Martin J. Citardi, MD
Amber Luong, MD, PhD
William Yao, MD

Mission Statement

Our goal is to offer the highest quality 1-year rhinology training program. Through our fellowship training we will help establish leaders who will improve patient care standards, educate others, and perform research. The fellowship provides an intensive rhinologic experience in a tertiary-care academic environment. Particular emphasis is placed upon management of paranasal sinus inflammatory disorders, inhalant allergy, complex frontal sinus disease, revision sinus surgery, cerebrospinal fluid leaks and encephaloceles, and minimally invasive approaches to the paranasal sinuses and skull base for resection of benign and malignant sinonasal neoplasms.


  • One fellow per year for 1 year, with a tentative start date of July 15 each year.
  • Applicants must be either board eligible/certified otolaryngologists in the USA. Applicants must also be eligible for a Texas medical license.
  • Responsible teaching faculty includes Martin J. Citardi, MD, Amber Luong, MD, PhD and William Yao, MD
  • The fellow will run his/her independent clinic for ½ day each week after he/she has been here for at least one quarter. He/she is not expected to carry a large independent caseload but is intended to enhance patient access to exceptional care and to defer costs of the fellowship to the institution.
  • Fellows will be given to preference to perform certain surgical procedures. These include minimally invasive management of skull base lesions, orbital and optic nerve decompressions, and complex frontal sinus disease.
  • The fellow will take attending call from home in the rotation of the staff taking call (approximately 1 day out of every 6 days).
  • Salary and benefits will be commensurate with that of a PGY-6 resident at UT.
  • The fellow will be required to submit at least 1-2 abstracts to a major national meeting each year. This will be related to clinical activity at the clinic and research funding will not be required initially. However as the program matures funding may be sought internally in “bridge projects” or externally.
  • The fellow will be required to: (1) give 1 department grand rounds /year, (2) assist in implementation of CME programs, (3) assist in resident cadaver training dissection, (4) supervise all use of rhinology laboratory dissection materials, (5) serve as a peer reviewer of a minimum of four journal articles per year, (6) attend monthly otolaryngology journal club, (7) attend all Department conferences, (8) attend all otorhinolaryngology grand rounds, (9) supervise residents in clinic and OR, (10) attend all tumor board conferences where lesions of the nose, sinuses, and/or anterior skull base are presented, (11) administer over weekly conference/rounds within the Department, (12) administer to/present at other institutional conferences organized by the Department, and (13) participate in other administrative functions at the discretion of the program faculty.


The Fellowship participates in the Rhinology Match, which is conducted by SF Match, under the auspices of the American Rhinologic Society. All applications must be through SF Match.

For More Information

Please feel free to contact us:
Martin J. Citardi, MD
Amber Luong, MD, PhD
William Yao, MD

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