Baylor Scott & White Clinic/Texas A&M HSC



Baylor Scott & White Clinic/Texas A&M HSC

Duration of Fellowship:

1 year - fully funded with a Junior Staff appointment in General Surgery/Surgical Oncology

Number of Available Fellowship Positions:


Program Director:
Program Director Email:

Stacey Milan, M.D.
[email protected]

Secondary Contact Name:
Secondary Contact Title:
Secondary Contact Email:

Robin Wilson
Endocrine Surgery Fellowship Coordinator
[email protected]


Baylor Scott & White Clinic, Department of Surgery - 7th floor MS-01-712
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76508

Phone: (254) 724-7315
Fax: (254) 724-4650

Objectives of the Program:

To train a specialist in the surgical care of endocrine disease, encompassing the scope of thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and endocrine pancreas surgery, to become a leader in either academic surgery or community practice. Fellows will develop expertise in the four cornerstones of the fellowship: outpatient/inpatient care, operative care, research, and teaching.

Highlights of the Fellowship:

With outpatient care the fellow will develop expertise in surgeon-directed ultrasound evaluation of thyroid, lymphatic, and parathyroid disease, same day US-directed FNA with immediate cytopathology, and laryngoscopy pre and postop. With at least 300 operative cases the fellow will develop expertise in the day surgery management of thyroid and parathyroid disease, routine central neck LN dissections with as indicated lateral neck LN dissections for thyroid cancer, extensive experience with intraoperative RLN monitoring, minimally invasive thyroid surgery and minimally invasive parathyroid surgery with intraoperative PTH, retroperitoneoscopic or laparoscopic adrenalectomy, and management of familial islet cell tumors of the pancreas. With research the fellow will complete at least 1 major and 1 minor research project for abstract submission to a major surgical meeting and for anticipated publication. As Junior Staff the fellow will be responsible for the clinical instruction and supervision of general surgery residents and Texas A&M medical students.

The facilities for the fellowship include the Baylor Scott & White Clinic, an 1000+ physician, multispecialty, multi-site medical practice centered in Temple, Texas, the principal clinical teaching site for the Texas A&M College of Medicine; and the Central Texas Veterans Hospital and Clinic in Temple, Texas, as the fourth largest VA service area in the country. At the Baylor Scott & White Clinic currently >400 endocrine operations are performed yearly with experience in about 300 thyroidectomies, 100 parathyroidectomies, 50 lymph node dissections, and 25 adrenalectomies.

International Medical Graduates:

Fellows in BSWH programs who are not United States citizens must have lawful permanent resident (LPR) status or a nonimmigrant visa that is appropriate for graduate medical education. The accepted visa is the J-1 visa, sponsored by the ECFMG.

Special Considerations:

Since the fellowship is a junior faculty and fully funded institutional appointed position, a full Texas Medical License is required before arriving to begin the fellowship. The license must be in place and active for the full length of the fellowship. Because of the lengthy process of obtaining a full Texas Medical License, an application should be completed and submitted to the Texas Medical Board at least eight months prior to the projected start date of the fellowship each year.

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Previous Fellows:

2010-2011: Dr. Cortney Lee, University of Kentucky Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, KY

2011-2012: Dr. Benjamin Sigmond, Penn State Health, Reading, PA

2012-2013: Dr. Courtney Quinn Gibson, Yale University, Endocrine Surgery

2013-2014: Dr. Cara Govednik, Baylor S&W Health/Round Rock, TX

2014-2015: Dr. Jessica Folek, Sacred Heart Medical Center; Springfield, OR

2015-2016: Dr. Courtney Edwards
Hollywood, FL

2016-2017: Dr. Henry A. Reinhart, UT Rio Grande Valley; Edinburg, TX

2017-2018: Dr. Rebekah Campbell, CHI Health; Council Bluffs, IA

2018-2019: Dr. Victoria J. W. Lyness; Endocrine and General Surgery; Valley Health Winchester Surgical Clinic; Winchester, VA

2019-2020: Dr. Britton Mehr