Cleveland Clinic Foundation Rhinology Fellowship

Institution & address
Cleveland Clinic Foundation Rhinology Fellowship
9500 Euclid Ave Desk A-71
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
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fellowship director
Raj Sindwani, MD

fellowship co-director
Troy Woodard, MD
overview of fellowship
The one-year Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery fellowship offered by the Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute will provide advanced subspecialty training in tertiary and quaternary level rhinology and endoscopic pituitary and cranial base surgery. We have a very busy endoscopic skull base program where we partner with Neurosurgery using the 2-surgeon, 4-handed approach. We operate in a state-of-the-art endoscopic OR suite equipped with the latest technology. Expertise in the medical management of complex paranasal sinus inflammatory disorders, revision sinus surgery, dacryocystorhinostomy, orbital decompression, cerebrospinal fluid leaks and encephalocele repair, and minimally invasive approaches to the skull base for resection of benign and malignant sinonasal, pituitary and other CNS neoplasms will be gained. Our current rhinology practice provides sophisticated multi-disciplinary care in these areas in the setting of a top-ranked, world-renowned academic medical center. Furthermore, the fellow will gain experience and establish competence in teaching otolaryngologic residents, presenting at national scientific meetings and establishing an academic rhinologic practice.
fellowship description
Clinical Rotations: The fellow will rotate primarily on the Rhinology service under the immediate direction and supervision of Drs. Raj Sindwani, Troy Woodard, and Pablo Recinos (Neurosurgery). The weekly schedule will allow him/her to work with staff in the operating room and in the outpatient clinic setting to maximize continuity of patient care and education.
Weekly Schedule: The fellow will spend 2-3 days per week in the outpatient clinic setting and 2-3 days per week in the operating room. When in the operating room, the fellow will work with the faculty on patients that require advanced surgical therapies, beyond the basic procedures taught during otolaryngology residency. They will also help faculty teach cases part of the standard ACGME-accredited otolaryngology program to residents.
Research Responsibilities: The fellow is expected to complete two scholarly research manuscripts suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed otolaryngology journal by the year’s end. Presentation of research at national/regional conferences is encouraged and supported.
Diversity of Cases: The Section of Rhinology, Sinus and Skull Base Surgery performs over 300 surgical cases annually. Surgical training will focus on advanced endoscopic sinus procedures including revision endoscopic sinus, orbital and skull base procedures.
Call Schedule: Faculty call, approximately 4 weeks per year.
Additional Information: The fellow will have access to all CCF educational resources, electronic and written as well as dedicated laboratory space. A full-time sinus nurse practitioner is employed by the department. The fellow will be expected to make at least two presentations as part of the rotating, otolaryngology resident education lecture series.
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requirements for appointment
Eligible applicants are expected to be board eligible/certified and must be able to obtain an Ohio medical license.
application information
Interested applicants should apply via SF Match at
application deadline
February 1
contact information
Raj Sindwani, MD
office: 216-445-2845
fax: 216-445-9409

Troy Woodard, MD
office: 216-445-7157
fax: 216-445-9409

Revised 11/09/2015