Education Fellowship Residency

ENT residents secure top fellowships

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Four chief residents in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University have been selected for prestigious fellowship programs, pursuing advanced surgical training in head and neck cancer and facial plastic surgery.

Almost 80 percent of WashU’s recent ENT graduates pursue fellowship training, compared to the national average that has ranged from 40 to 60 percent. According to Residency Program Director Judith Lieu, MD, this is a strong indication of the program’s focus on preparing residents for careers in academic medicine.

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Ethan Craig, MD

Fellowship: Head and neck surgery
Location: The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

“I am very excited to be headed to Kansas! They have an incredible team with a strong history of excellent cancer care. I’m looking forward to a great year of training!”

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Jake Lee, MD, MSCI

Fellowship: Head & Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction
Location: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

“After a memorable and foundational six years of residency, I am beyond excited to enter the draft and become a future Head & Neck Oncologic & Reconstructive Surgery fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. I have full confidence that my training and mentorship at WashU will provide an optimal groundwork for a fruitful year of growth and career going forward.”

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Ricardo Ramirez, MD, MSCI

Fellowship: Head & Neck Oncologic & Reconstructive Surgery
Location: Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY

“I am looking forward to joining the head and neck program at Mount Sinai at Beth Israel next year. WashU has provided me with excellent mentorship and training. I am grateful for the opportunity to realize the next steps of my career in New York under the mentorship of Dr. Urken’s team.”

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Sebastian Sciegienka, MD

Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Location: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

“I couldn’t be happier to match at Vanderbilt for the next stage of my training! It is the perfect fit, and I can’t wait for the opportunities that lie ahead.”