Stanford University (2 Year Track)

Institution & address
Stanford Sinus Center
Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
801 Welch Road
Stanford, California 94305
(650) 725-6500

sf match program id#
4665

fellowship co-directors
Jayakar V. Nayak, MD, PhD and Zara M. Patel, MD
Emails:
jnayak@stanford.edu
zmpatel@stanford.edu

departmental mission statement
To provide the highest possible quality of care to patients with complicated ear, nose, and throat disorders

To provide the finest possible educational experience to trainees including medical students, residents, and fellows

To discover new insights into the pathophysiology of otolaryngological disease

To invent new technological applications designed to optimize therapy of challenging clinical problems as well as to overcome disabilities brought on by illness

overview of fellowship
The two-year Rhinology fellowship at Stanford University is an intensive training experience designed to prepare individuals for successful academic careers in rhinology. The fellowship offers a 50% clinical, 50% research experience, with dedicated research time integrated into the weekly schedule throughout the fellowship. The Stanford Sinus Center offers a high-volume tertiary clinical experience covering all aspects of advanced medical and surgical rhinology. Equally emphasized by the fellowship directors is personal academic mentorship to develop and refine skills in teaching, research, manuscript preparation, grant writing, and oral presentation.

fellowship description
The two-year fellowship is available every other year with starting dates of July 2015, 2017, etc. Fellows receive comprehensive surgical training in the full spectrum of advanced techniques, including revision sinus surgery, frontal sinus surgery, office-based surgical procedures, and endoscopic skull base and orbital surgery for benign and malignant disease. Over the course of two years, fellows receive the equivalent clinical training as that of the one-year fellows. Fellows typically finish with >350 cases over the course of their fellowship.

Fellows receive a faculty appointment at the instructor level and are actively engaged in all aspects of the Department’s comprehensive educational program, including medical student conferences, resident didactics, grand rounds, and teaching in the clinic and operating room. Fellows carry an independent clinic and surgical caseload, including tertiary sinus and skull base cases, in addition to other clinical duties. The schedules for the one-year and two-year tracks are complementary with no overlap between clinical duties of the two fellows to ensure individually enriching experiences.

Candidates for the two-year track are keenly interested in pursuing a path in academic rhinology and successfully balancing a research career along with a surgical practice. They typically pursue challenging basic science laboratory projects or clinical projects, both of which have translational applications. Half of each week is protected to advance research pursuits, with the remainder of the week devoted to clinical practice. At the completion of the fellowship, it is anticipated that the two-year fellow will have 1) learned how to design and complete a core body of research; 2) published several manuscripts; 3) presented their work at national and international forums; 4) positioned themselves to be competitive for grant funding as an academic rhinologist.



2Y Fellow Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 Block 1
(July-Oct, Jan-March)
Research Day
OR if they choose
Alternate Hwang OR every other week with:
½ day: Patel Clinic
½ day: Nayak Clinic
 Hwang
(Clinic)
 Research Day
OR if they choose
AM: Hwang/Patel/Nayak OR (Fellow’s Choice)
PM: Fellow Clinic
 Block 2
(Nov-Dec, April-June)
Research Day
OR if they choose
Alternate Hwang OR every other week with
Alternating weeks of Research Day and Clinic Day*
*On Clinic Weeks:
½ day: Patel Clinic
½ day: Nayak Clinic
Hwang Clinic Hwang OR AM: Hwang/Patel/Nayak OR (Fellow’s Choice)
PM: Fellow Clinic
*Means typical month in Block 2: Week 1 and 3 Hwang OR, Week 2 Research, Week 4 Clinic.


current and past fellows
Dates Name Title Institution
2015-Present Andrew Thamboo, MD Clinical Instructor Stanford University
2015-Present Evan Walgama, MD  Clinical Instructor  Stanford University 
2014-2015 Ian Humphreys, DO  Assistant Professor  University of Washington 
2013-2014 Waleed Abuzeid, MBBS  Assistant Professor  Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
2013-2015 Neville Teo, MBBS, MRCS, MMed Consultant, Clinical Lecturer  Singapore General Hospital, National University of Singapore 
2012-2013  Alkis Psaltis, MBBS, PhD, FRACS  Department Head of Otolaryngology, Senior Lecturer  Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University of Adelaide 
2011-2012  Justin Turner, MD, PhD  Assistant Professor  Vanderbilt University 
2011-2013  Ethan Soudry, MD  Assistant Professor  Tel Aviv University 
2010-2011  Zara Patel, MD  Assistant Professor  Stanford University 
2009-2010 Devyani Lal, MD Associate Professor Mayo Clinic Arizona
2008-2009 Adam Becker, MD Private Practice Private Practice, Raleigh, NC
2007-2008 Anne Getz, MD Assistant Professor University of Colorado
2006-2007 Joseph Raviv, MD Clinical Assistant Professor ENH ENT Group, Evanston, IL
2005-2006 Parul Goyal, MD Private Practice Private Practice, Syracuse, NY
*2004-2005 Jose Busquets, MD Assistant Professor University of Puerto Rico
*2003-2004 Mark Zacharek, MD Associate Professor University of Michigan
*2002-2003 Joseph Han, MD Professor Eastern Virginia Medical School
*at Oregon Health & Science University

requirements for appointment
Applicants must be board eligible/board certified in Otolaryngology and satisfy requirements for California medical licensure.

application information
Applications are processed through the Rhinology Match at www.sfmatch.org. Interviews will be conducted in winter-spring. Please feel free to call or email with additional questions.

Other information:
  • $75,000 plus standard health and retirement package
  • Travel to any meeting at which research from the fellowship is being presented
application deadline
February 1

contact information
Stanford Sinus Center 
Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery 
801 Welch Road 
Stanford, California 94305 
(650) 725-6500 

Revised 10/18/2015