Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine



Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Duration of Fellowship:

1 year 

Number of Available Fellowship Positions:


Program Director:
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Associate Program Director:


Aarti Mathur MD, FACS
[email protected]

Lilah Morris-Wiseman MD, FACS (beginning 9/1)

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Katy Bender
Fellowship Coordinator
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Blalock 606
600 N. Wolfe
St. Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone: 410-614-1197
Fax: 410-502-1891

Objectives of the Program:

To provide advanced training in Endocrine Surgery to surgeons who wish to pursue a career in this field. Fellows will develop mastery of the preoperative evaluation, intra-operative techniques, postoperative management, and pathophysiology associated with the care of patients with endocrine surgical disorders.

Highlights of the Fellowship:

We offer a comprehensive, integrated program organized according to a formal curriculum and overseen by Dr. Aarti Mathur and Dr. Lilah Morris-Wiseman. Participating departments and divisions include Endocrine Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Endocrinology, Cytopathology, Ultrasonography, and Nuclear Medicine. The annual caseload is comprised of over 750 thyroidectomies, parathyroidectomies and neck dissections, 30-40 adrenalectomies, and 10-20 gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumor resections. Additional advanced techniques in which the fellow will become proficient include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy, laryngoscopy, neck ultrasonography, and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration. The fellow will play a leadership role in organizing and overseeing our weekly endocrine surgery teaching conferences and will actively participate in our regular multi-disciplinary thyroid and adrenal case conferences. The fellow will also develop and execute clinical research projects as well as prepare associated abstracts/manuscripts for submission to professional academic meetings and peer-reviewed scientific journals.

International Medical Graduates -  our program is able to accept a fellow who:

 holds an immigrant visa, J-1 visa, H1-B (must complete ACGME accredited program and has sufficient time left on their H1-B visa for the fellowship)

Fellow must be American Board of Surgery eligible or certified:


Fellow must obtain a full (unrestricted) state license:

Yes - Maryland - Washington D.C.

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Previous Fellows:

Emad Kandil, MD 2007; Edward G. Schlieder Chair in Surgical Oncology; Associate Professor of Surgery, Otolaryngology and Medicine; Chief, Endocrine Surgery Section, Department of Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Shane Morita, MD 2008; Assistant Clinic Professor, Clinical and Translational Research Program University of Hawaii Cancer Center; Assistant Clinical Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine University of Hawaii at Manoa; Director of Surgical Oncology Research Program, The Queen's Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI Surgery at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

Erin Felger, MD 2009; Assistant Professor Clinical Surgery Georgetown University, Department of Surgery at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

Nephtali Gomez, MD 2010: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director of the Surgery Clerkship medical student program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Rashmi Roy, MD 2011: Clayman Thyroid Institute Tampa, Florida.

Konstantinos Makris, MD 2012: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine

Maher Ghanem, MD 2013: Assistant Professor of Surgery, CMU College of Medicine

Aarti Mathur, MD 2014: Assistant Professor of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Stacie Kahan, MD 2015: Endocrine Surgeon at White Plains Hospital Physician Associates

Megha Suri, MD 2016: Endocrine & General Surgeon at Lakeshore Health, Ontario.

Farah Karipineni, MD,MPH 2017: Assistant Professor of Surgery, UCSF, Fresno

Eyas Alkhalili, MD 2018: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC-EP)

Jessica Shank, MD 2019: Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

Vincent Gemma 2020; General/Endocrine Surgeon, Major Health Partners, Shelbybille, IN