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:

Sophie Y. Dream, MD
[email protected]

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

Carolyn Campeaux
Program Manager
[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 nine 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 two 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.

Average Thyroid Case Volume: 170
Average Parathyroid Case Volume: 180
Average Adrenal Case Volume: 50

Neuroendocrine Tumors (NET):

Number of evaluation & management of NET (enteric and pancreatic only) cases per year: 4
Number of operative NET (enteric and pancreatic only) cases per year: 4
Number of NET case discussions per year: 4

The fellow has the option to participate in a Multidisciplinary NET (enteric and pancreatic only) Tumor Board.

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

 Our program cannot accept any international candidates at this time.

Fellow must be American Board of Surgery eligible or certified:


Fellow must obtain a full (unrestricted) state license:

Yes - Wisconsin with privileges at Clement Zablocki Veterans Administration Center, in addition to several other non-governmental institutions.

Special Considerations:

Our AAES Endocrine Surgery Fellow is hired as a "Clinical Instructor" and NOT considered part of a GME-sponsored program.


Program Website for More Information:

Program Twitter:

@MCWSurgery, @MCWEndoSurg, and @MCWSurgOnc

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Previous Fellows:

Patrick T. Hangge, MD
General Surgeon
Allina Health
Minneapolis, MN

Marisa A. Bartz-Kurycki, MD, MS
General Surgery, Endocrine
James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital/University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Olivia M. DeLozier, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN

Lily B. Hsieh, MD
General Surgeon
Advocate Medical Group
Elgin, IL

Carrie B. Carsello, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
New Britain, CT

Azadeh A. Carr, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Keck Medicine of USC
Pasadena, CA

Victoria Lai, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC

Adwoa Opoku-Boateng, MD, FACS
Endocrine Surgery Specialist
Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA

Diana I. Ortiz, MD, FACS
Endocrine/General Surgeon
Vidant Health
Kenansville, NC

Kathryn Coan, MD, FACS
Endocrine/General Surgeon
Dignity Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

Emily E.K. Murphy, MD, FACS
General Surgeon
Surgical Institute of South Dakota
Sioux Falls, SD

Ioanna Mazotas, MD
Endocrine/General Surgeon
Mission Surgery
Asheville, NC