Laryngology faculty and residents in the OR

Fellowship: Laryngology

The UW Laryngology fellowship year provides a truly comprehensive experience in the evaluation and management of all three domains of laryngology: voice, swallowing, and airway. The fellowship is particularly strong in diagnostic and therapeutic neurolaryngology as well as in airway stenosis and in the management of laryngeal cancer. 

The fellow will also be responsible for working with and teaching residents clinical and surgical management of complex laryngology cases. A number of collaborative services are available for educational experiences, including a rich partnership with top-notch speech language pathologists, radiographic and esophageal physiology testing, and tumor board.  Candidates must be a board eligible graduate of a certified training program in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. The fellow will be selected after a review of past educational performance supplemented with personal interviews by the faculty. One fellow is accepted every year. Interested applicants should send a cover letter outlining their interest, career goals, and experience in laryngology along with their CV.

Clinical sites 

University of Washington Medical Center

1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 356515
Seattle, WA 98195-6515
Phone: (206) 598-3300

The University of Washington Medical Center is a 529-bed, tertiary-care referral center that consistently ranks as one of the best hospitals by US News & World Report.


Program Director:  Albert L. Merati, MD

Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 356515
Seattle, WA 98195-6515
Phone: (206) 543-5662
Fax: (206) 543-5152

Program Coordinator: Carol Burleson
Please contact via email:

Other Parallel Fellowships: Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Surgery, Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery

Total Number of Positions Available per Year: One (1-year) position.

Faculty Involved with the Fellowship: 
Albert L. Merati, MD
John Paul (JP) Giliberto, MD
Tanya K. Meyer, MD

Our Fellows