Institution: Baylor Scott & White Clinic/Texas A&M HSC
Duration of Fellowship: 1 year - fully funded with a Junior Staff appointment in General Surgery
Number of Available Fellowship Positions: 1
Program Director:
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Terry Lairmore, MD
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Secondary Contact Email:
Robin Wilson
Endocrine Surgery Fellowship Coordinator
Address/Phone: Baylor Scott & White Clinic, Department of Surgery - 7th floor
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76508

Phone: (254) 724-7017
Fax: (254) 724-7489
Objectives of the Program: To train a specialist in the surgical care of endocrine disease, encompassing the scope of thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and endocrine pancreas surgery, to become a leader in either academic surgery or community practice. Fellows will develop expertise in the four cornerstones of the fellowship: outpatient/inpatient care, operative care, research, and teaching.
Highlights of the Fellowship: With outpatient care the fellow will develop expertise in surgeon-directed ultrasound evaluation of thyroid, lymphatic, and parathyroid disease, same day US-directed FNA with immediate cytopathology, and laryngoscopy pre and postop. With at least 300 operative cases the fellow will develop expertise in the day surgery management of thyroid and parathyroid disease, routine central neck LN dissections with as indicated lateral neck LN dissections for thyroid cancer, extensive experience with intraoperative RLN monitoring, minimally invasive thyroid surgery and minimally invasive parathyroid surgery with intraoperative PTH, retroperitoneoscopic or laparoscopic adrenalectomy, and management of familial islet cell tumors of the pancreas. With research the fellow will complete at least 1 major and 1 minor research project for abstract submission to a major surgical meeting and for anticipated publication. As Junior Staff the fellow will be responsible for the clinical instruction and supervision of general surgery residents and Texas A&M medical students.

The facilities for the fellowship include the Baylor Scott & White Clinic, an 1000+ physician, multispecialty, multi-site medical practice centered in Temple, Texas, the principal clinical teaching site for the Texas A&M College of Medicine; and the Central Texas Veterans Hospital and Clinic in Temple, Texas, as the fourth largest VA service area in the country. At the Scott & White Clinic currently >400 endocrine operations are performed yearly with experience in about 300 thyroidectomies, 100 parathyroidectomies, 50 lymph node dissections, and 25 adrenalectomies. Dr. Terry Lairmore as one of the foremost authorities in the surgical evaluation and treatment of MEN syndromes provides expert instruction in related thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and pancreatic endocrine disease.
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Previous Fellows: 2010-2011: Dr. Cortney Lee, University of Kentucky(Lexington)Endocrine Surgery

2011-2012: Dr. Benjamin Sigmond, Ohio State University (Columbus)

2012-2013: Dr. Courtney Quinn, Yale University, Endocrine Surgery

2013-2014: Dr. Cara Govednik, Baylor Scott&White Hillcrest Med Center (Waco)

2014-2015: Dr. Jessica Folek, St. Peter's Hosp.(Albany) Endocrine and Bariatric Surgery

2015-2016: Dr. Courtney Edwards
Memorial HealthCare

2016-2017: Dr. Henry A. Reinhart, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso