Medical College of Wisconsin



Medical College of Wisconsin

Duration of Fellowship:

1-year clinical fellowship

Number of Available Fellowship Positions:


Program Director:
Program Director Email:

Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH
[email protected]

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

Carol Vespalec
Administrative Assistant
[email protected]


Department of Surgery
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Phone: 414-955-1457
Fax: 414-955-0197

Objectives of the Program:

To provide advanced training and research opportunities within the field of Endocrine Surgery. Graduating fellows are expected to understand the multidisciplinary approach to endocrine tumors and disorders, including evaluation and management, operative approach, and follow-up.

Highlights of the Fellowship:

This program is a collaborative program between Endocrine Surgery (Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology) and Head and Neck Surgery (Department of Otolaryngology). The fellow will spend 9 months on the Surgical Oncology Breast and Endocrine Service with the Endocrine Surgery faculty (Douglas Evans, MD, Sophie Dream, MD, Tracy Wang, MD, MPH, and Tina Yen, MD, MS) and 2 months on the Head and Neck Surgery Service with faculty from the Department of Otolaryngology (Bruce Campbell, MD, Becky Massey, MD, Michael Stadler, MD, and Jonathan Zenga, MD). During these months, the fellow will also have exposure to the Voice Clinic and work with Joel Blumin, MD and Jonathan Bock, MD. One month is spent with participating faculty in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Clinical Nutrition.

The fellow will perform over 200 major surgical endocrine cases during the period of surgical training. Cases include, but are not limited to thyroidectomy and cervical lymph node dissection, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, reoperative surgery of the neck, and open and minimally invasive (robotic and laparoscopic) adrenalectomy (retroperitoneal and transabdominal approaches). Fellows will also have the opportunity to perform and become proficient in FNA and fiberoptic laryngoscopy. The fellow will have an independent Endocrine Surgery clinic at the Veterans Administration Hospital.

In addition to departmental and institutional conferences, the fellow will participate in the weekly Endocrine Surgery research meeting and will have exposure to the principles of conducting clinical research, scientific communications, surgical education, research ethics and management.

International Medical Graduates:

At this time, we are unable to accept applications from international applicants.

Special Considerations:

Fellows will be required to have a medical license for the State of Wisconsin and will be required to apply for privileges at the Clement Zablocki Veterans Administration Center, in addition to several other non-governmental institutions.

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Program Twitter:

@MCWSurgery, @MCWEndoSurg, and @MCWSurgOnc

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Previous Fellows:

Listed by fellowship year and subsequent post-fellowship employment.

2011 - 2012
Carrie B. Carsello, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Albany Medical College
Albany, NY

2012 - 2013:
Azadeh A. Carr, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

2013 - 2014:
Victoria Lai, MD
Virginia Hospital Center
Arlington, VA

2013 - 2014:
Adwoa Opoku-Boateng, MD
Ochsner Clinic
New Orleans, LA

2014 - 2015:
Diana I. Ortiz, MD
Bay Surgical Group
Miami, FL

2015 - 2016:
Kathryn Coan, MD
Dignity Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

2016 - 2017:
Emily E. Murphy, MD
Surgical Institute of South Dakota

2017 - 2018:
Ioanna Mazotas, MD
Asheville, NC

2018 - 2019
Lily Hsieh, MD
Advocate Medical Group
Elgin, IL