Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship


This is a one-year fellowship in sinus and skull base surgery at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. The fellow will be exposed to a large volume of primary and revision endoscopic sinus surgery, benign and malignant sinonasal tumor surgery and skull base procedures in partnership with neurosurgery. The fellowship will also offer tremendous opportunities for clinical and/or translational research. Dr. Chang is a NIH funded researcher in chronic sinusitis and there are ample opportunities for clinical research currently focused on sinonasal tumor and skull base surgery outcomes and techniques, microbiome and sinusitis and the development of a multi-modal endoscope for endoscopic skull base surgery.

The rhinology fellow will also have working exposure to the allergy clinic and to maxillofacial trauma, which will enable the fellow to learn and/or perfect open approaches to the frontal and maxillary sinus.

Fellowship Details

Clinical Rotations

The fellow will work with Drs. Chang and Le in the operating room and clinics. For 4 weeks of the year, work in the allergy clinic will be part of the working week.

Weekly Schedule

The fellow will spend 2-3 days in the operating room and 2-3 days in the clinic. The fellow will be expected to function as a clinical instructor and help teach our Otolaryngology residents.

Research Responsibilities

The fellow is expected to complete at least 1 research project in which a manuscript submission is performed. The fellow will also learn how to review rhinology articles as Dr. Chang is an associate editor of Rhinology for Annals of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Call Schedule: Fellow is expected to take attending call one weekend per month.

Requirements for Appointment

Eligible applicants are expected to be American Board certified/eligible and must be able to obtain an Arizona medical license.

Application information

Interested applicants should apply via SF MatchApplication deadline: February 1.

Contact Information

Fellowship Directors

Eugene Chang, MD
Office: (520) 626-6673

Christopher Le, MD
Office: (520) 626-6673