Explore This Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Research Fellowship is a one- or two-year opportunity to focus on grant-funded (National Institutes of Health and private foundations) clinical and basic science laryngeal research projects directed by the surgeons and scientists of the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center in collaboration with:

  • Langer Laboratories of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine at Mass General

The Research Fellowship may be followed by the Clinical Fellowship in Laryngeal Surgery.

Requirements & Curriculum

Candidates must have completed a residency in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery—(domestic or abroad) by the time of their matriculation as a research fellow.

The curriculum includes training in:

  • Phonomicrosurgery
  • Laryngeal framework surgery
  • Novel operating-room and office-based laser treatments (pulsed-KTP & Thulium lasers)

Fellows' Experience

Clinical Experience

Research fellows will have exposure (through didactic rounds and discussions) 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

Research Experience

Research fellows will have the opportunity to participate in the ongoing collaborative projects detailed in the research lab portion of this website, to be involved with clinical studies at the Mass General Voice Center and/or to develop their own initiatives using available resources.

How to Apply

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