Medical University of South Carolina

Institution & address
Medical Univ of South Carolina
c/o Rodney J. Schlosser, MD
Dept of Otolaryngology – HNS
PO Box 250550
Charleston, SC 29425 

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fellowship director
Rodney J. Schlosser, MD
Fellowship co-drector
Zachary Soler, MD, MSc

departmental mission statement
The Department of Otolarygology – Head & Neck Surgery at MUSC provides unsurpassed patient care and treatment, through our extensive and comprehensive centers and programs. Our Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) physicians, most of whom have subspecialty training, are nationally recognized, and bring that experience and expertise to work everyday to provide our patients with the best possible care.
overview of fellowship
The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina is proud to offer a one-year fellowship in Rhinology & Sinus/Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery under the mentorship of Rodney J. Schlosser, MD. This fellowship is designed to offer comprehensive training in all aspects of medical and surgical treatment of primary and revision inflammatory sinusitis, anterior and central skull base neoplasms, orbital and optic nerve pathology, and otolaryngic allergy and prepare the fellow for practice as a tertiary rhinologist. Fellows have junior faculty privileges and graduated responsibility, both in the OR and in clinic, with the opportunity for increasing independence throughout the year.

fellowship description
Weekly Schedule: Fellows will spend 1 full day per week in clinic with Drs. Schlosser or Soler and have an additional ½ day clinic of their own. Clinical experience in otolaryngic allergy is also available and attendance at courses sponsored by the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy is supported.
Research Responsibilities: 1 day per week is reserved for research. Laboratory space and funding are provided for basic science research investigating the immunologic response of chronic sinusitis. Additional material is available for clinical research. Fellows are expected to write at least 2 manuscripts and give national/regional presentations of their research during the year.
Diversity of Cases: Surgical caseload (approximately 300-350 cases per year) currently includes approximately 25-30% sinonasal and skull base tumors, 10-15% non-inflammatory rhinology (CSF leaks/encephaloceles, HHT, orbital surgery, etc.), and 60% inflammatory sinus disease (90% revision/frontal cases).Depending upon the interests of the fellow, additional surgical experience is available in open skull base approaches, rhinoplasties, and oculoplastic procedures with fellowship-trained subspecialists in each of those areas.

Call Schedule: Faculty call approximately 4-5 weeks per year.

Additional Information: The fellow is expected to attend Sinus Conference twice monthly and give 3-4 conferences per year. In addition, the fellow will serve as a faculty member for the Annual MUSC Sinus Course, a conference which draws physicians from across the country. An eleven station Sinus Laboratory is fully outfitted with video equipment, powered instrumentation, and image-guided system for self-paced dissection, research, and resident education.

The program duration is 1 year.

Salary is equivalent to the PGY-6 level.

Resident supervision is expected during the fellowship.
current and past fellows
2012 Alkis Psaltis – Adelaide University
2011 Eric Wang – Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
2010 Ben Bleier – Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
2009 Nick Debnath – Assistant Professor, Washington University
2008 Patrick Sheahan – Cork Ireland
2007 Richard Harvey – Clinical Associate Professor, St Vincent’s Hospital and Sydney ENT
2006 Sarah Wise – Assistant Professor , Emory University
requirements for appointment
South Carolina license.
application information
Applicants must have completed Otolaryngology Residency and be able to obtain a SC medical license. Those interested should apply through the ARS match via the San Francisco matching program or contact Dr. Schlosser.
application deadline
February 1
contact information
Rodney J. Schlosser, MD
Dept of Otolaryngology – HNS
PO Box 250550
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-7165 (O)