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Training future physicians

The surgical experts at the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery are committed to developing the next generation of surgeons.

About our endocrine surgery fellowship

Our endocrine surgery fellowship begins in July 2022. We will have one fellow per year, and the program's duration is one year. The fellowship is run in conjunction with HCA Graduate Education and the University of South Florida.

For more information about our program, contact Tobias Carling, MD, PhD.

What are the objectives of the fellowship?

The goal of our fellowship is to train exceptional endocrine surgeons who will be leaders in their communities. We will do this by providing unparalleled access to advanced endocrine surgical training and research opportunities in the field of endocrine surgery.

Where will the fellowship take place?

Fellowship training will be conducted within our endocrine-surgical hospital. It will emphasize preoperative evaluation, operative skills and long-term management of endocrine disorders.

Who is eligible for the fellowship?

The fellowship is designed for surgeons who seek to develop a career in endocrine surgery. It is open to surgeons who have successfully completed a five-year general surgery residency or a full ear, nose and throat (ENT) residency from a U.S. university.

What is the fellowship structure?

The fellow will see patients four days per week with one day per week reserved for research time. At least three days per week will be in the operating room.

The fellow will actively participate in weekly endocrine multispecialty conferences. Additionally, they will interact extensively with endocrinology, pathology, cytology, radiology and nuclear medicine.

The fellow will participate in clinical and/or translational research. Additionally, under the mentorship of one or more faculty members, the fellow will make substantive contributions to the scientific literature.


Highlights of the fellowship

Our fellowship program seeks to provide access to more thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal cases than any other fellowship. With most other endocrine surgery fellowships offering no more than 350 annual endocrine operations, our fellowship will provide exposure to well over 5000 cases.

Our highly-experienced and skilled surgical staff will provide intensive endocrine surgery training emphasizing multidisciplinary care. Our wealth of endocrine surgical cases will afford the fellow extensive operative experience, combined with advanced techniques that include:

  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Reoperative parathyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy (partial and total)
  • Reoperative thyroidectomy
  • Central and lateral neck dissection for cancer
  • Robotic and transoral thyroidectomy
  • Retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Thyroid ultrasound
  • Fiberoptic laryngoscopy
  • Radio-frequency ablation of thyroid nodules

Our endocrine surgical staff

  • Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS (program director)
    • Previous Chief of Endocrine Surgery at Yale
    • Biography
  • Jim Norman, MD, FACS, FACE
    • Previous Chief of Endocrine Surgery at USF
    • Biography
  • Gary Clayman, MD, DMD, FACS
    • Previous Chairman ENT, Chief of Thyroid Oncology @ MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Biography
  • Hyun Suh, MD, FACS
    • Previous Chief of Endocrine Surgery Mt Sinai
    • Biography
  • Jamie Mitchell, MD, FACS
    • Previous Chief of Endocrine Surgery Cleveland Clinic
    • Biography
  • Rashmi Roy, MD, FACS
    • Previous Chief of Endocrine Surgery Princeton
    • Biography
  • Dan Ruan, MD, FACS
    • Previous Endocrine Fellowship Director Harvard
    • Biography
  • Kevin Parrack, MD, FACS
  • Nate Walsh, MD, FACS
  • Drew Rhodes, MD, FACS
  • Luke Watkins, MD, FACS