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The Endocrine Surgery Fellowship Program was established by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital in accordance with guidelines from the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES). During this joint fellowship, one fellow will be chosen and spend six months at Mass General and six months at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in three month rotations.

The fellow will work under the guidance and mentorship of Fellowship Program Directors Antonia Stephen, MD, from Mass General, Matthew Nehs, MD, from Brigham and Women’s, along with other endocrine surgery faculty members at both institutions.

Clinical Experience

The fellow should anticipate participation and graded independence in more than 300 operations, including thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, neck dissections, and adrenalectomy (open, laparoscopic, and robotic). Our fellow also has opportunities to learn from our renowned endocrine pathologists, endocrinologists, laryngologists, medical oncologists, and radiologists. He/she will participate in the endocrine surgery clinics and minimally invasive techniques which include training in office-based ultrasound and U/S guided FNA techniques, fiberoptic laryngoscopy, and radio-frequency ablation of thyroid nodular disease.

Research and Educational Experience

Our faculty have a wide breadth of research programs including basic/translational, education, and health-services research. The fellowship directors will guide each fellow to develop a tailored program to meet their clinical and academic goals. He/she will have active teaching roles with our surgical residents, medical students, and our multidisciplinary endocrine oncology conference.

How to Apply

Requirements, Core Curriculum, and Applications for the Endocrine Surgery Fellowship Program are accepted through the annual match process sponsored by the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, https://www.endocrinesurgery.org/fellowships.

Contact Information

Matthew A. Nehs, MDMatthew A. Nehs, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis St.
Boston, MA 02115
617-732-6830 (phone)

Antonia Stephen, MDAntonia Stephen, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02115
617-726-0531 (phone)

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