Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine



Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Duration of Fellowship:

1 year 

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Aarti Mathur MD, FACS
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Lilah Morris-Wiseman MD, FACS
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Katy Bender
Fellowship Coordinator
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Blalock 606
600 N. Wolfe
St. Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone: 410-614-1197
Fax: 410-502-1891

Objectives of the Program:

To provide advanced training in Endocrine Surgery to surgeons who wish to pursue a career in this field. Fellows will develop mastery of the preoperative evaluation, intra-operative techniques, postoperative management, and pathophysiology associated with the care of patients with endocrine surgical disorders. Our fellows are prepared to work in diverse practice environments and have been successful in academic endocrine surgery and in private practice.

Highlights of the Fellowship:

Johns Hopkins Hospital is a world-class facility with collaborative, internationally recognized multidisciplinary expertise. We offer a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary integrated program with a formal curriculum which is overseen by Dr. Aarti Mathur and Dr. Lilah Morris-Wiseman. Participating departments and divisions include Endocrine Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Endocrinology, Cytopathology, Ultrasonography, Urology, and Nuclear Medicine. The annual caseload is comprised of over 750 thyroidectomies, parathyroidectomies and neck dissections, 50-60 laparoscopic and open adrenalectomies including posterior retroperitoneal approach, and the option to participate in gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumor resections. The fellow will encounter both straightforward cases - working in ambulatory surgery centers and a hospital-based outpatient center - and complex endocrinological and surgical problems. We frequently evaluate and treat patients with hereditary genetic diseases and perform initial and reoperative surgery.  Advanced techniques which the fellow has an opportunity to learn include neck ultrasonography, ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration, endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy, laryngoscopy, radiofrequency ablation, and robotic adrenalectomy. Additional highlights of the fellowship include participation in regular multidisciplinary tumor boards including adrenal, thyroid/parathyroid, and neuroendocrine. The fellow will play a leadership role in organizing and overseeing our weekly endocrine surgery teaching conferences and will actively participate in our regular multi-disciplinary thyroid and adrenal case conferences. The fellow will work within Collaborative Research in Endocrine Surgery (CoRES) at Johns Hopkins to develop and execute clinical research projects as well as prepare associated abstracts/manuscripts for submission to professional academic meetings and peer-reviewed scientific journals. Fellows play an essential role in our education mission as an academic medical center and have opportunities to teach, mentor, and collaborate with medical students, residents, and other fellows (e.g., surgical oncology). 

Neuroendocrine Tumors (NET):

Number of evaluation & management of NET (enteric and Pancreatic Only) cases per year: 1-5
Number of operative NET (enteric and pancreatic only) cases per year: 1

The fellow will participate in a Multidisciplinary NET (enteric and pancreatic only) Tumor Board, which meets weekly.

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

 holds an immigrant visa, J-1 visa, H1-B (must complete ACGME accredited program and has sufficient time left on their H1-B visa for the fellowship)

Fellow must be American Board of Surgery eligible or certified:


Fellow must obtain a full (unrestricted) state license:


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Previous Fellows:

Emad Kandil, MD 2007; Professor and Elias Hanna Chair in SurgeryChief, General, Endocrine & Oncological Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Shane Morita, MD 2008; Vice Chief of Staff and Medical Director of Surgical Oncology at The Queen’s Medical Center,

Erin Felger, MD 2009; Assistant Professor Clinical Surgery Georgetown University, Department of Surgery at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

Nephtali Gomez, MD 2010: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director of the Surgery Clerkship medical student program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Rashmi Roy, MD 2011: Clayman Thyroid Institute Tampa, Florida.

Konstantinos Makris, MD MPH 2012: Associate Professor of Surgery, Director Endocrine Surgery Program Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine

Maher Ghanem, MD 2013: Assistant Professor of Surgery, CMU College of Medicine

Aarti Mathur, MD, PhD 2014: Associate Professor of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Stacie Kahan, MD 2015: Endocrine Surgeon at White Plains Hospital Physician Associates

Megha Suri, MD 2016: Endocrine & General Surgeon at Lakeshore Health, Ontario.

Farah Karipineni, MD,MPH 2017: Assistant Professor of Surgery, UCSF, Fresno

Eyas Alkhalili, MBBS 2018: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC-EP)

Jessica Shank, MD 2019: Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

Vincent Gemma 2020; General/Endocrine Surgeon, Major Health Partners, Shelbybille, IN

Shkala Karzai, 2021; Breast and Endocrine Surgeon; Inova Health System

N. Rhea Udyavar, MD, 2022; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine

Tatiana Fedorova, MD 2023; General and Endocrine Surgery, Acension Medical Group, NY