicated Research Fellowship in Laryngeal Surgery is also available.

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to:

Steven M. Zeitels, MD
Mass General Voice Center
One Bowdoin Square, 11th Floor
Boston, MA  02114

Qualified minority and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Voice Center (Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation)

One Bowdoin Square
11th Floor
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-1444
Fax: 617-726-0222
Email: voice_center@mgh.harvard.edu


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