Fellowship Director

The Cole Eye Institute offers a two-year ASOPRS approved fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. You must apply for this fellowship through SF Match (formerly NRMP). This intensive program trains fellows to perform advanced orbital and oculoplastic surgery. The candidate is expected to have completed an approved residency program and have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of common oculoplastic conditions as addressed by the comprehensive ophthalmologist. The fellowship emphasizes the diagnosis and treatment of advanced and complex orbital and ophthalmic plastic surgery conditions.

The oculoplastic fellowship includes a significant research component, reflecting the Cole Eye Institute’s underlying philosophy/synergy between research and clinical practice and how it improves patient care. The oculoplastic surgery fellow participates in research, publishes in peer-reviewed journals, and assists in the development of translational research to benefit our patients.

The fellow also gains experience in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery education. The fellow participates in didactic lectures to our residents and medical students. The fellow also assists residents on the consultation service and in the operating room, and participates in the residency conference program.

Ultimately, the oculoplastic surgery fellowship at the Cole Eye Institute aims to train the next generation of leaders in the field of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery.

This is a two year program and one candidate is accepted for the fellowship each year.