University of Arizona

Institution & address
University of Arizona
1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85724
520 626-6673

sf match program id#
5031

fellowship director
Eugene Chang, M.D.


overview of fellowship
The Division of Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery is led by Drs. Eugene Chang and Chris Le. Adjunct faculty include Dr. Michael Lemole (Neurosurgery), Dr. Audrey Erman (Head and Neck cancer), Dr. Chul Kim (Airway mucus research) and Dr. Tara Carr (Allergy and Asthma). The one-year fellowship offers tremendous opportunities in the clinical and surgical management of complex sinus disease, benign and malignant tumor surgery, endoscopic and open skull base approaches. We are a tertiary specialty center with a state-wide referral base, and our case load is over 250 cases per year. In the majority of these cases, the fellow will be the primary surgeon due to the high ratio of faculty: residents in our program. Dr. Chang was on faculty at the University of Iowa for five years, and is one of the few NIH-funded surgeon scientists in Otolaryngology. Dr. Le is a past rhinology fellow at the University of Arizona who trained at UC Davis for residency. His academic interests are in population health and improving health-care outcomes in Rhinology. Both of the faculty stress the importance of mentorship, and every effort will be made to maximize the fellow’s educational experience.

Goals: The purpose of this fellowship is to train the next generation of academic rhinologists. We offer mentorship and opportunities that will give graduating rhinology fellows a niche to develop into leading academic faculty members. These opportunities include:
  1. Clinical and Molecular research: we have an NIH-funded sinus research laboratory available, clinical research coordinator (Cynthia Thompson), IRB Nurse, sinus tissue biobank, outcomes database, and 3-d sinus imaging protocols to provide opportunities for productive research. One of our responsibilities is to mentor in grant / manuscript writing. Dr. Chang has NIH-funding at the K08 and R01 level.
  2. Collegial atmosphere: Fellows will also work closely with our adjunct faculty in order to develop expertise in neurosurgical, reconstructive, and allergy/immunology experience.
  3. Resident teaching: Fellows will have opportunities for teaching residents in didactic, clinical, and operative environments.

fellowship description
Clinical Rotations: 

Weekly Schedule:  The fellow will work with Dr. Chang and Dr. Le in clinic for 2 days, be in the operating room for 2 days, and have one academic day for clinical or basic science research. 

Research Responsibilities: The fellow is expected to complete at least 1 research project in which a manuscript submission is performed. The fellow will also learn how to review rhinology articles as Dr. Chang is an associate editor of Rhinology for Annals of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Call Schedule: The fellow will be placed in the attending call schedule to cover ENT and maxillofacial trauma

Current and Past Fellows
2018-2019 Maheep Sohal, M.D., Residency at University of Connecticut (Incoming Fellow)
2017-2018 Brian Song, M.D., Residency at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA (Current Fellow)
2016-2017 Saurabh Sharma, M.D., Rhinologist, Kaiser Permanente, Roseville, CA
2015-2016 Christopher Le, M.D., Assistant Professor, University of Arizona

requirements for appointment
Eligible applicants are expected to be American Board certified/eligible and must be able to obtain an Arizona medical license.

application information
Interested applicants should apply via SF Match at sfmatch.org

application deadline
February 1

contact information
Eugene Chang, M.D.
echang@oto.arizona.edu
office: 520-626-6673