The Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, offers a clinical research fellowship that provides an opportunity for fellows to work within our research program to advance patient care.

The James Russell Crawford and Martha Crawford Endowed Clinical Research Fellowship in Otolaryngology (Crawford Fellowship) at Mayo Clinic in Florida advances clinical care and contributes to the larger body of scientific knowledge in the field of otolaryngology.

The Crawford Fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from James and Martha Crawford. It is specifically geared toward early-career otolaryngologists trained outside the United States and U.S. medical school graduates who are interested in otolaryngology and seek an opportunity to:

  • Design study protocols
  • Participate in current clinical studies
  • Perform data analysis
  • Produce original manuscripts for presentation at national and regional meetings and for publication

Mayo Clinic's Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery in Florida has a busy tertiary care surgical practice with an abundance of untapped clinical experience and data awaiting assimilation, presentation and publishing. Our medical and surgical records are completely electronic with search engines to facilitate data mining.

As a research fellow, you will be given an opportunity to immerse yourself in the research side of clinical practice and gain invaluable experience and training for your future career. In the program, you'll assist with ongoing projects, database management and data acquisition. You'll also have the opportunity to develop a research idea, work with biostatisticians to create a statistical plan and attend faculty research meetings.

The scope of the fellowship includes all disciplines of otolaryngology. Our surgeons sub-specialize in head and neck oncologic surgery, advanced endoscopic sinus surgery and otology-neurotology. Please note that this fellowship is for clinical research only and therefore there is no direct responsibility for, or participation in, either surgical or outpatient clinical patient care. However, you would have opportunities to observe these practices.

This opportunity leads to original manuscripts for presentation at meetings and for publication. The number of publications and projects each fellow can participate in is directly related to the individual's motivation and efficiency. The department encourages fellows to take leadership roles and earn first authorship in their primary projects.


The Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery offers one full-time, paid fellowship position based at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. The position includes:

  • Salary
  • Benefits
  • Funding to attend and present at national conferences

The fellowship is 12 months long. The program year begins July 1 and ends June 30 of the following year. The fellow is considered a Mayo Clinic Jacksonville employee for the duration of the fellowship.

Program components


The fellowship includes access to online training and instructor-led courses to help build a strong foundation of clinical research knowledge. Fellows may attend all general didactic sessions as well as research-specific didactics — for example, pituitary and skull base conference, head and neck tumor board, rhinology journal club, and the like.


Each fellow is paired with at least two faculty mentors and meets with them weekly. The fellow typically focuses on two or three subspecialty fields but has the opportunity to work within all of the subspecialities.

Additionally, fellows have the opportunity to gain mentoring skills by working with undergraduate research students in Mayo's Clinical Research Internship Study Program.


Before the end of the program, department faculty members provide feedback on residency application materials such as CVs and personal statements. Fellows participate in mock interviews with faculty members to prepare for successful residency applications. Additionally, a Mayo Clinic photographer will provide each fellow with professional headshots.

Campus and community

The Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery strives to engage fellows in the departmental community and the larger Mayo Clinic and local communities. Learn more about the campus and community in Jacksonville, Florida.

Current research fellow

  • Estephania Candelo Gomez, M.D.

    Crawford Fellowship years: 2022-2023

    Medical school: Icesi University, Colombia


Previous research fellows

  • Jhon F. Martinez-Paredes, M.D.

    Crawford Fellowship years: 2019-2021

    Medical school: Industrial University of Santander, Colombia



    Ozan B. Ozgursoy, M.D.

    Crawford Fellowship years: 2008-2009

    Medical school: Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Turkey


  • Selmin K. Ozgursoy, M.D.

    Crawford Fellowship Years: 2008-2009

    Medical School: Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Turkey


  • Ketil F. Olsholt, M.D.

    Crawford Fellowship years: 2006-2007

    Medical school: Ullevaal University Hospital, Norway


  • David G. Grant, M.D.

    Crawford Fellowship years: 2005-2006

    Medical School: University of Aberdeen Medical School, United Kingdom