Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship

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Program Director:
Miriam Lango, MD, FACS

2019-2020 Fellow:
Senthuran Tharmalingam, MD

The one-year Head and Neck Oncologic Fellowship Program accepts one trainee annually.

The program is designed to prepare the trainee for a leadership role in multidisciplinary head and neck and endocrine care in an academic or community setting.

American Head and Neck Society Advanced Training Council
The Head and Neck Oncologic Fellowship is a one-year program approved by the American Head and Neck Society Advanced Training Council

The fellowship is a one-year, head and neck oncologic surgery program, with a substantial endocrine component. The Head and Neck fellow will gain significant experience with  local and regional flaps as a result of the high volume of advanced cutaneous malignancies treated at the institution. Microvascular reconstruction training is optional. Management of advanced and recurrent thyroid cancers, use of intermittent and continuous laryngeal nerve monitoring and transoral robotic surgery  are prominent components of the curriculum.

Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) was one of the first designated an National Comprehensive Cancer Center (NCI) in the United States, with a long tradition of multidisciplinary cancer care, participation in national cooperative group trials and translational  research.

Members of the Center are active participants in multiple clinical trials groups, and the fellow will participate in recruitment and follow up of trial subjects. Didactic teaching occurs at multidisciplinary educational conferences. Each fellow should anticipate a well-rounded head and neck oncology experience in the technical management of complex problems, as well as surgical decision-making related to all aspects of head and neck surgical oncology.


Applicants must have successfully completed a residency in an ACGME-accredited otolaryngology residency-training program in the United States or Canada. Applicants from other types of programs will be considered on a case by case basis.

To apply for the Fox Chase Cancer Center Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship, please visit the AHNS website for the electronic application process.

Contact Information

For further information regarding the application process, please contact:

Miriam N. Lango, MD, FACS
Program Director

Stephanie Ragsdale
Fellowship Coordinator
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue, C-308
Philadelphia, PA 19111-2497
Phone: 215-728-3160
Fax: 215-728-2773

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