Online Fellowship in Head & Neck Surgery and Oncology

Program Director Jatin Shah has led MSK’s Head and Neck Surgical Service

In collaboration with the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center offers a two-year online fellowship in head and neck surgery and oncology. This fellowship is open to board-qualified surgeons in their home country, anywhere in the world. The course of study requires self-learning through a structured course curriculum developed by an international committee of surgeons, including those from Memorial Sloan Kettering, with quarterly online exams. During the fellowship, candidates are also required to complete a two-month observership at one of the 35 approved observership sites around the globe followed by an oral examination before an international panel.

Upon successful completion of the program, the fellow receives a certificate in head and neck surgery and oncology, issued jointly by Memorial Sloan Kettering and the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies. 


Applicants must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Minimum of five years of surgical training and board certification or its equivalent in their country of residence, in the specialty of general surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, maxillofacial surgery, or a similar field
  • Current engagement in head and neck surgery training or practice
  • Certification and letter of support from the head of the institution where the candidate conducts his or her clinical activities
  • A complete list of operative procedures performed during the preceding year, showing a significant proportion (greater than 50 percent) of head and neck cancer/tumor cases, where the candidate was either the operating surgeon or first assistant
  • The candidates must be currently engaged in active clinical surgery.
  • Personal statement demonstrating the candidate’s commitment to the program as well as future career goals

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the application available through IFHNOS.


September 15, 2015

Start Date

October 1, 2015

Program Director