Graduate Medical Education (GME): Endocrine Clinical & Research Surgery Fellowship

Fellowship Program Director: Naris Nilubol, MD

Fellowship Assistant Program Director: Electron Kebebew, MD

The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Endocrine Oncology Branch's Clinical and Research Fellowship program trains surgeons committed to academic careers. The primary goal of the fellowship is to train academic surgeons. Trainees will develop expertise in basic science, translational and clinical research, and in the surgical management of endocrine neoplasms. The fellowship is a two-year program.

Program Structure
Fellows rotate on the clinical endocrine surgical service and provide consultation and treatment for patients with neoplasms of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal gland, or neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas and gastrointestinal track who are enrolled in research protocols within the NIH Clinical Center, a 200-bed hospital located on campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In addition, the first year of clinical training will include weekly multidisciplinary patient management conferences, training in ultrasound-guided thyroid biopsy and cytology, weekly radiology rounds, grand rounds and journal club, and pathology rounds, and a six-month lecture series on common Endocrine disorders. For the research component, the fellow is expected to develop a basic or translational research project with a principal investigator to be conducted in state-of-the-art research facilities. The fellow will have the opportunity to take didactic coursework relevant to his/her research projects and interests. The fellow will have weekly research meeting with their principal investigator and will have an opportunity to present work in progress at weekly research meetings.

Additional Information

Please visit the NCI Center for Cancer Research Endocrine Oncology Branch website for additional information.

Application Information

The fellowship program accepts applications and identifies qualified applicants year round. Applications consisting on an updated curriculum vitae and letters of reference should be submitted directly to the program director. For more information, applicants should contact Dr. Naris Nilubol by email  at or by phone: 301-594-8597. Two positions per year are available for this two-year fellowship program, with a potential option for a third year of additional research work depending on their performance.