School of Dentistry

Oral/Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery Fellowship

Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral/Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery Fellowship

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Oral/Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery Fellowship

Clinical Fellowship Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Goals of Oral/Head and Neck Oncology Surgery Fellowship Program

The goals of the fellowship program are to train Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons to competency in:

  • Management of patients with head and neck pathology. This includes the proficient clinical care of patients with benign and malignant head and neck tumors, including appropriate preoperative evaluation and endoscopy, biopsy techniques including FNA, appropriate use of imaging studies and interpretation. Further preoperative assessment includes the preoperative medical assessment of patients, staging and formulation and defense of surgical treatment plan and decision making.
  • Operative skills related to head and neck surgery including approaches to the facial skeleton, surgical management of the neck, surgical control of the airway, salivary gland surgery. Reconstructive surgery includes the appropriate use of local, regional and free tissue transfer, prosthetic obturators and dental rehabilitation with osseointegrated dental implants.
  • Perioperative and postoperative management of patients after extensive head and neck operations. The fellowship will emphasize the importance of multidisciplinary care of the head and neck surgery patients.
  • Research and the development experience of the skills of an academic surgeon related to education and mentoring.

History of the Fellowship Program

The University of Minnesota Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is pleased to announce an advanced education program in Oral/Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery for one postdoctoral fellow. The start date for the program was July of 2012. The fellowship is 24 months in length and leads to a certificate upon successful completion. The purpose of the fellowship program at the University of Minnesota is to train Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons in all the aspects of Oral/Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and to educate and train the next generation of academic leaders in this field. The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a busy oncology service that offers the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery services, including the surgical management of malignant oral and maxillofacial pathology. The program is designed to provide the trainee with sufficient didactic and clinical training to provide comprehensive surgical treatment for patients with head and neck cancer. The Oral/Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Minnesota is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) as of February 2, 2012. See Accreditation Standards for Clinical Fellowship Training Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Standard 6 – Fellowship Programs, 6-3 Oral/Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, p. 14.

Contact Information

Program Director: Deepak Kademani DMD MD FACS, Associate Professor
E-mail: kadem001@umn.edu

Contact Person: Ellen L. Delmore MLS, Program Coordinator
E-mail: delmo009@umn.edu

Address: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Minnesota
7-174 Moos Tower
515 Delaware Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Telephone: 612-626-5722

Length of Program: 2 years, starting July of 2012.

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