UCSF OHNS Chief Residents Match into Prestigious Pediatric, Facial Plastics and Head and Neck Oncology Fellowships

August 7, 2023

We are excited to share the fellowship match results of our five 2023-2024 Chief Residents at the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF OHNS).

Jacqueline Harris, MD, matched into a competitive pediatric otolaryngology fellowship.

Jacqueline Harris, MD


Tania Benjamin, MD, and Neil Patel, MD, matched into prestigious facial plastic surgery fellowship programs with high caliber, successful and innovative thought leaders in our field.

Tania Benjamin, MD
Neil Patel, MD


Sifon Ndon, MD, and Karolina Plonowska-Hirschfeld, MD, matched into top programs with a rich history in head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery. 

Sifon Ndon
Karolina Plonowska-Hirschfeld, MD


Dr. Harris has matched into the pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is very excited to stay in the Bay Area for high-caliber training. Fellows are trained to become successful and innovative pediatric otolaryngologists, with an emphasis on patient care, education and research. The program is led by fellowship director Mai Thy Truong, MD.

Dr. Benjamin has matched with the extremely selective Bay Area fellowship directed by Drs. Jill Hessler and David Kim. Dr. Kim is a nationally renowned rhinoplasty surgeon and previously served as the director of facial plastic surgery at UCSF OHNS. Dr. Hessler directs a very busy aesthetic practice that covers all aspects of aging face, rhinoplasty and laser/injectables.  Together, they represent an amazing combination of surgical, aesthetic, non-invasive and business of medicine expertise that is unmatched in the Bay Area.  

Dr. Patel has matched with the facial plastic/microvascular fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, co-directed by Drs. Patrick Byrne and Michael Fritz. Dr. Patel will be exposed to the most sophisticated facial reconstructive surgery, facial reanimation surgery, rhinoplasty and Mohs micrographic surgical reconstruction available anywhere in the country. The Cleveland Clinic is one of the world's most advanced and organized medical care systems and offers remarkable breadth of surgical volume.

Dr. Ndon matched at into the Advanced Surgical Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction Fellowship at the University of North Carolina. Throughout the one-year fellowship, Dr. Ndon will receive the highest quality comprehensive training in the medical and surgical management of all areas of Head and Neck Oncology, including the full complement of reconstructive surgery. The program is led by fellowship director Dr. Trevor Hackman.

Dr. Plonowska-Hirschfeld matched into the Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The fellows help carry on the department's legacy of surgical innovation and they graduate with superior proficiency in the field. The program is led by fellowship director Dr. Ryan Jackson.

We are excited to cheer on our chief residents in their new roles, starting after they complete residency in July 2024. Join us in congratulating them!