Head & Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, and Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery Fellowship

THANC selects 1 fellow per year to receive funding for a full-range, hands-on experience in surgical oncology, microvascular and reconstructive surgical techniques, and multidisciplinary patient management accredited at Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Institute for Head, Neck, and Thyroid Cancers. The American Head & Neck Society (AHNS) accredited this program in 2010.

Samuel Rubin, MD

Current Fellow 2022–23

Sam graduated from Boston University in 2017 where he was a member of the accelerated seven-year combined BA/MD program. He also obtained a Masters in Public Health from Boston University with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He subsequently completed a residency in Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery at Boston University where he received numerous awards including the resident research award, the Jalisi excellence in teaching award, and the Kenneth Grundfast professionalism award. His research interests include evaluating socioeconomic factors as a predictor of oncologic outcomes in head and neck cancer, and evaluating the use of narcotics in the postoperative setting.

Ricardo Ramirez, MD

Fellow 2023–24

Dr. Ricardo Ramirez attended medical school at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. He went on to complete an internship in General Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis before joining the Department of Otolaryngology there for his residency. During residency, he completed two years of dedicated research under the mentorship of Dr. Jose Zevallos, and received a Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation. He has served on several hospital committees to improve patient safety, resident education, and physician wellness. His research has focused on biomarkers of molecular residual disease in HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer.