The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s Eugen Grabscheid MD Voice Center offers fellowship experience for residents seeking further clinical experience in the management of patients with voice and swallowing disorders, research opportunities, and academic careers in laryngology. The fellowship is directed by Mark Courey, MD, and Peak Woo, MD, who both have more than 20 years of experience in mentoring fellows in laryngology and academic medical practice.
The one-year fellowship offers one position each year with graduated independence under the direction of our laryngology team. You will actively participate in interdisciplinary voice and swallowing clinics staffed by experienced clinicians, surgical procedures, and national journal clubs.
Clinical Experience in Laryngology
Through observation and direct participation in interdisciplinary laryngology clinics and surgical interventions throughout the Mount Sinai Health System, fellows will be exposed to the breadth of medical and surgical management options for patients with disorders of voice and swallowing. Fellows also will manage their own interdisciplinary voice and swallowing clinic.
You will work directly with speech-language pathologists, and staff oversight will be available on an on-demand basis for mentorship with challenging cases. Fellows will hone their skills in the performance and interpretation of laryngeal examinations, laryngeal stroboscopy, laryngeal electromyography, transnasal esophagoscopy, clinical evaluation of dysphagia, and endoscopic evaluation of swallowing.
Direct experience will be provided in the management of patients with laryngeal disorders related to:
- Professional voice use
- Non-neoplastic laryngeal disorders such as nodules, polyps, and cysts
- Laryngeal and tracheal papillomatosis
- Laryngeal cancer
- Vocal fold paralysis/paresis
- Laryngeal and tracheal stenosis
- Spasmodic dysphonia
- Motor neuron disease
- Parkinson’s disease
You will have graduated surgical experience in endoscopic and open techniques for the management of patients with benign laryngeal lesions, respiratory papillomatosis, vocal fold motion impairment, airway stenosis and laryngeal cancer. In addition, graduated experience with the performance of awake, unsedated procedures, including vocal fold injection (augmentation and therapeutic), laryngeal biopsy, and laser ablation of lesions is an ongoing part of the one-year experience.
Each year, fellows will see approximately 1,500 to 2,000 patients in clinic and perform 250 operative procedures. Fellows accept call responsibilities as attendings within Mount Sinai’s Division of Laryngology.
Opportunities exist for both basic science and clinical research through the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Areas of active investigation include vocal fold wound healing, laryngeal reinnervation, electrical stimulation of laryngeal muscles, laryngeal stenosis, effects of behavioral interventions on laryngeal appearance, and robotic surgery.
Fellows are expected to deliver lectures to medical students and residents and teach residents in the operating room.
How to Apply
Please forward your letter of interest with CV and two letters of recommendation to:
Elizabeth Munkenbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates must possess a New York State medical license and be eligible/certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. We offer competitive benefits.
The Eugen Grabscheid Vocology Mentorship Program
Vocology and vocal pedagogy are two fields with a common goal but very different tools sets. These disciplines would each benefit from a greater collaboration between their practitioners. Rather than trying to make voice teachers out of vocologists, or voice scientists out of voice teachers, this mentorship will offer the opportunity for collaborative and complimentary approaches to helping voice students improve their singing and acting abilities.
This program provides one person with an intensive overview of the tools used by medical voice professionals. This will include stroboscopy, acoustic analysis, voice range profiles, and treatment protocols. The mentee will learn the biomechanics of the human voice, voice pathologies and dysphonias, as well as surgical, behavioral and tissue modification treatment paradigms. Observation of evaluations and treatment sessions will be a core part of this program. There will be three sessions per week for four weeks. The mentee will observe and work with Mark Courey, MD, Chief of Laryngology, and Daniel McCabe, DMA, CCC-SLP.
Our aim is to foster a greater knowledge and practice of collaborative and complimentary work between voice teachers and vocologists in working with professional voice users such as singers and actors. We are looking for persons who are already knowledgeable on vocal anatomy, pedagogic techniques, and have the express desire to teach. These mentees will serve as leaders in their fields, sharing with others the perspectives of complimentary collaboration they have taken from this program. Highly motivated masters or doctoral students, or young professional teachers, are encouraged to contact us with inquiries.