CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION NEURORHINOLOGY AND ADVANCED ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY FELLOWSHIP

INSTITUTION & ADDRESS

Cleveland Clinic Foundation NeuroRhinology and Advanced Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Fellowship
9500 Euclid Ave Desk A-71
Cleveland, Ohio 44195

SF MATCH PROGRAM ID#

2877

FELLOWSHIP DIRECTOR

Troy Woodard, MD

FELLOWSHIP CO-DIRECTORS

Raj Sindwani, MD

OVERVIEW OF FELLOWSHIP

The one-year NeuroRhinology and Advanced Endoscopic Sinus 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 for skull base surgery. We operate in a state-of-the-art endoscopic OR suite equipped with the latest technology. Our large, seasoned team consists of 4 fellowship-trained Rhinologists, 2 fellowship-trained Endoscopic Neurosurgeons, several nurse practitioners and care coordinators, 2 fellows (one in Rhinology and one in neurosurgery) and a full complement of otolaryngology and neurosurgery residents. Expertise in the medical management of complex paranasal sinus inflammatory disorders, revision sinus surgery (including EMLP), dacryocystorhinostomy, orbital decompression, intraconal orbital surgery, 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. Proficiency in bimanual endoscopic techniques for orbital and skull base surgery using the 2 surgeon approach will be achieved. 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 otolaryngology 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, Varun Kshettry (Neurosurgery) 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 approximately 2 days per week in the outpatient clinic setting and 3 days per week in the operating room. There is ½ to 1 full day every week protected time for academic pursuits (research, education, skull base lab time). 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 at least 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.

CURRENT AND PAST FELLOWS

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

Applicants must:

  1. be enrolled in or have completed an approved North American OHNS residency,
  2. be BE/BC
  3. obtain an Ohio medical license
  4. review ARS fellowship directory and become a member
  5. apply through the ARS - SF match system - submitted through www.sfmatch.org.
  6. be available for possible on-site interviews in the spring months of match cycle

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Applications are processed through the SF match, and should be submitted through www.sfmatch.org. Interviews will be conducted in winter-spring in accordance with match guidelines.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications are processed through SFMatch. Deadlines are available on their website here.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For additional information, please contact us by email or phone:

Troy Woodard, MD
[email protected]
office: 216-445-7157
fax: 216-445-9409

Raj Sindwani, MD
[email protected]
office: 216-445-2845
fax: 216-445-9409