University of Tennessee

Program Director:  Eric Carlson, DMD, MD, FACS

Number of Positions Available Each Year :  1
Required Application Materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae

  2. Three letters of recommendation to include the OMFS program director.

Eligibility Requirements:  

  1. US citizenship is preferred, but not essential.

  2. The MD is preferred but not essential. No license is required.

  3. The applicant must possess an MD and/or DDS/DMD degree and have completed a four- or six-year residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Program Description:   The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers a one-year CODA accredited fellowship in oral/head and neck oncologic surgery focusing on the surgical management of benign and malignant tumors of this anatomic region.  During the program, the fellow gains significant experience in the preoperative workup and operative ablation of patients with oral/head and neck neoplasms, including squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, sarcomas of the jaws, odontogenic tumors, facial skin cancer and salivary gland tumors.  Significant experience is gained in comprehensive and selective neck dissections, mandibular and maxillary resections, parotidectomy, and other ablative procedures.  Immediate and delayed reconstructive surgery techniques, including microvascular reconstruction and pedicled myocutaneous flaps, also comprise the fellow’s clinical experience.  Principles of radiation oncology, medical oncology, basic histopathologic interpretation, and critical care medicine are emphasized during the fellowship experience.  The fellow is expected to become involved in a research project during the year. Other activities include participation in head and neck tumor board meetings.  At the conclusion of the one-year experience, the fellow will be properly equipped to accept a teaching/clinical position in an academic medical center or private practice depending on his or her career interests.