Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
Duration of Fellowship: 1 year. Graduating fellows will be given the option to extend their contract for up to 3 months in an open-ended fashion at 50% effort, in order to facilitate the job search process.
Number of Available Fellowship Positions: 1
Program Director:
Program Director Email:
Michael W. Yeh MD
myeh@mednet.ucla.edu
Secondary Contact Name:
Secondary Contact Title:
Secondary Contact Email:
Mikah Williams
Administrative Assistant
MikahWilliams@mednet.ucla.edu
Address/Phone: 10833 Le Conte Ave, 72-250 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Phone: (310) 206-0585
Fax: (310) 206-5535
Objectives of the Program: To train the next generation of academic endocrine surgeons, who will lead and advance the field as technically outstanding clinical surgeons, skilled scientific investigators, and stewards of high-quality health care delivery.
Highlights of the Fellowship: UCLA Endocrine Surgery is the leading center for the treatment of endocrine diseases in the Southern California region. The population of our immediate service area is 15 million, and that of our extended service area is 30 million (roughly 1 in 10 Americans). As a referral center for complex and/or reoperative cases, advanced endocrine malignancies, and familial endocrine syndromes, we manage patients from across the United States and abroad.

The fellow will be exposed to a high volume of cases spanning the entire spectrum of complexity. The Endocrine Surgery faculty (Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Avital Harari, Dr. Masha Livhits, and Dr. Kyle Zanocco) complete approximately 800 endocrine cases per year, including thyroidectomy, central and modified radical neck dissection, parathyroidectomy, reoperative thyroid and parathyroid cases, and adrenalectomy (retroperitoneal and transabdominal approaches). The fellow is expected to be involved in roughly one-half of these cases. Fellows will become proficient at performing their own ultrasound and will participate in FNA and laryngoscopy procedures.

This is a 50% clinical, 50% research fellowship. The fellow will operate two full days per week and attend clinic one-half day per week. The remaining time will be devoted to research, educational conferences, and career development. Our active, extramurally-funded research program regularly produces high-impact original research publications that influence the practice of endocrine surgery. The fellow will be supported by strong mentoring, full-time statistical expertise, and outstanding medical students. The fellow will participate in weekly research lab meetings and will run the monthly Endocrine Pathology and Endocrine Tumor Board conferences.

We invite qualified applicants to join our Endocrine Surgery family here in beautiful West Los Angeles, where we will foster your development into an expert endocrine surgeon in an environment that is rigorous, intellectually robust, fast-paced, nurturing, and fun.
International Medical Graduates: Graduates of international medical schools with H1B or J1 visas are eligible to apply for the fellowship.
Special Considerations: Fellows will be required to have a medical license for the State of California and will be required to apply for privileges at the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center.
Program website for More Information: http://surgery.ucla.edu/endocrine-fellowship-training
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Previous Fellows: 2014-15 Fellow
Masha Livhits, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
mlivhits@mednet.ucla.edu

2015-16 Fellow
Kyle Zanocco, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
KZanocco@mednet.ucla.edu

2016-17 Fellow
Feibi Zheng, MD
FeibiZheng@mednet.ucla.edu