Emory Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
550 Peachtree Street, MOT Suite 1135
Atlanta, GA 30308
Tel (404) 686-1424
Fax (404) 778-2109




Sarah K. Wise, MD, MSCR
Emily M. Barrow, MD


John M. DelGaudio, MD
Thomas S. Edwards, MD
C. Arturo Solares, MD
Carrie Flanagan, MD


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.


  1. To provide structured post-residency training in the medical and surgical management of rhinologic/skull base conditions and otolaryngic allergy.
  2. To offer mentored surgical and office-based rhinology experience, didactic sessions, otolaryngology resident teaching opportunities, independent fellow clinic and surgical practices in a tertiary care setting.
  3. To facilitate academic productivity and mentorship in the study of rhinologic, skull base, or allergic conditions.
  4. To foster independence in managing rhinologic and skull base patients medically and surgically.


By the completion of his/her rhinology fellowship, the graduating fellow will…

  1. Demonstrate skill in the medical and surgical management of patients with complicated rhinologic conditions.
  2. Participate in rhinology/skull base/allergy academic endeavors.
  3. Mentor otolaryngology residents and medical students in rhinologic patient evaluation and management.


Beginning on August 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.


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.

2021-2022 Case Log - Fellow #1

2021-2022 Case Log - Fellow #2

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, Grady Memorial Hospital, and the Atlanta VA Hospital during weekday nights and weekends. Pediatric otolaryngology call occurs in a separate call pool by pediatric otolaryngology specialists.

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.


  • 2023-2024: Kody Bolk and Michael Sylvester (current fellows)
  • 2022-2023: Daniel Spielman – Georgetown University, Washington DC
  • 2022-2023: Jackson Vuncannon – completing neurotology and lateral skull base fellowship at Emory University
  • 2021-2022: Jordan Malenke – Portland, ME (community practice)
  • 2021-2022: Nathalia Velasquez – Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • 2020-2021: Mark Arnold – SUNY Upstate, Syracuse, NY
  • 2020-2021: Jonathan Mallen – Philadelphia, PA & Trenton, NJ (community practice)
  • 2019-2020: Emily Barrow - Emory University, GA
  • 2019-2020: Samuel Helman - White Plains, NY (community practice)
  • 2018-2019: Sonya Marcus - Stony Brook University, NY
  • 2018-2019: Lauren Roland - Washington University in St. Louis, MO
  • 2017-2018: Daniel Cox - Salt Lake City, UT (community practice)
  • 2016-2017: Lauren Luk - Kaiser Permanente, Irvine, CA
  • 2015-2016: Patricia Loftus - University of California San Francisco, CA
  • 2014-2015: Osarenoma Olomu - Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, FL
  • 2013-2014: Carrie Flanagan - Emory University, GA
  • 2012-2013: Praveen Duggal - Annapolis, MD (community practice)
  • 2011-2012: Michael Lupa - Hillsborough, NJ (community practice)


  • 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.
  • Review ARS fellowship directory and become a member
  • Apply through the ARS - SF match system - submitted through www.sfmatch.org.


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. Virtual interviews will be offered as necessary.


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

Sarah K. Wise MD, MSCR or Emily Barrow, MD
Emory Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
550 Peachtree Street, MOT Suite 1135
Atlanta, GA 30308
Tel (404) 686-1424
Fax (404) 778-2109
Email [email protected] or [email protected]