Emory University Rhinology Fellowship

Institution & address
Emory University
Emory Sinus Nasal and Allergy Center
550 Peachtree Street 9th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308
Tel (404) 778-3381
Fax (404) 686-4540

sf match program id#
2868
 
fellowship director
Sarah K. Wise, MD

fellowship co-director
John M. DelGaudio, MD

additional fellowship faculty
Joshua Levy, MD, MPH
C. Arturo Solares, MD
Carrie Flanagan, MD
Oswaldo Henriquez, MD
 
departmental mission statement
The mission of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery includes superb patient care mediated in part through research and teaching. Absolute integrity is always understood.
 
overview of fellowship
Beginning on July 1 of each academic year, a 12-month Rhinology fellowship is offered at Emory University. This will involve structured post-residency training for qualified applicants interested in nasal and paranasal sinus disease. Subspecialty training is provided in medical and surgical management of rhinologic conditions and otolaryngic allergy at busy tertiary care facilities. In addition, an active endoscopic skull base practice compliments the inflammatory rhinologic component of this fellowship experience. Training includes mentored surgical and office-based experience, didactic sessions, otolaryngology resident teaching, fellow clinic and surgical practices, and research opportunities. Fellowship faculty include 6 Emory rhinology faculty dedicated to the treatment of rhinologic, skull base, and otolaryngic allergy conditions.
 
fellowship description
 
Clinical Rotations: The Emory University rhinology practice is a tertiary care academic rhinology practice. Conditions treated include inflammatory diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses, with extensive revision endoscopic sinus surgery opportunities available. Surgery for structural conditions of the nose and sinuses, endoscopic and open skull base and orbital surgery, and nasal/sinus tumors are also frequently treated. The fellowship will also provide ample opportunity to expand clinical acumen with regard to pre- and post-operative medical management of sinus disease, as well as office-based procedures for the nose and paranasal sinuses. The Emory Otolaryngology department has an active allergy practice that provides allergy skin testing in the office, as well as subcutaneous and sublingual immunotherapy. Rhinology fellowship participants have the opportunity to integrate allergy evaluation and treatment into their clinical training during the fellowship year. The Grady Memorial Hospital and Veteran’s Administration rhinology practices also offer excellent opportunities to treat advanced inflammatory, neoplastic, and skull base diseases from a sinonasal perspective.

Weekly Schedule: Mentored surgical experience occurs in the ambulatory and inpatient operating rooms 2-4 days per week. This surgical experience includes tertiary care endoscopic sinus surgery for inflammatory conditions, endoscopic skull base surgery, surgery for structural nasal and paranasal sinus conditions, and some open sinonasal procedures. Emory Rhinology Fellows may also book/staff their own surgical cases. Outpatient clinic experience is scheduled approximately 1-2 days per week. This includes one half-day for Rhinology Fellow clinic. Office-based rhinology procedures are frequently performed at the Emory Sinus Nasal and Allergy Center. Finally, the Emory Rhinology Fellows will have the opportunity to staff rhinology and general otolaryngology surgical cases with Emory otolaryngology residents at Grady Memorial Hospital and the Atlanta Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

Research Responsibilities: The faculty members of the Emory Rhinology fellowship program have been active in both clinical and basic science research and have enjoyed the opportunity to present work at national meetings and publish manuscripts in many Otolaryngology journals. As part of the Emory Rhinology fellowship program, the fellows will also participate in ongoing research projects in the Rhinology division.

Diversity of Cases: The Emory Rhinology Fellowship provides an extraordinary breadth of tertiary care rhinology and skull base cases. The inflammatory rhinology practice includes primary and revision endoscopic sinus surgery, with extensive experience in revision endoscopic frontal sinus surgery and allergic fungal rhinosinusitis. In addition, experiences in structural endonasal surgery, open paranasal sinus procedures, and endoscopic orbital and lacrimal surgery are also provided. The endoscopic skull base practice includes anterior skull base, sellar, parasellar, clival, and extended approaches for neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions, intracranial processes, and skull base defects. Various techniques in endoscopic skull base reconstruction are also taught. The Emory Department of Neurosurgery has busy endoscopic skull base neurosurgeons who actively work with the Emory Rhinology faculty and fellows. Finally, Emory Rhinology Faculty has an active interest in office-based procedures and enthusiastically teach these techniques as well.

Call Schedule: The Emory Rhinology Fellows take call in the faculty rotation of the Emory Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. While on call, responsibilities include coverage of emergency department and inpatient consultations/admissions for the otolaryngology department for Emory University hospitals, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Grady Memorial Hospital, and the Atlanta VA Hospital during weekday nights and weekends.

Additional Information: Didactic teaching responsibilities include 2-4 hours of resident didactic teaching per year and one departmental Grand Rounds presentation. The fellows will be encouraged to complete original research and will attend national meetings to present this data. Further, the fellows will have an active planning and teaching role in Emory otolaryngology resident sinonasal endoscopic cadaver dissection courses.

 
Current and Past fellows
 
2017-18 Daniel Cox
Current fellow

2016-17 Lauren Luk
Rhinologist – Kaiser Orange County

2015-16 Patricia Loftus
Rhinologist – University of California San Francisco

2014-15 Osarenoma Olomu
Rhinologist – Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

2013-14 Carrie Flanagan
Rhinologist – Emory University

2012-13 Praveen Duggal
Rhinologist – Annapolis, MD

2011-12 Michael Lupa
Rhinologist – Hillsborough, NJ

 
requirements for appointment
  • Board certified or board eligible otolaryngologist.
  • Valid Georgia State Medical License or eligible to obtain one.
  • Ability to be credentialed at all hospitals that the Emory rhinology practice covers (Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, The Emory Clinic, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta VA Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta).
  • License and credentialing stipulations typically requires completion of residency at a US accredited otolaryngology program or the ability to obtain an H1b visa.
  • Dedication to a career in rhinology.
application information
Applications are reviewed in the winter and spring of each application year, with chosen applicants invited to Atlanta to interview during the spring. The interview is a one-day experience that includes time spent with each of the rhinology faculty and current fellow. During the interview, the applicant has the opportunity to tour the hospital and clinic facilities.
 
application deadline
February 1
 
contact information
Sarah K. Wise MD
Emory Sinus Nasal and Allergy Center
550 Peachtree Street 9th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308
Tel (404) 686-7241
Fax (404) 686-4540
Email skmille@emory.edu