Summary: The fellowship is intended to provide surgeons with the ability to enter either an academic or private practice setting with a focus on maxillofacial oncology and reconstructive surgery. An intensive exposure to the management of the maxillofacial oncology patient is provided through a hybrid academic/private practice setting. Emphasis is placed on managing a hospital-based maxillofacial surgery practice both in an institutional setting as well as private practice. The fellowship is 2 years in duration and enrolls one fellow each year. The first year is focused on ablative surgery while the second year focuses on reconstructive surgery. The fellow will obtain experience in major head & neck surgery including oral and oropharyngeal cancer, salivary gland tumors, laryngeal cancer, thyroid surgery, skin cancer and complex airway management.
Nonsurgical Therapy: The Fellow will have rotations in Radiation Oncology, Palliative Care, Surgical Pathology, and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics.
Community Care: Bi-annual oral cancer screenings are performed each year in a community outreach program sponsored by Baylor All Saints Medical Center. Additional outreach programs are available within the local medical and dental community if desired.
Didactics: Scheduled didactic seminars are held for the Fellow. Further educational experiences will include conferences, journal clubs, and morbidity/mortality conferences.