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Endocrine Surgery Fellowship

The Endocrine Surgery Fellowship program in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin is an AAES-accredited one-year, multidisciplinary clinical fellowship program. The program is designed to provide advanced training and research opportunities in disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands to board-eligible or board-certified general surgeons. Fellowship graduates will have demonstrated proficiency in the assessment, surgical treatment, and surveillance of benign and malignant thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal conditions, in addition to gastrointestinal and pancreas neuroendocrine tumors. The graduate will be prepared to practice Endocrine Surgery with a multidisciplinary approach to endocrine tumors and disorders, including evaluation and management, operative approach, and follow-up care.
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Why become a fellow at MCW

As a major academic medical center, and the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area, the Medical College of Wisconsin is a distinguished leader in the advanced training of physicians, researchers, pharmacists and health professionals. Together with its top-tier partner institutions, the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH) puts you at the forefront of advancement that’s improving the vitality of society.
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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants to the Endocrine Surgery Fellowship must meet the following requirements:

  • At the time of entry into the fellowship program, all applicants will be board eligible or board certified general surgeons under the auspices of the American Board of Surgery
  • Applicants must have passed each of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) steps
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada must have a valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

Special Considerations

  • Candidates must be eligible to obtain licensure to practice medicine in the State of Wisconsin. A valid license to practice medicine in the State of Wisconsin must be obtained prior to the start the fellowship year
  • The candidate must be eligible to obtain their DEA Certificate prior to beginning of the fellowship
  • The fellow will be required to apply for privileges at the Clement Zablocki Veterans Administration Center, in addition to several other non-governmental institutions

International Medical Graduates

Due to current limitations, we are unfortunately unable to accept applications from applicants with visa requirements.

Program Overview
  • The Endocrine Surgery Fellowship is an AAES-accredited one-year, multidisciplinary clinical fellowship program
  • One fellow is accepted into the program annually
  • The fellowship is a collaborative program between Endocrine Surgery (Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology) and Head and Neck Surgery (Department of Otolaryngology).
  •  Rotations:
    • Endocrine Surgery – 9 months
    • Head and Neck Surgery – 2 months
    • Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Clinical Nutrition – 1 month
  • Fellows are considered members of faculty and are funded as an Instructor in the Department of Surgery. As an Instructor, fellows are expected to:
    • Participate in medical student and resident education
    • Participate in clinical, education, and/or basic science research
    • Participate in scholarly activity at the local, regional, and national level
Clinical Experience
  • The fellow will:
    • Perform over 200 major surgical endocrine cases during the period of surgical training. Cases include, but are not limited to:
      • Thyroidectomy and cervical lymph node dissection
      • Parathyroidectomy-minimally invasive and bilateral exploration
      • Advance thyroid operations-including thyroid malignancies, substernal goiters
      • Modified lateral neck dissections
      • Reoperative surgery of the neck
      • Open and minimally invasive (robotic and laparoscopic) adrenalectomy (retroperitoneal and transabdominal approaches)
    • Perform and become proficient in cervical ultrasound, thyroid fine-needle aspiration (FNA), and fiberoptic laryngoscopy
    • Have the opportunity to perform and become proficient in thyroid radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
    • Have an independent Endocrine Surgery Clinic at the Milwaukee VA Hospital
Curriculum

The AAES Comprehensive Endocrine Surgery Fellowship Curriculum (PDF) will be covered over the course of the year.

  • Weekly:
    • Endocrine Surgery Fellow Weekly Curriculum Conference
    • Endocrine Research Conference
    • Surgical Oncology – Breast/Endocrine Case Conference
    • Department of Surgery Morbidity and Mortality Conference
    • Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
    • Division of Research/Department of Surgery Research Conference
  • Bi-Weekly:
    • Endocrine Neoplasia Disposition Conference
  • SSO National Video Conference Series
  • AAES Annual Meeting
Research

The fellow will participate in the weekly Endocrine Surgery Research Meeting and have exposure to the principles of conducting clinical research, scientific communications, surgical education, research ethics and management.

