Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Reconstruction Fellowship Curriculum


Duties and Responsibilities

The Fellow will be appointed as an Instructor in the Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and is expected to be a Primary or Teaching surgeon in major head and neck surgery ablative and microvascular free tissue transfer cases. 

The Fellow will: 

  • Manage operated patients post-operatively with the head and neck resident teams 
  • Be part of the faculty call pool and will have an opportunity to run an independent outpatient clinical and surgical experience, if desired. 
  • Produce at least one abstract for a national meeting and/or a manuscript during the year that will be mentored. 
    Required educational activities that will exempt the fellow from clinical duties include: 
  • Weekly Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning Conference
  • Weekly fellow head and neck oncology didactic series
  • Quarterly journal club
  • Annual microvascular free tissue transfer cadaveric dissection course


The program faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and affiliated hospitals are in a continual analysis of oncologic and functional outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer using prospective and retrospective studies. 
Currently, our faculty are involved in therapeutic and biomarker development clinical trials across our affiliated hospitals and is utilizing institutional and national data to generate treatment algorithms for patients with head and neck cancer designed to improve treatment-related metrics, including time to treatment, time interval between surgery and radiation and completion of curative intent treatment in a patient population enriched for under-represented minorities with reduced social-economic status and access to cancer care.