The University of Chicago is a major referral center for head and neck cancer as well as other head and neck diseases. This one year fellowship provides comprehensive exposure to surgical pathology of the head and neck, including oral & maxillofacial, salivary, thyroid & parathyroid, and other head & neck diseases. The department examines approximately 35,000 surgical specimens annually, including approximately 6,000 from the head/neck and oral/maxillofacial regions. The fellow will participate in the sign-out of surgical and biopsy material and consultation cases. The fellow will also present pathology findings at the weekly head & neck tumor conference and the monthly thyroid tumor conference. In addition, it offers basic and translational research training opportunities related to head and neck cancer.
Research opportunities are available within the Department of Pathology and in collaboration with a number of Departments including Otolaryngology, Hematology-Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and the Ben May Cancer Research Department. Major ongoing NIH funded research programs in head and neck cancer at the University of Chicago focus on the biology, molecular diagnosis, prevention and treatment of this disease.