Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Duration of Fellowship: One-year clinical fellowship
Number of Available Fellowship Positions: 1
Program Director:
Program Director Email:
Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH
Secondary Contact Name:
Secondary Contact Title:
Secondary Contact Email:
Carol Vespalec
Administrative Assistant
Address/Phone: Department of Surgery
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Phone: 414-805-5755
Fax: 414-805-5771
Objectives of the Program: To provide advanced training and research opportunities within the field of Endocrine Surgery. Graduating fellows are expected to understand the multidisciplinary approach to endocrine tumors and disorders, including evaluation and management, operative approach, and follow-up.

Highlights of the Fellowship: This program is a collaborative program between Endocrine Surgery (Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology) and Head and Neck Surgery (Department of Otolaryngology). The fellow will spend 7-8 months working with the Endocrine Surgery faculty (Dr. Douglas Evans, Dr. Tracy Wang, Dr. Tina Yen, and Dr. Azadeh Carr) and 2 months working with the Head and Neck Surgery faculty (Dr. Bruce Campbell, Dr. Becky Massey, and Dr. Michael Stadler). The remainder of the fellowship will be spent with participating faculty the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Clinical Nutrition.

The fellow will perform 150 - 200 major surgical endocrine cases during the period of surgical training. Cases include, but are not limited to thyroidectomy and cervical lymph node dissection, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, reoperative surgery of the neck, and open and laparoscopic adrenalectomy (retroperitoneal and transabdominal approaches). Fellows will also have the opportunity to perform and become proficient in FNA and fiberoptic laryngoscopy. The fellow will have an independent Endocrine Surgery clinic at the Veterans Administration Hospital.

In addition to departmental and institutional conferences, the fellow will participate in the weekly Endocrine Surgery research meeting and will have exposure to the principles of conducting clinical research, scientific communications, surgical education, research ethics and management.
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 Wisconsin and will be required to apply for privileges at the Clement Zablocki Veterans Administration Center, in addition to several other non-governmental institutions.
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Program Twitter Account: @MCWEndoSurg and @MCWSurgOnc
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Previous Fellows: 2011 - 2012
Carrie B. Carsello, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Albany Medical College
Albany, NY

2012 - 2013:
Azadeh A. Carr, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

2013 - 2014:
Victoria Lai, MD
Virginia Hospital Center
Arlington, VA

2013 - 2014:
Adwoa Opoku-Boateng, MD
Ochsner Clinic
New Orleans, LA

2014 - 2015:
Diana I. Ortiz, MD
Bay Surgical Group
Miami, FL

2015 - 2016:
Kathryn Coan, MD
Dignity Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

2017 - 2017:
Emily E. Murphy, MD