Fellowship Training Programs at the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Mission Statement 

The fellowship training programs at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) provide an excellent foundation for practicing surgery and furthering a career in academic otolaryngology.  As a fellow at ISMMS, you will receive unrivaled opportunities and individualized support through unique clinical experiences, mentorship programs, and health care quality improvement initiatives. You will also have access to world-class medical research laboratories, technology, and faculty to advance your career in medicine. 

The Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) ensures a superior and supportive education environment by advocating for and providing expertise and resources to our trainees and programs. Through innovative approaches to education, research, and patient care, we produce leaders who will thrive in their careers as physicians and scientists so they can meet the changing needs of our society.

The Mount Sinai Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery offers fellowship training in: 

As part of the Mount Sinai Health System, fellows receive their instruction at any number of hospitals within the health system. Their assigned clinical activities are dictated by educational objectives, tailored to their interests and goals. The programs also offer opportunities for mentored and or independent clinical, translational, and basic science research.

The Fellowship Research Program 

Fellows may take part in a variety of available clinical or basic science research programs. 27 Institutes at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai enable collaboration across disciplines to advance basic and translational research, ensure excellence in scientific education, and support advances in clinical care. Through translational medicine, the Institutes at the School of Medicine have excelled in the discovery of new approaches to patient care. For more information, visit here.

Multiple clinical trials within the department, as well as basic and translational science laboratories in oncology, wound healing, tracheal transplantation, and microbiome science, provide fellows with opportunities to join ongoing research programs using existing core laboratory facilities.  Tissue banked in the Mount Sinai biorepository is also available for de-identified use in basic research.

A department Research Council, consisting of a multidisciplinary panel including research faculty, statisticians, and support staff, review and critique research proposals to provide instruction and guidance on trial design.  Furthermore, the departmental research staff aids in institutional review board (IRB) submission. Clinical research programs are centered on a variety of projects; examples include functional outcomes and quality of life across all subspecialties, quality of care programs in head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction, virtual reality for patient care and medical education, and wellness. Database sets commonly employed for clinical research include robotic surgery, microvascular reconstruction, and ablative oncology.