Advanced training to treat these difficult cancers

Ablative surgery and reconstruction. Systemic therapy. Radiation Speech/swallowing therapy. Palliative care.

When you choose a fellowship in Head & Neck Oncology Surgery at Roswell Park, you’ll be an integral part of patient care in our world-class facilities.

Our unique interdisciplinary model connects fellows with clinicians and scientists who understand every aspect of cancer care. As part of this extraordinary community, you’ll interact with and learn from internationally prominent cancer physician scientists, researchers, and technicians.

Program objectives

We follow the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) National Standardized Fellowship Curriculum. By the end of the fellowship, you’ll treat tumors of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, thyroid/parathyroid, cutaneous malignancies, paraglangliomas, skull base (open and endoscopic), and salivary glands.

You’ll also be proficient in reconstruction of head and neck defects (free flap and local/pedicled flap surgery), as well as minimally invasive techniques such as transoral robotic surgery (TORS), transoral microsurgery (TLM ) and endoscopic surgery.

Research opportunities

The one-year fellowship requires one publishable clinical research project by the end of the year. The two-year fellowship integrates a research project of the fellow’s choice into the clinical curriculum.

Eligibility & how to apply

Applications for the Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery Fellowships are managed through the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) website.

International candidates can also send applications to the AHNS website or directly to our program administrator.

Contact us

For further information about this program, please contact:

Melissa Szewc
Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 716-845-4898