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Sino-Nasal Disorders & Allergy Fellowship Program

About the Program

The one year Fellowship in Sino-nasal Disorders and Allergy provides comprehensive instruction and supervised operating room and office-based training in all aspects of medical and surgical treatment of rhinosinusitis and allergic rhinitis.

Attendance at the skull base courses and endoscopic sinus surgery courses is encouraged. Rotations with other members of the Division of Sino-nasal Disorders and Allergy are available.

Office-Based Procedures 1 day/month​
Operating Room 2 days/week​
Clinic Responsibilities 1 day/week supervised, plus .5 day/week on their own​*
Case Load​ There is a large office-based procedural load. Complex cases involving revision and primary hyperplastic eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis and adult cystic fibrosis patients and septoplasty/turbinate reduction, comprise the majority of outpatient operative cases. Additional exposure to skull base procedures and routine sino-nasal surgery is available.​
Call Responsibilities​ Fellows will participate in the general call schedule, approximately seven weeks a year.​
Research​ The Fellow is expected to participate as a co-investigator in industry and academically sponsored research trials. 80% percent of the time is devoted to clinical endeavors with approximately 20% of the fellowship devoted to teaching and research responsibilities. The Fellow will be expected to assist on current research projects and to write several scholarly papers.​
Benefits Full University of Pittsburgh/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center benefits plus travel/continuing medical education meeting allowance.​

*after a six-week introductory period.

Hands-on training in the allergy clinic of at least 20 hours is also expected. 

Candidates should apply only if they are eligible for:

  • Unrestricted Pennsylvania Medical License
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Certificate
  • Medicare provider number
  • US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) authorization for employment (work visa).
Candidates should have completed a residency in Otolaryngology.
Appointment Level Visiting Instructor​
Operating Priviledges Yes​
Resident Supervision​ Yes​
Accreditation​ No​

Fellowship Director:

Dr. Berrylin J. Ferguson
Division of Sino-Nasal Disorders and Allergy
Department of Otolaryngology
UPMC Mercy
Building B – Suite 11500
1400 Locust Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Telephone: 412-232-8989
Fax: 412-232-8525

Application Deadline: February 2nd

Start Date: July 1st  

How To Apply

For more information on how to apply to the Sino-Nasal Disorders & Allergy fellowship, email Nancy Szablewski or call 412-232-8989.

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