department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery

Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery

In 2003, a fellowship in head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina was established. The fellow will be given the appointment of Clinical Instructor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and will be exposed to multiple preceptors in a busy, multidisciplinary, tertiary care, academic health care facility and the NCI-Designated Hollings Cancer Center.

The fellow is expected to be prepared to undertake the clinical, outpatient, inpatient, and surgical care of complicated head and neck cancer patients including those requiring microvascular reconstruction, minimally invasive endoscopic and open surgery, parathyroid and thyroid surgery, skin cancer and melanoma treatment, skull base surgery, robotic surgery, carotid resection and bypass, osseointegrated implants and prosthetics, and post chemoradiation surgery. The fellow will be involved in medical student, dental student, and resident education and weekly Head & Neck, Thyroid and Parathyroid Tumor Board. It is expected that the one year fellow will be involved in over 20 open skull base surgical procedures, ten endoscopic skull base procedures, and 125-150 microvascular reconstructive procedures. The fellow will spend time with radiation oncology, medical oncology, neuroradiology, pathology, oral pathology, maxillofacial prosthodontics, physical therapy, nutrition, Mohs micrographic surgery and oculoplastic surgery. In addition to an extensive surgical experience, the fellow benefits from a multidisciplinary approach by participating in outpatient clinics, rounds, and didactic conferences.  The fellow will participate in joint research efforts and publications and have the opportunity to participate as co-investigator in head and neck clinical trials.

This one or two year position includes an emphasis on head and neck tumor surgery, microvascular reconstructive surgery, thyroid/parathyroid disorders, skull base surgery and facial plastic surgery. Additional clinical time is available in cleft lip/palate surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery, oculoplastic surgery and maxillofacial prosthodontics. The fellow will also perform clinical and call duties at the Ralph H. Johnson V.A . Medical Center and East Cooper Regional Medical Center.

The applicant should have significant experience in surgery of the head and neck and be BC/BE in Otolaryngology, General Surgery, or Plastic Surgery. A South Carolina medical license should be obtained prior to the fellowship year.

For information on the fellowship, please call 843-792-8363 or email

For print version of application click here:  MUSC HN Fellowship Application

Where are they now? 

Joshua Hornig, M.D.  (2004-2005), Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Allen Mitchell, M.D.  (2005-2006) Department Chairman-Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia

Oleg Militsakh, M.D. (2006-2007) Assistant Professor-University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska

Luke Buchmann, M.D. (2007-2008 Assistant Professor-University of Utah HealthCare, Salt Lake City, Utah

Nadia Mohyuddin, M.D. (2008-2009) Assistant Professor-Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Tanya Fancy, M.D. (2009-2010) Assistant Professor, Western Virginia University Health Sciences Center, Morgantown, West Virginia

Wayne Cardoni, D.O. (2010-2011) National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

Trinitia Cannon, M.D. (2010-2011) Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Akash Anand, M.D. (2011-2012) Private Practice, New Orleans, LA

Barry Malin, M.D. (2011-2012) Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC