UF Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology & Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship


The University of Florida Department of Otolaryngology welcomes applicants to our fellowship in Gainesville, Florida.

The Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology & Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery is committed to training Otolaryngologists in Advanced Head and Neck Oncologic & Reconstructive Surgery. This is a post-residency program that involves advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck neoplasms as well as the reconstruction of complex head and neck defects following cancer extirpation and trauma.

The fellow will receive a robust experience in the spectrum of head and neck surgery while enjoying the many benefits of North Central Florida living. Click here for more information about living in Gainesville.

Program Overview


The fellowship is 1 year, but can be extended to 2 years. This can be decided upon on a yearly basis. A minimum of 1 year is required. If the fellow wishes to obtain more surgical experience or perform more research, a second year may be added.

Clinical Experience

The fellow will spend 4-5 days per week in the operating room and 0.5-1 day per week in clinic. Training will include the breadth of head and neck ablative surgery including: advanced mucosal tumor ablation, skull base surgery, thyroid/parathyroid surgery and transoral robotic surgery. Reconstructive training will include regional and microvascular free flaps.

Ablative / Skull Base Surgery
Fellows will participate in at least 300 major ablative / skull base cases. As the skill level of the fellow increases they will be given opportunities to teach cases to residents.

Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
The fellow will participate in all TORS cases for oropharyngeal malignancies and carcinoma of unknown primary.