Fellowships in four specialized areas of otolaryngology are offered in the Department of Otolaryngology:

Head and Neck Oncology

The Head and Neck Oncology Fellowship includes one or two years of training in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors. The management of tumors of the neck, thyroid and parathyroid glands, the salivary glands, the neck, larynx (voice box), nose, sinuses, ear, pharynx (throat), scalp, orbit and eyelids are taught. An emphasis is paced on laser resection of malignancies, skull base surgery and microvascular reconstruction. The purpose of the fellowship is to train young otolaryngologists who have completed their regular training in the specialty to become super-specialists and will proceed onto a career in academic head and neck surgery.

Pediatric Otolaryngology

The Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship takes one fellow per year. The vision is that the fellow will be intimately involved in the UC Davis Cleft and Craniofacial Team including all surgical aspects of cleft care; microtia repair, orthognathic surgery and craniofacial surgery for synostosis, congenital malformations and traumatic deformities. The team follows over 1,000 patients and meets weekly to enhance the care of children with cleft lip and palate, oculoauricular vertebral spectrum, vascular malformation and craniofacial deformities. This fellowship offers dedicated time for research as we envision our fellow to have strong research interests and goals. The fellow would be expected to participate in one of our departments Third World Surgical Missions, the year preceding the fellowship. The fellow will spend approximately 65% at UCDMC, 25% at Kaiser and 10% at the Shriners Hospital.

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The Facial Plastic Plastic Surgery Fellowship takes one fellow per year and involves a one-year experience. The training encompasses all branches of this discipline including all cosmetic surgery of the face and neck (rhinoplasty, facelift, browlift, etc.) cleft and craniofacial anomalies, orthognathic surgery, facial trauma, facial blemishes and reconstruction after cancer surgery.


The Laryngology Fellowship provides specialized training in diseases of the larynx, pharynx and esophagus with a focus on the rehabilitation of speech and swallowing.


Each candidate interested in any of our fellowship programs must follow the application procedure for that specialty.