Head & Neck Surgical Oncology Fellowship

Program Description

The Head and Neck Fellowship, created under the auspices of the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) is an educational opportunity provided by the Department of Head and Neck and Endocrine Oncology, and is based at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute (“Moffitt”) located in Tampa, Florida. The program is administered through the Moffitt Cancer Center office of Graduate Medical Education. 

The program is designed to give the participant a wide range of expertise in head and neck oncologic surgery, head and neck microvascular reconstruction, and endocrine surgery. Major components include head and neck ablative surgery, endocrine surgery (including parathyroid experience), skull base procedures, and major reconstruction using microvascular techniques.  We emphasize educating our trainees on the collaborative approach to patient care combining the disciplines of Head and Neck Surgery, Endocrinology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Radiology, Pathology and others.  Both clinical and basic science research opportunities are also available. 

Research

The fellow will be encouraged to participate in the Head and Neck and Endocrine Oncology Research Committee, which is “ground zero” for the development of collaborative projects within our department. The fellow will be expected to become involved in one or more of the ongoing research protocols active within the Department, and is expected to present at one or more regional or national meetings. In addition, the fellow will be expected to publish at least one research manuscript during the one-year program. The fellow will be encouraged and supported to pursue additional projects as well. AS part of the Moffitt Cancer Center GME mandate, the fellow will also be required to submit an abstract and present a project at the annual fellow’s research day.

Faculty

https://moffitt.org/find-a-doctor-search?specialty=Head+and+Neck 

Eligibility

The Moffitt Cancer Center Department of Head and Neck Endocrine Oncology in collaboration with the University of South Florida Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery offers a one-year clinical fellowship training program for physicians who have completed a residency in Otolaryngology or General Surgery and who have passed or are eligible for the American Board of Otolaryngology or American Board of Surgery certification examinations.   The fellowship is designed to expose the candidate to a comprehensive head and neck and endocrine surgical experience with the goal of preparing the individual for a career in academic medicine.

Number of Positions

1 per year 

Deadline

Interviews are held in the spring time frame and the match results are sent out to the programs in mid June with the fellowship beginning July of the following year.    

How to Apply

The Head and Neck Oncology Fellowship and the Moffitt Cancer Center participates in the American Head & Neck Society’s Head & Neck Fellowship Match Program.   Application requirements include a completed Head & Neck Fellowship application, CV, personal statement, three letters of recommendation and the USMLE board score report.  

Sample Contract (PDF)

Salary and Benefits (PDF) 

Program Director

Tapan Padhya, MD
Program Director
Assistant member, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
P: (813) 745-8463
E: Tapan.padhya@moffitt.org 

Program Coordinator

Jackie Campbell
Education Coordinator
Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
P: 813-745-3131
F: 813-449-8798
E: Jackie.Campbell@Moffitt.org