Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction

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.