Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction Fellowship

The Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction Fellowship at UCSF Fresno is a two-year program within the UCSF Fresno Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Department. We accept one fellow per year, with the expectation of a two-year commitment.

Our faculty and fellows treat and operate on patients primarily at Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno and will occasionally operate at nearby Clovis Community Medical Center and Saint Agnes Medical Center. In addition to their operating room responsibilities, the fellows participate in all phases of patient care which includes overseeing the inpatient Head and Neck Surgery Service, seeing patients in our beautiful outpatient clinic, and presenting cases at our multi-disciplinary tumor board.  

We are a full-scope Head and Neck Surgery service, and regularly perform resections of malignant and benign pathology of the scalp, face, salivary glands, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, and neck (including thyroid gland). Our surgeons will reconstruct these defects using microvascular and/or locoregional flaps, and incorporate microneural reconstruction in the appropriate patient. Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS), endoscopic and open skull base surgeries are also performed by our team. We also routinely place Vagus Nerve Stimulators (VNS) and Hypoglossal (Inspire) Nerve Stimulators.


The fellowship is under the UCSF Fresno Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, and we have excellent support from our OMFS residents, a physician assistant, and clinic supporting staff.  We are also affiliated with our hospital system’s cancer institute, and we work closely with our SLP colleagues and oncology support staff to provide comprehensive care to our patients.

Program Goal

The goal of our fellowship is for the fellow to become competent in performing major head and neck oncological resections and neck dissections, and planning and executing reconstruction of complex composite head and neck defects using the variety of hard and soft tissue reconstruction options available.

Strong preferential consideration will be given to applications from individuals who have a documented academic or institutional position pending completion of the fellowship program.