Intensive training in a collaborative environment

When you choose a fellowship in Thoracic Surgery Oncology at Roswell Park, you’ll be an integral part of patient care, from diagnosis to staging to interdisciplinary treatment.

As a free-standing NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, our translational medicine model connects fellows with clinicians, researchers and specialists who understand every aspect of cancer science.

Fellowship highlights

During your fellowship, you’ll focus on:

  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Chest wall masses
  • Mediastinal masses
  • Malignant pleural disease

Your training will include:

  • Diagnostic and staging methods, including bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, navigational bronchoscopy, enhanced mediastinoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound
  • Minimally invasive surgery, including thoracoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic procedures
  • Preoperative and postoperative, inpatient and outpatient care and management
  • Elective rotations in research, pathology, medical or radiation oncology, and more
  • Decision making, collaborative management per NCCN guidelines, and intra-institutional and multi-institutional research protocols
There is only one thoracic surgical oncology training program you can go to and feel completely prepared to fight your patient's cancer, no matter how complex – Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Siobain Horan, MD,
Class of 2017

Eligibility & how to apply

Requirements for the Thoracic Surgery fellowship at Roswell Park include:

  • Completion of an ACGME cardiothoracic surgery residency or the equivalent
  • Passage of USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3 or NBME Part I, II and III
  • TOEFL for foreign physicians
  • Have the ability to obtain a New York State medical license

We do not participate in a formal match for our fellowship, the application process is essentially a rolling timeline. Candidates can apply at any time during the year.

Candidates interested in our Thoracic fellowship are advised to send a CV and letter of interest to Nancy Sikora or Mark Hennon, MD.

Contact us

For more information about the Thoracic Surgery Fellowship at Roswell Park, connect with:

Nancy Sikora
Phone: 716-845-8675
E-mail: Nancy.Sikora@RoswellPark.org