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Monthly Skull Base Conference

A monthly skull base conference discusses challenging cases of the lateral and anterior skull base. The conference is attended by neurotology, rhinology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, radiation oncology, and oncology.

Bimonthly Skull Base Grand Rounds

A current skull base topic is presented by faculty and fellows and attended by otolaryngology, neurosurgery, and radiation oncology faculty and residents. The neurotology fellow will give one grand round during the two years.

Otology/Neurotology Case Conference

Upcoming cases at Parkland Hospital and Zale Lipshy University Hospital are presented monthly. Diagnostic testing and treatment plans are discussed.

Temporal Bone Lab

A quarterly temporal bone lab on a two-year curriculum occurs on Saturday mornings. The fellow will be involved with giving lectures and teaching residents.

Conference Day

One Friday every month is a dedicated Friday conference day. The conference day consists of visiting professors, faculty lectures, and grand rounds presentations. Journal club occurs during the conference day.

Cochlear Implant Conference

A monthly cochlear implant conference takes place in conjunction with the cochlear implant audiologists at the University of Texas at Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders. The purpose of the conference is to discuss pediatric cochlear implant candidates in a multidisciplinary setting.


There are extensive opportunities for both basic science and clinical research. The neurotology fellow will be involved in multiple clinical research projects and will be expected to publish a manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal. An optional three-month block can be used during the beginning of the second year if an appropriate basic science project is selected.

Pediatric Airway Lab

A quarterly pediatric airway lab has been added that takes place quarterly. The purpose of this course is to provide hands-on training in pediatric airway foreign body removal and open airway reconstruction.

Head and Neck Oncology

Head and neck oncology case conference teaching sessions – mandatory attendance at all (1st/2nd Wed. at 7/7:15 a.m.). Participate in literature review and teaching.