Fellowship Training Programs

We established the first fellowship in Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery within the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1992. In 2001, we established our fellowship in Advanced Craniomaxillofacial and Trauma Surgery.

Our fellows are surgeons who have completed dental school, medical school, and residency and have chosen to pursue additional training in a highly specialized area within Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Our surgeons are often closely shadowed by our fellows and involved in all aspects of patient care, including surgery and outpatient follow-up.

Our fellowship in Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery was the first in the U.S. for oral and maxillofacial surgeons devoted specifically to oncologic surgery. Our fellowship program is known throughout the world for its strong tradition of producing leading academic surgeons. To date, the 27 alumni of our fellowship include three department chairmen, seven residency program directors at major universities, one director of a cancer research institute and one chancellor of a medical university. Four of our alumni also have Ph.D. degrees. Four of our former fellows have also gone on to establish oral/ head and neck cancer fellowships at their respective institutions.

Our fellowship in Advanced Craniomaxillofacial and Trauma Surgery focuses on the development of advanced skills in craniomaxillofacial surgery and trauma management. To date, there have been eight alumni of this program, six of which are in faculty positions in academic institutions and a seventh is a chief of oral and maxillofacial surgery at a major medical center.

If you’re interested in obtaining fellowship training in Oral, Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, please download our information packet. This packet features descriptions of our fellowship, instructions on applying, and timeline for applications, interviews, and the match.

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Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellows:

Head and Neck Oncology:

  • Marcus Couey, MD, DDS 2019-2020

Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgery:

  • Phillip Harrison, MD, DDS 2019-2020

Advanced Craniomaxillofacial Surgery and Trauma:

  • Fairouz Chouikh, DDS 2019-2020

Fellowship Alumni: Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery

Christopher J. Saal, D.D.S., M.D.
1992-93
Houma, Louisiana

Ghali E. Ghali, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S.
1994-95
Shreveport, Louisiana

Robert S. Julian, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S.
1994-95
Fresno, California

Mark Karakourtis, D.D.S., M.D.
1995-96
Austin, Texas

Randall M. Wilk, D.D.S., M.D., Ph.D
1996-97
New Orleans, Louisiana

Thomas Teenier, D.D.S., M.D.
1997-98
Corpus Christi, Texas

Andrew W. Baker, B.D.S., F.D.S. R.C.S. (Eng.), M.D., Ch.B, F.R.C.S.(Eng.) F.R.C.S.(Maxillofacial Surgery)
1998-99
Derby, UK

Jon. D. Holmes, D.M.D., M.D., F.A.C.S.
1999-2000
Birmingham, Alabama

Gerold K. G. Eyrich, M.D., D.M.D., P.H.D.
2000-01
Lachen, Switzerland

Brian L. Schmidt, D.D.S., M.D., P.H.D, F.A.C.S.
2001-02
New York, New York

R. Bryan Bell, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.D.
2002-03
Portland, Oregon

Deepak Kademani, D.M.D., M.D., F.A.C.S.
2003-04
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kevin Arce, D.M.D., M.D., M.C.R., M.A.C.M., F.A.C.S.
2004-05
Rochester, Minnesota

David L. Hirsch, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S.
2005-06
New York, New York

Anthony Siu-Leung Poon, M.D., B.D.S., Ph.D.
2006-07
Fredericton,New Brunswick, Canada

Dimitrios Nikolarakos, B.D.S.C., M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.D.S. (OMFS), F.R.C.S. (Eng.) (OMFS)
2007-08
Brisbane, Australia

Curtis Gregoire, D.D.S., M.D.
2008-09
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Tuan G. Bui, M.D., D.M.D., F.A.C.S.
2009-11
Portland, Oregon

Graham Cobb, B.S.C., D.D.S., M.D., M.S.C., F.R.C.D.
2010-11
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Jonathan Shum, D.D.S., M.D.
2011-12
Houston, Texas

Etern Park, D.D.S., M.D.
2011-13
Wilmington, Delaware

Allen Cheng, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S.
2012-14
Portland, Oregon

Ashish Patel, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S.
2013-15
Portland, Oregon

Yedeh Ying, D.M.D., M.D.
2014-16
Birmingham, Alabama

Felix Sim, B.D.S., M.B.B.S., M.F.D.S.(Eng), F.R.A.C.D.S.
2015-2017
Melbourne, Australia

Arshad Kaleem, D.M.D., M.D.
2016-17
Miami, Florida

Baber Khatib, D.D.S., M.D.
2017-18
Charleston, South Carolina

Chi Viet, D.D.S., M.D.
2018-2019
Loma Linda, Californi

Alumni Fellows: Advanced Craniomaxillofacial Surgery and Trauma

R. Bryan Bell, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.D.
Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Cosmetic Surgery Fellow, 2001-02

Shahrokh C. Bagheri D.M.D., M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.D.
Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Cosmetic Surgery Fellow, 2003-04

Tony Li, D.D.S., M.D.
Craniomaxillofacial Trauma/ Research Fellow, 2014-15

Melissa Amundson, D.D.S.
2015-16
Portland, Oregon

Karl Cuddy, M.D., D.D.S.
2016-2017
Toronto, Canada

Baber Khatib, D.D.S., M.D.
2016-17
Charleston, South Carolina

Akshay Govind, D.M.D., M.D.
2017-18
Portland, Oregon

Elizaveta Rogol, D.M.D., M.D.
2017-18
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Marshall Newman, D.M.D.
2018-2019
Orlando, Florida

Alumni Fellows: Immuno-Oncology Research

Marcus Couey, DDS, MD
2018-2019