The Division’s fellowship program aims to provide the necessary diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical skills in all aspects of pediatric otolaryngology. This will enable the successful graduate to attain a position in a tertiary-care pediatric institution, managing the full spectrum of pediatric otolaryngologic cases. Fellows will have close interaction with the pediatric ICU and neonatal ICU personnel, as well as experience with our pediatric trauma center.
Fellows are responsible for the ongoing care of hospitalized patients, as well as those seen in their clinic sessions. Attending staff back-up is available for on-call responsibilities as well as emergency surgical cases. The didactic program involves a weekly rotating conference schedule consisting of radiology, pathology, and interdisciplinary group meetings to include a difficult case conference as well as a physician-assistant conference to review otolaryngology topics.
Along with weekly case review and walk rounds with the attending staff, fellows have quarterly dinners at a faculty member’s home to discuss various topics.
Presentation at a national level meeting is expected. Time may be spent with any pediatric, medical or surgical subspecialty service throughout the year to pursue individual interests.
Fellows will have full operating privileges for all pediatric otolaryngology procedures. Otologic surgery will include:
- Tympanomastoidectomy for cholesteatoma, ossicular chain reconstruction, BAHA, and cochlear implantation
- Nasal septoplasty and septorhinoplasty for nasal obstruction and nasal deformity, endoscopic sinus surgery for acute and chronic sinusitis and cystic fibrosis
- Pediatric head and neck surgery, including congenital abnormalities, parotidectomy, thyroidectomy, and submandibular gland excision
- Laryngology with C02 laser and respiratory papilloma experience
- Bronchoesophagology, including airway and esophageal foreign body removal
- Reconstructive airway surgical intervention
- Routine procedures, including adenotonsillectomy and bilateral myringotomy and tube placement
- Clinic: ½ day twice a week
- Monthly involvement with subspecialty clinics for hearing, speech endoscopy, cleft lip and palate, down syndrome, craniofacial and vascular anomalies
- Monthly multidisciplinary meetings including Pediatric Airway/Aerodigestive team and Cochlear Implant team
- Research: ½ day per week
- Resident Supervision: Yes
- Call Responsibilities: Yes
- Case Load: Complete pediatric otolaryngology experience
Application/Requirements/Salary & Benefits
- Application deadline: January 30; Start date: July 1
- Fellowship duration: 1 year
- Number of fellows per year: 2
- University affiliation: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
- Licensing requirement: California Medical License
- Benefits: Medical and liability insurance, hospital dues, meeting travel stipend, medical reimbursement for uncovered expenses, eligibility for university housing on case by case basis, and post graduate course in CREST. (clinical research, ethics, and statistics training)
- Salary: Commensurate for PGY-6 level
- Division of Otolaryngology
Director: Daniela Carvalho, M.D.
3030 Children's Way, Suite 402
San Diego, CA 92123
- Administrative Contact: Rose Chavez