Fellows are expected to actively engage in Endocrine Surgery Research to exceed the requirements set by the AAES. Opportunities are provided through:

  • Robust divisional disease-site specific databases in addition to access to national disease-site specific databases
  • Support by departmental statisticians and IRB coordinator
  • Mentorship through weekly Endocrine Surgery Research Meetings
Faculty

Endocrine Surgery

Douglas B. Evans, MD
Donald C. Ausman Family Foundation Professor of Surgery; Professor, Surgical Oncology; Chair, Department of Surgery
Training: Boston University School of Medicine, MA (MD), Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NH (Internship and General Surgery Residency), University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX (Surgical Oncology Fellowship)

Sophie Y. Dream, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Training: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH (MD), Henry Ford Hospital, MI (General Surgery Residency), University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL (Endocrine Surgery Fellowship), Medical College of Wisconsin (MPH candidate)

Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH
Professor of Surgery
Training: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY (MD), Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY (General Surgery Residency), Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, NY (MPH), Yale University School of Medicine, CT (Endocrine Surgery Fellowship)

Tina Wei-Fang Yen, MD, MS
Professor of Surgery
Training: Harvard Medical School, MA (MD), University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, WA (General Surgery Residency), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX (Surgical Oncology Fellowship), Medical College of Wisconsin, WI (MS in Epidemiology)

Head and Neck Surgery

Bruce H. Campbell, MD, FACS
Professor, Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Reconstruction
Training: Rush University, IL (MD), Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, WI (Otolaryngology Residency), MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX (Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship)

Becky L. Massey, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Reconstruction
Training: Medical College of Wisconsin, WI (MD), University of Utah, UT (Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery Residency), Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, TN (Head & Neck Surgical Oncology/Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship)

Michael E. Stadler, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Reconstruction
Training: University of Wisconsin Medical School, WI (MD), University of North Carolina, NC (Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery Residency), Washington University School of Medicine, MO (Head and Neck Oncology Fellowship)

Jonathan Zenga, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Reconstruction
Training: Washington University School of Medicine, MO (MD), Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, MO (Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery Residency), Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School, MA (Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Skullbase Surgery, and Microvascular Reconstruction Fellowship)

Voice Clinic

Joel H. Blumin, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Laryngology & Professional Voice
Training: University of Iowa College of Medicine, IA (MD), UCLA Medical Center, CA (Head and Neck Surgery Residency), UCLA Medical Center, CA (Laryngology-Voice Disorders & Bronchoesophagology Fellowship)

Jonathan Bock, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Laryngology & Professional Voice
Training: Medical College of Wisconsin, WI (MD), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, IA (General Surgery Internship), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, IA (Research Fellowship in Otolaryngology), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, IA (Otolaryngology Residency), Vanderbilt Voice Center, TN (Laryngology Fellowship)

Fellows

Current

Olivia DeLozier, MD

Previous

Lily B. Hsieh, MD
General Surgeon
Advocate Medical Group
Elgin, IL

Ioanna Mazotas, MD
Endocrine/General Surgeon
Mission Surgery
Asheville, NC

Emily E.K. Murphy, MD, FACS
General Surgeon
Surgical Institute of South Dakota
Sioux Falls, SD

Kathryn Coan, MD, FACS
Endocrine/General Surgeon
Dignity Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

Diana I. Ortiz, MD, FACS
Endocrine/General Surgeon
Vidant Health
Kenansville, NC

Adwoa Opoku-Boateng, MD, FACS
Endocrine Surgery Specialist
Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA

Victoria Lai, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC

Azadeh A. Carr, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Keck Medicine of USC
Pasadena, CA

Carrie B. Carsello, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Albany, NY

Application and Matching

The MCW Endocrine Surgery Fellowship participates in the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) Fellowship Match Program. The AAES application site opens for each upcoming match cycle in February.

To apply, the following items will be required:

  • A credit card to pay the $125 (USD) application fee
  • Citizenship/Visa information (if not a U.S. citizen)
  • ABSITE scores
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Portrait photo (.jpg only)
  • Reference names and contact information for three letters of recommendation
MCW Employment Benefits

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Benefit Package (PDF) is designed to recognize the diverse needs of our workforce. Our package offers:

  • Competitive and comprehensive benefit options
  • A program that considers individual needs
  • Plans to help ensure long-term financial security for you and your family
 

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Contact Information

Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH
Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Section of Endocrine Surgery
Vice-Chair Strategic and Professional Development
Program Director, Endocrine Surgery Fellowship


Sophie Dream, MD
Sophie Y. Dream, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Program Director, Endocrine Surgery Fellowship

Carolyn Campeaux
Carolyn Campeaux
Program Manager, Endocrine Surgery Fellowship
(414) 955-1777

Medical College of Wisconsin
Division of Surgical Oncology
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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